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Dinosaur Battle Town: a short film by Eddie West
posted by brundlefly (12 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, that was super cute! Thanks!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:48 PM on May 28, 2011


Yay! RAARR!
posted by frodisaur at 12:00 AM on May 29, 2011


Best. Defensive. Battle. Strategy. EVER.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:03 AM on May 29, 2011


I hate to quibble, but this film is inaccurate.

Brontosauruses were not salmon pink, and T. Rex did not acquire parasitic Viking raider villages until well after the period depicted in the film.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:37 AM on May 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


I hate to quibble, but this film is inaccurate. Brontosauruses were not salmon pink, and T. Rex did not acquire parasitic Viking raider villages until well after the period depicted in the film.

I hate to quibble, but brontosaurus is not "real" dinosaur. Get your dinosaur facts straight!

Regarding the Viking raider villages, that is not a T. Rex, either. It is obviously a Giganotosaur. It is well established by fossil evidence (see Blanco and Mazzetta, 2001) that Giganotosaurus had Viking raider villages long before other predatory dinosaurs. It wasn't until the Viking raiders found lighter materials that they were able to colonize T. Rex.

There is an interesting anecdote about the original discovery of the Viking raider villages on Giganotosaurus. The first team to find the fossil evidence actually mistook the village for a kind of natural armor. Until the researchers determined the man-made nature of the buildings, they named the species "Dromeopolisaurus" (Running-city Lizard). A second team the next year found a Viking sword, and the true nature of the buildings on its back were understood.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 1:23 AM on May 29, 2011 [5 favorites]


"Brontosauruses were not salmon pink"

Years ago, working at a Museum, I designed a promotional artwork for an upcoming exhibition on Dinosaurs. The artwork showed a dinosaur with bright stripes on it. At a presentation to key staff, the Head of Palaeontology, commented that he thought the stripes were inappropriate. The director turned the the Palaeontologist and said:

"How the fuck would you know if they had stripes or not. Were you there?"

The promotional campaign went live with "striped" dinosaurs.
posted by greenhornet at 2:35 AM on May 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


I love this concept. Really makes me want to flesh out this bizarre world, see more towns on more dinos. Neat.
posted by dellsolace at 5:44 AM on May 29, 2011


That was frickin' AWESOME.
posted by steef at 6:16 AM on May 29, 2011


That was kind of awesome. And by "kind of," I mean "yeah, what steef said."
posted by Alterscape at 10:58 AM on May 29, 2011


I liked it. My kids liked it.
posted by not that girl at 11:05 AM on May 29, 2011


I hate to quibble, but this film is inaccurate. Brontosauruses were not salmon pink, and T. Rex did not acquire parasitic Viking raider villages until well after the period depicted in the film.

But most importantly, dinosaurs could only act like Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose until mating season -- then they'd fling the village off their back, devour some of the villagers, and then offer the rest to a potential mate to show off their prowess, with Viking colonies being seen as the most desirable delectable. Unfortunately, this was not an option for the Spinosaurus...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 1:28 PM on May 29, 2011


I have a currently-obsessed-with-castles-and-knights proto-paleontologist who is going to LOOOOVE this.
posted by DU at 6:18 PM on May 29, 2011


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