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Interest in Primeval (2007-2011)?

The discussion about Reign of Fire on the blue reminded me that it was time for me to rewatch Primeval (the original UK version, the the US remake). [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer on Sep 17, 2020 - 0 comments

Book: The Ends of the World

Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids. In The Ends of the World, Peter Brannen dives into deep time, exploring Earth’s past dead ends, and in the process, offers us a glimpse of our possible future. Many scientists now believe that the climate shifts of the twenty-first century have analogs in these five extinctions. Using the visible clues these devastations have left behind in the fossil record, The Ends of the World takes us inside “scenes of the crime,” from South Africa to the New York Palisades, to tell the story of each extinction. Brannen examines the fossil record—which is rife with creatures like dragonflies the size of sea gulls and guillotine-mouthed fish—and introduces us to the researchers on the front lines who, using the forensic tools of modern science, are piecing together what really happened at the crime scenes of the Earth’s biggest whodunits. Part road trip, part history, and part cautionary tale, The Ends of the World takes us on a tour of the ways that our planet has clawed itself back from the grave, and casts our future in a completely new light.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Feb 17, 2020 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: FUTURE WAR  Season 10, Ep 4

"It came from the future to hunt humans." A human taken from the past to be a slave in the future escapes to the present. He's chased by a familiar-looking guy with a really big chin and his dinosaur trackers. Nicely inconspicuous, future guy! He's helped by a street-wise nun and her street gang friends. Thank you for not killing me. In the words of Crow, "You know, I could point out it's not the future and there isn't a war, but you know me. I don't like to complain." This is a particularly laughable movie, although not one of the show's more famous episodes. Episode 1004 is available on YouTube. Premiered April 25, 1999. Nine episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 7, 2018 - 4 comments

Podcast: Ologies: Episode 3 - Paleontology with Michael Habib

Learn about big-ass dinosaurs, weird 4-winged ones, and why a paleontologist would be bummed out about a find. Featuring guest Michael Habib of the Natural History Museum of LA County. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Oct 4, 2017 - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT  Season 11, Ep 7

"The Adventure You Will Never Forget!" A cramped German U-Boat (which nonethless houses a spacious captain's cabin and dining table!) in WWI sinks a passenger ship but the survivors make it aboard and take it over, then not. But the crewmen and survivors form a truce for survival when they find a mysterious land where live primitive men, dinosaurs, and volcanoes. An okay episode overall, but it does have the "Moon 14 Mesozoic Ranch Dinosaur BBQ" sketch, and one where Crow frets about turning into a human. Episode 1107 can be viewed on Netflix. Unriffed, the movie is on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 24, 2017 - 12 comments

Movie: The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur (Wikipedia) is the story of Arlo the Apatosaurus, who goes on an epic adventure with an unlikely sidekick, in the latest Disney•Pixar feature-length animated film [Official US Trailer #1, 2:26 | Official US Trailer #2, 2:38] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 29, 2015 - 19 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: LOST CONTINENT  Season 2, Ep 8

(1951, B&W, Lippert, Rock Climbing, Joker) "The INCREDIBLE speed of Atomic Power! The FANTASTIC Thrills of the prehistoric past!" A plane carrying important instruments vital to national defense crashes on top of a mountain, and so Our Heroes spend sevenbleen kadowsand years climbing it. In fact they're still climbing it now. Oh, and there's dinosaurs, enjoy! The infamous rock climbing episode, last seen in Joel's 2014 Turkey Day show, back for another round. Good luck with this one.... YouTube (1h37m) Original airdate uncertain; November 24, 1990? [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 25, 2015 - 8 comments

Podcast: Jordan, Jesse GO!: Ep. 354: Nut Shake with Tess Rafferty

Writer Tess Rafferty joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jurassic World, chain restaurants, and Jordan's trip to see the Cabazon Dinosaurs. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Dec 11, 2014 - 1 comment

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