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Dinosapien
« on: May 17, 2007, 05:02:15 pm »


I heard about this show where it follows a species of dinosaurs that survived the extinction and evolved into sentient creatures. I wonder if it will be a good show. But it looks sorta like a cheesy show since it has people in it. :/ But its for kids so its probably not going to be anything as cool as say "Future is Wild" or "Walking with Dinosaurs" even if they are using the same technique.

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http://www.bbcresources.com/about/archive/060103_dinosapien.html

http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0805825/companycredits

http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=147913&x=articles&s=showbiz

http://www.c21media.net/features/detail.asp?area=79&article=31303
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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 05:22:48 pm »
SAPIENT!

Ahem.
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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 06:03:45 pm »
SAPIENT!

Ahem.

That's just redundant :P

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 07:09:23 pm »
Meh... could be good but I think they are going to make it really kiddy. It will probably end up being like Spongebob but with dinosaurs.

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2007, 09:31:10 pm »
As long as they don't make it just a thing of stegosaurus and rexs and every species everyone knows all talking and being sapient creatures. Just make it one line that reached that level and possibly other species that are domesticated.

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 09:35:39 pm »
*crosses fingers* Please be sapient Oviraptors... Please be sapient Oviraptors...

But that thing... Looks like a chimp's face grafted onto a dinosaur... not a good sign in my book

*re-crosses fingers* Please don't be stupid... Please don't be stupid...

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 02:45:30 am »
It'll be stupid, or at least short on good science.

Looking at the picture it looks to me like they've just anthropomorphised a dinosaur by shortening its snout, giving it hair and moving the eyes forward.

People are so anthropocentric when it comes to evolution. It annoys me.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 03:20:55 am »
People are so anthropocentric when it comes to evolution. It annoys me.

I can imagine. ::)

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2007, 04:01:33 am »
This is a bit off topic, but the ABC shop has this box set of Walking with Dinosaurs and Walking with Monsters. Should I get it? I never saw Dinosaurs in full and the Monsters one looks good.

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2007, 09:21:07 am »
It'll be stupid, or at least short on good science.

Looking at the picture it looks to me like they've just anthropomorphised a dinosaur by shortening its snout, giving it hair and moving the eyes forward.

People are so anthropocentric when it comes to evolution. It annoys me.

It's just the basic principle of marketing appealing characteristics to children. Kids are not mature enough to appreciate realism, so they have to redesign something that is likeable and lovable in a human perspective. What matters most to a producer is that it doesn't matter if it's not real, it just needs to look good.

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2007, 09:49:43 am »
Oh, its a kids show. Having now taken the time to glance at the links I now understand. I thought it was a documentary like those Future is Wild shows.

I am now totally convinced it will be utter tripe.
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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2007, 09:52:49 am »
See how children can be so easily amused and exploited. *Sigh*

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2007, 03:34:23 pm »
Yeah, I just read the links...
Ugh... amazing what they feed to kids these days... :P

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007, 01:29:58 am »
This is a bit off topic, but the ABC shop has this box set of Walking with Dinosaurs and Walking with Monsters. Should I get it? I never saw Dinosaurs in full and the Monsters one looks good.

I have that box set. Its is good plus it has some stuff that was not shown on tv.

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Re: Dinosapien
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2007, 05:02:15 am »
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I have that box set. Its is good plus it has some stuff that was not shown on tv.

Righto, I might get it soon.