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July 23, 2015

We have just recieved news confirming that the next sequel to the Jurassic Park franchise will hit theaters on June 22, 2018. Colin Trevorrow will not direct the film but has confirmed his role in writing the script. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt will be returning. The success of Jurassic World, now the third highest grossing film of all time, certainly paved the way for the green light on the sequel. Serious questions remain, such as where the story goes from here. The idea of weaponized dinosaurs was introduced in Jurassic World. How far can the films go without straying too far from what the audiences will accept? A script may be compleged in August, so we may soon have our answer.


Entertainment Weekly
July 15, 2015

We have some more interesting news in paleontology. The discovery of a new ceratopsid dinosaur has been revealed. Named Wendiceratops pinhornensis, it hails from the Cretaceous period, about 79 million years ago. With over 200 individual bones recovered, a plethora of information can be obtained from this dinosaur. It provides key evidence about the evolution of ceratopsids, suggesting that their horns were more designed for species identification than for defense. You can read more by following the link below.


Motherboard Article

July 5, 2015

We are happy to announce our updated pages. Click the following link to view the new Dinosaur Database, which provides an overview of all the creatures of the franchise. There are also updates to our character profiles as well, for Jurassic Park characters, The Lost World characters, and Jurassic Park 3 characters. We have also implemented a new guestbook page. Give us your feedback and we will keep improving and providing new content. As Jurassic World is approaching a fourth consecutive weekend at the top of the U.S. box office, we are expecting the conformation of a sequel in the coming weeks.



June 29, 2015

For the third weekend in a row, Jurassic World tops the box office. Reigning as the top grossing film of 2015, the film has had a very positive reception by most. Yet, there will always be criticism. Some of the most bizarre criticism of Jurassic World accuses the film of being sexist. The following editorial includes my response to this criticism and will contain minor spoilers. If you have not seen the film, do not read.

The primary concern is over the portrayal of Claire Dearing, the capable park manager played by Bryce Dallas Howard. Those shouting sexism claim that her character flaw is that she is a businesswoman, chastised by others for not being a mother figure instead. To this idiotic statement, might I suggest looking to any modern artistic work that includes a dynamic character? Her flaw is that she is too absorbed in her work to invest time in her family or to let loose and have fun. She considers the park's animals as property rather than living things, a cold, detached perspective. The alarm bells ring solely because she is a woman, which in itself is rather sexist. In Jurassic Park, Alan Grant undergoes a similar character development, becoming more tolerant of children after being stranded in the park. Where were the cries of sexism in 1993? Under the same light, can we argue that Jurassic Park has a hidden message about obesity in portraying Dennis Nedry as a villain? Well, now that does sound silly, because being obese was only one character trait of Nedry; being a woman is only one character trait of Claire. She is cast in a similar role as Peter Ludlow from The Lost World Jurassic Park, only she is not a static character. In fact, she is the film's heroine.

Additional controversy stems from the dialogue with Owen, Chris Pratt's character, in which he speaks to her in a provocative manner. Again, we must consider the fact that even if his behavior is sexist, he is the portrayal of an actual human being. Just because a character acts in a certain way it does not mean that the makers of the film support it. In Jurassic Park, John Hammond treats Ellie Sattler differently because she is a woman and is called out for it. Is there any reason to believe that no man alive would speak to a woman, particularly one whom he had a former relationship with, in the way that Owen did? Further, how many other movies are guilty of worse objectification of women? Those shouting sexism are reaching for any unique take on a successful film at the expense of sounding foolish and have no legitimacy to their claims.



June 19, 2015

Jurassic World has exceeded expectations, with the largest opening weekend in movie history! In its first week, Jurassic World grossed $511 million dollars and it could potentially surpass Avatar as the top grossing film of all time. This is still a stretch, as Avatar made $2.8 billion dollars, but it is possible. The success of the film almost guarantees sequels will be made. The revival of the Jurassic Park franchise is very exciting and we hope that the these sequels will pique the interest of a new generation. You can find out more by visiting whatculture.com.



June 14, 2015

The wait is over! I was able to watch Jurassic World on Thursday night and it was quite an experience. One viewing is never enough to take it all in, but overall I'm quite satisfied and impressed with the movie. The film caters to many audiences with the right blend of nostalgia and new content. The new twists are done tastefully and the film stays true to its roots. The overall response to the movie has been mostly positive, with most admitting that it cannot compare to the first but acknowledging that it still makes a great addition to the franchise. In fact, Jurassic World is shaping up to have the second highest grossing opening weekend of all time! I certainly recommend seeing it in theaters for yourselves.



June 9, 2015

We have more news regarding the reports of future Jurassic Park sequels, previously confirmed by Empire. In a recent interview, Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World states he would be involved in the sequel, but not as director. Disappointing news, but it isn't necessarily bad, as there are many individuals capable of faithfully continuing the franchise. It has been suggested that Jurassic World sets the stage for more movies, rather than tying up loose ends, like the prior films did for them most part. It will be interesting to see where the series will go from here. Additionally, we have confirmation that talk show host Jimmy Fallon will make a cameo appearance in Jurassic World. We can tell that the production team spared no expense!

Interview on YouTube

June 8, 2015

Only days away from the release of Jurassic World and I could not be more excited. Luckily, a local theater is showing the film on June 11, officially twenty-two years after the release of the first film. We have just released a page for Jurassic World and Jurassic Park: The Game and we will be producing more content in the near future. Below is a featurette on the film with some background on the movie. If you have questions, suggestions about new site content, or pictures from your theater experience, please feel free to email us at jurassicparkterror@gmail.com.



May 20, 2015

Jurassic Park Terror is back online, now with a .net extension. The past few years the site has been neglected, but we are back in business. In the coming months new pages will be released and Jurassic World will headline our news. Since we have been absent a lot of information about the film has been leaked through trailers, merchandise, or other sources. I will list a few key items below, so if you wish to avoid these minor spoilers please do not read. The film is being released in the United States on June 12, 2015. Please stay tuned for more information.



June 19, 2013

So where is the Jurassic Park 4 news? The past months have seen little insight into the content of the film and the release date has been pushed back, most likely for the summer of 2015. There were rumors that Spielberg called the script for the film, "crap," yet this was confirmed as misinformation. Trevorrow confirms on Twitter that the dinosaurs will not be feathered, stating that the film will blend science and fiction. This comes as a relief to some who wish to see the dinosaurs look consistent with the previous movies rather than undergoing a spontaneous feather development. More information will undoubtedly be released in the coming months so stay tuned. Twitter is a great source of information, so I'd recommend following Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) to ask questions and keep in the loop.



January 11, 2013

What a wild announcement has just been released! Jurassic Park 4 will become a reality after all these years of speculation and false announcements. What can we make of this news? Well, let's hope that this movie won't be a bitter disappointment and can do justice to the series. There have been many people longing for a Jurassic Park 4 and many of us doubted that the movie would ever get underway. Although this is exciting, I fear that this movie will let down many fans of the series, but we can all hope for the best. Spielberg's involvement in Jurassic Park 4 should prove very interesting. We will be sure to keep the site updated with the latest news as more information comes online. No director has been named yet and the current release date is scheduled for June 13, 2014. The film will be presented in 3D. You can access the link below for more information.


Entertainment Weekly Article

January 10, 2013

Our forum member hypergame presents an article that describes a bizarre Tyrannosaurus smuggling. Yes, you read that right, a Tyrannosaurus bataar was smuggled into the United States. A fossil dealer from Florida, Eric Prokopi, has admitted to smuggling several fossils from Mongolia and China, including Oviraptors, Saurolophus, and a pterosaur. Sadly, in a world driven by profit, even the extinct become victims. You may read more from our source at the BBC News link below:


BBC News Article

December 20, 2012

The 3D craze has finally hit Jurassic Park. On April 13, 2013, Jurassic Park will be released again to theaters in stunning 3D. While I'm generally hesitant to shell out more money to have items appear to be closer to me, I can guarantee that this will be one movie worth seeing again. I will be attending the midnight premiere with the girlfriend and will provide my take on the experience. If you haven't fully embraced 3D technology, I encourage you to give this classic a try.



December 19, 2012

These past few years, I've neglected to update the site sufficiently. I do apologize for my absence. Jurassic Park is being released in 3D soon and many other noteworthy news items in paleontology are buzzing. I hope to provide you with more content and continue to provide valuable information. I will be updating more frequently from now on and will be looking to add some new content in the following months. Thanks for supporting Jurassic Park Terror throughout the years.



November 25, 2010

Today is the big day! Hope everyone likes the new design. Some other items missed the deadline but will be coming online in the next few weeks. We discussed several styles but finally agreed that the novel cover look was the most appropriate for our style. Nearly all pages have some additional or revised content. Let me know if you spot any errors or broken links.



August 4, 2010

Recent studies by MSU paleontologists John Scannella and Jack Horner concluded that Triceratops and Torosaurus were indeed the same genus. This revelation also suggests that the dwindling diversity of dinosaurs of the late cretaceous was more severe than previously thought. "Without considering changes in shape throughout ontogeny (the growth from juvenile to adult), we overestimate dinosaur diversity," Scannella states. Torosaurus fossils, although rarer than Triceratops, all represent mature animals. Scannella and Horner tried for three years to disprove their hypothesis. All roads led to the same conclusion.

physorg.com.

June 4, 2010

It's been quite a bit since the last update. No significant Jurassic Park news has surfaced, yet there have been remarkable fossil discoveries. JPT has reached the world of social networking with a new Facebook page. If you become a fan, you can interact with other fans and recieve up to date information and random links galore!

JPT on Facebook

January 28, 2010

Until recently, paleontologists have only been able to make assumptions about the colors of the dinosaurs. A team, led by Fucheng Zhang of China's Institute for Vertebrate Paleontology recently announced discovery of fossilized melanosomes, or pigment organelles in the feathers and "protofeathers" of fossil birds and dinosaurs from northeastern China. This would settle the debate over whether or not dinosaur fossils actually represented protofeathers, rather than decayed dermal collagen fibers as some have claimed. This discovery could reconstruct color patterns on dinosaur fossils exhibiting protofeathers. Stripes on the tail of Sinosauropteryx can be inferred to have been chestnut to reddish-brown. More can be found at www.nature.com.



January 15, 2010

Recent news keeps up the hope for Jurassic Park 4. Joe Johnston confirmed to BoxOffice.com that a fourth film will happen. He also said that it could be the start of a new trilogy of films. He is quoted saying, "There is going to be a Jurassic Park IV. And it's going to be unlike anything you've seen." He also says that "it's essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy." No information on the script or who might direct the movie, but this news is promising for those begging for another film.




Janurary 9, 2010

A new year and new content. We have updated the Other Games page to include Jurassic: The Hunted and Turok. A guide for Turok is currently in the making and should be released sometime in March. The forum has been dead lately, but the addition of the Primordial Predators Role Play will hopefully spark some interest. We look forward to any news of the always possible Jurassic Park 4 in 2010. Please check back for updates.



March 28, 2009

There isn't much excitement in the Jurassic Park world these days. Jurassic Park 4 is now unlikely, and fans mourn the loss of Michael Crichton who died recently from cancer. JPT will receive some updates as I have more free time now so check back soon. If you have suggestions or material of yours you want included on the site do so on our forum.



July 29, 2008

Tonight is the premier of Jurassic Fight Club, a new program to the History Channel depicting the violent battles that the dinosaurs faced on daily basis. Several top paleontologists were consultants for this program to provide current information to give audiences a realistic prehistoric battle ground. The show premieres at 9 PM eastern/8 PM central time in the United States.



June 17, 2008

I'm sad to report the death of Stan Winston who died on Sunday at the age of 62 from multiple myeloma. Winston worked heavily in all the Jurassic Park films to create the fantastic live action animatronic dinosaurs seen in the films. He's truly a legend in film making and will be greatly missed by all who knew him and his work.



June 11, 2008

It's hard to believe it, but our beloved Jurassic Park is now celebrating its 15 year anniversary of it's theatrical release. I hope you've enjoyed these past 15 years as much as I have and I look forward to the future of the Jurassic Park franchise. Thank you Universal Studios, Steven Spielberg, Stan Winston, and the entire crew for giving us the classic we cherish as Jurassic Park.



June 2, 2008

Here's cool bit of info from the world of paleontology. Recently, China has surpassed the United States to become the most prolific source of dinosaurs anywhere in the world. The naming of three distinct new animals, bring the number of China's valid dinosaur count to 146 with the United States now in second with 145 valid species. This makes the first time in at least 130 years that the United States has not been on top. Look forward to many great discoveries to come.



April 5, 2008

I'd like to do a little advertising on behalf of a well know JP Community member known by many as Dinosaur Neill. He has some very interesting new product designs in his store that are sure to please all dinosaur lovers and Jurassic Park fans. Below is a link to his online store. Be sure to check it out and add it to your bookmarks.



March 12, 2008

A recent fossil hunt in France has yielded 7 dinosaur era feathers preserved in amber. The researches are still uncertain if these feathers are from a dinosaur or an early bird, but have found teeth of dinosaurs in upper rock layers. They observed the filaments were not fused and central shafts of the feathers were primitive in structure, similar to present day down feathers.The full article can be viewed on National Geographic.



December 24, 2007

We want to wish a Merry Christmas all Jurassic Park fans. Our Graphic Designer on the forum aka Cyclopsis Raptor brought us a little present. These are pictures from his recent trip to the Natural History Museum in Washington DC. Enjoy!


Pictures can be viewed on the Images page.

September 11, 2007

I guess JPT is back in action so to say. There has been no significant JP4 news to speak of so those of you following us haven't missed much. We're also going to try to bring life back to the forum so if you haven't already joined or just have been away for a while I encourage you to come back and get the ball rolling again.



September 14, 2006

Sky News has reported that Spielberg is "eager" to get the fourth Jurassic Park film started. The report said that he may direct this one himself, after allowing Joe Johnson to direct Jurassic Park 3, much to the disappointment of the majority of Jurassic Park fans. Spielberg's first choice for director is still Joe Johnson. This may be just another rumor in our long history of false hope, but we hope to have more news on this soon.


Spielberg May Direct Jurassic Park IV Himself?

July 30, 2006

Paleontologists have identified a new titanosaur, Puertasaurus reuili. The huge animal probably weighed in between 88 and 110 tons and grew to lengths of 115 to 130 feet, rivaling Argentinosaurus in size. Its chest was a staggering 16 feet in diameter. The 70-million-year-old bones were discovered in Argentina's Santa Cruz Province. Fossilized logs found in the region showed that this dinosaur once lived in forested terrain. This is another interesting find for 2006.



July 18, 2006

Recently, the JP community was informed that the Breck Eisner rumor was indeed false. Steven Spielberg was interviewed and said that Joe Johnston is standing by to direct. He called Johnson his "go-to Jurassic guy" and said that he had first dibs on Jurassic Park 4. The full article can be found on spielbergfilms.com



July 10, 2006

We have more Jurassic Park news for you. IMBD lists Breck Eisner as the director of Jurassic Park 4. I wouldn't be too quick to believe this. You can view for yourself at http://imdb.com



June 11, 2006

Sorry for the delay in news, but there hasn't been much concerning Jurassic Park. Today is Jurassic Park's 13'th anniversary. I hope you'll all enjoy your day and the return of our forums. Some new pages have been added to the site, so take a look around.



April 27, 2006

A new theropod dinosaur, Mapusaurus roseae, was discovered in South America. Estimates in size range from 12 to 14 meters long and estimated weight of 8 tons. This dinosaur is a carcharodontosaurid, similar to Giganotosaurus. The highlight of the discovery is the presence of at least 7 animals together, which leads some paleontologists to suspect socialization. Of course, this could just be a rare event where all these animals died together, but in recent years other large theropods such as T-rex have been found with more than one individual. Packs of these large carnivores would be more efficient in taking down large prey.



March 20, 2006

Recently a new dinosaur was discovered in Germany. Named Juravenator from the Jura Mountains, it was a small carnivore about 2 1/2 feet long. It was related to the other feathered dinosaurs, but surprisingly no feathers were found. Skin impressions preserved show no signs of feathers, and resemble the typical scaled dinosaur skin. Perhaps the feathers didn't fossilize or maybe it didn't have feathers at all. It brings to question whether or not it is accurate to portray all small carnivorous dinosaurs feathered.



March 14, 2006

Recent news puts an old rumor to rest. Steven Spielberg will not direct the upcoming Jurassic Park 4, as rumors have constantly said. This fact was confirmed by Amblin Entertainment. He will be directing Indiana Jones 4 however.



March 10, 2006

If you believe the script confirmation is just a rumor think again. Steven Spielberg has publicly stated that Jurassic Park 4 will definitely happen.



March 9, 2006

A recent report states that Frank Marshall said that Joe Johnson, director of Jurassic Park 3, could return for Jurassic Park 4. He says the script is ready and they'll be working on it beginning sometime this year. Is this another rumor? Keep watching.



March 2, 2006

So who is the largest theropod dinosaur? New evidence proves that the size of the Spinosaurus seen in Jurassic Park 3 had some truth to it. Stromer's original fossils were destroyed during World War 2. However, new skull fragments have confirmed that Spinosaurus was larger than previously believed. New Scientist magazine reports the skull to be 1.75 meters long, making the overall body length about 17 meters long. This estimate is based on the body design of other spinosaurids.



February 25, 2006

I have good news for all Jurassic Park fans. Frank Marshall said Jurassic Park 4 has a good script now and should be ready for a 2008 release.
Additionally, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists has given Michael Crichton the journalism award for his novels, State of Fear and Jurassic Park. That's quite an honor.



January 9, 2006

Well today we have some more JP news for you. Frank Marshall gave an update on several movies, one of them being Jurassic Park 4. He said that Jurassic Park 4 will begin after Indiana Jones 4. You may begin to wonder if that'll ever happen. This is spark of interest nonetheless.



January 7, 2006

Some of you may have heard of the rumors that Jurassic Park 4's script is complete and might be released in theaters this year. I however don't believe that the information is reliable. In particular, the part of it being filmed and released in 2006 seems unlikely. That is too quick for a Jurassic Park movie. Remember that this is a complicated film to make. The article also mentions using a motorcycle chase sequence with the Velociraptors that we've heard about before. They may have completed the script, but don't be looking forward to seeing JP4 anytime this year.



January 1, 2006

I want to wish you all a Happy New Year! I look forward to 2006 as I'm sure you do. We have great plans to make this year better than the last. I'd love to hear your ideas so email me at jamesgodawgs@gmail.com anytime.



December 24, 2005

Sorry I haven't updated the news. Not much has happened anyway. It's Christmas Eve and I speak for everyone at JPT when wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We'd be glad for you to join us on the forums during the holidays. Be safe and have fun!



November 12, 2005

Steven Spielberg recently attended a Q and A session at the USC Film School. He was reported to comment on Jurassic Park 4. He mentioned that they're planning a chase scene, similar to the one from The Lost World novel, involving a motorcycle chase with Velociraptors. It seems that Spielberg is interested in Jurassic Park 4 after all. Hopefully he will decide to become director. Jurassic Park 4 doesn't have a set release date and no date will be announced until they approve a script. This news was confirmed by spielbergfilms.com earlier today.



October 27, 2005

Recently, the naming of a dinosaur discovered in 1999, was announced. Called, Lanzhoumagniden, it was an Iguanodontid from China. The first fossils of a Styracisternas species in Asia. Measurements taken estimate the dinosaur to be 10 meters long, 4.2 meters high, and weighing about 5,500 kilograms. It was found in the Lanzhou Basin, which at that time was an inland freshwater lake located in a sub-tropical region. It was closely related to Lurdusaurus arenatus, from Africa.



October 13, 2005

Most of you probably believe birds evolved from dinosaurs. However, ornithologist, Dr. Alan Feduccia, states otherwise. He claims that the earliest known rudimentary feathers as revealed by fossils, weren't feathers at all, but rather decomposed skin and supporting tissues that resemble feathers. Dr. Feduccia and his skilled team of scientists used microscopes to examine the skin of modern reptiles and the effects of decomposition on skin, and then compared them to the fossils of feathered structures, known as protofeathers. The study revealed the existence of fossilized patterns resembling feathers, were also found in fossils not closely related to birds. This, Feduccia said, was probably skin related tissues rather than feathers. An interesting article.


IndianaDaily.com

September 16, 2005

Not an update of JP4, but I do have an announcement. Exactly one year ago today Jurassic Park Terror forum was started. The forum began with only a few loyal members and grew rapidly to what it is now. I thank all of you that helped with this and lets make it last for many years to come.



September 13, 2005

The recent logos were confirmed to be fake as a member of Dan's has admited to the hoax. After closer consideration you would see some flaws in it that hinted that it wasn't real. For instance the date, summer 2006. It may be a relief to some, as the plot wasn't the greatest. We'll have to just keep waiting.



September 7, 2005

Once again there are some amazing images. These are from the supposed script. They look real to me, but still we need to wait for conformation from Universal. Some of the text may be hard to read. If you look closely on the first image you can see that it contains dialogue between three characters, Nick, Hammond, and Grant. The second image, which is no longer available, is a discussion between Hammond and Nick, explaining that they need to destroy the dinosaurs. The story may possibly take place on Isla Nublar. This isn't confirmed yet, so don't get too excited.


Note: Images are no longer available

September 4, 2005

We have some pretty amazing news. Ice Breaker posted two new images, which look real. I was skeptical at first, but I do believe it now. Here are the images so you can view them yourself.


Image 1 | Image 2

September 1, 2005

It's been a while since I've updated, and I apologize for the delay. This news was brought to my attention by Rex1. There have been reports of a possible JP4 logo. Yes, I know there are so many fake logos, although you can never be too sure. Icebreaker, a member of Dan's JP Page writes:

"Okay for the people on here that were anticipating the Star Wars DVDs...you guys remember that I gave you some VERY VERY accurate stuff from a guy that said he was an 'insider' at TFN. I just passed on what I got. Anyway this guy now claims that this is concept art for the logo from JPIV...he sent it to my E-mail cause he knew that I was a JP fan I dunno...this is ridiculous. I am not sure about it...but he HAS been right so many times before...and there even looks like there is a script or SOMETHING off to the right!"



August 11, 2005

There seems to be some new JP4 news. Trike10's site reports:

"The past 10 days I have been vacationing in Kauai, a JP backdrop favorite. Then one day I decide to take a helicopter tour and see the whole island and also getting the scoop on some of the movies filmed here. Halfway through the tour we cross the Waimea Canyon near the range and the pilot mentions that JP 4 will be filming here in 1-2 months and in fact this past weekend some crew have toured the island to scope out the movies new backdrop. Then about 5 minutes later I look down near a mountain range and i see about a dozen figures with 2 jeeps and this huge trailer that had the JP logo as a mural on the roof. Now this isnt legit news, but it does point to the doors that this movie is a nearing filming."




July 23, 2005

A legend in paleontology, John Ostrom, died on July 20'th from Alzheimer's disease. He helped change the way the world viewed dinosaurs when he proposed that dinosaurs were more closely related to birds than to reptiles. He was also one of the first to suggest that dinosaurs were warm blooded. He is famous for the discovery of the dromeaosaur Deinonychus. He died at the age of 77.



July 12, 2005

Dinoguy here, posting this for James. I have some bad news: recently, the forum has been having some trouble, namely, no one can post. Be assured, though, the other Admins and I are working to rectify this problem. James has asked me to reinstall the forum, and he and Nychus will reinstall the MODs. I'll try to get the forum reinstalled this evening, so please have patience!



July 6, 2005

I have good (or bad for those that don't want it) Jurassic Park 4 news for once. Dan's JP3 page has reported some information from a reliable source. "You can expect a big JP announcement blitz before the end of the summer/this autumn at the latest. Universal is planning on getting their act together for JP4 very soon." This comes from the same guy that reported that AICN script review. The announcement is supposedly going to be made along with a new Jurassic Park attraction at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure.



June 11, 2005

Hello all Jurassic Park fans! What a special day today is! 12 years ago on this day we were presented to possibly the greatest movie of all time. I hope you will all have a great day celebrating. You're welcomed to come celebrate with the online community, and Razzie has given us a special treat! 12'th anniversary graphics!


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May 28, 2005

Our worst fears have been realized, when John Sayles, currently the writer of Jurassic Park 4's script, said that the rumors of the plot with dinosaurs carrying weapons were true. He said that it was planned, but a hacker found it and spread the information online. The hacker reportedly read Steven Spielberg's email. This is somewhat disappointing, to know that this is what could have happened to Jurassic Park 4. I think we should be glad that the hacker found this, and maybe now they'll get a good script. Although it has made me loose respect for Sayles, and I'm hoping that they can get someone else to write a script. We can only wait for more information. I thank the member rex1 for providing this information.



May 23, 2005

Today is the 8'th anniversary of The Lost World Jurassic Park. I still remember the feeling I had when I saw it for the first time. It still captures my attention and I love it dearly as I'm sure most of you do as well. Enjoy the day, and celebrate the anniversary of one of the greatest movies of all time.



May 4, 2005

Scientists have discovered a mass graveyard of bird-like feathered dinosaurs in Utah. The adult dinosaur walked on two legs and was about 13 feet long (4 meters) and stood 4.5 feet tall (1.4 meters). It had sharp, curved, 4-inch-long (10 centimeter) claws. Falcarius, which dates to the Early Cretaceous Period about 125 million years ago, belongs to a group of dinosaurs known as therizinosaurs. The group includes feathered dinosaurs such as Beipiaosaurus that were found in southeast China in recent years. Falcarius and Beipiaosaurus are about the same age and appear to represent an intermediate stage between deadly carnivores and later, plant-eating therizinosaurs. Falcarius is anatomically more primitive than the Chinese therizinosaurs.

Falcarius "is the most primitive known therizinosaur, demonstrating unequivocally that this large-bodied group of bizarre herbivorous group of dinosaurs came from Velociraptor-like ancestors," says study co-author Lindsay Zanno, a graduate student in geology and geophysics at the University of Utah and the Utah Museum of Natural History. Kirkland estimates hundreds to thousands of individual dinosaurs - from hatchlings to adults - died at the 8,000 sq m dig site. No one knows quite what killed them, but mass deaths have appeared in the fossil record before. Scientists have suggested drought, volcanism, fire and botulism poisoning as possible causes.



April 23, 2005

This is the big day! There were a few delays so I had to wait until today to release it. I stayed up half the night along with Dinoguy, but it paid off. It's not too impressive at the moment, and more pages will come online during the next few weeks. Let me know if you find any mistakes. I hope you'll enjoy it!



March 25, 2005

After months of preparing the site is soon to be constructed. The forum is progressing nicely and I think it's time that we have a site to go along with it. I'm still learning HTML so bear with me. If you have a Jurassic Park site or a dinosaur site to add to the links just email with a link. If you have any ideas about what content the site should have I will gladly take suggestions. This is only a small fragment of what's in store!


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