Operation: Jurassic World

Posted: 06/05/2015 in Operation After Action Report
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Week one-seventy of Operation Graphite – theme: Jurassic World.

Shock - Utauraptor

When the original Jurassic Park came out in 1993, the look of the dinosaurs was cutting edge. Not only was the early CG dinosaurs a huge achievement for its time, most dinosaurs were handed with a hight degree of accuracy. Before then, most movie dinosaurs were huge, cold blooded, lumbering beasts who dragged their tail. Jurassic Park was one of the first times people could see how these prehistoric creatures might have really looked and moved. This was the early 90’s, and many discoveries and revelations have been made since then. For starters, it was discovered that DNA can not last more than a few million years. After 65 Million years, there would be no hope of resequencing dinosaurs from fossilized blood in amber. Perhaps there is hope for mammoths, giant land sloths and terror birds, but dinosaurs… impossible. Also, it is now believed that many dinosaurs were completely feathered. Sadly, it doesn’t look like they will be adding that update to the new film. Before the plumage discovery, even the coloring and markings of terrible lizards were completely speculative, but now that there are feathers, the variety of colorings and feather types are vast. Just look at the difference between species of bird, each one plucked would almost look identical to the next one of a similar size. Imagine how varied and different dinosaur coloring could be with feathers. No one will ever know if they were perfectly camouflaged like an owl, or bright and vibrant like a macaw.

Shock – Utauraptor

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