Questions tagged [dinosaurs]

A major species of reptiles that dominated the Earth for approximately 160 million years ago. They consisted of some of the largest animals that have ever existed on the planet. The reason for their decline is not yet known, but a meteor is thought to have eradicated them 65 million years ago.

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Time travel short story where dinosaur doesn't taste like chicken

I ran across this other question about time travel and dinosaurs, and it reminded me of an old short story I read a long time ago. I read it in a collection of short stories. It would have been a ...
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1960s short story — time traveling dinosaur hunter gets eaten by his prey’s ticks and fleas

I am trying to find a short story I read many years ago from an anthology. I remember hunters who time traveled to kill dinosaurs. They were successful in that they did go back in time with big guns ...
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Who wrote the first SF story in which a time-traveler went back to the days of the dinosaurs?

I suddenly wondered: When was the first time that any science fiction writer published a story in which one or more human beings use some form of "time travel technology" to travel back to the era of ...
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YA sci-fi/fantasy story collection (most notable story being about a dinosaur-possessed crane)

Basically, I remember having this old paperback (which was apparently published in the 70s, although I think my Dad got it second-hand) which was a small anthology of various fantasy/sci-fi/horror ...
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What novel had a time travel car and dinosaurs?

I am trying to remember the title of a science fiction novel about a man who has a car that can travel back in time, and he can park it about 10 seconds ahead, so no one but him can see it. He ...
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Why did Isla Sorna's Dinosaurs Change So Much Between Movies?

The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III both take place on Isla Sorna. However, the two films feature almost entirely different dinosaur species. Where did all the new dinosaurs in ...
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Name of a comic about a young tyrannosaurus

When I was young (maybe 25-30 years ago!) I read a comic book about a T-rex that was the last survivor of his nest. The story started off with his mother and the other young being killed by a larger T-...
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Cartoon TV show with a group of dinosaurs

I have this memory of a TV cartoon show with a bunch of dinosaurs (5, I guess), each with different colors and from different species. One was a triceratops, another was a diplodocus, but they were ...
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Fantasy book series with dinosaurs and humans inhabiting a semi-magical world

I only read part of the second book in this series years ago, and am unsure of how many books were in it. It was about a teenage or young adult boy, who was part of the ruling class of this fantasy ...
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Cartoon about some kids who found dinosaur fossils and made them into pets

There was a cartoon about some kids who found dinosaur fossils and made them into pets that could fight other dinosaurs. It also had time travel involved. I think it was a mid 2000s show.
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SF Novel About Evolved Dinosaurs in Cylindrical Spaceship Coming to Earth

I read this in the 1980s or early 1990s. However, I don't know how old it was at that time. In the book Earth is visited by a large cylindrical spaceship (think L5- or Rama-like living space) ...
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Sci Fi book about colonizing dinosaur planet

Started a book many years ago about a planet with dinosaurs and Stone Age man on it. Earth colonists had arrived and used some sort of mind control technology o the dinosaurs. Also introduced some ...
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Fiction novel or movie about sentient dinosaurs

I remember parts of a story about some researchers finding a society of sentient dinosaurs. I believe they lived underground. From what I recall there were some steam punk elements and I think ...
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Which SF anthology about dinosaurs is this?

This was an anthology of SF stories all having to do with dinosaurs. It's not the Gardner Dozois/Jack Dann-edited "Dinosaurs II" or the Martin Greenberg-edited "Dinosaurs". It started with a one-page ...
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Looking for a really odd dinosaur show?

So there was 3 characters I think. One was an adult white dude who I think sort of looked like Megaman? I'm pretty sure he had blue armor and maybe a helmet. The other character was a girl who I think ...
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Fiction novel/short involving dinosaurs who fed off radiation, involving dropping nuke on them

I'm searching for a novel, or maybe it was a short story. I read it before the year 2000. It was in Russian, but I suppose it was translated from English. Can't recall any of the names though. The ...
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Book about two kids who travel back in time and meet a dinosaur that likes gingko fruit

I read the book a long time ago as a child. If I remember correctly, it was about two kids who found a cave along the shore with dinosaur footprints, and when they followed the footprints into the ...
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looking for a sci-fi book I read years ago with colonist, aliens, space war, non-sentient dinosaur like creatures

OK I am looking for a book I read around 10-15 years ago: My recollection is that it had colonists that lived in a wooden stockades for protection against non-sentient dinosaur-like predators native ...
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Need help finding the name of a short story involving Time Travel, gangsters and dinosaurs/prehistoric reptiles

Way back in the late 80's or 90's I read a short story in one of the Science Fiction magazines that were still being published at that time. Unfortunately I cannot recall the name, author or even ...
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Trying to remember a dinosaur book

From what I remember, a guy is transported back in time, a time before dinosaurs. He is told to only travel on certain paths. When he breaks this rule, he bends a blade of grass that a dragonfly/...
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Novel with random people in a cafe which time travel to the Dinosaur Era

This novel opens with random customers and employees in a restaurant. It is the morning. The restaurant starts to shift on its foundations and when the door is opened and a huge drop off has replaced ...
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YA series of books about sentient dinosaurs in the Middle Ages

I'm looking for this series of books, teen to adult rating. It was about sentient dinosaurs that had evolved and changed, and lived in a medieval kingdom time. It was based around three protagonists,...
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Live action movie where a brontosaurus-like dino is hurt in a cave

More than 10 years back, I watched a live-action movie on television where a brontosaurus kind of dinosaur is wounded in a cave with a man and a kid near it. The humans look civilized and it's ...
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Story with a Tyrannosaurus Rex that has an elephant-like trunk

I read this book when I was a pre-teen, definitely before 1988 and probably before 1984, in English, in the USA. I think that the book may have been some sort of "Choose Your Own Adventure" or "Pick ...
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Cartoon in the late 80's early 90's about dinosaurs with armour on

I recall when I was still in elementary school I would watch a cartoon which had these Dinosaurs that would fight bad guys and they each worth a metal armor on their bodies. They were all the same ...
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Fiction novel involving time traveling dinosaurs that then destroy humanity

I am trying to recall the title a fiction novel that involves a race of sentient dinosaurs that travel from the past into the future to when humanity is living underground, possibly due to apocalyptic ...
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Book like Time Safari with invisible and sentient dinosaurs

I'm looking for a book I've read couple years ago. The plot was similar to "A Sound of Thunder" and Time Safari. In rough sketches the plot is as follows: A group of rich people embark on safari ...
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Looking for old (maybe 60's) b&w movie with colliding planets and dinosaurs!

I'm looking for an old SciFi movie I'd seen as a child (a long time ago). I just remember, the earth is colliding with another planet (and it's not "When Worlds collide") and the atmospheres of the 2 ...
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Looking for a children's book about a video game that allowed time travel back to the time of the dinosaurs

I'm hoping someone could help me find a book from my childhood. The protagonist is a young boy who gets given a video game that accidentally allows him to travel back to a time when dinosaurs are ...
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Story with extraterrestrials, dinosaurs and low gravity Earth

I am looking for a book title and author of a story set in the Jurassic or similar period, with dinosaurs, but also some kind of aliens that resemble ghost. In the story it seems that in the Earth in ...
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What is the area size of Skull Island in the King Kong (2005) movie?

The Skull Island in the 2005 version of King Kong is very unique: it is an ecosystem of primordial creatures that are battling for food, space, and their ecosystem on a sinking island. The wide ...
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Realistic dinosaurs in movies, the earliest?

I was just watching a trailer for the new Jurassic movie and was thinking to myself that the special effects industry really has grown since the old Godzilla movies. But I'm sure at the time that it ...
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Science Fiction Novel where Dinosaurs are still alive in the Modern Day

The story follows a brother and sister (I think) and they have a relative who has modern dinosaur DNA or an egg or something. There is a scandal and they end up in the jungle somewhere where they have ...
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Comic book about dinosaurs in space

The comic book I'm talking about is about this one T. rex-like dinosaur being frozen in a cryo-pod after trying to rejoin his father on Earth, who was holding off some sort of black ooze from getting ...
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Audio series (filmstrip?) about kids lost in the past with dinosaurs

This was a series of audio adventures we listened to in elementary school somewhen between 20 and 25 years ago, but I'm pretty sure they were quite a bit older than that. I think they may have been ...
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Monster in pond, possibly enters house from beneath a sink?

A creature lives in a pond and sucks a kid in or something and somehow enters the house beneath the sink or somewhere. It's a 4 legged monster, dinosaurian.