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Questions tagged [jurassic-park]

This tag can be used for the novel of the same name published in 1990 or the movie of the same name released in 1993. Use in conjunction with either the [books] or [movie] tag.

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What is John Hammond's “one in Kenya”?

"I own an island. Off the coast of Costa Rica. I leased it from the government and spent the last five years setting up a kind of biological preserve down there. Really spectacular. Spared no ...
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Was Claire Dearing blamed for any of Jurassic World's failings?

What happens to Claire Dearing, the operations manager, after the events in Jurassic World? Just sitting watching it. She dismisses the (very) unequivocal advice of one of her in-house experts to ...
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How long after Jurassic World was the opening scene of Fallen Kingdom set?

In the opening scene of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we see a submarine crew discovering their submarine is not the largest thing in the bay. They weren't worried about that initially, figuring ...
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What do the images of the system in the Jurassic Park book actually mean?

In Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park, a system was created by Dennis Nedry to operate the park almost autonomously with minimum staff. Images of its interface are provided in the book. Do the ...
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What happened to Owen's friend, Barry Sembène?

In Jurassic World (2015), Owen had a colleague named Barry Sembène with whom he works in the raptor area. He survived the events of Jurassic World (2015) but I didn't see him in Fallen Kingdom (2018)...
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What was the timing of Lockwood's falling out?

It's established in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that Benjamin Lockwood was an early partner of John Hammond, but they parted ways over a disagreement involving Lockwood's granddaughter But John ...
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If they used frog DNA to fill in the gaps in Jurassic Park why don't the dinosaurs have more frog characteristics? [closed]

It's mentioned in the movie that they use the DNA of a frog to complete the code, but the dinos have no frog characteristics other than being able to change sex.
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Did Hammond not pay Nedry well?

During the initial tour of Jurassic Park in a scene in the command center John Hammond and Dennis Nedry have the following exchange: Hammond: Dennis, our lives are in your hands and you have butter ...
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Were the Pteranodons seen at the end of Jurassic Park III meant as a set-up for a sequel?

At the end of Jurassic Park III, we see the Pteranodons flying away from Isla Sorna. Eric: "Where do you think they're going?" Dr. Grant: "I don't know, maybe ...
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How did the mosasaurus stay alive?

In Jurassic World, we meet a mosasaurus. We see it again in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. At the start of the film, it's still in its enclosure. How did it survive all that time? While it was fed ...
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How do they keep dino poo off the Gyrosphere?

I have been seeing the previews for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, there are glass spheres that I believe are called gyrospheres driving around. If I walk around in a grass area with lots of large ...
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How large exactly is the mosasaurus in Jurassic World?

In Jurassic World, we meet a mosasaurus. We see it again in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, for instance in this trailer (at 1:53). It seems quite a bit larger than the maximum estimate of the ...
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Why was radio and cellphone reception spotty in Jurassic World?

Rewatching Jurassic World, I noticed how often they had spotty reception when using radio and cellphone. First when warning Owen Grady and the two park workers examining the Indominus enclosure, later ...
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What happened to the dinosaurs living on Isla Sorna?

The newest movie in the Jurassic franchise deals with saving the dinosaurs living on Isla Nublar. However, from The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 we know that Isla Sorna also had dinosaurs living ...
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What Happened to the Jurassic Park Helipad?

I heard that the Jurassic Park helipad was destroyed by a hurricane. Is this true?
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In Jurassic Park/World, wouldn't ducking behind a large tree work for the T-Rex? [closed]

I'm thinking of those iconic scenes where a person runs from the T-Rex (or OtherBigDino in JW). This is a predator that probably can't push over an entire large tree that easily (we never see one ...
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Why was there a toilet with working plumbing near the T-Rex paddock?

In Jurassic Park (1993), there is a rather iconic scene wherein the blood-sucking lawyer gets eaten by the T-Rex while sitting on a toilet. Earlier in the movie when Grant, Sattler, and others exit ...
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In Jurassic Park, do we know which velociraptor is “the big one”?

In Jurassic Park (1993), Muldoon has this to say about the velociraptors when he first meets Dr. Grant (emphasis mine): They're extremely intelligent, even problem-solving intelligent, especially ...
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Why was the Dragon Fractal in the Jurassic Park novel?

Within the Jurassic Park novel, in between various chapters, we see inset images of a fractal being drawn. Specifically, this is the Dragon Fractal. I'll spare the details about this specific ...
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What happened to the original Jurassic Park gate prop?

I have always wondered what really happened to the Jurassic Park gate prop, and the "stone" archway. Does Universal Studios have the "stone" archway for their Jurassic Park ride?
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What killed the crew of the SS Venture? [duplicate]

In The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the ship carrying a T-Rex crashes into a dock at San Diego. Security guards go aboard and see severed body parts on the deck and in the bridge. ...
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90s Novel Capitalizing On Jurassic Park

This novel was clearly trying to pull from the goodwill Jurassic Park had generated. It starts with a scientist or engineer who is building some sort of dinosaur (maybe hologram or virtual reality). ...
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How old are the adult dinosaurs in Jurassic Park?

When we first meet the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, they seem to be fully grown. They're rather large. Later, we see new dinosaurs hatching from their eggs. They're quite a bit smaller. It's safe to ...
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Does a Sliders episode bring them to The Lost World: Jurassic Park?

In Sliders season 4 episode 14, "Mother and Child", they run into a building that looks exactly (as far as I can tell) like the visitor's center in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Does anybody know ...
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Which dinosaurs from the original Jurassic Parks survived until Jurassic World?

As established, the T. Rex seen in Jurassic World is the original one from the first Jurassic Park. Did any other dinosaurs from any of the original Jurassic Parks survive? And did they survive the ...
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How did the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park sequels survive without lysine? [duplicate]

In Jurassic Park, we're told that the dinosaurs are built with a failsafe. ARNOLD: The lysine contingency is intended to prevent the spread of the animals is case they ever got off the island. ...
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What can we infer about the programming language used in “Jurassic Park” (the book, not the movie)?

In Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park, disgruntled programmer Dennis Nedry sets up a backdoor in the computer code controlling the park. To untangle Nedry's mess, park engineer Ray Arnold goes "...
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How Dangerous is Jurassic Park/World?

So we know that all four Jurassic movies take place in the same world. We also know that the theme parks both exist on the same island, but that The Lost World was on a different one. Of course, it ...
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Are all four of the Jurassic Park films canon?

Do the four current films set in the "Jurassic Park Universe" share the same canon universe? For the first three films (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III) I think ...
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Was the T-Rex the same one?

Pretty straightforward: Was the Tyrannosaurus we see at the end of Jurassic World the same one from the original Jurassic Park film? We know the T-Rex could breed because in The Lost World we see two ...
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DNA sequencing in Jurassic Park

Maybe book explains it better but I haven't read it. Their only dino DNA source was blood from the stomachs of mosquitoes found in amber that fossilized when dinosaurs still lived, correct? Let's ...
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Why does Nedry have a photo of Oppenheimer on his computer monitor?

In Jurassic Park, computer programmer Dennis Nedry has a picture of the famous physicist (and "father of the atomic bomb") J. Robert Oppenheimer taped to his computer monitor. Above the photo is a ...
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Where is Main Street of Jurassic World located?

In the 2015 blockbuster sequel, Jurassic World, Where is the Main Hub of Jurassic World located?
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How does Dr. Grant know the Tyrannosaurus Rex won't see him?

In Jurassic Park, in the scene when the T.rex escapes from the paddock and attacks the broken down cars, Dr. Grant tells Ian Malcolm not to move, as the T.rex's visual acuity is based on movement. ...
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Who killed the crew of the Venture in “The Lost World”?

Towards the end of The Lost World, I think it is implied the T-rex did it. But the bridge looked intact and is too small for her to get into and eat people. My first thought was raptors, but these ...
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Which dinosaurs on the Island were actually from the Jurassic period?

The Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor and Triceratops were all from the Cretaceous period, not from the Jurassic period. I'm guessing the name Jurassic "sounded" better than Cretaceous, hence the ...
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Why did they name change from Deinonychus to Velociraptor?

According to the Wikiepedia article on Deinonychus, Deinonychus were featured prominently in the 1990 and 1995 novels Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Crichton and the film adaptations, ...
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Why didn't they make the dinosaurs all male?

MALCOLM: How do you know they can't breed? WU: Because all the animals in Jurassic Park are females. We engineered them that way. Why would they engineer them as all-female instead of all-male? ...
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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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How did they build Jurassic World on Isla Nublar?

At the end of Jurassic Park John Hammond's experiment in building a dinosaur zoo had drastically failed. Dinosaurs were out of their paddocks, they were breeding, Velociraptors may or may not have ...
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Why didn't the Indominus rex utilise her camouflage ability more often?

Indominus rex, the main antagonist introduced in Jurassic World, was demonstrated to be able to blend herself quite well to her surroundings, making her practically invisible to the naked eye in the ...
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What is the corporate structure of Jurassic World?

What is the corporate structure of Jurassic World? What is the relationship between the Lab and the rest of the park? Why wasn't there more information sharing between the lab and containment when the ...
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Should the little boy have been shocked?

In the Jurassic Park movie, the boy (Tim) is on an electric fence when the power gets turned on. However, birds can sit on power lines. I think this is because they do not touch the ground, only the ...
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Whose helmet and jeep were found out in the forest?

While on the run, Gray and Zach come across a helmet with a claw rip and a crashed Jeep. (I recall the Jeep being a roofless blue Jeep, matching the color scheme of the new Jurassic World park). The ...
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In Jurassic Park, why did Nedry use this exit plan?

Introduction Tonight, me and my partner are rewatching Jurassic Park for the third time this year and we started wondering about Nedry's journey to the East Docks. Questions Why DID Nedry turn the ...
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How did they know what a hypsilophodont mating call sounds like?

On the tour of Jurassic Park, the guests are told that the hypsilophodonts will respond to a mating call. “The main herd of animals can be found in the grassy plain below you,” said the voice. “...
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Were Dr Grant and Ellie Sattler an item in the movie?

When watching the original Jurassic Park movie, I always got an impression that Ellie Sattler and Dr. Grant were an item (as in, a romantic couple). However, re-reading Chrichton's book, it ...
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In Jurassic Park, how was there a 100 ft. drop where the T-Rex just came from?

When the T-Rex attacks in Jurassic Park, the area on the other side of the fence has low-growing bushes and trees, as well as the spot where the goat was tied. In fact, the T-Rex is clearly seen ...
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Why was the triceratops ill?

In the film Jurassic Park, a triceratops is sick with something. Dr. Sattler investigates possible causes. She initially thinks it's due to a poisonous plant, but after checking the dinosaur's ...
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How did they clone other breeds of dinosaur other than the one in the blood of the mosquito?

From the mosquitoes, they extracted the preserved remains of blood. From the blood, they extracted the dinosaur DNA, any gaps in the DNA sequence were filled in with frog DNA. But surely the mosquito ...