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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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Is Sarah Harding canonically the daughter of Dr. Gerry Harding?

In Jurassic Park, the park vet with the ill Triceratops is Dr. Gerry Harding. The female protagonist played by Julianne Moore in Jurassic Park: The Lost World is Dr. Sarah Harding. Jurassic Park: The ...
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Which dinosaur laid the eggs that Dr Grant found?

In Jurassic Park, after escaping the T-Rex and sleeping the night in the tree. Dr Grant, Lex and Tim find eggs in the roots of a tree, and Dr Grant exclaims that 'life did find a way'. Which dinosaur ...
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Was Nedry in the Dilophosaurus paddock or had they also escaped?

In Jurassic Park, Dennis Nedry is killed by a Dilophosaurus in his jeep at the top of a waterfall. At the bottom of the waterfall is a road that goes into a tunnel with a sign for the East Dock. Is ...
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Was any product in Jurassic Park's Gallimimus Gift Shop available as a real world purchase?

Towards the end of the first Jurassic Park movie, when Tim, Lex and Alan enter the Visitor Centre and the children go to eat food. The 'Gallimimus Gift Shop' is briefly shown. The Jurassic-Pedia ...
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What can be found on the "terminal" on the Jurassic World promotional website?

For the promotion of Jurassic World, a website was made for Masrani Global, the company operating the theme park. On that site, there is a simulated computer terminal one can log onto. What can be ...
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Was Jurassic Park's kitchen scene inspired by The War of the Worlds' Martian machine in the scullery?

While reading "The Death of the Curate," chapter 4 of book 2 of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, I couldn't help but notice a couple of parallels with the iconic Jurassic Park (1993) ...
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Did/do the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park reproduce asexually or did some turn into males?

I remember them saying the dinos were all female to prevent reproduction, but that they reproduced anyhow because of frog DNA used to make them. I thought at first this meant some turned into males to ...
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What's the little black box on Nedry's Desk in Jurassic Park?

Do you have any idea what this little black box is on Nedry's desk? I think it's a computer peripheral, but I can't identify what it is. It opens with a glazed part on top. In another part of the film,...
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Was any investigation done in the aftermath of Jurassic Park?

In Jurassic World:Dominion, Lewis Dodgeson is the head of Biosyn and is quite prosperous. Was there no investigation done as to what happened that after the events of Jurassic Park (1993) in which ...
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Why was the visitor center located on the opposite side of the island from the docks and helipad?

The map in this question about Nedry's exit strategy led me to wonder why on Earth they would build the visitor center on the opposite side of the island from the docks and helipad. This appears to ...
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Why did Michael Crichton write that the T. rex can’t see you if you don’t move?

I’ve never read the actual book before now but for the most part and certainly based on the contents of the book thus far it is very clear the man had a knack for scientific depth. He reminds me a lot ...
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What is this red thing on a Jurassic Park poster?

I came across this Jurassic Park poster and I was puzzled by something I didn’t recognize. In the top right there’s a red shape peeking out from behind the Jurassic Park gate. What is this red thing?
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Does Ian Malcolm know what awaits them at Jurassic Park?

During the helicopter flight in the Jurassic Park film, Ian Malcolm says, "John doesn't subscribe to chaos, particularly what it has to say about his little science project." Does he already ...
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After Nedry's hack on Jurassic Park, where have all the other staff gone?

After Nedry shut down the fences and security systems of the park, stole the embryos and fled, it looks like John Hammond, Ray Arnolds, Muldoon and the tourists are the only people left on Isla Nublar....
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How big is Isla Nublar in Jurassic Park?

How big is the island in the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies? Answers could be in area or length of island.
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Is the mosquito in amber inspired by a real object?

A friend recently told me that the mosquito encased in amber atop the cane used by John Hammond in Jurassic Park was a real mosquito encased in amber from David Attenborough's private collection (John ...
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What is the origin of the DNA sequence projected onto the Velociraptor?

Towards the end of Jurassic Park, there is a scene where a nucleotide sequence is projected onto a velociraptor. I originally watched this movie in 1994, and after recently re-watching it, I'm ...
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In the Jurassic park novel what's the deal with the second blackout?

In the Jurassic Park novels the raptors first appear as enemies for the protagonists when the auxiliary generator runs out of fuel. But Arnold claims that the fences were not active since they ...
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Did the Dilophosaurus understand Nedry?

In Jurassic Park, after stealing the embryos and getting lost, Dennis Nedry has to tow his vehicle down a steep, but short hill. When he meets a Dilophosaurus (I am not going to point out the ...
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Why would John Hammond build the visitor center out of glass?

While reading the book Jurassic Park, I read that the visitor center was made almost entirely of glass with a black metal frame. Apparently, this made the building look 'very modern and hi-tech'. ...
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Did the Jurassic World park make any other hybrids?

I just finished watching Jurassic World and I am wondering about something. Since we see at least three other hybrid dinosaurs (Stegoceratops; unidentified Pachycephalosaur hybrid; unidentified ...
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Why does InGen from Jurassic Park limit themselves to reviving only Mesozoic animals?

They brought back dinosaurs obviously, Pterosaurs, even Mosasaurs. Why not bring back extinct creatures from other eras of time like mammoths, saber tooths, terror birds, gorgonopsians, etc..? ...
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What is the magazine advert on Dennis Nedry's desk

I wondered if someone may help me to identify the advert of the open magazine on Nedry's desktop in Jurassic Park. It looks like a computer advert with purple 3D mesh and some graphs. It's possible to ...
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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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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 movie sequels survive without lysine?

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 in case they ever got off the island. Dr. ...
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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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