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From the movie, it sounds as though they chose female because it was less work. Since they apparently neglected to consider the possibility of life finding a way the dinosaur's sex spontaneously changing, they assumed that a single-gendered group would work regardless of gender. Dr. Ian Malcolm: But again, how do you know they're all female? Does somebody ...


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Yes The film's director, Colin Trevorrow confirmed explicitly that she's the same dino seen in Jurassic Park in a few different interviews. “The T. Rex in this movie is the same T. Rex from ‘Jurassic Park,’” said director Colin Trevorrow, who also co-wrote the much-hyped fourth film inspired by the work of author Michael Crichton. “She’s been on the island ...


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Unfortunately, Dr Grant was wrong, and this theory only comes from Jurassic Park and is not accepted at all in paleontology. I will use this article , but there are a lot similar on the web that answers the same question. The T-Rex has a very developed sense of smell, so the "don't move" theory is already broken by that fact. Furthermore, he has front-...


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This appears to be a guest toilet. Next to it is a large and prominent sign that shows what's in the paddock and offering the "camera" symbol to show that it's a good place to stop and take photos. It also offers some warnings about appropriate conduct. Presumably guests, after taking flash photos, yelling at the T-Rex and throwing food into the enclosure ...


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This is mentioned in the original novel by Micheal Crichton: It's easier to manage “Sex organs vary with the species. It's easy to tell on some, subtle on others. But, to answer your question, the reason we know all the animals are female is that we literally make them that way: we control their chromosomes, and we control the intra-egg ...


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The movie's source novel makes it clear that Grant didn't know it beforehand, he worked it out from observations, like the good little scientist that he is: The tyrannosaur bellowed in the night air. But by now Grant was beginning to understand. The animal couldn't see him, but it suspected he was there, somewhere, and was trying with its ...


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Note that he wasn't just holding onto a single line but was in fact standing on one and holding another. It's certainly possible for him to conduct sufficient electricity (between the lines) to have electrocuted himself. An electric fence designed to stop things jumping into and climbing it would have alternate rails electrified with opposite polarity, ...


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It may just be a mistake, but a page on the defunct website jplegacy.org tried to find a justification by suggesting that although the ground is level with the wall in most places, in one spot it drops off into a deep ravine or moat, and that's why the fence tapers off there. An excerpt: Now, let's look at our film evidence: First we have the initial ...


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I am addressing this question from a biological standpoint. With the technology available at the moment, it is not possible to clone a male in the absence of an egg-donor i.e.the female. Most nutrients and other factors required for the early development of the embryo are present in the egg and not the sperm. Recent research work (Easley et al. 2013, ...


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Did a quick google search and found that someone gave the correct answer here – apparently it was explained in a scene from the script that was either cut or never filmed. The answer was that the triceratops needed to periodically swallow "gizzard stones" like a chicken that would help break up the food in its stomach, and whenever it did so it would ...


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This isn't really science fiction anymore: Flowers regenerated from 30,000-year-old frozen fruits, buried by ancient squirrels While animals are still difficult to clone, cloning plants is a far different matter. If you have a clean piece of living tissue, even a very tiny one, putting it in a sterile petri dish with the right combination of plant hormones ...


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Why did Nedry shut off the fences? The novel covers your first point. In order to gain unfettered access to the cryo-room so that he could steal the embryos, Nedry needed to shut down all of the security. “That's the least of it,” Arnold said. “When you turn off the security, you turn off all the peripheral fences as well.” “The fences?” Muldoon ...


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Yes. All five movies are canon to each other. According to a Yahoo Movies interview with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, the rebooted sequel is indeed canonical with the earlier trilogy. That being said, there was a conscious decision to exclude references to the two original sequels (Lost World and JP3) because he didn't like them very much and ...


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The relationship between Sattler and Grant went through a number of distinct phases; The original Crichton script was the truest to the book version. There was no sexual tension whatsoever and Ellie Sattler was purely Dr. Grant's mature student. The Marno re-write (in March 1992) bulked out her character, making her more independent and increasing her role ...


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Their animation director, Glen Macintosh actually discussed this discrepancy in a recent interview with Engineering & Technology magazine: [...] the Mosasaur originally started out as like 60ft long and when it came out of the water it just didn’t look imposing. So we would start scaling it up… Ultimately the Mosasaur came in at about 110-120ft long&...


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This is something from the book that was not explained in the movie. (well, there was one throw away line that was easily missed) there is a moat between ground level in the T-rex paddock, and the fence. This exists to discourage the dinos from getting close to the fence. It is this moat that the car is pushed into. There is a section of the book that ...


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In the novel (and forgive me here, it's been many years) several scientists were invited to get an early look. The paleontologists mostly so that they could critique anything that was wrong or anachronistic. Remember, they weren't sure that they'd "gotten the dinosaurs right", they did have to fill in some missing pieces so to speak. Malcolm though was a ...


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The novel describes the scientists who were asked to consult on the "new museum" that InGen were planning. Doctor Grant seems to consider them an unremarkable group of high-brow consultants for this sort of project. “Yes,” Grant said. “He was planning a museum for children, and he wanted to feature baby dinosaurs. He said he was hiring a number of ...


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Here is a wikipedia page about the dinosaurs (and other prehistoric creatures) shown in the Jurassic Park movies (it also lists the ones mentioned in the books, but I take it from the comments you were just interested in the movies). The ones that actually lived in the Jurassic are: Stegosaurus--appeared in films 2, 3, and 4. Brachiosaurus--appeared in 1 ...


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Upon completion and testing of the first bomb, Oppenheimer famously recalled the text from the Bhagavad Gita - "I am become death. The destroyer of worlds". Possibly a subtle shout out to the fact that Nedry, in this situation, was indeed the bringer of death. We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people ...


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Although it's possible that a mosquito had fed on more than 1 species of dinosaur, extracting DNA under those circumstances would be much more difficult (or even impossible). Much more likely is that there were many mosquitoes, each having fed on a particular dinosaur and thus containing the DNA of 1 dinosaur species. The presentation was clearly aimed at ...


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I think that you have already answered your own question. It is clear that, both, the film-makers and Crichton wanted a perfect mash-up of scary dinosaur AND scary-sounding name. So, they decided to go with Deinonychus as the 'model' and Velociraptor as the name. As for any explanation of the name swap 'in-universe', there is none. But, there also does not ...


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The implication (at least according to the source novel) is that the park has been breeding live dinosaurs for approximately 5 years by the time the events of Jurassic Park take place. A single large dino takes approximately 2-4 years to grow and mature. “And how long to grow?” “Dinosaurs mature rapidly, attaining full size in two to four years. So we ...


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If the shark it eats in Jurassic World is a Great White, there's no way the mosasaur is 18 meters long: it must be considerably longer than a Blue Whale. This site makes a case for it being 50 m long, assuming the shark is a Great White: A lot of people then complained that the shark was not a Great White (though it looks remarkably like one), thus the same ...


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There's been a rumor for years that in a deleted scene, the crew was killed by raptors. IMDB's trivia page says the following: The script called for a scene where the Velociraptors got on board the Venture as it was about to set sail. As chaos ensued, the T-Rex also got loose, and killed everything else aboard. This explains why many of the crew members ...


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From a purely out-of-universe perspective, these snippets seem to be a perfect example of the Hollywood Hacking trope, with each code block containing a chunk of human-readable text on whte_rbt.obj call link.sst {security, perimeter} set to off. squashed into a chunk of meaningless rubbish (to make the reader work for it and feel smart). There's an ...


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Hammond's sin is hubris. He doesn't see the animals in the park as a major threat, hence there's no need to give the visitors (in the vsitor centre or elsewhere in the park) any more protection than is specifically needed to keep the animals in their pens, physically separated from the human accessible areas. “Let's not start on the velociraptors,” Hammond ...


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During the night tour, Ian Malcolm explicitly asks Alan if he and Ellie are a couple. In the script Grant never says one way or the other, but it is heavily implied that they are. However, the final version of the movie has one extra little word: "yeah". MALCOLM: By the way, Dr. Sattler - she's not like, uh, available, is she? - - GRANT: Why? ...


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Because Jurassic Park (Isla Nublar) is a theme park in more ways than one. The true work of breeding and farming the dinosaurs is actually taking place on Isla Sorna in a hidden base known as "Site B". In the sequel, "The Lost World" Ian Malcolm identifies that there are simply too many dinosaurs to have been bred in the miniature laboratories seen at ...


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