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Was the T-Rex the same one?

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 ...
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Why was there a toilet with working plumbing near the T-Rex paddock?

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 ...
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Did/do the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park reproduce asexually or did some turn into males?

Doctor Grant, in the source novel surmises that some of the dinosaurs have turned male, then impregnated the remaining females. At no point does he seem to change his opinion; “It's not frog DNA,” ...
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What is this red thing on a Jurassic Park poster?

Fitting with the theme of genetic manipulation and the corresponding character to the left of the gates, it appears to be a cartoon version of a DNA chromatograph: Researchgate Fair usage 2021
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What's the little black box on Nedry's Desk in Jurassic Park?

User TokyoSpark on therpf claims to have worked for a production design company called frogdesign in the 1990s. Spielberg had a serendipitous meeting with the head of frogdesign on a plane journey and ...
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Is the mosquito in amber inspired by a real object?

Your friend was perhaps thinking of The Amber Time Machine, a documentary that David presented, many years later, which did indeed talk about the creatures preserved in a block of amber he owned. In ...
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Are all of the Jurassic Park films canon?

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 ...
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Does Ian Malcolm know what awaits them at Jurassic Park?

In the novel Ian Malcolm was one of the park's earliest consultants. He insisted that it wasn't going to work even before the initial design stage. “I think so. None of them had much to do with the ...
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What can be found on the "terminal" on the Jurassic World promotional website?

After downloading the Javascript powering it, it seems it has the following commands and subcommands: help displays a help message (also works in submenus) assets allows to query the assets: the ...
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How large exactly is the mosasaurus in Jurassic World?

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 ...
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What is this red thing on a Jurassic Park poster?

DNA sequence I'm not a scientist so this might not be the right term but it looks like uncoiled DNA strands as a lab result. It is also opposite Mr. DNA on the image. Here is a stock image of test ...
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How old are the adult dinosaurs in Jurassic Park?

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 ...
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How Dangerous is Jurassic Park/World?

Body Count = 75(ish) depending on how you choose to count the boat crews. Jurassic Park Surprisingly non-bloody. There were only a few guests and most of the park's staff had already left. In the film,...
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How large exactly is the mosasaurus in Jurassic World?

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, ...
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Why would John Hammond build the visitor center out of glass?

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 Visitor Centre or elsewhere in the park) any more protection than ...
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What can we infer about the programming language used in "Jurassic Park" (the book, not the movie)?

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....
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Why did Michael Crichton write that the T. rex can’t see you if you don’t move?

In the novel Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton makes the point that frog DNA was used to fill gaps in the genetic code where genuine dino DNA was missing. As an unintended consequence, the dinosaurs ...
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Did Hammond not pay Nedry well?

In the source novel, we learn that Nedry is grumpy because his team was (he feels) intentionally misled by Hammond. Although he's been well compensated for his work, he's had to put in extra work and (...
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Was any product in Jurassic Park's Gallimimus Gift Shop available as a real world purchase?

The in-universe book "The Making of Jurassic Park by Don Shay and Jody Duncan" was also available in real bookshops, published in June 1993. The multi-coloured plush dinosaurs appear to ...
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How did the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park movie sequels survive without lysine?

On the Masrani website created for the promotion of Jurassic World, there is a "computer terminal" one can use. After typing READ ENTER 05121994 ENTER, the following is displayed: ---BEGIN ...
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What Happened to the Jurassic Park Helipad?

There are confirmations from various local guides that the helipad was damaged by Hurricane Iniki shortly after filming completed. Some of the stone supports can still be seen on the wall that abuts ...
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How did the mosasaurus stay alive?

In the film Jurassic World we see the mosasaurus jump out of the water to catch a pteranodon as well as beaching itself to catch the i-Rex™. Presumably it can simply keep doing that whenever it gets ...
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Why was the Dragon Fractal in the Jurassic Park novel?

I have not found anything from Crichton himself, but the theory here makes sense to me. Each chapter (or iteration as the book called it) was found to have a seemingly meaningless illustration of ...
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What can we infer about the programming language used in "Jurassic Park" (the book, not the movie)?

This discussion was originally posted as part of the question, but I'm moving it into an answer instead: One snippet ends most of its statements with a period .; the other doesn't use any statement ...
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DNA sequencing in Jurassic Park

They just grew what they found. Here's the relevant quote from the book. (page 107 in the Ballantine mass market paperback from 1990) "That's a new batch of DNA," Wu said. "We don't know exactly ...
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In Jurassic Park, do we know which velociraptor is "the big one"?

It is my opinion that "The Big One" is the raptor that opens the kitchen door. It's stated by Muldoon that "When she looks at you, you can see she's working things out." This seems to indicate she's ...
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What is the magazine advert on Dennis Nedry's desk

The brand(s) on the uppermost advert belongs to Miles Laboratories. The company made, amongst other things, tissue-typing equipment (for use in medical and genetic testing) and was still using that ...
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Was any investigation done in the aftermath of Jurassic Park?

I don't think this was explicitly addressed in the movies. In Jurassic Park: The Lost World it seems that Ingen enforced NDAs on everyone involved but nothing is suggested of governmental involvement. ...
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Which dinosaur laid the eggs that Dr Grant found?

In the original novel Grant finds a velociraptor eggshell. Grant shook his head. “Look at the curvature. The shell is almost flat. That's from a very big egg. And notice the thickness of the shell. ...
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