Bumpy the Ankylosaurus has remained on Isla Nublar at the end of season 3 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Due to this, there are four possible fates for her between Camp Cretaceous and Fallen Kingdom. First, she may have been attacked and killed by a carnivore on the island. Second, she may have been among the dinosaurs that died on the island when Mount Sibo erupted. Third, she may be one of the dinosaurs that were auctioned off at the Lockwood Manor. Fourth, she may have been one of the dinosaurs that escaped into the wild on the mainland. I wonder if we will learn of her final fate in either Dominion or future seasons of Camp Cretaceous.
There was a leaked photo of a new dinosaur hybrid that will appear in season 4 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. This one is visibly different from the Indominus Rex, Scorpius Rex, and Indoraptor. Not only is it far cuter, but it is clearly a herbivore. At first glance, this creature looks like a mix between a Sinoceratops and a Spinosaurus. It is clearly a baby, which implies it could be a companion dinosaur that will replace Bumpy the Ankylosaurus. We have seen what carnivorous hybrids are like. Now, it is time to see a herbivorous hybrid.
I must say that I was thrilled to see Quetzalcoatlus in the prehistoric prologue of Jurassic World: Dominion. I also liked how they were compared to the Pteranodons in terms of size. It was like watching a flock of sparrows flying away from an approaching eagle. Quetzalcoatlus has always been my all-time favorite pterosaur and seeing it on the big screen was such a treat. I often wondered how much more chaotic Jurassic World would have been if Quetzalcoatlus was among the pterosaurs that escaped the aviary. Can you imagine creatures as tall as giraffes with forty foot wingspans and ice pick-like faces rampaging through Jurassic World’s main street?
I must say that I was super excited to see the Giganotosaurus in the prologue for Jurassic World: Dominion. I have been a fan of Giganotosaurus since it was first discovered in the 1990s. Despite being a predator that rivals Tyrannosaurus Rex in terms of size, Giganotosaurus has never appeared in a movie before until now. I like how the Jurassic World: Dominion version of Giganotosaurus resembles the Indominus Rex. The reason for this is because the Indominus Rex has Giganotosaurus DNA in its genetic makeup. Also, this version of Giganotosaurus resembles the Allosaurus in Battle of Big Rock, which makes sense since both dinosaurs are carnosaurs and are related. Overall, I hope we get to see a cloned version of the Giganotosaurus in Jurassic World: Dominion. Since its DNA was used to create the Indominus Rex, it would make sense that they would use it to make a true clone of the animal.
Falconry was a popular sport amongst medieval nobility. In fact, it became so popular that members of royalty would spend a fortune on their birds to the point of having perches for their favorite birds in their bed chambers. A number of words and phrases that we use today originated from falconry. While the nobles were engaging in falconry, spare birds would be carried on what was called a cadge and the guy who carried the cadge was called a cadger. It is from this word that we got the word “caddy” when it comes to golf and it serves the same purpose. When a bird has eaten and it not interested in flying or hunting, it is said to be “fed up”, which is where we got that expression. Falcons would have leashes on their feet. Normally, you would secure the leash by pressing your thumb against your hand and you would have the falcon “under your thumb.” For extra security, you could wrap the rest of the falcon’s leash around your pinky and you would have the bird “wrapped around your little finger.” It is interesting how the words and phrases we use today originate from the most unexpected places.
In the prologue of Jurassic World: Dominion, we watched as Rexy is chased by a helicopter before rampaging through a drive-thru movie theater. I noticed something different about Rexy’s behavior in this scene. She was not hunting or fighting or being territorial like she usually is. Instead, Rexy was scared and confused, which is normal when a wild animal ventures into an unfamiliar environment. She was born and raised in the laboratories of Isla Sorna and spent the majority of her life in the jungles of Isla Nublar. When she was released onto the mainland, she was seeing all of this for the first time in her life. She was being exposed to sights, sounds, and smells she never experienced before. It must be beyond overwhelming for her. We have gotten used to seeing Rexy as the powerful and regal Queen of the Dinosaurs, but here she is lost, alone, and trying to figure out her new place in the modern world.
My favorite part of the prologue for Jurassic World: Dominion is the section that takes place in the Cretaceous Period. In that part of the prologue, we got to see the original versions of the dinosaurs in their natural habitat. It felt like something out of Walking With Dinosaurs. The makers of the Jurassic Park/World franchise did say that they plan to take the franchise in other directions after Dominion. I hope one of those directions will involve a film that is like the prehistoric section of the prologue. That would be cool beyond measure to see a full length film that features the dinosaurs in this fashion.
I am pleased to report that The Kaligen Experiment: Bestiary has received a new rating this morning on Amazon. It is a four star rating!
My fictional species of Stegosaur is called Lappadon or “Thorn Tooth”. I gave it this name because it has no back plates like the original Stegosaurs. Instead, it has lots of spikes, which makes it like an oversized porcupine or hedgehog.
My fictional species of raptor is called the Sanguraptor or “Blood Thief.” I gave it this name to highlight its bloodthirsty and sadistic nature. If Hannibal Lector or Jack the Ripper was a dinosaur, they would be this creature.