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SPINOSAURUS RETURNS!

I heard an intriguing rumor about Season 4 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. It has been implied that the campers will somehow end up on Isla Sorna AKA Site B. That is when the Spinosaurus from Jurassic Park 3 will return and confront the campers. I certainly hope this rumor is true because we have not seen this animal in 20 years. I also hope we will see it in Jurassic World: Dominion next year.

IF I WENT TO JURASSIC WORLD

“The most advanced amusement park in the entire world! Combining all the latest technologies. And I’m not just talking about rides, everybody has rides. No, we’ve made living biological attractions so astounding that they’ll capture the imaginations of the entire planet!”

John Hammond, Jurassic Park

When we saw Jurassic World, we got to see what a functional dinosaur theme park would have been like if Jurassic Park did not fail. After seeing what the park has to offer, I often imagine what I would do if I went to Jurassic World while it was open. I would prefer to visit Jurassic World about six months before the Indominus Rex breaks out. That way I could safely experience everything the park has to offer without fear of getting trampled or eaten.

I would start by getting a room at the local Hilton. When I had my book signing at WonderCon in 2015, I stayed at a Hilton and it was a very nice hotel to stay in. I would definitely stay at the Hilton in Jurassic World especially since it comes with a spa. I would take part in the spa in order to relieve my muscles and joints of all their stress. The Hilton will also be the place where I get my breakfast. I know from personal experience that they serve great breakfasts.

We shall begin with the attractions in Sector 1, which consists of the Botanical Gardens and the Golf Course. The Botanical Gardens would allow me to examine cloned prehistoric plants that are about 200 million years old. I own golf clubs so I think the Golf Course would be an ideal place to hit a bucket of balls.

In Sector 2, I would get to see the Bamboo Forest, the Gondola Lift, and Lookout Point. The Bamboo Forest would allow me to take a peaceful walk through a recreated prehistoric forest that houses seven species of dinosaurs. It would feel like taking a spiritual walk through the distant past. I would be fine about going on the Gondola Lift because I have ridden one before while vacationing in the mountains. However, there is not a chance in heck I would do Lookout Point because I have motion sickness, which would make me ill-suited to riding a hang glider.

In Sector 3, there is Main Street, Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, Jurassic World Lagoon, T. Rex Kingdom, and the Innovation Center. Main Street will be filled with restaurants where I would get lunch and dinner and an IMAX theater that would me to see a prehistoric world on the big screen with the best surround sound money can buy. The Gentle Giants Petting Zoo houses baby dinosaurs and is usually reserved for children. However, I would go into that petting zoo, sit in the middle of the area, and wait for the baby dinosaurs to swarm me. When they do swarm me, I would smother the baby dinosaurs with all the love I have to offer. I do the same thing at the dog park. The Jurassic World Lagoon is home to the Mosasaurus and I would get to watch its feeding show. The T. Rex Kingdom would allow me to come face-to-face with my favorite dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus Rex. And this would be no ordinary T. Rex; this would be the original one from Jurassic Park, which would make meeting her even more special. The Innovation Center would be like a museum full of information on prehistory and it would have the Creation Lab where the dinosaurs are made. It would be like going behind the scenes of Disney’s Imagineers.

In Sector 4, there is the Gallimimus Valley, the Gyrosphere Valley, and Triceratops Territory. The Gallimimus Valley would allow me to ride on a safari truck alongside a herd of Gallimimus, which would be like driving alongside a frolicking herd of gazelles or ostriches. The Gyrosphere Valley would enable me to move amongst many species of large dinosaurs while inside a bulletproof sphere. That way, I can walk amongst giants with little fear of injury. The Triceratops Territory would be the Triceratops equivalent of T. Rex Kingdom.

In Sector 5, there is the Aviary, Cretaceous Cruise, the Raptor Paddock, and the River Adventure. The Aviary is home to at least two species of pterosaurs: Pteranodon and Dimorphodon. That would be amazing to see flying reptiles as big as pterosaurs. I would go through the Aviary while riding Cretaceous Cruise, which is a kayak river ride that would allow me to see over a hundred species of dinosaurs and prehistoric plants while in my kayak. Cretaceous Cruise may also be part of the River Adventure, which features Parasaurolophus that glow in the dark. Then I would go to the Raptor Paddock, where I would watch Owen Grady train and feed his pack of Velociraptors.

Sector 6 would be less accessible than the other sectors since it consisted of Camp Cretaceous, the Carnotaurus Paddock, the Indominus Rex Paddock, and the rest of the sector would consist of docks and genetics labs. Camp Cretaceous is meant for kids and would not have started by the time of my visit. The Carnotaurus and Indominus Rex paddocks would be off limits for guests because the Carnotaurus is too aggressive and the Indominus Rex paddock is still under construction. The labs and the docks would be available only to park staff.

Overall, Jurassic World would be full of surprises, sights, and experiences that I would want to witness before the park was destroyed. It would be a place I would like to visit more than even Disneyland.

JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION LEAKS

“Nothing in Jurassic World is natural! We have always been filling the gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And if their genetic code was pure, many of them would look a lot different.”

Dr. Henry Wu, Jurassic World

It is common knowledge that the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park franchise are not fully scientifically accurate. None of them had feathers and several of them looked different from their prehistoric counterparts. In Jurassic World, it was revealed that the reason why the cloned dinosaurs looked nothing like their templates was because they were not pure-blooded carbon copies of the originals. When InGen cloned their dinosaurs, they would use frog DNA to fill in the gene sequence gaps in the prehistoric DNA. By the time of Jurassic World, scientists were able to include genes from snakes, cuttlefish, and scorpionfish in the dinosaurs’ genetic makeup. Due to all this foreign genes in their DNA, the Jurassic Park dinosaurs were unable to authentically resemble their prehistoric counterparts. Fortunately, that plot hole is going to be rectified in Jurassic World: Dominion, which will feature a prologue that portrays scientifically accurate dinosaurs with feathers. Such specimens include Dreadnoughtus, Quetzalcoatlus, Pteranodon, Ankylosaurus, Natsutoceratops, Iguanodon, Oviraptor, Moros Intrepidus, Giganotosaurus, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is a big deal for several of these dinosaurs to appear on the big screen and not just because they are more scientifically accurate. Moros Intrepidus was only discovered and named two years ago and it made its big screen debut in record time. Despite being a larger and more powerful predator than Tyrannosaurus Rex, Giganotosaurus never appeared on the big screen before until now. Even though Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared in countless dinosaur films, its feathered version never appeared on the big screen before. In addition, this preview will reveal the origin story of the original Tyrannosaurus Rex from Jurassic Park. Overall, this preview is going to look like a more high quality version of Walking With Dinosaurs and I cannot wait to see it next week.

DINOSAUR OVERVIEW: SCORPIUS REX

“The E750 project is extremely aggressive!”

Dr. Henry Wu, Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous

The wait is finally over! We finally got to see E750 in all is glory in Season 3 of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous. It has been confirmed that this beast’s name is “Scorpius Rex”. For the longest time, I thought this creature was an early version of the Indoraptor that Dr. Wu created for Vic Hoskins. However, it was revealed that the Scorpius Rex was the very first hybrid dinosaur ever created, predating even the Indominus Rex, which was the first hybrid to be revealed to the public.

The Scorpius Rex was a failed attempt to create the Indominus Rex. When it was made, it was deemed too hideous to be shown to the public. I agree with this sentiment because the Scorpius Rex was utterly grotesque compared to the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor. The way to contorted its arms and torso almost made its upper body seem semi-humanoid before snapping back into place. It also had unpredictable mood swings between being placid to being completely aggressive. Its name came from the scorpionfish DNA that was used in its creation. Its scorpionfish genes resulted in it having highly venomous quills.

Unlike most theropod dinosaurs, the Scorpius Rex is skilled at climbing trees. Like a leopard, it would stash its kills in trees. It was implied that the carcasses were gruesomely mauled and mangled after being stung by the Scorpius Rex’s quills. Like the Indominus Rex, the Scorpius Rex had infrared vision, which means it could see its prey’s body heat. This method of hunting reminded me of how the Predator hunted. However, its infrared vision is also one of its weaknesses. When it sees fires and explosions, the Scorpius Rex seems to calm down and runs to the source of the intense heat.

What was most fascinating about the Scorpius Rex was its ability to reproduce asexually. Only one of its offspring was seen, which implies that it was the only one of its brood to reach adulthood. Like Bumpy the Ankylosaurus, the young Scorpius Rex underwent an accelerated growth rate, allowing them to reach full maturity within a matter of days or weeks. My guess is that the rest of the brood were either cannibalized by their mother, got eaten by other carnivorous dinosaurs, or turned on one another until only one remained. This was similar to how the Indominus Rex killed and ate its own sibling. Like the Indominus Rex, the Scorpius Rex lacked social skills, which was evidenced by the Scorpius Rex fighting its own offspring. Still, the Scorpius Rex’s ability to reproduce asexually is a game changer. Not only does this make the second Scorpius Rex the first hybrid dinosaur to be born naturally, but it also implies that the other dinosaurs could potentially do it as well. If the dinosaurs that escaped the Lockwood Manor gain the ability to reproduce asexually, any chance of containing them will be lost.

Overall, the Scorpius Rex was easily the most monstrous creature in the Jurassic Park franchise so far. It gave us an idea of what else hybrid dinosaurs are capable of. I certainly hope it will not be the last hybrid we get to see in the franchise.

WHAT IS E750? (PART 6)

“Where have you been?”

“Change of plans. Mission took a jog to the left. I’m taking everything off-site.”

“The embryos are safe here. They can live up to eight weeks on the generators.”

“No, no. You — You listen. Park’s gonna be Chapter 11 by morning. Okay? Our little side project’s about to get shot in the arm. I don’t want a bunch of lawyers messing around with something they don’t understand. You get it?”

[Silence]

“Hey. I’m gonna take that as a yes.”

Dr. Henry Wu and Vic Hoskins, Jurassic World

Upon closer examination, I realized that the mysterious hybrid dinosaur known as E750 was indirectly mentioned in Jurassic World. Near the end of the movie, Dr. Henry Wu and Vic Hoskins spoke to one another over the phone and mentioned a “side project” they were working on. When Hoskins mentioned the “side project”, Dr. Wu looked visibly afraid. Considering E750 attacked Dr. Wu, it is easy to see why he would be frightened by the mention of the “side project”. Due to this, E750 was the side project that Dr. Wu and Hoskins were working on behind the scenes. Later in the movie, Hoskins mentioned the possibility of making a hybrid that was a more compact version of the Indominus Rex that was every bit as deadly and intelligent as the original and could hide from the most advanced military technology. At the time, we thought Hoskins was foreshadowing the Indoraptor, but now it is clear he was talking about E750. This would make sense because the Indoraptor would be made on the mainland two years after Jurassic World fell. Meanwhile, E750 was already made and fully grown on Isla Nublar by the time the events of Jurassic World took place. Essentially, E750 is Dr. Wu’s and Hoskins’s version of the Indoraptor before the Indoraptor itself was created. With all of this in mind, the kids in Camp Cretaceous are up against a creature that is not only a genetic freak, but also a living weapon that is specifically bred for combat. This has raised the stakes even higher and I look forward to seeing what will happen in Season 3 of Camp Cretaceous.

WHAT IS E750? (PART 4)

“You made a genetic hybrid. Raised it in captivity. She is seeing all of this for the first time. She does not even know what she is. She will kill everything that moves.”

Owen Grady, Jurassic World

The new trailer for Season 3 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous came out today and things are heating up. We got a better understanding of the mysterious hybrid known as E750. Apparently, it attacked its creator, Dr. Henry Wu, which likely resulted in it being put on ice. Dr. Wu described E750 as being extremely aggressive, which likely made it more uncontrollable and unpredictable than the Indoraptor. The fact that E750 was extremely aggressive and attacked its creator is likely why Dr. Wu did not consider it a suitable template for the Indoraptor project. It could also be the reason why Eli Mills’s mercenaries retrieved the Indominus Rex rib bone instead of E750. Dialogue in the trailer confirmed my suspicions that E750 is a worse abomination than the Indominus Rex. Clearly, when the kids found out about E750’s true nature, they became more desperate than ever to get off the island. At the end of the trailer, we receive a dark and ominous atmosphere over the kids’ hideout as E750 stalks them in a tropical storm. To defend themselves, the kids erected a makeshift electric fence around their hideout. However, it does not seem to slow E750 down as it brushes its body against the fence. I also suspect that E750 has the same camouflage ability as the Indominus Rex. The reason for this is because the beast seemed to vanish and the kids were desperately trying to find out where it went. When you combine a dark tropical storm with a monster that can camouflage, you know you are in deep trouble. I suspect while the kids are dealing with E750, Eli Mills’s men are collecting the Indominus Rex rib bone on the other side of the island. This would make sense since both events happened during a tropical storm. Overall, the introduction of E750 has made the story of Camp Cretaceous take a dark turn and I look forward to seeing if the kids will somehow get out of this pickle.

HUMAN DEGENERATION

“Is it a virus?”

“We don’t know.”

“How does it spread? Is it airborne?”

“There is a possibility. We don’t know.”

“Is this an international health hazard or a military concern?”

“Both.”

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

I thought of adding an extra layer of chaos to the dinosaur apocalypse in my dinosaur series. In addition to dinosaurs and a mysterious pathogen, I am planning to include legions of man-eating humanoid mutants. These mutants will be a combination between the unused dinosaur/human hybrids of Jurassic Park lore, the fast-moving zombies from the 2004 version of Dawn of the Dead, and the relentless monsters from the South Korean Netflix show Sweet Home. I will not say how I plan to make the story work by including these mutants long with the dinosaurs and the pathogen, but I can say they are all connected to the same phenomenon.

ELON MUSK’S JURASSIC PARK

“How many times do you have to see the evidence? How many times must the point be made? We’re causing our own extinction. Too many red lines have been crossed. And our home has, in fundamental ways, been polluted by avarice and political megalomania. Genetic power has been unleashed! And, of course, that will be catastrophic. This change was inevitable from the moment we brought the first dinosaur back from extinction. We try to convince ourselves that sudden change exists outside the normal order of things like a car crash or it’s beyond our control like a fatal illness. We never conceive of sudden, radical, irrational change being woven into the fabric of existence. But I can assure you it most assuredly is and it is happening now. Humans and dinosaurs are now going to be forced to coexist. These creatures were here before us and, if we’re not careful, they’ll be here after. We’re going to have to adapt to new threats we can’t even imagine. We have entered a new era. Welcome to Jurassic World.”

Ian Malcolm, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I discovered something big yesterday involving Elon Musk. On Twitter, Musk’s business partner revealed that they are toying with the idea of creating a real life Jurassic Park. Elon Musk already had plans regarding artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and colonizing Mars. We should not be surprised that he would want to make Jurassic Park a reality. Elon Musk definitely has the money, technology, and an army of scientists at his command for such an endeavor.

On a personal note, it looks like the dinosaurs Musk plans to create will not be scientifically accurate duplicates of the originals. This is similar to the dinosaurs in my dinosaurs series since they too are made through genetic engineering and are not scientifically accurate to the original dinosaurs of the past. Also, the timing of this Tweet is so perfect because I loosely based one of the characters on Elon Musk himself. I must say, when I saw the Tweet, I got some serious Indominus Rex vibes. Like the Indominus Rex, it is likely that the artificial dinosaurs Elon Musk plans to breed will be very unpredictable. Either way, in the near future, we might be seeing manmade dinosaurs in real life. They won’t be like the ones from the past, but they will be the next best thing. If Elon Musk pursues this path, he will become the real life John Hammond.

Some people may question this idea with good reason. However, this was inevitable from the moment Michael Crichton wrote the original Jurassic Park novel. He made us question what was scientifically possible and planted the idea of bringing dinosaurs back to life in our heads. For the past thirty years, that idea has been fanned into a flame that consumed the human imagination. Now, we have scientists planning to reverse engineer chickens back into dinosaur-like creatures or scientists planning to clone mammoths and saber-toothed cats. With these scientific developments, it was inevitable that someone with enough money, influence, and ambition would come along and try to make Jurassic Park a reality. One could argue that Elon Musk’s planned real life Jurassic Park is the ultimate culmination in Michael Crichton’s legacy. He wrote Jurassic Park as a cautionary tale and yet the public is ignoring his warnings and are hellbent on making his vision come true.

JURASSIC WORLD: IS REXY PREGNANT?

“How can it be pregnant? What is this? The Virgin Lizard?”

Mayor Ebert, Godzilla (1998)

After Season 2 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, we saw some strange behavior with the Tyrannosaurus Rex known as Rexy. After the fall of Jurassic World, Rexy was busy remodeling her old paddock. At first glance, it looked as though she was in the process of building a nest. Under normal circumstances, this would be impossible because Rexy would need a mate in order to reproduce. If she is displaying nesting behavior, it is possible she may be able to reproduce asexually. In the original Jurassic Park film, we learned that the geneticists used frog DNA to fill in the gene sequence gaps. This granted the dinosaurs of Isla Nublar the ability to switch genders from female to male, which thwarted the population control methods imposed by the park workers. However, I wonder if their DNA mutates further as they get older. As the original Tyrannosaurus Rex from the old park, Rexy is the oldest living dinosaur in the world. If this is the case, then this means that Rexy will start laying eggs sometime in the future. She clearly senses the changes her body is undergoing and is practicing nesting behavior in preparation for her brood. Let us not forget that Rexy’s blood was used in a transfusion with Blue the Velociraptor in Fallen Kingdom. If Rexy is in the process of becoming asexual, the possibility exists that she will pass that ability to Blue through the blood transfusion. As far as we know, both Rexy and Blue are the last of their respective species. With this in mind, the ability to reproduce asexually will be their species’ saving grace and will prevent them from becoming extinct all over again. Will the other dinosaurs that escaped into the wilderness gain this ability as they get older or will something else happen? I think we will find out in either Camp Cretaceous or Jurassic World: Dominion. I look forward to seeing if this theory is right or not.

WHAT IS E750? (PART 3)

Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We’re just used to being the cat.”

Dr. Henry Wu, Jurassic World

A new toy line for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous revealed what could be the mysterious genetically modified hybrid known as E750. Whether or not this is the final version of the animal is up for debate, but it is still fascinating. By examining this creature, you can see traits belonging to Carnotaurus, Velociraptor, and Indominus Rex. If I were to guess, these traits likely grant E750 the strength and durability of the Indominus Rex, the speed and intellect of a Velociraptor, and the aggression and ferocity of a Carnotaurus. When you take these features into account, we are looking at a potentially dangerous and formidable beast in Season 3 of Camp Cretaceous. If it does have the traits that I think it does, it could easily be a more frightening genetic abomination than either the Indominus Rex or the Indoraptor. Speaking of the Indoraptor, it is clear that the showrunners have taken inspiration for E750 from early concept art of the Indoraptor. With this in mind, this further reinforces the possibility that E750 is the more compact weaponized hybrid that Vic Hoskins wanted Dr. Henry Wu to make during Jurassic World. Due to this, Dr. Henry Wu may have specifically designed E750 for combat much like he did with both the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor. The kids in Camp Cretaceous have a hard enough time living on an island full of dinosaurs. Now, they will have to deal with a weaponized genetic freak like E750 as well. I look forward to when this creature makes its big debut next month.