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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.

WHAT IS E750? (PART 2)

“A creature of the future, made from pieces of the past!”

Gunnar Eversol, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I have watched the latest trailer for Season 3 of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and it looks like we have a better idea of what this season will be like. With the mysterious creature known as E750 on the loose, the atmosphere was darker and more suspenseful, which was hinted by the cloudy and gloomy sky over Isla Nublar.

I have been keeping tabs on any potential rumors and leaks and I think I have a better idea of what E750 is. Its possible name is “Scorpius Rex.” In the trailer, we potentially saw the creature’s eye as it watched a bolt of lightning light a tree on fire. It looks like it is the size of a Velociraptor or a medium-sized carnivore as big as a Carnotaurus. Its status as a genetically modified hybrid like the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor is starting to become more likely.

Upon further investigation, it looks like there may have been multiple versions of the animal. This was hinted by the notes Brooklyn found that were numbered 1309, 1310, and 1311. Whether if these were other attempts to create or some other hybrids that are yet to reveal themselves remains unknown. Hopefully, we will get some answers in the next season.

For the longest while, I thought about Eli Mills’s men retrieving a rib bone from the Indominus Rex at the start of Fallen Kingdom. They did this to get a base genome to create the Indoraptor. If E750 was another hybrid, why didn’t Mills send his men to retrieve a sample from it while it was contained in its cryostasis capsule? Why did they not include it in their Indoraptor project? I think I have an idea why.

I think Dr. Henry Wu kept E750 on ice for a reason. Compared to the Indominus Rex, E750 is likely more genetically unstable and unpredictable. It might have been an even more imperfect hybrid than the Indoraptor, which would have made an even more monstrous genetic freak. Due to this, E750 may have been deemed to dangerous by Dr. Henry Wu and kept on ice until he figured out what to do with it. If its DNA is unstable enough, E750 might have been considered a poor choice to base the Indoraptor project on.

If E750 is as unstable and monstrous as I think it is, it may be the most fearsome hybrid in the franchise so far, even more so than even the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor. However, even though E750 may be an imperfect creature, I have a feeling that it will attract attention from some outside parties such as the corporation Mantah Corp. Sammy did give them a flash drive full of data, which may contain information about E750. With the Indominus Rex dead and the Indoraptor not yet existing, E750 may be too big of a prize for Mantah Corp to resist. Due to this, I think we will finally see Mantah Corp this season as they try to claim E750 for themselves. However, if E750 is as deadly as I think it is, I think a lot of people are going to die trying to catch while the kids get caught in the crossfire. We shall see in the next season in May.

IF I RAISED THE INDOMINUS REX

“How long has the animal been in here?”

“All its life.”

“Never seen anything outside these walls?”

“We can’t exactly walk it.”

“And you feed it with that?”

“Is there a problem?”

“Animals raised in isolation aren’t always the most functional.”

“Your raptors were born in captivity.”

“With siblings. They learn social skills and I imprint on them when they’re born. There’s trust. The only positive relationship this animal has is with that crane. At least she knows that means food.”

“So, she needs a friend. We should schedule playdates? That sort of thing?”

“Probably not a good idea.”

Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, Jurassic World

In Jurassic World, we got to see the Indominus Rex cause all kinds of havoc when it broke out of its paddock. Some believed that this was due to its super-charged predatory instincts or some kind of mental illness caused by its hybrid nature. However, I think the reason is more complex than that. To find out the reason, you need to go back to the very beginning during the original Jurassic Park film.

In Jurassic Park, the staff had no idea how to handle their Velociraptors. When they hatched, the raptors proved lethal when they turned eight months old. Their lethality was so extreme that the raptors proved savage even amongst themselves. This was proven when the alpha raptor nicknamed the “Big One” slaughtered all but two of the other raptors. Eventually, the raptors became so violent and unpredictable that Jurassic Park’s game warden Robert Muldoon was forced to relocate the raptors to a more cramped enclosure and feed them live cows from a crane. This new enclosure was too cramped for three raptors and they were cut off from the rest of the world. Muldoon was basing his handling of the raptors on his own experiences of handling predators such as lions, which are nothing compared to raptors. John Hammond claimed to have been present for the birth of every dinosaur on Isla Nublar, but he clearly did nothing else after the imprinting process had begun. With no other form of parental care or guidance, the raptors’ savagery was guaranteed.

With Jurassic World, we get to see what happens when you give Velociraptors the care and guidance that they require. Owen Grady not only imprinted on his four Velociraptors when they were born, but he continued to raise and train them until they reached adulthood. Their paddock was larger, which gave them more room to move about. The railing on top of the paddock was designed so that the raptors were forced to look up at Owen as he hand fed them. This is similar to baby birds get food from their mothers. Even so, you can imprint, raise, and train a raptor, but at the end of the day they are still wild animals, which makes them unpredictable. Fortunately, if you raise and train raptors their entire lives, they are less likely to attack anyone.

Sadly, the Indominus Rex did not imprint on a parental figure when it was born and it did not learn social skills. It was just put inside its paddock the day it was born and was instantly cut off from the rest of the world. The Indominus Rex did not learn to get along with its sibling to the point in which it cannibalized it. Whether if this was due to its Abelisaur genes or its lack of social skills is up for debate. However, if the Indominus Rex imprinted on a parental figure and learned social skills, it might not have turned on its sibling.

Due to being bigger than any Velociraptor, the Indominus Rex would have needed a much larger paddock for it to move around in. Its paddock was designed to have high walls to keep the animal from escaping, but it clearly the engineers did not consider making it wider. Since it was raised in isolation, the Indominus Rex lacked any form of mental stimulation. Because it had the intellect of a Velociraptor, the Indominus Rex needed a considerable amount of mental stimulation. This would have kept it from getting bored and it would have encouraged emotional growth and satisfaction.

A normal Tyrannosaurus Rex needed about 500 pounds of meat a day just to stay alive. Due to being bigger, the Indominus Rex would need 700 or 800 pounds of meat a day to stay alive. It would also need a source of water the size of a swimming pool every day to stay hydrated. I would also need a bulldozer or a colony of dung beetles to deal with its daily droppings.

The tracking implant that was initially in the Indominus Rex’s back could also be used to shock it if it got too close to a perimeter fence. However, it clawed it out due to remembering where it was put in. With this in mind, backup implants would be needed to be put in place especially in areas that are hard for it to reach. Just as my pit bulls require a shock collar from time to time, an Indominus Rex would need these shocking implants to be used as a training tool to maintain discipline when it misbehaves.

If I raised the Indominus Rex, I would take the Owen Grady approach and tend to its care and needs every day of its life. I would raise it as I would my pit bulls with a healthy balance between love and discipline, both of which the Indominus Rex never received. I would need an even larger backyard to accommodate such a large animal. However, if I went for the more compact version that Vic Hoskins wanted to create, I think it would be easier to manage. When properly trained and raised, I think the Indominus Rex would be far better than any guard dog. I can only imagine how people at the dog park would react when I bring a 50 foot long, 20 foot tall, and 8 ton creature.

Overall, I would love the opportunity to raise and train the Indominus Rex. Due to its isolated and potentially abusive upbringing, the Indominus Rex was an animal that required love and attention like any other living thing. If I could provide it with a proper upbringing, I might be able to temper its more savage instincts.

I would name the Indominus Rex Mary after the Tudor queen Bloody Mary. If I raised it along with its sibling, I would name its sibling after Elizabeth the Virgin Queen. However, if one of them changes gender from female to male like the original Jurassic Park dinosaurs, I would name the male either Henry or Edward. If one of them changes gender and they become a mated pair, I could start a breeding population of Indominus Rex. The two Indominus Rex would then pass on the social skills I gave them to their offspring. This could lead to animals that were originally genetic freaks into becoming truly functional lifeforms.

WHAT IS E750?

“Imagine. That one, a fraction of the size – deadly, intelligent, able to hide from the most advanced military technology. A living weapon unlike anything we’ve ever seen. “

Vic Hoskins, Jurassic World

In the second season of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous, we were introduced to one of Dr. Henry Wu’s side projects. The side project in question was labeled E750 and was kept in cryostasis somewhere on Isla Nublar. Some fans have been wondering what kind of creature is E750. In season one, while Brooklyn was looking through Dr. Henry Wu’s computer, it was revealed that E750 was connected to clinical trials.

However, I think E750 is connected to more than just a few clinical trials. I think E750 is another genetically modified hybrid like the Indominus Rex and the Indoraptor. If so, E750 may have been some kind of prototype that culminated in the creation of the Indominus Rex. On the other hand, E750 may be an early version of the Indoraptor since both Dr. Henry Wu and Vic Hoskins expressed interest in making a version of the Indominus Rex that was compact and every bit as dangerous as the original. However, when Jurassic World fell, Dr. Henry Wu was forced to take most of his research off site. Unfortunately, the good doctor clearly had to leave some of his other projects behind. With Vic Hoskins dead and his prototypes left behind, Dr. Henry Wu needed some other way to weaponize dinosaurs, which led to him working with Eli Mills in Fallen Kingdom.

Thanks to the usual antics of Kenji, E750’s cryostasis tank has lost power. At the end of the season, it is clear that E750 has escaped and is loose on Isla Nublar. While the kids try to find a way off Isla Nublar, they will also have to deal with whatever Frankenstein’s monster E750 is next season. I look forward to finding out what this mysterious creature is.

BOOK REVIEW: JURASSIC PARK

I just finished the audiobook version of Jurassic Park and it has been such a thrill. Not only was it far more brutal than the film, but it had a lot more complexity and moving parts. While the film portrayed the dinosaurs as theme park monsters running amok, the book portrayed the dinosaurs as actual animals with their own unique behavioral patterns. The human characters were more complex than they were in the film and some we even more unlikable than they were in the film. As I paid attention to the dialogue, I noticed numerous lines that appeared in one form or another throughout the film franchise, particularly the first film and the Jurassic World trilogy. Also, if you know where to look, you can see some elements of this book that appeared in the Jurassic World trilogy but not the original film. Specifically, the two things that the book and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had in common were the destruction of Isla Nublar and the dinosaurs escaping onto the mainland. I liked that the book highlighted the possibility of the dinosaurs somehow escaping onto the mainland and carved out their own territories in the Costa Rican jungles and mountains. Overall, I would recommend this book whether you watched the films or not.