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.
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.
“You cannot have an animal with exaggerated predator features without the corresponding behavior traits.”
Dr. Henry Wu, Jurassic World
I heard an intriguing rumor regarding the upcoming fourth season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. It has been implied that we have not seen the last of the Scorpius Rex. I think somehow whoever is controlling the new island got their hands on one. I don’t know if this Scorpius Rex is the mystery dinosaur that is stowing away in the kids’ boat, another of the Scorpius Rex’s offspring that was captured by Mantah Corp offscreen, or a clone that was grown from a sample that one of the drones got from one of the Scorpius Rexes. Either way, I hope this rumor is true because the Scorpius Rex is such a fascinating and terrifying creature and I want to see more of it.
The wait is finally over! The Kindle ebook and paperback editions for my dinosaur book, The Kaligen Experiment: Genesis, is now available on Amazon. Enjoy!
“Dr. Edgar Crews was a young autistic prodigy who wanted to change the world. He gets his chance when he participates in the most ambitious and elaborate ecological experiment in the history of mankind. Edgar’s contribution results in the creation of a new breed of dinosaurs unlike any the planet has ever seen. For a decade, the experiment goes swimmingly until it is sabotaged by a group of extremists. Now, Edgar and his research team must escape from the very primeval ecosystem they created. Along the way, they encounter evolutionary mutations no one has ever dreamed of. Follow a band of survivors as they endure the hike from hell!”
We have some news regarding the fourth season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Through the teaser, we learned that it will start in early December and will take place on a new island. In legitimate website that was connected to Universal Studios, it was confirmed that the new island is going to be Isla Sorna AKA Site B! This is an exciting development because the fate of Site B has been shrouded in mystery in the Jurassic World universe. Fallen Kingdom openly said that Isla Nublar was the home of the last dinosaurs on Earth, but never mentioned what happened to Isla Sorna. Now, it looks like we are about to find out what became of Site B.
I found this video that talks about a fictional project that depicts what a responsibly run dinosaur theme park might look like. The project is called Prehistorica and it essentially depicts what Jurassic Park could have been if it never failed.
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.
“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.