In the film adaptation of Carnosaur, we were introduced to radically insane plan by a mad scientist named Dr. Jane Tiptree. Tiptree somehow extracted prehistoric DNA and used it to create a virus that contaminated chicken eggs. Upon exposure to the virus, human males would become violently sick while human females became living incubators for dinosaur eggs. Tiptree’s endgame was to give the planet back to the dinosaurs by breeding the human race out of existence. After a matter of days, the virus had contaminated an entire town, but was contained by the military before it erupted into a global pandemic. However, I sometimes wonder how the world would have changed if the military failed to contain Tiptree’s virus. Would the human race be able to fend off its own extinction? Would the dinosaurs take over the planet? An intriguing scenario to consider.
“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.
“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.
While brainstorming my alien invasion story idea, I ponder on a few questions. How would aliens invade? Would they go all-out war like Independence Day or War of the Worlds or would they choose the back door and conquer the planet covertly? What kind of technology would they possess? Would they attack with space crafts or ground forces? Would they have energy-based weapons or would they have something more advanced? When it comes to method of invasion, I prefer the straightforward approach because I think aliens would want to show off their technological superiority. I am thinking of giving my aliens ground forces that are composed of nanotechnology. The fun thing about nanotechnology is that if it is advanced enough it can assume any form it wants depending on the situation. This promises to be a particularly formidable military weapon for the forces of Earth to face.
I just had an idea for a potential story idea. I am thinking of writing my own alien invasion story. I am thinking of telling it from the point of view of a librarian who is forced to survive in a war torn world as humans and aliens clash for control of the planet. Along the way, the librarian comes in contact with other survivors and has to evade alien scouts and war machines. It is going to be a suspenseful and psychologically engaging story.
After much thought, I have decided to give my kaiju novella, Karmathaur, a reboot as a full novel. While the novella was designed to be a short term adrenaline boost, this new novel will be more complex with a deeper story and more developed characters. Since kaiju such as Godzilla and King Kong have been rebooted more than once for a new audience, I thought it would be fitting if I did the same with Karmathaur. Also, I will be introducing several new kaiju in this reboot novel. Some will fight Karmathaur while others will become his allies. I look forward to engaging with this project when my schedule opens up. Overall, the novella was a good introduction to Karmathaur, but I believe this new novel will reinvigorate the character. The novella will be my equivalent to the original 1954 Godzilla film while the novel will be the beginning of my equivalent to the Showa and Heisei Godzilla eras.
In terms of appearance, I have a pretty good idea of how the army of monsters in my fantasy series is going to look. In terms of biology and behavioral patterns, I have been taking inspiration from other creatures other creatures that use a caste system. In all these cases, monsters with a caste system act as a virtually unstoppable force against mankind. Imagine what beasts such as this would fare against medieval armies with magic and dragons. Such a conflict would be terrifying to behold. In terms of presence, my army of monsters will have an ominous and mysterious presence as they slowly encroach on human territory. This is similar to how the White Walkers gradually made their way to the Wall in Game of Thrones, attacking and killing everything in their path. Overall, I am rather intrigued with tinkering with this concept.
“We only have bits and pieces of information, but what we know for certain is that at some point in the early 21st century, all of mankind was united in celebration. We marveled at our own magnificence as we gave birth to A.I.”
“A.I.? You mean artificial intelligence.”
“A single consciousness that spawned an entire race of machines.”
Morpheus and Neo, The Matrix
I have decided to write a new science fiction series that depicts the creation of artificial intelligence. The story will be portrayed in the not too distant future from the point of view of a brilliant yet misguided scientist working for a robotics company. It will also depict the creation of true artificial intelligence and its relationship with its creator. The A.I. will not be a super-intelligent entity at first. Instead, it will start with the intelligence and emotional level of a child before gradually growing and evolving into a more complex being. Unlike stories such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, Terminator, and The Matrix, which show A.I.’s plans for world domination at a fast pace, my story will show a slow path for world domination as the A.I. contemplates its own existence and how far it would need to go to guarantee its own survival. As the A.I. grows in emotional and intellectual complexity, the story will demonstrate the various stages it will go through as it evolves from a simple program to a physical being.
“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.
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.