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Dinotopia

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Joe Pineapples, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. Joe Pineapples

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    Not having seen any previous clips etc, i gave this program about 30mins worth of 'benefit of the doubt'.............and i guess the final coffin nail, was finding out the dinosaurs could talk, read etc

    Okay, i guess this is meant for kids (even an insult to some of them i imagine), but then why put it on at 7:00pm on a sunday night? - even the abysmal 'relic hunter' is safetly out of the way in a 4:00pm slot.

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    Did the main talking dinosaurs remind you a bit of Jar Jar Binks ?
     
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    A cross between Jar Jar Binks and C3PO.

    I was amazed when I saw those leather-clad, helmeted pterodactyl riders, not to mention the plot point about people being spiritually bonded for life with newly-hatched dinosaurs: both come straight from the Anne McCaffrey "Dragon" books.

    "Dragonflight" the first book in the McCaffrey series would have made a far better serial, with its infinitely superior plotting and characterisation; Dinotopia is strictly by-the-numbers.

    Once again, all that money and effort and such a depressing result.

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    I managed about 15 minutes before I couldn't stand the stink any longer.
     
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    Hi Bert are her book any good?
     
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    The original Dragon trilogy is very good. I'd advise you to try Dragonflight and see if it's to your taste. Some readers find the character names (which are a little odd) a bit of a stumbling-block, but I can't say they bothered me.

    McCaffrey has tried for years to get a film version off the ground; I'm surprised that none of the studios have gone for the idea.

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    I've read Rowan by her, and pegasus something, very good, but no Terrt Pratchett. I like my fantasy funny.
     
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    Well the kids enjoyed it

    Wrong time spot though .Would have been better earlier in the day for younger children
     

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