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Tagged with “dinosaurs” (3)

  1. Terrible Lizards: S01E01 Tyrannosaurus

    For our first ever episode of Terrible Lizards we start, perhaps inevitably, with the most famous and iconic dinosaur ever – Tyrannosaurus. (Actually I wanted to do Nqwebasaurus but Iszi wouldn’t let me). The king is an absolute cultural icon and appears in pretty much every dinosaur movie and documentary of the last 50 years. As science progresses though, that mostly means that the public perception of this animal has got more and more out of tune with our modern understanding. So in this episode we talk about their giant heads and weird teeth, famously small arms, super-senses and tackle the vexed question of were they predators or scavengers? We round off with the issues of the mystery dwarf tyrannosaur Nanotyrannus and whether it is, or isn’t just a juvenile rex. Then the brilliant natural history broadcaster Chris Packham joins us to share his love of Tyrannosaurus and to ask Dave what he thinks a Tyrannosaurus would look like in real life. Links: Dave’s Royal Institution lecture on the evolution of tyrannosaurs:

    Guardian article by Dave & Chris Packham on the making of their Tyrannosaurus documentary:

    Series of blogposts by Dave on the wonderful collection of Tyrannosaurus specimens at the Carnegie Museum:

    https://terriblelizards.libsyn.com/s01e01-tyranosaurus

    —Huffduffed by Kevan

  2. X Minus One - A Gun For Dinosaur

    X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio drama series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC’s Dimension X (1950—51), the first 15 episodes of X Minus One were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories by leading writers in the field, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeonalong with some original scripts by Kinoy and Lefferts.

    Tonight’s Broadcast: "A Gun For Dinosaur", a story of time travel and dinosaur hunting.

    —Huffduffed by Kevan