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Exclusive: A First Look at Dinosaur Revolution

An exclusive look at Discovery's upcoming miniseries Dinosaur Revolution

Dinosaurs aren’t exactly uncommon on television. After the debut of Walking With Dinosaurs in 2000, especially, computer-generated Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and other prehistoric creatures have been almost continuously stampeding across the screen. I don’t think they have ever looked quite as good as they do in the Discovery’s upcoming miniseries Dinosaur Revolution, though.

Previously titled “Reign of the Dinosaurs”, the prehistoric serial promises to “feature never-before-seen intimate behaviors to illustrate the extraordinary life of dinosaurs, dropping viewers directly into the Prehistoric era.” Based upon the exclusive promo clip above, all I can say for now is that the animation looks absolutely top notch.  Fighting Cryolophosaurus, sauropods using their whip tails to wail on theropods, and more, all gorgeously animated. Really, it’s about time. After seeing so many poorly-designed, bargain basement dinosaurs on television, I’m glad to see that Dinosaur Revolution plans to pull out all the stops.

The show will premiere on September 4th, 2011, and check back here for a review of the series before it airs.

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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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