Friday, December 16, 2005

The Tyrant Lizard King

Saw Peter Jackson's "King Kong". . . And dinosaurs have never looked better on the big screen. I did notice however that the Tyrannosaurus Rex has 3 fingers in this film instead of the correct nubmer of two. Here's the deal . . .

"As an homage to the original King Kong (1933) in which the tyrannosaurus also had an extra digit, Peter Jackson explains his T-rex by the idea that the dinosaurs on Skull Island have evolved in the 65 million years since the two-fingered tyrannosaurus went extinct elsewhere in the world. Peter Jackson has dubbed his dino as the V-rex."
Kinda sucks that from 65 million years ago to 1933 all the T-rex got was the finger. (HA!)

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