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Feb. 9, 2021

Episode 52 - Jurassic Park (with Debbie)

Episode 52 - Jurassic Park (with Debbie)

Life finds a way - This week we're going back to the Jurassic Era (or is that the Cretaceous period?) via way of 1990s Central America in Jurassic Park, a review 52 episodes in the making.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, E...


Life finds a way - This week we're going back to the Jurassic Era (or is that the Cretaceous period?) via way of 1990s Central America in Jurassic Park, a review 52 episodes in the making.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, Ellie, and Georgia - alongside friend of the podcast, Debbie as we became so preoccupied with whether we could review it that we never considered if we should have reviewed it.  It's a chaos theory inducing 52nd episode as we consider

  • The multiple offers for the film rights to Michael Crichton's book, before the book had even been published
  • We go over an alternate cast list that Ian & Liam would kill for
  • We ask if the acting among the principals is any good.  We also ask whether it matters in this film?
  • We gush over John Williams' score. This is an all-time Top 10 composition.
  • There are a few plot inaccuracies/continuity errors that we pick apart
  • Just how much money Steven Spielberg made from this film? 
  • What is with that shot with Goldblum's open shirt in this film?
  • Is Ellie a feminist character based on her telling us that she is or does she revert to damsel-in-distress closely after?
  • Why is Doctor Grant so unsure about certain elements of dinosaurs but will stake his life on his T-Rex knowledge
  • Whether or not Jurassic Park is the Best Film Ever

Massive thanks to Lex Van Der Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonorAlso massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/