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Old 12-08-05, 09:39 AM
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Why are Dinosaurs on Skull Island? *Possible King Kong Spoilers*

Why are there so many dinosaurs and other large prehistoric creatures on the relatively small landmass known as Skull Island? Now I know Peter Jackson's King Kong is pure fantasy, but it's fun to speculate how a tiny island could support wildlife that shold be extinct 60 million years ago and be the size of muilti-story buildings.
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it's a land that time forgot....
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I love the seens with the dinosaurs in the original, where the crew is walking in front of the stegasaurus (sp) and they are walking against a film projection of it, and it keeps speeding up and slowing down, classic.
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Sadly, the dinosaurs on Skull Island don't live much longer. By 2005, there's only one lone T-Rex left, and he only survives by eating the pilots of planes than crash on the island.
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you'd be surprised how much meat 20+ ft. apes can provide (yes, the brontosauruses on skull island are meat eaters. just because.)
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Which brings up something I've always wondered about these movies:

Character #1: "Wow, Would you look at that! Real live dinosaurs! Huh!"

Character #2: "Forget them, look over there! A gorilla somewhat larger than the ones we already have! Let's capture it and take it back to New York!"
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Originally Posted by redskull
Which brings up something I've always wondered about these movies:

Character #1: "Wow, Would you look at that! Real live dinosaurs! Huh!"

Character #2: "Forget them, look over there! A gorilla somewhat larger than the ones we already have! Let's capture it and take it back to New York!"
That was resolved in the 1976 version, when there were no dinosaurs on skull island.
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
That was resolved in the 1976 version, when there were no dinosaurs on skull island.
oh and I thought the filmmakers were just trying to cheap and not film those scenes
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oh and I thought the filmmakers were just trying to cheap and not film those scenes
Well, that and it was deemed to hard to have the man in the suit fight a dinosaur.

It was still resolved in the 76 version!
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There's a pretty cool book out right now about the creatures of Skull Island. It's written from the perspective of people who went there on an expedition after the incidents with Kong in New York and studied the creatures. It also addresses why Kong was alone.
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Cause it's cool to see Kong fight dinosaurs.
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Originally Posted by redskull
Which brings up something I've always wondered about these movies:

Character #1: "Wow, Would you look at that! Real live dinosaurs! Huh!"

Character #2: "Forget them, look over there! A gorilla somewhat larger than the ones we already have! Let's capture it and take it back to New York!"
Pretty funny. All these years & that has never crossed my mind.
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Posted by Dr. DVD: There's a pretty cool book out right now about the creatures of Skull Island. It's written from the perspective of people who went there on an expedition after the incidents with Kong in New York and studied the creatures. It also addresses why Kong was alone.
Book title and specific details, please, so I can track it down Dr. DVD. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Cancer Man
Book title and specific details, please, so I can track it down Dr. DVD. Thanks!
I think he is talking about this:
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Thanks!

That looks awsome!
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Cause it's cool to see Kong fight dinosaurs.
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That cover looks painted by frank frazetta.
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I second recommending that book, it is awesome.
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Originally Posted by mllefoo
That cover looks painted by frank frazetta.
It isn't Frank. Just another Frazetta trying-ta-be.

Due to health reasons, the King doesn't paint anymore.
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Here's my own cool theory about the history of Skull Island and why dinosuars and other creatures are inhabiting it:

I think Skull Island is the remants of a much larger land mass that sunk recently beneath the waves of the Indian Ocean. Also there was a very advanced culture that existed on Skull Island that left many ruins across the island, including that mega wall that protects the native village.

Also I think this lost culture could have used Skull Island as a "Jurassic Park" style test site for their genetically engineered dinosaur creations, which would explain why there are so many giant creatures on the small, very self contained land mass. Skull Island looks like an artificial geographic enviroment, what with the jungle being closed in by all the high rocky mountains and cliffs that encircle the island.
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I think it is actually a more convoluted plot. I think almost all of it, Dinosaurs, Kong and some of the background actually exist in a computer somewhere in New Zealand. They are nothing but computer code. The people that go to the island are real but they cannot see the creatures yet they still run. Somehow someone is telling them that the creatures and there and they believe them and run around dodging these computer codes. Pretty Twilight Zoneish.

It's a wild idea.
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Anyway, I looked up on the details concerning that cool book, The World of Kong - A Natural History of Skull Island and it's presented as a spoof travelogue book that follows American expeditions to Skull Island soon after the King Kong incident in New York and has alot of detail concerning the inhabitants of Skull Island. And the explorers had to evacuate from Skull Island before it sank beneath waves following catastrophic volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in 1939.

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Originally Posted by Cancer Man


Anyway, I looked up on the details concerning that cool book, The World of Kong - A Natural History of Skull Island and it's presented as a spoof travelogue book that follows American expeditions to Skull Island soon after the King Kong incident in New York and has alot of detail concerning the inhabitants of Skull Island. And the explorers had to evacuate from Skull Island before it sank beneath waves following catastrophic volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in 1939.

Sounds like someone decided to implement a bit of "Creation" into the lore.
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
That was resolved in the 1976 version, when there were no dinosaurs on skull island.
Yeah ... instead there were giant snakes. One suspects Dino was just to cheap to pay for his namesakes.
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