Lit Dinosaurs in star wars?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by jacktherack, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. gizkaspice Jedi Master

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    We thought feathers were limited to theropods related to birds----new fossils challenge this. We now have entire fossils showing fuzzy integument---like this one....here's the article for this if you're a nerd

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    The point is, we don't know how dinos looked like, and skin impressions say little about the whole story. I agree that in larger dinos, the integument was probably lost----to what extent we have no idea.
    Maybe only the offspring of these dinos had it, and was lost as they grew?


    And to relate this to SW....there are always those "continuity" issues. In science..there are continuity issues all the time and some people don't like the idea of fuzzy dinos, esp in popular culture.

    "FUZZY DINOSAUR.....DOES IT CONTRADICT THE EU"



    edit: fixed :p
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  2. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Close, but you made the mistake of adding a question mark.

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    Yes, this is important.
  3. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/27/dinosaur-feathers-species-scales-armor_n_4508734.html
    Here is a more recent article that says that most dinosaurs had scale or armor.

    Though in any case people are still looking into.

    Which just shows that real life is full of crappy retcons and has terrible continuity. My suspension of disbelief is ruined!
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  4. karilyan Jedi Knight

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    Armor you say? Hmmmm
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  5. Gamiel Force Ghost

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  6. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    Is that from Turok or am I missing out?
  7. Auditor Dredd Force Ghost

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    No, that's a production still of Jurassic World. I think Ian Malcolm is manning the stegosaurus with Dr. Grant.
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  8. jSarek VIP

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    You're missing out. Google "Dino-Riders."
  9. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    We need this in star wars badly. Nothing better encapsulates what Star Wars is better than that picture.
  10. The_Phantom_Calamari Force Ghost

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    Star Wars needs way more Jurassic Park references, as far as I'm concerned.
  11. Auditor Dredd Force Ghost

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    Franchises will find a way
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  12. Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji

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    Earth: A Failure of World-Building

  13. MercenaryAce Force Ghost

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    World War II Riddled With Cliches And Implausible Plot Turns


    One of the few articles online where the comments are worth reading.
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