Surely, Robert. Surely you dont. Its perfectly normal to tame almost every dilo in sight…
On our little server we have 37 Dilophosaurs right now (or rather what the game depicts as dilophosaurs). They
are called “the legion” and work as a mob we send after things we dont
want to deal with face by face, such as alpha raptors or random
dinosaur-attacks on our base such as raptors, carno and other dilo. We used to have a second legion of 39. But they where torn apart by an alpha rex. (They may be remembered fondly)
have 4 rexes now. So technically we really have no need for the legion
to kill alpha raptors. But we still keep them. And I am afraid it will
only grow fu- oh hey a dilo!
First, we all know who truly rules the island: the Tyrant, Tyrannosaurus Rex. She eats her subjects, yes, but she also protects the island and its inhabitants. Her very presence probably kept the island off-limits to people between parks, and she was the one keeping the ecosystem in something resembling balance. Well, her and the dilophosaurs, and maybe the baby raptors, but mostly her. She rules them all, and if you watch, you will even notice that one dinosaur literally bows to her. I’m not even joking, watch the knees and the head, she bows. And this is our queen: Tyrannosaurus Rex.
But the events of the movie herald the rise of the Usurper: Indominus Rex. She claims the title, she was bred by artificial means to become the island’s new queen. But while Tyrannosaurus ate for food, she still maintained the balance of the island and fought only for survival–Indominus attempted to destroy it, killing everything in her path or unleashing it upon the island to further her own destruction. Those who serve her survive; those who don’t die. This island will belong to her, for she is Indominus Rex.
But then we have the third queen: the Protector. When the Tyrant was sealed away and the Usurper plotted behind her back, she ruled the island, and did a pretty good job. But from her lofty citadel she could not recognize the problems brewing or connect with its people–until the Usurper escaped and drew her out. And it was she who ultimately called upon the Tyrant to reclaim her throne and cast the Usurper into the sea. Unlike the others, though, she did not wear the title “Rex”. Or, as it would be in more gender-appropriate terms, “Regina”–”the queen”. But if you look closely and rearrange the letters (R-E-G-I-N-A), and maybe add one more, you will find that “Regina” can easily become “Dearing”. Because she is the Protector Queen of Isla Nublar: Claire Dearing.
Revamped Dilophosaur painting. Did mainly a lot of color correction and played with levels, painted in some more details in the face and in the background. And added particles. It’s definitely better than the original. cheers!
New paleoart! Courting dilophosaurs in bright colors and simple, screenprint-inspired compositions. I think I’ll do more like this. Explore some more taxa I’ve never done before. The four variations in the second image are available as pretty sweet tees in my shop.
I wanted to do a boldly patterned male dilophosaur - perhaps a dominant male due to the size of the crest.
Actor BD Wong, far right, is reprising his Jurassic Park role as genetic engineer Henry Wu and returning in Jurassic World. Those guys on the left, not so much.
Big news out of the Jurassic World universe today, as director Colin Trevorrow confirmed in an interview with IGN that the lead actors from the previous Jurassic Park movies will not be returning for the fourth film. He also revealed, however, that actor BD Wong, who had a small but important role in the first Jurassic, is set to return.
I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. This hasn’t been announced yet, but BD Wong will be returning as Dr. Henry Wu. He had a much larger role in the original novel, he was the engineer of this breakthrough in de-extinction. He spent two decades living in Hammond’s shadow, underappreciated. We think there’s more to his story.
Wong, as Jurassic Park’s chief genetic engineer Dr. Henry Wu, appeared in a single scene in the first movie, but the character featured more prominently in Michael Crichton’s original novel on which the films are based, as Trevorrow alludes. The novel’s Wu had a conflicted partnership with Hammond: while Hammond was determined to create dinosaurs as authentic as possible, Wu wanted to experiment in making them different and “better.” (Perhaps this will be used to explain some of the franchise’s inconsistencies such as non-feathered raptors and spitting dilophosaurs.) It was also Wu’s decision to splice in the frog DNA which resulted in dinosaurs being able to reproduce; and Wu who tried to turn the park’s power back on (and tussled with a raptor) in the novel.
I described BD Wong’s role in the first film as “small but important” because without Dr. Wu, there are no cloned dinosaurs, and by extension no Jurassic Park. Jurassic World being set in a new dinosaur theme park, it is most logical for the head dinosaur-cloner to return (as I predicted months ago). While we all love Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and the rest of the original cast, I have to agree with Trevorrow that it’s better not to shoehorn them in unless their presence makes sense. (Although I am still hoping for a surprise cameo.)
Trevorrow also commented on Chris Pratt’s role in Jurassic World, saying, “He’s an expert in a scientific field that’s connected to our story. The character allows us to explore some new ideas about our relationship with these animals.” This deviates from previous reports that Pratt will play a military-type, although there’s no reason he couldn’t be both.
Read the full interview, if you haven’t already, over at IGN.