Planet Dinosaur – BBC1, 8.30pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It’s the question we’re all dying to ask: Who would win in a fight between a Spinosaurus and a Carcharodontosaurus?

For anyone who is interested in what was going on in the world 250 million years ago, this is a golden age for fossil discoveries and also for the people who make computer generated series like this one. The recently discovered spinosaurus is, we’re told, the new daddy of all dinosaurs – 25 metres long and a walking advertisement for the virtues of a fish diet.

He looks like a crocodile wearing a stripy back-pack, with big claws on the end of his pathetic little arms.
I’m not sure how we can tell from fossils what sort of noise he would make, but the blood spatters hitting the camera are a nice, melodramatic touch.

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