Jurassic Fight Club

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Jurassic Fight Club
Format Documentary
Narrated by Erik Thompson
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Running time 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel History
Original run July 29, 2008 (2008-07-29) – October 22, 2008 (2008-10-22)
External links
Website

Jurassic Fight Club (titled Dinosaur Secrets in Australia/UK) is a paleontology-based television series on History which premiered in the USA in July 2008. Jurassic Fight Club was hosted by George Blasing,[1] a self-taught paleontologist. The show ran for one season of 12 episodes and was not renewed.

Summary[edit]

Scientists study the battles of prehistoric creatures, such as dinosaurs, before they went extinct. Each episode features a forensic-styled breakdown of a prehistoric battle. Based on fossil evidence and paleontologist analysis, a CGI rendering of the battle, based on the evidence and the imagination of George Blasing (the show's host) is the final act of each episode. In most cases, the battles are based on actual fossil finds, although in several episodes scientists simply pit two contemporaneous prehistoric animals against each other.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Featuring Original air date
1 "Cannibal Dinosaur" Male Majungasaurus vs. Female Majungasaurus (Identified as "Majungatholus" in the narration) 29 July 2008 (2008-07-29)
Cannibalism is featured during the battle between a male and female Majungasaurus while the female tries to protect her offspring.
2 "T-Rex Hunter" Tyrannosaurus vs Nanotyrannus 5 August 2008 (2008-08-05)
The history of a conflict made by a Tyrannosaurus family against a Nanotyrannus begins.
3 "Gang Killers" Deinonychus vs Tenontosaurus 12 August 2008 (2008-08-12)
A gruesome conflict between a pack of Deinonychus and a Tenontosaurus ensues in a storm.
4 "Bloodiest Battle" Allosaurus vs. Stegosaurus vs. Ceratosaurus vs. Camarasaurus 19 August 2008 (2008-08-19)
The bones of an Allosaurus pack, a Stegosaurus family, a Ceratosaurus and a Camarasaurus leads to the story of an all-out battle between these animals.
5 "Deep Sea Killers" Megalodon vs Brygmophyseter 26 August 2008 (2008-08-26)
The struggle of two apex predators, Megalodon and Brygmophyseter fight for the supremacy in the coastal waters of Japan.
6 "Hunter Becomes Hunted" Allosaurus vs Ceratosaurus 2 September 2008 (2008-09-02)
Paleontologists show the battle between an Allosaurus defending its territory, and an intruding pair of Ceratosaurus fighting for it.
7 "Biggest Killers" Allosaurus vs Stegosaurus, Utahraptor vs Gastonia, Majungasaurus vs Tenontosaurus, Albertosaurus vs Pachyrhinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus vs Nanotyrannus 9 September 2008 (2008-09-09)
Scientists compare Allosaurus, Utahraptor, Majungasaurus, Albertosaurus and Tyrannosaurus to find out which was the most dangerous.
8 "Raptor's Last Stand" Utahraptor vs Gastonia 16 September 2008 (2008-09-16)
Scientists show the battle between a Utahraptor and a Gastonia during a drought.
9 "Ice Age Monsters" Arctodus vs American lion 23 September 2008 (2008-09-23)
An Arctodus and an American lion face-off in the Ice Age of North America.
10 "River of Death" Pachyrhinosaurus vs Albertosaurus 30 September 2008 (2008-09-30)
Skeletons of a Pachyrhinosaurus herd found near a river lead scientists to discover a battle between them and a pack of Albertosaurus.
11 "Raptors vs. T-Rex'" Edmontosaurus vs Dromaeosaurus vs Tyrannosaurus 7 October 2008 (2008-10-07)
An Edmontosaurus is attacked by a pack of Dromaeosaurus in a valley while facing against a Tyrannosaurus.
12 "Armageddon" (Numerous) 22 October 2008 (2008-10-22)
Scientists explain the extinction of the dinosaurs.

"Turf Wars"[edit]

The Jurassic Fight Club game, Turf Wars, can be found on history.com. Playing as one out of six dinosaurs, you use your skills to defeat the other five. There are cheat codes that can make you invincible, access special attacks, etc. The following dinosaurs are featured in battle order with status:

Dinosaur Offense Defense Speed
Female Majungasaurus 4 7 8
Male Majungasaurus 5 8 4
Tyrannosaurus 10 9 8
Stegosaurus 9 10 4
Utahraptor 10 8 6
Pachyrhinosaurus 8 8 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Blasing's bio at his website.