Prehistoric Planet

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Prehistoric Planet is a re-version of the BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs and Walking with Beasts series, done by Discovery Channel and NBC for the Discovery Kids network. Though the producers kept nearly all of the original animation, David Bock and Peter Sherman wrote new text for a younger target audience, narrated by Ben Stiller and Christian Slater, and interspersed the scenes with occasional quizzes to act as bumpers around the commercial breaks. New music was incorporated as well. Most marketing and advertising for the series focused on the dinosaur episodes. In addition, the final episode, the Prehistoric Planet Top 10 focused solely on the creatures from Walking With Dinosaurs. Some small content edits were done to allow original programs to fit in the 23 minutes of non-commercial time that a normal half-hour program has on network TV. At present, only Season 1 has been released on home video and DVD.

Season One (2001-2002)[edit]

Dawn Of The Dinosaurs[edit]

220,000,000 BC, Late Triassic (Arizona) − This episode follows the evolution of the first dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures in the late Triassic period.

Jurassic Giants[edit]

152,000,000 BC, Late Jurassic (Colorado) − This episode follows the story of a young female Diplodocus and her brothers and sisters in the late Jurassic period.

Jurassic Beach[edit]

149,000,000 BC, Late Jurassic (Oxfordshire) − This episode follows the life of several baby Ophthalmosaurus and a bull Liopleurodon in the late Jurassic period.

Sky King[edit]

127,000,000 BC, Early Cretaceous (Brazil) − This episode follows a male Ornithocheirus on his long journey to the mating grounds in the early Cretaceous period.

Dinosaurs Of The Ice Forest[edit]

106,000,000 BC, Early Cretaceous (Antarctica) − This episode follows the hardships of an Antarctican Leaellynasaura clan in the early Cretaceous period.

Death Of The Dinosaurs[edit]

65,500,000 BC, Late Cretaceous (Montana) − This episode follows the final years of the dinosaurs and a mother Tyrannosaurus Rex and her babies in the late Cretaceous period.

Season Two (2002-2003)[edit]

Bring On The Beasts[edit]

49,000,000 BC, Early Eocene (Germany) − This episode follows the life of a mother Leptictidium and her babies in the dense forests of Germany in the early Eocene epoch.

Killer Whale's Tale[edit]

36,000,000 BC, Late Eocene (Pakistan) − This episode follows the sea journey of a pregnant female Basilosaurus search for food in the late Eocene epoch.

Mega-Mammal[edit]

25,000,000 BC, Late Oligocene (Mongolia) − This episode follows the life of a young Paraceratherium and his mother from his birth in the late Oligocene epoch.

First Came The Apes[edit]

3,200,000 BC, Late Pliocene (Ethiopia) − This episode follows the hardships of an Australopithecus group and a young called Blue in the late Pliocene epoch.

Sabertooth[edit]

1,000,000 BC, Early Pleistocene (Paraguay) − This episode follows a male Smilodon called Halftooth after he lost his territory in the early Pleistocene epoch.

Ice Age Survivor[edit]

30,000 BC, Late Pleistocene (North Sea, Belgium, and Swiss Alps) − This episode follows a herd of woolly mammoth journey to the Alps in the last Ice Age of the late Pleistocene epoch.

Prehistoric Planet Top 10[edit]

This episode details a list of animals from the first season that the developers thought were the most impressive creatures on Earth.

1. Liopleurodon (Due to eating dinosaurs)

2. Tyrannosaurus Rex (Due to being a one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs and also earning the title king of the dinosaurs)

3. Stegosaurus (Due to discouraging Allosaurus)

4. Allosaurus (Due to being one of the only predators to take down Diplodocus)

5. Diplodocus (Due to being one of the longest sauropods of its time)

6. Torosaurus (Due to its large skull)

7. Ornithocheirus (Due to being one of the biggest pterosaurs ever)

8. Utahraptor (Due to being a predator that took down an Iguanodon)

9. Iguanodon (Due to being able to chew, and having a thumb spike)

10. Coelophysis (Due to being a fierce predator)