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Untitled[edit]

Jurassic Park 4 is going to be here in 2014.

Correct spelling of Muldoon character[edit]

The section of this article on Bob Peck's character spells the character's name as Muldoon in the section heading, but as Mulldoon throughout the section itself. I haven't read the book for a while, but I am reasonably confident that only one L is the correct spelling. The Internet Movie Database has it spelled with only one L, so I have updated the article as such. FatDaks 22:55, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Muldoon section error with regard to weapons[edit]

If I recall correctly, in the novel, Muldoon won an argument with Hammond and was allowed to store a couple of grenade launchers. This he still considered insufficient firepower. The grenade launcher is used to kill some Dromeosaurs at one point. But a grenade launcher is not "a rocket launcher" or a larger and more varied arsenal. A sedative dart gun is also shown in the novel - but in the hands of Alan Grant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 206.248.162.64 (talk) 18:52, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

deletion[edit]

  • I think it's no need delete this article.in fact this article don't need to any source or refrence.it source is Jurassic park novel and movies.I checked it's info all are correct--Hassanmirabi (talk) 20:49, 22 October 2008 (UTC)


Are the crosses supposed to denote who died? Because they are only true for the movie. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.139.1.68 (talk) 16:18, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Muldoon's death - problem[edit]

The section on Muldoon is confusing. At first, it states the film's version of what happens to him ("Clever girl...", scream, death, etc.), however it's only later in the paragraph that it states that he dies only in the film and survives the book. I'm up for deleting the in-depth description of his death (the first one) and just making the paragraph more coherent. --Lordnecronus (talk) 20:34, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Ellie and Grant's relationship[edit]

I disagree with the info in this article that Ellie and Grant are a couple in the movie. There is no romantic interaction between the two at all or any mention of the relationship outside of Grant's one off remark to Malcolm. I always took that remark to mean not that they were dating, but that Grant didn't like the thought of Malcolm dating her. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Drn211 (talkcontribs) 06:28, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

I agree; I have never come away from JP with the idea that Sadler and Grant are anything other than colleagues. They have a friendly relationship, and intimate in that they know each other well, but I can't think of anything in the movie that suggests it's romantic. Best regardsTheBaron0530 (talk) 19:36, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

"Shoot her!"[edit]

The guy screaming "Shoot her!" in the beginning of the first film sounds suspiciously like Peter Ludlow from The Lost World. Is there any supporting evidence for this? 75.157.115.154 (talk) 07:14, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Probably not, I'm pretty sure that "the guy screaming" was Robert Muldoon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.36.130.45 (talk) 19:51, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Procompsognathus?[edit]

Are the small theropods in The Lost World film really Procompsognathus as stated on this article. I always thought that the filmmakers replaced Procompsognathus with Compsognathus. Robert Burke identified the dinosaurs as "Compsognathus triassicus". But since the species name of the animal is that of Procompsognathus, I suppose he could have called it Compsognathus by mistake, although I know for certain that the coelurosaurs in Jurassic Park /// were Compsognathus. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.36.130.45 (talk) 20:04, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

They're definitely Procompsognathus triassicus, in the novel and hence, the film. In the novel, Crichton establishes that the animals are referred to by the park staff as "compys", and the main characters pick this up. This is also carried into the film. Best regardsTheBaron0530 (talk) 19:38, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Dinosaur naming conventions[edit]

When a species is mentioned (on its own page or another), the scientific binomial name should at least be mentioned once. After this, the genus name or common name can be used.

   * common names: lowercase e.g. tyrannosaur or tyrannosaurus (but tyrannosaur is much better)
   * scientific names:
       * Genus: Uppercase, italicised
       * species: lowercase, italicised
   * scientific:
       * binomial names: Deinonychus antirrhopus; Microraptor gui
       * genus names: Deinonychus; Microraptor
   * common:
       * genus names: deinonychus, microraptor

Do not use common names too much, they look amateuristic. If you use them, realise that you are referring to the genus, or to an order ending on -ia. For example ankylosaur can be used for Ankylosaurus or for Ankylosauria. Even more informally it can refer to the family, as equivalent to ankylosaurid. Inconsequential use confuses the reader.

See Dinosaur naming conventions

JP Minor Characters[edit]

This is a short list of characters that don't really do much, but I don't know if they should be included or not:

Dr. Simpson - A leading world authority on lizards who works at Columbia University.

Dr. Richard Stone - The head of the Tropical Diseases Laboratory at Columbia University. Dr. Stone analyzes the lizard carcass and concludes it poses no threat of infection.

Alice Levin - A technician at Columbia University who sees Tina's drawing of the lizard that attacked her and identifies it as a dinosaur. Alice's coworkers are unbelieving, however.

Bob Morris - An EPA investigator who visits Grant and Sattler in Montana. Morris is digging up dirt to support his suspicion of Hammond, InGen, and the activity on Isla Nublar.

Dr. Roberta "Bobbie" Carter - A doctor who works at a medical center in Costa Rica. On duty one night at the beginning of the novel, Bobbie is called to treat an InGen employee who has allegedly been injured in a construction accident. The employee's wounds are suspicious, however, leading Bobbie to believe that InGen is not telling the truth about the accident.

Manuel - Dr. Carter's paramedic, who is distressed by the injuries to the InGen employee and thinks they were caused by a hupia.

Mike, Ellen, and Tina Bowman - A family vacationing in Costa Rica. Tina, the young daughter, is attacked by mysterious lizards on the beach at the beginning of the novel.

Dr. Cruz - The doctor who treats Tina Bowman in Costa Rica. Dr. Cruz is not an expert on lizards, so he refers Tina's case to Dr. Guitierrez, who is more knowledgeable.

Dr. Alan Grant[edit]

Someone created an independent article for Dr. Alan Grant. Should it be merged here? I tried but it has been reverted. --StarcheerspeaksnewslostwarsTalk to me 02:36, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Jurassic Park III[edit]

Should characters from this film not be included? It may not have been based on a book, but it's part of the franchise.--Tærkast (Discuss) 16:37, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Separate articles[edit]

I feel as if separate articles could be made for some of the main characters, specifically Dr. Grant and John Hammond. --NewJibaJabba (talk) 5 August 2014 — Preceding undated comment added 21:09, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

I feel as if you're wrong. Some of the descriptions started as separate articles, but were collected into this list. The characters are all two-dimensional, with very short biographies, and it is easier to maintain consistency by collecting them all in a list-article, as we now have here. — QuicksilverT @ 16:46, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Source for the Paddock Supervisor's name[edit]

It seems the addition of the name for the overweight Paddock 11 supervisor is in conflict. According to LEGO Jurassic World, it's Nick. Admittedly this is pretty weak, but it isn't "fancruft" (whatever that is) since it's an official video game. So why can this not be added? What source naming him would be acceptable? Kooshmeister (talk) 20:03, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

(edit conflict) You can find what makes a reliable source here. And Wikis are not one of them. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 20:07, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Would the game itself suffice? If so, I'm not sure how to provide a source except by taking a screenshot of the dialogue subtitles giving him his name.Kooshmeister (talk) 20:09, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
The only other source I can find is JP Legacy - http://www.jplegacy.org/jpencyclopedia/?p=18231 It isn't a wiki, so will that do? Probably not. Nor, I assume, would a game screenshot be accepted because I'm sure I'd be accused of editing it somehow. XD Kooshmeister (talk) 20:16, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
No, that does not appear to have a reputation for fact checking and editorial oversight. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 20:18, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Fine then. But I'm telling you, the name does from an official source. Kooshmeister (talk) 20:21, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
While having a source or being factual is a minimal requirement, that doesnt mean it's appropriate for inclusion in an encyclopedia article. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 20:25, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I'll meet you halfway. I'll list him by what he's identified as in the credits, "Paddock Supervisor." I mean, provided I can find a source reputable enough to satisfy you that actor Eric Edelstein does indeed play Paddock 11's supervisor. He may not have an easily locatable canon name by Wikipedia's standards, but he's got a role in the film and is at least as important as Commander Hamada. Kooshmeister (talk) 20:29, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Nash's Initials[edit]

It occurs to me there's no reliable source for Nash's initials, so I removed them. I can tell you where they originate from, the dog tags Bruce A. Young wears in the film, but they're only visible up close and were only noticed when the dog tags were sold at an online auction. With the auction long since over, can Nash's initials be properly sourced per Wikipedia's standards? I can say I saw them on the tags in photos posted in the auction, but I can't prove it by linking to the auction itself. Kooshmeister (talk) 20:30, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

I think Nash's initials are listed in the film's end credits. AJFU (talk) 20:36, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
No, he's only called Nash. Kooshmeister (talk) 20:41, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
My mistake. In that case, he should just be listed as "Nash", since the film itself does not mention his initials. AJFU (talk) 21:02, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

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Cast table[edit]

A cast table was recently added to the page. In addition to the theatrical films, the table also included a couple video games (Jurassic Park: The Game and Lego Jurassic World) and a couple non-notable short films. I recently reduced the cast table to focus only on the theatrical films, but now the original table has been restored. This page is primarily about the characters' appearances in the novels and the main films, which are the most notable parts of the franchise. Plus, there are several additional games featuring voice-overs that are not listed here:

Six cast members from The Lost World: Jurassic Park reprised their roles for Chaos Island: The Lost World, for which new vocal footage was recorded. Several characters from the films (Hammond, Arnold, Muldoon, etc.) also appeared in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, in which they had snippets of dialogue that were recorded by different actors. Richard Attenborough also lent his voice to another video game, Trespasser. And the characters of Ian and Sarah have speaking roles (from different actors) in the Lost World arcade game. It doesn't make sense to only include some of the games in the cast table, and we can't list them all because it would make the table exceedingly large. Plus, none of these games are nearly as notable as the films, judging by page view statistics. In other words, I doubt most people are coming to this page to learn which characters appeared in which game.

Aside from Dr. Harding, all of the other characters in Jurassic Park: The Game are originals who were created specifically for the game and then never featured again anywhere else. If it weren't for Harding, there would be no reason at all to list the characters from that game, as they are not notable outside of that one game. Half of the voice actors for these characters are not notable either judging by the lack of Wikipedia articles for them. The lack of descriptions for these characters makes this nothing more than a list of character names along with the voice actors who portray them. This information seems hardly useful for readers, although I doubt they're coming here to learn about the game anyway. Plus, Harding had only a minor role in the film, so I don't see it as essential to mention his video game appearance in the cast table when he never had a major part in the films.

As for Lego Jurassic World, the cast list is unsourced. The game's end credits include a list of the voice actors who contributed new lines, but it does not specify who plays who, which suggests that the cast table is partially made up of assumptions when it comes to that game. In addition, the game itself does not specify which characters used archived vocal footage; that should probably be sourced as well, because right now it looks like there are some inaccuracies there in the table.

The Lego short films are not that notable, aside from some of the original Jurassic World cast reprising their roles. One of the films was mentioned in a Slashfilm news article at the time of its release. There's not much more information available on it.

Including these games and short films in the cast table with the main films implies that they are important enough to be there, suggesting that they are as notable as the main films, which is not the case. A majority of readers aren't coming here to learn about non-notable characters (ACU Trooper, "D-Caf," "The Mate") and even if they were, there's not much information here about those characters other than their names and what they appeared in (this would be fine if the characters were notable and had their own character sections with further information). Furthermore, including the games and short films only makes the cast table unnecessarily larger. I suggest we keep it simple and list only the main film cast.  AJFU  (talk) 08:22, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

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