Created by multi-award-winning UK independent producers Impossible Pictures, Prehistoric Park follows natural history expert Nigel Marven as he travels through time, faced with the challenges of plucking species from extinction and establishing them in the ultimate wildlife sanctuary. Brought to life with cutting-edge CGI and animatronics, the inhabitants include a pair of baby T-Rex dinosaurs, a South American sabre-toothed cat, 300 million-year-old superbugs and enormous prehistoric crocodiles which ate dinosaurs!
This TV program is apparently taking bits and pieces out of the Walking With Dinosaurs and Beasts series, combining with the more exciting portions of the Jurassic Park movies then embellishing with sections of Steve Irwin's wildlife documentaries, all in the hope of creating an "original" series. Well, may work for the kids but didn't work with me. It does have its highlights, such as introducing obscure and relatively little-known creatures like the giant millipede and eagle-sized dragonfly, but the downsides far outweigh it. Surely even pre-school viewers would know that wooden enclosures are woeful insufficient to safely contain TWO T-Rexes. And if the aim of the park was to preserve and propagate prehistoric wildlife, why did Nigel and company choose to time-travel back to when the species were nearly extinct and not in the best of health(as in the case of the smilodons and mammoth) and not when they were at the height of their glory?And how would they expect to breed more triceratops if they brought back only one male? It is highly entertaining for the CGIs (Computer generated images) of the animals but for educational purposes, it leaves a lot to be desired
The kids love this, though from behind the sofa some of the time. Informative and terrifying, a great mixture. Some confusion caused by the combination of appearing to be a real-life nature documentry, but they seem to have that sorted by now, reassuring each other that the dinosaurs are just pretendy!