"In the Shadows of Giants"

Films: One Million Years B.C (1966)

Alias: Giant Iguana, Apatosaurus, Ape-men, Giant Tarantula, giant Archelon, Allosaurus, Triceratops, Ceratosaurus, Pteranodon, Rhamphorhynchus

Type: Ancient

Location: Desert

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of an average human to that of a small house.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: If you thought the prehistoric world of "One Million B.C." was bad, wait till you see the cast of horrors that inhabit this scorched Earth, where men are picked apart by a variety of ACTUAL prehistoric creatures.

History: The story is mostly the same from the original film. Member of violent tribe gets kicked out, meets peaceful neighbor tribe, hijinks ensue. The difference is that 1940's Tumak didn’t run into a giant sea turtle when he met the others, and the infamous Slurpasaur fight is replaced with a tussle between a Ceratosaurus and a Triceratops.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: The ape-men get battered for acting like savages, the Allosaurus gets shanked by a spear the size of a telephone pole, the Ceratosaurus gets gored by the Triceratops, and the Pteranodon gets killed by the Rhamphorhynchus alongside her young (Circle of Life!). Everyone else just goes on their merry way.

Powers/Abilities: None.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-This is not a world for the faint of heart. While one may be able to stand a chance with some weapons, those without them are out of luck. Be it the jaws of a theropod or the clutches of a large pterosaur, chances of survival are quite slim.

Trivia: -Humans didn't come into the picture until about 300,000 B.C. And they obviously didn't fight dinosaurs ever.

-Believe it or not, but this parched landscape was filmed in the Canary Islands...in the winter.

Image Gallery

Lust? Well, Rachael Welch is always shown front and center...

Look upon her modeling. Also, getting captured by a reptilian beast of the skies.

ACK! A Slurpasaur!
Savage Triceratops?! What? Couldn't spell Ceratasaurus?!

Who hired the cheap newspaper comic artist to advertise the film?!

Hello, advertised extra!

You know there's bigger prey, right?


There is wisdom and anger in those eyes.

This is gonna hurt. Tooth, horns, and all.
Despite that face, the Pteranodon is a dedicated mother.

At least She doesn't have to deal with most of the stuff Rachael has to see.

That is one BIG Archelon.

The first inaccurate Rhamphorhynchus in a well-known film and not the last.

The end of this battle proves that, sometimes, there is no justice.