"One day, some hairy people..."

Films: Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)

Alias: Tylosaur, Apatosaurus, stegosaurs, Tyrannosaurus, Centrosaurus, Allosaurus, giant spider, Struthiomimus, Polocanthus, alien Rhedosaurus

Type: Alien

Location: Lake/Desert

Height/Weight: Varies from that of an average human to that of a large house.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: Once again, a movie has haphazardly placed dinosaurs on a planet light years away from Earth. It's cool, so deal with it. Or you know, go nuts on this film, because we can't stand to be with these Enterprise rejects.

History: The crew of the Odyssey were in a bit of a jam. Their ship had just crashed into a planet almost identical to theirs, and it's filled with primitive life. Most of them don't like human company, and the Tyrannosaurus in particular seems to instantly have it in for them. Needless to say, hijinks ensue.

Notable Kills: You diss on a mother Centrosaurus, you get impaled through the gut and tossed off a cliff. Dummy.

Final Fate: The spider is crushed by a rock, while a Stegosaur, the Allosaurus, and the Rhedosaurus are offed by the T-Rex. A Struthiomimus is impaled by a spear, and the Polocanthus is killed to be used as bait for the T-Rex. The T-Rex in question gets impaled on poison-tipped spikes.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-Impressive stop-motion helps make these creatures look pretty fierce, especially the Tyrannosaurus. When even the herbivores get in on the action, you know it's going down.

Trivia: -Most of the budget went into the stop-motion for this film, causing a bit of financial drama.

-That poison berry juice was just grape Kool-Aid. Then again, it's best for the line "T-Rex killed by Kool-Aid" to remain in secret.

Image Gallery

Even on the posters, the Tyrannosaurus reigns supreme.

A clearer image of the beast that best describes the trope 'Dropped a Bridge on Him/Her'.

Can a classic beat an actual classic of prehistory?
The tale of a bunch of dinosaurs who protected their home from invasive humans.

"Think you're so smart?! I'm a future mother of a few and you're just a guy who shot me in the freaking face!"

The answer is NO.
So it's different! We swear! Besides, this came first.

"Huh. This tastes a bit like clay."

Wait until you meet Mesothelae.

Next stop: The Death Star.

"Oooh, hey. Nice tan I've got heeeaaaaaaouch!"