“African forest frolics”

Films: The Lost World (1992), Return to the Lost World (1992)

Alias: Edmontosaurus, Pteranodons (like Percival), Herrerasaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ankylosaurus

Type: Ancient

Location: Forest/Underground/Desert

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of a small dog to that of a large building.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: We've been here before, and we'll come here again. The great plateau where the dinosaurs still live is a popular monster movie tourist attraction. So much so that they released two films in the same year all about it.

History: Somewhere in the unexplored regions of central Africa, there is a land where the dinosaurs found enough resources to survive, the natives are split down the middle as to whether they should sacrifice themselves to them, and a few diseases threaten everything. Now, Professor Challenger is out and about to find the place again, but he could end up going there twice.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: Challenger's friends manage to find a different way for the tribe to live alongside the dinosaurs before they part with Percival the Pteranodon, though the little guy eventually tires of living in a zoo and returns home. Later, Challenger and company would save the lost world from greedy oil miners and a volcano that said miners accidentally activated.

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 1.5-Aside from generally keeping to themselves, the models used for these creatures leave more than a bit to be desired. They're too stiff to look all that real, and ultimately, it all feels like something that should have been released a couple decades ago.

Trivia: -If this were more accurate, the team would have met Africa's answer to the T-Rex. No, not Spinosarus, but Carcharodontosaurus, or "sharp-toothed lizard". This bad boy's size was on par with the tyrant lizard king, with some saying that it grew larger.

-Challenger was played by John Rhys-Davies, who would later score big taking the role of Gimli in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

Image Gallery

As well as derivitive at the same time.

Same year, same story.
The age of dinosaurs begins anew for them!

Careful. Others of his kind can break your legs.

Why are the apex predators always so camera shy?

Dinosaurs nowhere near as cool as on the covers!

Raptors are like the wolves of the dinosaur kingdom. This one needs some food for that weak frame of his.