It all started with a mosquito stuck in amber and ends with Dinosaurs reclaiming the Earth. Welcome to Jurassic Park! As the Jurassic Park series ends its second trilogy with Jurassic World: Dominion, Dan decided to invite Mike to his newest endeavor on Isla Nublar.
Tune in for a retelling of the original film Jurassic Park if it starred a handsome, thick, charming, funny, and modest founder named Dan McMahon. He once again drags his friend Mike into his crazy scheme which unfolds into a night from hell filled with prehistoric predators. (Shout out to John Williams for helping taking an audio play from an 8 to an 11. We owe it all to you.)
Mike talks about when he first saw Jurassic Park when he was around 10 and the effect it had on him. Dan explains how he watched the film way too young almost every day at his grandparents. It is one of the rare occasions when Dan had a film committed to memory. They both regale about the time they saw the film together with a live orchestra. An extremely memorable but muggy experience.
On the actual episode we cover Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock. We discuss our love of dinosaurs. Dan reveals how Jurassic Park influenced his fraternity pregame playlist. Mike doesn’t let Dan forget to talk about scores. Oh, Dan talks at length about theme parks and the logistics surrounding them. Turns out, he’s really into them and wanted more of that in Jurassic World. They both gush about practical effects and the weight of dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. Dan talks about his excitement for Jurassic World: Dominion
“God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man, Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.”
“Dinosaurs eat Man….. Woman inherits the earth.”