KJ: Another big pet peeve is when a dinosaur arrives and it's like "BOOOOOOOOM."
MC: They're all way too noisy. That's the other thing. The loudest animals in the world in these movies are the predators. In real life, they're usually the quietest animals. It's a good way to starve, running around screaming your head off.
KJ: Hey! I'm killing! Hey! Hey!
MC: They get there and they see their prey and the first thing they do is open their mouth and yell at it, and the thing turns around and runs. It's a terrible strategy!
KJ: But that's the money shot. Everybody who makes really big dinosaurs uses the standard pose: stop, look, roar, give you a chance to respond and get away. It's something that happens in the movies because it's something movies before it did.
MC: It's like a moment of drama. It's like the point in a musical where someone stops and has a solo. It won't happen in real life, but you sort of expect it's gonna happen, it means something in the context of the storytelling.
KJ: The theropod solo.
WP: So the "Jurassic Park" series is basically a musical.
MC: That's the next thing!
Washington Post: Will feathers on dinosaurs ever catch on?
KJ: Oh boy. They look so ugly. It's really ruined the whole dinosaur thing. They looked pretty cool but now it's like, "really, that's what dinosaurs look like? Some sort of weird punk rocker." It's pretty awful.
MC: There's a group of people for whom they've really caught on. But I would say that people at large, it's still a common question. Probably many dinosaurs were just fuzzy. In the way that big mammals kind of have hair, but you don't think of an elephant as hairy.
Big dinosaurs probably had that kind of stuff growing on it. I don't think that T-Rex looked like a giant eagle. Maybe as a baby.
Lots of dinosaurs — even things related to the Stegosaurus — had stuff, other stuff. Quill-looking kind of things and whatnot coming out of them. I mean, I don't know what to tell you. It's just weird. They're all weird.