National Geographic: Sky Monsters

National Geographic: Sky Monsters

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Common sights in the skies for 150 million years, pterosaurs nevertheless remain a Paleolithic mystery to modern scientists. Now, thanks to the art of computer animation and the innovative thinking of National Geographic, the mystery of the pterosaur is revealed as a team of engineers illustrate just how these gigantic creatures could take to the sky by creating a

Overview

Common sights in the skies for 150 million years, pterosaurs nevertheless remain a Paleolithic mystery to modern scientists. Now, thanks to the art of computer animation and the innovative thinking of National Geographic, the mystery of the pterosaur is revealed as a team of engineers illustrate just how these gigantic creatures could take to the sky by creating a fully flight-capable mechanized pterosaur, and state of the art computer graphics paint a vivid portrait of just what the crowded skies of the Jurassic-era may have looked like.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/2006
UPC:
0727994751076
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
NR
Source:
Nat'l Geographic Vid
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
86,167

Special Features

Closed Caption; Photo Gallery

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- National Geographic: Sky Monsters
1. Introduction [8:36]
2. How Did Pterosaurs Fly? [8:27]
3. New Discoveries [6:08]
4. Clashes With Dinosaurs [6:05]
5. Research Continues [2:27]
6. Fossilized Footprints Found [8:06]
7. Pterosaur Models [9:58]
8. Wing Membrane [5:47]
9. Born to Fly [5:34]
10. Weird Appendage Evolves [3:34]
11. Hercky Glides! [6:44]
12. Remodeling Continues [9:18]
13. Engine Failure [3:03]
14. Conclusion [5:41]
15. Credits [:24]

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