National Geographic: Sky Monsters

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Photo Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • UPC: 727994751076
  • Original Release: 2006
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  • Source: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 64,526

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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Menu

Disc #1 -- National Geographic: Sky Monsters
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   Photo Gallery
   More From National Geographic
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         Dinosaur Hunters
         30 Years of National Geographic Specials
      Experience National Geographic
         Welcome to the World of National Geographic
         National Geographic.com
         National Geographic Channel
   Credits
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