Episode 3 The Defenders


For the first time in 65 million years innovative imaging technology enables viewers to see deep inside the body of a dinosaur to reveal the secrets of these ultimate prehistoric survival machines. Combining cinematic photo-real 3D graphics and leading edge anatomy and paleontology this series peels back the skin, muscles and bones to show how they survived in such a violent world. Mathew Wedel criticized the program. He was interviewed for the program but most of what he said about the glycogen body of sauropods, mentioning the theory that it served as a second brain and that its purpose is still uncertain was edited out making it look like he supported the theory that it served as a second brain. The scene was removed from future broadcasts as well as DVD and Blu-ray releases.
Episode 1 Extreme Survivors – 120 million years of evolution made dinosaur bodies better adapted to their environment than any mammal today. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets that made them such incredible survivors. The survival strategies of the mid-Cretaceous sauropod Sauroposeidon are contrasted with those of Tyrannosaurus rex The program also highlights the differences between the brains and senses.
Episode 2 Perfect Predators – The Cretaceous Period spawned walking death machines with a savage combination of speed, eyesight, brainpower, and razor-sharp implements. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets of these bloodthirsty carnivores. This episode tells how predators such as Tyrannosaurus, Deinonychus and Quetzalcoatlus caught their prey.
Episode 3 The Defenders – According to the latest scientific evidence, predators don’t dominate the Cretaceous, plant eaters do. And their bodies are built to take a beating. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets that made the world?s largest vegetarians such successful survivors in a world of claws and teeth. The defenses used by Sauroposeidon, Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus and Triceratops against predators are featured.
Episode 4 Generations – It’s springtime in the Late Cretaceous of Montana and dinosaur love is in the air, but as always it’s only the fittest who will pass on their genes. More than a million generations adapted dinosaurs to a changing planet. But each successful generation boils down to a single encounter between two like minded reptiles. The latest science reveals the anatomical secrets to life and love among dinosaurs.