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The Land that Time Forgot

Started by Andrew, April 21, 2008, 11:36:58 PM

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I know the stopping power of rifles in WWI and to a large extent WWII. Were some seriously high stopping power weapons. In WWI the rifle round was designed to start to spin like a saw blade once it entered the body. A typical Browing Automatic Rifle stills works better today 80 years after it was made. Than many modern rifles.
So does the M-14 with it's loner range, it's 7.62 round, and reliability in a dirty enviroment. Now they are being brought back into use since they are what is needed in Iraq. I could see them killing dinosaurs with them in certain cases. Now as far as distilling goes. Many people back then had a lot more practical skills than we do today. Many farmers knew how to distill wood alcohal. To run their tractors back in the day. Things like that. To distill wood alcohal you need to boil a certain amount of plant matter to a certain about of water (I for get how much off hand) boiled for 24 hours. I'm sure if they worked in a U-boat that it would not be impossible for them to know how to distill petro. The thing is though. As an aside. In WWI it was the German practice to give the ship a chance to surrender.
The crew was allowed to take all they wanted into the life boats. The ship sunk. And the Germans would tell the other side where to find the men in the life boats. A different world back then to be sure.   :lookingup: 


Quote from: Andrew on April 26, 2008, 07:14:59 AMThere are a couple of times that the party fires on dinosaurs, but I would assume some of the German rifles were meant to be Mausers.  I did not try to examine them closely.

Well since it's a Luger pistol that is last to be fired into the Allosaurus by Bradley before it collapses, it appears as if (their primitive nervous systems nothwithstanding) it fires the fatal shot, so that's what I thought you meant.

Quote from: Andrew on April 26, 2008, 07:14:59 AM
My only question was Lisa's nationality.  I am not certain if it was ever established.

She's British. When she and Von Schoenvorts are discussing biology at one point she mentions, "German metaphysics," and he replies, "British Imperialism." Anyway I thought her accent would've been a dead giveaway. :twirl:

EDIT: Speaking of Lisa and Von Schoenvorts, in the book, they know one another because they were engaged to be married (!). And also Von Schoenvorts is a real dick in the book, too, so much so that eventually one of the German crew members bayonets him because he whipped the guy in an earlier scene for accidentally hitting him.

The novel is extremely un-PC about the Germans, but I guess that's a product of when it was written. In the book, there are a lot more survivors of the sinking but the U-bout crew goes around machine-gunning them (!!!). Also in the book, Bradley and his guys are not crew of the ship that the sub sinks but rather the crew of a fishing boat that happens by and picks up Bowen and Lisa, then they board the U-boat (I forget how and why the fishing ship is sunk; I think it rams into the sub and sinks).


I saw part of "The Land That Time Forgot" on TV when I was wee, starting about when the sub enters Caprona up to the allosaur slaying, I think.  Even though she told me I'd already seen the best part, Mom rented me the VHS the next time we went to the video store and ... the entire thing was actually kind of boring.  Mom was right: that really was the best part.

Some years later, when I was 11 or 12, I stumbled across a movie called "The People That Time Forgot".  Could it be -- a sequel to that movie that should have been better than it was?  Mom outright refused to rent it.  Seems that she'd seen it back in the 70s and its wretchedness still stuck with her.  I never got to see it because that video store closed.

But, thanks to the wonders of DVD, I got both "... That Time Forgot" movies for about $10.00.  In widescreen!  Haven't watched them yet, but this review has stirred me.
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Despite the low budget, this film is very entertaining. How can you not like seeing people fight green-screened handpuppets?


Saw this movie on TV can remeber the part where the pteradactyle makes munches of the caveman BURP

Sitting Duck

Deitz is portrayed by Anthony Ainley, who is best known for appearing as the Master on Doctor Who during the 1980s. Admittedly he's not easy to recognize without the goatee, but put pictures of him from the two production side by side and the resemblance pops out.