An expedition leaves for the Amazon to prove the existance of dinosaurs.

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McArdle
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Arthur Hare
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Professor Challenger reveals the existence of a remote plateau in the Amazon jungle where dinosaurs have survived. He returns there leading an expedition. Not only are dinosaurs found and confronted, but also highly evolved apes, Amazonian Indians who think Challenger a god, and, on the way, the attractive orphaned niece of a lonely missionary. Theology intervenes in this exercise in vindicating Darwin and the missionary twice attempts to sabotage the mission. After much excitement, love is found in unexpected places, and, confronted by civilization, as represented by the Royal Society in London, Challenger changes his story. Written by Stewart Naunton <snaunton@online.ru>

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The Dinosaur effects were created by the same team that had just completed the now-legendary Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) TV series. In addition, the Entelodont from Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001) makes an appearance. See more »

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When Edward lands after falling from the tree after scouting the land, Agnes and the others are clearly visible in the left hand of the screen waiting for their cue to enter. See more »

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Prof. George Challenger: [Professor Summerlee has just had a bitter argument with Reverend Kerr over evolution: Professor Challanger has kept silent and divulged that his parents were deeply religous] Professor Challenger: One day I went to my father and asked him for a microscope. I can still remember the sadness in his eyes; he knew he had lost me then. But without even knowing it he had given me an even greater gift. He taught me humility in the face of nature. I don't know if there is a god; but I know man is no ...
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Brilliant adventure from the BBC
27 December 2001 | by (Southampton, England) – See all my reviews

This is a superb TVM based on the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A fine cast support the absorbing story line. The special effects are as magnificent as in ‘Walking With Beasts' - but are not overplayed - they are simply a part of the story. Brilliant, and well worth watching.


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