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The Giant Claw: A 'Walking with Dinosaurs' Special (2002)

Nigel Marven travels back in an Early Cretaceous Mongolia to find the dinosaur with the largest claws: Therizinosaurus.

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Nigel Marven travels back in an Early Cretaceous Mongolia to find the dinosaur with the largest claws: Therizinosaurus.

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Even though the Momonykus was correctly shown having feathers, the Velociraptors who appear in this program lack them. When the mini-series was made, there was already evidence that suggested they were covered at least partially in feathers, and other documentaries about dinosaurs got this right. See more »

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Brilliant documentary
30 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This wonderful spin-off of 'Walking with Dinosaurs' features zoologist Nigel Marven as a time-traveling scientist who explores the Nemeg Desert,now Mongolia. His mission is to track the owner of a massive claw,Therzinosaurus,and determine its true habits. On the way he meets the many animals of the region, like the 40 foot long Tarbosaurus, the famous Velociraptors, and the ancient bird/dinosaur Mononykus. The way the actor interacts with the animals seems so real, and the CGI surpasses the original WwD. Even better is the long-awaited appearance of feathered dinosaurs, something the original series lacked as well. Look into this and its sequel,'Land of Giants'.


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