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Nigel Marven travels back in time to rescue exotic creatures on the brink of extinction. CGI is used to create animals no longer seen on earth, from woolly mammoths, and T Rex, to dinosaur-eating crocodiles.
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Nigel Marven ...
 Himself (6 episodes, 2006)
Rod Arthur ...
 Park Keeper Bob (6 episodes, 2006)
Suzanne McNabb ...
 Park Vet Suzanne (6 episodes, 2006)
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 Narrator (6 episodes, 2006)
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Nigel Marven travels back in time to rescue exotic creatures on the brink of extinction. CGI is used to create animals no longer seen on earth, from woolly mammoths, and T Rex, to dinosaur-eating crocodiles.

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Extinction Doesn't Have To Be Forever...


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The show put forward the then-proposed idea that the ostrich-like dinosaurs were water-going filter-feeders like modern-day ducks. This theory isn't accepted anymore. See more »

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Even though the characters have a time machine, the need to act quickly to save prehistoric animals is brought up in several episodes. In one episode, it's even a plot point that they arrived too late to save some saber-toothed cat cubs, which makes no sense. See more »

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Narrator: Welcome to the ultimate wild life sanctuary. Welcome to Prehistoric Park.
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Spun-off from Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) See more »

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More show than science, but still watchable
2 August 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Following in the prehistoric footsteps of 'Chased by Dinosaurs', creator/producer Time Haines has brought Nigel Marvin back for a new program, of prehistoric safari. Six episodes, and dozens of new creatures, Prehistoric Park, takes things one step further (or at least it promises to). In the end it takes one step backwards, and here is why.

This series is more focused on show than science, and it goes a little over the top, occasionally reaching a level of gimmicky. Nigel Marvin and his team are setting up a Jurrasic Park kind of Facility. Using a time portal, Marvin intends to go back in time to various points in prehistory and return with creatures that are endangered at those time periods.

If you are not bothered by the absurdity, you will certainly find the program cute, but it can be equally annoying at times. When Steven Spielberg made Jurassic Park, he claimed that he wanted to show animals, not monsters. Prehistoric Park takes that a step further. The creatures we see are not merely treated like animals, they are treated like pets! From wrestling games with a Triceratops to a Mammoth haircut, I doubt if anyone will find this program as awe inspiring as its 'Walking with' predecessors. What is most annoying however is the decision to throw in a narrator. Totally unnecessary, It ruins the Cinema Verité factor, making the program feel even more artificial.

Despite error, Prehistoric Park is entertaining simply because it never takes itself seriously. Even if it doesn't do justice to prehistoric life, it is a feel good, quirky kind of program, that kids as well as adults can enjoy.


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