Primeval: Season 3, Episode 1

Episode #3.1 (23 Mar. 2009)

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A crocodilian, a creature from the Eocene period which was mistaken for a god and worshipped in ancient Egypt is released through an anomaly whilst on display at an Egyptian exhibition at ... See full summary »

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A crocodilian, a creature from the Eocene period which was mistaken for a god and worshipped in ancient Egypt is released through an anomaly whilst on display at an Egyptian exhibition at the British Museum. It kills the curator, Marion and flees across London, diving into the Thames. Cutter recruits Dr. Sarah Page, Marion's assistant, to help his team retrieve it. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode had its world premiere on German TV-Channel ProSieben on 23rd of March 2009, just a couple of days before its UK-premiere. Minutes after the German airing ended it was viewable on ProSieben's website for free (only in German). See more »

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Sarah Page: I can't believe I saw Ammut, well, what the Egyptians thought was Ammut, a genuine living legend.
Nick Cutter: [Having an epiphany] Legends. If anomalies have appeared in the past, and they have, if Pristichampsus is sunning itself on the banks of the Nile 3,000 years ago, that's the stuff of legend.
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Nick Cutter and the Jurassic Stargate
30 March 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

The characters we like were back but also some new characters were introduced. Sarah Page, played by Laila Rouass, is a major addition to the cast. But I guess we'll have to wait for her to grow on us because her performance didn't really convince me. Her acting wasn't bad, just average, but I think her script was a bit sketchy, specially its humorous lines. Otherwise she makes a believable Egyptologist as she counts a mixed parentage, Moroccan-Indian. Not that you have to look like Cleopatra to do such a job but I'm sure the writers have planned something special for her… One last word about Connor. I think he should act less clumsy now he's more experienced. In fact I found most of his scenes quite boring, nearly annoying. I don't mean the show should be less funny but it's not interesting anymore when characters don't develop. However I have to admit that Rex still rocks.

About the story, I'm fond of mythology so I think bringing some Ancient Egypt legends into Primeval is a great idea. Some scenes even reminded me of Stargate. The future predator was scary and I'm pretty sure its outdoor scene was inspired by I Am Legend. Also the pristichampsus really looked like an Egyptian god, almost like a living statue. Moreover the writers managed to make us believe in what Sarah said about the sun, gods… These archaeological elements are specially welcome considering they connect the Anomalies to the present. There're also other information to consider like the metal allowing to trap an Anomaly, the hieroglyphs to decrypt, Helen's clones army…

Adventure, love, CGI creatures, science-fiction and now mythology… It's Indiana Jones meeting Jurassic Park. This episode was quite a good way to begin series 3 and I can't wait to learn what will happen next.


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