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The Lost World (2001)

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

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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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Professor Challenger talks to Summerlee about his life as a young boy, that he was raised by his parents under the Bible. Then as he became more interested in Science, his father had "lost" him. This is similar to his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his own religious experiences. He too, was a scientist that was raised Catholic and became more supportive of Spiritualism. See more »

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If something killed off all of the dinosaurs in the rest of the world, how would being on a Plateau make a difference for the creatures? Especially if it was a meteorite impact. See more »

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Prof. George Challenger: You've been in a few scrapes, Roxton. Have you ever been in a situation worse than this?
Lord John Phillip Roxton: Uh, well, let me see. No. No, I think I can quite safely say this is the least promising set-up I've ever encountered.
Prof. George Challenger: Oh.
Lord John Phillip Roxton: We have no way down off the plateau, and thanks to your insistence on secrecy, the only person who even has a clue where we are is a religious lunatic who seems quite happy to let us die here.
Prof. George Challenger: Well, there's no need to be so cheerful about it.
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Pure Class
27 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Usually when these TV specials happen they are either too arty for thier own good or just plain boring! This however is none of them, Using the classic Conan-Doyle story this oozes panache from start to finish. All the cast are superb in thier roles, although Bob Hoskins accent is a little strained at times. The direction is first class as well. If you get chance see it.


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