7.7/10
226
2 user 1 critic

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.

Director:

Tim Haines

Star:

Nigel Marven
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Nigel Marven travels back in time to observe some of the biggest and most deadly creatures to ever walk to planet, in their natural habitat

Director: Jasper James
Stars: Nigel Marven
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from ... See full summary »

Stars: Karen Hayley, Nigel Marven, Michael Davis
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh
Animation | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Stockard Channing, Larry Agenbroad
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The first half of this special is a recreation of Al's life, from birth through his death in adolescence.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks
Documentary | Animation | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier
Chased by Dinosaurs (2002–2003)
Documentary | Animation | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.

Stars: Nigel Marven
Prehistoric Park (TV Series 2006)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

Stars: Rod Arthur, Suzanne McNabb, David Jason
Documentary | Animation | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Based on the latest paleontological discoveries from all continents, veteran actor John Hurt narrates the gory, bleak stories of the brutal relationship between the ancient apex predators and their gigantic herbivorous prey.

Stars: John Hurt
Animation | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur. Each story is compelling and ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois
Stars: John Goodman
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »

Director: Sean MacLeod Phillips
Stars: Jerry Hoffman, Liev Schreiber, Jennifer Aguilar
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

David Attenborough follows the remarkable story of the discovery of fossils in the Patagonia region of Argentina which prove to belong to the largest animal to ever walk the Earth.

Director: Charlotte Scott
Stars: David Attenborough, Ben Garrod, Diego Pol
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nigel Marven ... Host
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Japan) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant documentary
30 March 2006 | by christianvictorialukeSee 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'.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed