Cover of Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park - a series review

By Steven Spielberg
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Rated by Charles H
May 10, 2024

In 1824, the English theologian and geologist William Buckland wrote a description of a long dead animal he called a Megalosaurus or “great lizard.” Working from a 166 million year old piece of fossilized jawbone, Buckland imagined an amphibious creature about 60 feet in length and weighing upwards of 3 tons. His description and the naming of Iguanodon just a year later inspired biologist Richard Owen to coin the term Dinosauria to describe this emerging clade of the evolutionary tree. 

Megalosaurus statue in Crystal Palace Park

200 years later, dinosaurs retain their popular fixation in society. Separated from our own existence by a