Cian enjoys a coffee (forgot to mention the beverage but hey the episode's long enough already) at the cabin in the woods and pores over Michael Crichton's seminal 90s dino-stuffed techno-thriller. He still loves Crichton ... but discovers more troubling themes within the story this time around. Join us for a slightly uncomfortable, and extra-long, revisiting of a classic. Come for the dinosaurs, stay for the analysis of anti-environmentalism! :)
-Crichton's later unfortunate foray into the world of climate denial
-The extended universe of Jurassic Park
-What dinosaurs are canonically in JP?
-Book Hammond (spiteful corporate greedbag) vs film Hammond (just wants to make children happy)
-JP as a Frankenstein story
-Crichton's attitude towards science vs industry
-The reality of de-extinction
-Wild west genetics & the birth of Ingen
-The dinosaur renaissance
-Hammond's tiny elephant!
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