In the interview, David talks about his passion for creating and collecting action figures, his interests in natural history and scientific accuracy, and what it took to bring this project to life. Watch the interview below!
From the Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter:
“Beasts of the Mesozoic is a line of scientifically accurate, dinosaur action figure collectibles with elaborate detail and articulation.”
Created by David Silva
After completing a Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series in 2016, a Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series in 2019, and finding success in creating nearly 40 different figures, David and Creative Beast Studio began work on the Tyrannosaur Series. The campaign exceeded its goal and is aiming to begin distribution next year. Previous series and other merchandise can be viewed and purchased in the Creative Beast Shop.
You can view some of the Tyrannosaur Series’ incredible package art below, created by artists Raph Lomotan, Gabriel Ugueto, Raul Ramos, Shannon Beaumont, and RJ Palmer.
Be sure and check out our interview with David Silva on our YouTube channel, and stay tuned to see more from the Beasts of the Mesozoic action figure line. Let us know your thoughts on these figures below!
“You mean there are two islands with dinosaurs on them?!”
The first teaser for season four of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous has arrived, and it brings both answers and more speculation. It reveals the next season’s release date of December 3rd and hints: “A New Island Awaits…”
The fourteen second teaser visually approaches a dark island filled with dense jungle, but a visual glitch teases a stark, desert locale – which is definitely not Isla Sorna. In the music, the ‘raptor motif’ from the original Jurassic Park score makes an appearance and swells into an epic version of the signature Jurassic Park theme. The inclusion of the ‘raptor motif’ is interesting, as Isla Sorna is certainly known for its raptors.
The fast approaching December 3rd date is very exciting, but what could this teaser mean for season four’s story locations? Could the dense jungle we see be Isla Sorna, and the desert an external InGen facility or something else entirely? Will more than one island be visited by Darius, Yaz, Kenji, Brooklynn, Sammy, and Ben in season four? We’ll have to watch and find out!
Be sure to watch our analysis of this new short teaser trailer here:
What do you think about this teaser and the new locations that await? Let us know in the comments, and check out our video on the possible locations of Camp Cretaceous season four below!
Jurassic Park‘s Lex Murphy, Ariana Richards, was recently interviewed by the Celebrity Catch Up podcast and offered some interesting thoughts on her career and Jurassic. Though Richards stepped away from the acting world many years ago to focus on her very successful art career, she didn’t rule out a return.
During the interview, host Genevieve took listeners through a retrospective of Richards’ film career. Richards portrayed Lex Murphy in Jurassic Park in 1993 and briefly in The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997. Things got interesting when they reached that portion of the retrospective. When asked if she would ever return to the Jurassic franchise or in Jurassic World:Dominion for adult scenes of Lex Murphy, Richards responded:
“Now that is something I wouldn’t be able to comment on.”
That is certainly a very intriguing answer. She was subsequently asked if she’d ever consider a return to acting, and said she would “if the right project comes along.”
With Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum confirmed to return for major roles in Jurassic World: Dominion next summer, could an even further Jurassic reunion be in store? And in light of producer Frank Marshall’s hints that Dominion won’t be the end but the “start of a new era,” could there be a return in mind for Lex in future Jurassic projects? We’ll have to wait and see.
Excitement is high for the return of Jurassic Park‘s ‘big three’, and the possibility of Richards’ return only heightens that anticipation. We’d love to see her return, and perhaps with her brother Tim! No matter what’s in store, we celebrate the amazing Ariana Richards and wish her continued success.
You can listen to the entire Ariana Richards episode of the Celebrity Catch Up podcast here. The interview is a great listen. If nothing else, it unearths a few great stories that fans will love about Jeff Goldblum, Steven Spielberg, and the T. rex animatronic from the production of Jurassic Park.
What do you think about this interview, and how do you feel about Lex returning for Jurassic World: Dominion or other future Jurassic projects? Let us know in the comments below!
Now available from Stern Pinball is a brand-new “thunderball” of a pinball machine celebrating the original Jurassic Park trilogy! Featuring hand-drawn artwork on the playfield and Stern’s powerful SPIKE™ high-definition LCD display graphics and animations, this electrical and mechanical marvel can now find its way into your home!
From the press release:
“Jurassic Park Pin immerses players in a pinball journey 65 million years in the making. Based on the blockbuster film Jurassic Park from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the Jurassic Park Pin experience will transport players to Isla Nublar, an amusement park where escaped dinosaurs are running amok! With the volcano on the island erupting and threatening to destroy everything in its path, it is the player’s mission to rescue park staff, evacuate and recapture dinosaurs, and escape before it’s too late! Players will experience heart-pounding excitement right from the start in this action-packed pinball adventure filled with suspense, twists, and turns around every flip.
Jurassic Park Pin brings to life the most fearsome predator ever to walk the earth with an interactive, custom sculpted T. rex. Players will battle against the Spinosaurus by bashing a captive ball and corral Raptors in their enclosed pen with precision shooting. Fast flowing metal ramps, lightning quick spinners, and kinetically satisfying physical drop targets will provide players with an adrenalized game experience packed with unmatched action and fun. The all-LED playfield lighting provides dazzling light shows in sync with the iconic Jurassic Park theme music to create an immersive pinball experience.”
As seen in the photos, this machine is chock-full of stylized art depicting dinosaurs and other details from the original trilogy. Classic Jurassic Park gates, night vision goggles, Pteranodons, the “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth” banner, and even Nedry’s computer featuring his stress toy! Curiously it depicts the Nublar volcano, which is something not introduced until Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. However, Nublar was always depicted as volcanic dating back to the novels and early screenplays, so its inclusion isn’t distracting. While some fans may not like the idea of pairing the Rex and the Spinosaurus on a product that clearly emphasizes Nublar (depicted literally on the machine art), this is meant to be a fun combination of everything that made the original Jurassic Park trilogy great in a vibrant and fun way.
This pinball machine can be yours today for $4,599 USD. While that sounds like a lot, Christmas is around the corner, and I am sure if you ask your parents or loved ones very, very nicely…
Get ready to expand your collections with the all-new CAPTIVZ Clash Edition, first available exclusively here at Jurassic Outpost! We’ve partnered with Toy Monster International to offer 250 Mega Surprise Eggs for pre-sale directly through our store, which is the only place to acquire these collectible Jurassic World minfigs in the US for some months.
CAPTIVZ are ‘pop-n-lock’ dinosaur minifigures packaged within ‘Surprise Egg’ capsules (which retail at $5 MSRP) that include battle tokens and slime. They launched with a Fallen Kingdom lineup, and over the summer had a range dedicated to Camp Cretaceous. Each figure is roughly 3-inches long in size, and offer unparalleled accuracy, detail, and paint at their size and price.
The Mega Egg(MSRP $20) is larger deluxe item, including multiple standard egg capsules inside – and much more! Check out our unboxing of one of the Mega Surprise Eggs below!
Jurassic Park and Jurassic World icon BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu himself) recently joined the Lights, Camera, Barstool podcast for an interview about his life, directing and acting, and of course, Jurassic.
The interview discussed what it’s like to be an actor and director in today’s world, the classic nature of Jurassic Park, and most excitingly BD’s thoughts and excitement for next summer’s Jurassic World: Dominion.
Before we move on: This interview contains mild spoilers for Jurassic World: Dominion. If you don’t wish to see them, we advise not reading further.
When asked if he had a different appreciation for Jurassic Park as a cornerstone of cinema after all this time, he responded:
“I would say I do have a growing appreciation, and there’s a kind of depth to that appreciation. I started out doing the first movie and I didn’t take it seriously at all. First of all, it didn’t feel like I was taken seriously as a character in that first movie; they didn’t explain what happened to that person. And the fact that they didn’t explain what happened to that person opened the door for him to return… So their negligence actually became something that was an opportunity for me. And now I’ve done three more of these Jurassic World films, the third one just having been completed.”
Continuing on about his character in Jurassic World: Dominion:
“In the arc (of the Jurassic World films), the filmmakers have a real allegiance to the character, a real affection for him, and want that arc to be satisfying to the fans. And so I feel that effort being made on his behalf, and I appreciate that because I didn’t want to just do the same thing every single time. I feel like it evolves, and it evolves to a very satisfying place to me. He had this incredibly epic death in the book that just never really got delivered in the first movie. And so now we have this, no spoilers, but, this resolution and an ending that is really satisfying to me.”
When asked about the scale of Jurassic World: Dominionand if he could tease it at all, he said:
“I’m not allowed to give spoilers, but I will say – it is bigger. Like, they really wanted to go out with a bang, and they made the last one really big. I think it’s bigger and longer and more like a ‘film’ than just ‘another installment of‘… All the principles from Jurassic Park are in it. Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum are in it, and they’re not just like ‘Oh, look, there they are.’ They’re playing leading parts in the movie. So there’s Bryce and Chris Pratt who are the Jurassic World couple, and then there are these three honorary, huge, iconic characters that are coming back, resolving their relationships and their relationships to the whole conundrum of dinosaurs existing… and so it’s kinda big! There’s a weight to it that I like thinking about.”
You can watch a clip of that moment in the interview below:
“Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum are in it. And they’re not in it like ‘Oh look there they are.’ They’re playing leading parts in the movie.”@wongbd gives a sneak peek on what to expect from the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion.https://t.co/DpjuUoPyE4pic.twitter.com/DLeDi0EVHv
Wong also spoke to the unique nature of production during the pandemic, saying:
“It was the first movie that came back into production after the movies all shut down last year, and that was meaningful because it set up a lot of protocols that are still being used today and that were so important to getting the industry back on its feet… The side effect of that for us was that we were all quarantined in the same hotel, and there was this kind of ‘team spirit’ feeling that came as a result of that… We were all there, working on the same scene the night of the election… and so that was memorable.”
And continuing about the scale of the film:
“But it is big… Every single person who has gone in to the studio to re-record their lines – it’s called looping – gets to see, like three minutes of the film. Every single person has come back to the group text that we have saying, “Guys, this is incredible. Like, incredibly beautifully shot and, you know, really epic. And I can’t believe that it’s even more than the other two were before it.”
You can listen to the entire interview on Apple Podcasts here, and on Spotify here. BD Wong’s portion of the episode begins at around 1:02:00.
All in all, Wong seemed extremely grateful to be able to revisit a character decades later and to be a part of the Jurassic franchise as a whole. It is thrilling to hear his excitement and affection for Jurassic World: Dominion and the Jurassic franchise.
What do you think about what BD Wong shared in this interview and what it means for the next Jurassic World film? Let us know in the comments below!