At 1:16 on the DVD, a couple of Postosuchus or
other similar Rauisuchia are seen.
At 1:24 on the DVD, a Pteranodon flies through the
At 1:30 on the DVD, a Triceratops is seen. Later in
the episode, Lok refers to what appears to be the same
as "old three-horn". (In fact,
is Greek for "three-horned face".)
At 1:37 on the DVD, two pterosaurs of unidentified species
land on the rocks. The lack of a crest or tail indicates
they are neither
Pteranodon nor Rhamphorhynchus.
At 1:41 on the DVD, a stegosaurid is seen.
This episode reveals that the pool of water from which the
Butlers' raft surfaced into the Valley of the Dinosaurs in
"Arrival" is called by the cave dwellers the Black Lagoon.
Possibly the writers were inspired by the 1954 classic
creature film, The Creature from the Black Lagoon,
which takes place in the Amazon, as does Valley of the
While at the bottom of the Black Lagoon to retrieve wiring
from the sunken raft, Katie somehow gets the vine of some
underwater plant wrapped around her ankle, trapping her
underwater. The vine is shown firmly wrapped around her
ankle by several coils. How did this happen? Is the plant an
unknown carnivorous species capable of independent movement
to snag prey?
A small Compsognathus or similar dinosaur is
frightened by the falling palm tree at 7:52 on the DVD.
At 8:19 on the DVD,
notice that John's and Kim's legs and lower arms are
chopped off near the bottom of the screen. You can see the background under their torsos instead of their legs.
As Gorok's family discusses among themselves how they will
miss the Butlers if they return home, Gorok comments, "Unh.
If they leave, Valley of the Dinosaurs will be lonely." It
seems somewhat odd that he would refer to their own home as
the Valley of the Dinosaurs instead of some term in their
own language. But it's possible the name "Valley of the
Dinosaurs" was one coined by the Butlers, so he is using it
affectionately as he muses on their possible imminent
Lok asks Katie to help him "pick some fruit" for dinner.
Considering the two teens almost constant companionship
throughout the series and Lok's proclaimed sadness that the
Butlers may be leaving soon, along with Katie's eagerness to
join him, I can't help wondering if "pick some fruit" is
their code phrase for "let's go make whoopie." Of course,
the fact that little Tana decided to join them may have
ruined their plans.
Tana chides Digger for not being brave when he hides from
Triceratops. Oddly, she doesn't comment on
her own pet, Glump, hiding right alongside Digger!
Tana refers to crabs as "the shell animals that pinch".
Katie keeps swimming in her regular clothes. Why doesn't she
put on the cavebabe bikini she wore in
"The Children of Zutra"?
While Katie and Greg gather clamshells to use for the SOS
sign, at 12:57 on the DVD, Greg appears to be feeding the
meat of the large clam he finds underwater to a giant fish
before taking the shell up to the surface!
At 13:42 on the DVD, two of what Katie identifies as
Plateosaurus are fighting over a giant clamshell.
Considering Plateosaurus was an herbivore, it seems
odd they would have any interest in a clamshell.
At 16:01 on the DVD, several unidentified lizards, and even
some rats, are seen fleeing from the storm. (In
"To Fly a
Kite", the cave dwellers refer to what seem to be the same
rat-like creatures as "zaba".)
During the windstorm and flyover of the plane, Katie seems
to keep changing positions from either holding down the
windmill or standing atop the hill to watch the plane!
Near the end of the episode, John seems to have turned the
transmitter's windmill into a windmill-pump for bringing
water to the village.
Kim describes the transmitter as a lost dream. But why can't
they rebuild it? Except for the copper wiring, it seemed to
be made of local materials. And the wiring could simply be
twist-tied back into useable lengths (if it was broken at
The plane appears three days in a row, on what the Butlers
assume must be a new flight route. So, wouldn't the flights
continue to occur? Why do the Butlers seem to give up on
contacting a flight during a flyover just because their
first attempt was foiled by a windstorm?
they've given up by now.wav
drawn an airplane.wav
to be a plane.wav
they'd send in a chopper and we're back home.wav
civilization, here we come.wav
the Black Lagoon is dangerous.wav
Valley of the Dinosaurs will be lonely.wav
french fries and ketchup.wav
the importance of friendship.wav
Back to Valley of the Dinosaurs