At the beginning of the episode, Digger and Glump play
tug-of-war with a piece of meat that is supposed to be
Greg's meal. But why would Glump, an herbivorous dinosaur,
be interested in the meat?!
The episode reveals that the villagers keep a mascot of
sorts that brings good luck on the hunt, a stegosaur named
Rokar. Kim refers to the beast as a Stegosaurus,
but Stegosaurus had alternating rows of plates, not
parallel as seen here, so it must be some other genus of
Throughout the scene from 1:58-2:23 on the DVD, Gara's eyes
repeatedly change from blue to brown and back again.
At 4:04 on the DVD, Katie's pants, normally blue, are a tan
The dinosaur seen at 5:13 on the DVD appears to be some kind
In "After Shock", Katie told
Lok she wasn't much of a vine-swinger. I guess she
decided to learn, because she seems to do pretty well here.
At 5:39 on the DVD, notice that Gorok's and Gara's legs are
chopped off near the bottom of the screen. You can see the
cave background under their torsos instead of their legs.
The pterosaur seen at 6:39 on the DVD is a Pteranodon.
The large theropod seen at 6:43 on the DVD has three-clawed
forelimbs, possibly an allosaur.
After Rokar is set free, Katie states she's going back to the
scene of the crime and Greg asks if she's going to do some
detective work, to which she replies, "Right on, Watson."
She is referring to her brother as Dr. Watson, the assistant
of the great fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.
The large bird that attacks Lok at 8:18 on the DVD looks
more-or-less like a modern eagle.
The creatures seen at 10:58 on the DVD appear to be fairly
Some very small theropods are seen irritating Rokar at 11:16
on the DVD. They do not have the appearance of the small
coelophysid theropods such as Compsognathus and
Procompsognathus, so these may actually be baby specimens
of Allosauridae or similar large theropod. Gara refers to
them as tarcos.
The lizards seen at 12:41 on the DVD appear similar to an
iguana and a horny toad, though I am not aware of either
being native to South America. They were probably included
by the animators for their dinosaurian looks.
There are no bears native to South America, so the one that
menaces the men at the Cave of the Winds must be a
prehistoric one. It is difficult to identify the species,
but does not appear to be the so-called "cave bear"
Ursus spelaeus due to the low forehead and non-domed
The throwing sound effect as Gorok throws the cooked meat
towards the bear occurs slightly before he actually makes
The cacti seen at 15:24 on the DVD
look similar to the saguaro cactus,
but also look rather odd, appearing
to have segmentation on the branches
and strange, box-like structures
near the top. Possibly an
"undiscovered" prehistoric cactus!
(The same cacti are also seen in "Fire!" at 8:56 in that episode.)
Katie dives into the lagoon to retrieve the tool part
discarded by Bork and finds it sitting inside a giant clam
with a shell wider than her own height, making it probably
6-7 feet in width. The largest known modern day giant clam
was only 4.5 feet, so this one is probably a prehistoric
one, like many other creatures in the valley. None are known
to have lived in South America. Giant clams are not known to
be capable of snapping their shells shut so rapidly as seen
The fact that Katie was sent down to search for the
submerged tool part may attest to her skill as a champion
swimmer, as revealed in
"The Challenge of
Some kind of eel swims around Katie as she is heading back
to the surface of the lake. There are no true eels known in
South America (electric eels are found there, but these are
not true eels). The one seen here may be a prehistoric
It seems unlikely that a single lightning bolt could bring
down a tree the size of the one outside the Cave of the
Winds as it does here to complicate Lok's rescue.
In the cave, Lok is menaced by a giant spider, much as Katie
is in "Katie's Challenge", but
this one is smaller. Still, even this
large of a spider (about man-size) is unknown in either
prehistoric or modern times.
Why is Gorok so intent on freeing Lok from the Cave of the
Winds? He was only to be held there until sundown the next
day as it was. Did he know there was a giant spider inside?
Did he intend to free Lok and then have him flee to avoid
judgment? Since the village council had already declared he
would be exiled if not proven innocent, it doesn't make much
difference whether he leaves now or the next day.
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