758: Raptor Fences

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Raptor Fences
If at least one person has a nightmare about being swarmed by hundreds of mouse-sized dromaeosaurids, my work will have been done.
Title text: If at least one person has a nightmare about being swarmed by hundreds of mouse-sized dromaeosaurids, my work will have been done.

Explanation

In the film Jurassic Park, the protagonists are menaced by carnivorous dinosaurs, including very large velociraptors (actual velociraptors were only about knee-high). Primordial Dwarfism is an extreme form of dwarfism that can manifest in all stages of life, including fetal. The disease is caused by a genetic mutation inherited from both parents.

The on-image caption suggests that the fear of being hunted by dinosaurs can be reduced by genetically engineering them to be many, many times smaller than they should be.

However, the title text suggests that this very same fear might well be increased, for at least some people, through exactly the same mechanism.

Transcript

[Cueball checks a computer terminal while a friend is running off in the opposite direction.]
Cueball: The raptor fences are down. They're loose.
Friend: I'll get a broom and dustpan.
Jurassic Park got a lot less scary when the researchers discovered they could activate the gene for extreme dwarfism.


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Discussion

Is the Cueball on the left holding a lit cigar? -- ‎Gegueure (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The role of Samuel L. Jackson is played by Cueball in this film. ZevEisenberg (talk) 14:44, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Does this remind you to Gulliver being attacked by tiny people in Liliput? Or the similar scene in Perry Bible Fellowships strip 95: Gnome Bubbles with the tiny gnomes? B jonas (talk) 23:35, 1 November 2013 (UTC) The raptor in the film might actually be Utah raptor which is as big as in the film and had no evident of feather.198.41.238.40