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This strip refers to Jurassic World, the new Jurassic Park movie. Megan doesn't feel that the T-Rex from the original movie can be improved upon, while White Hat insists they've created an even more terrifying, smarter T-Rex for this new movie. At one point White Hat says that for something "two decades old", art designers and modern computer graphics should be able to create something more convincing; Megan is about to object to the notion that T-Rexs are only 20 years old, setting up part of the punchline. In the final panel, White Hat introduces the new T-Rex, who is immediately recognizable as the T-Rex from Ryan North's Dinosaur Comics. The joke is that Dinosaur Comics's T-Rex is about as far from smart and scary as it is possible for a T-Rex to be (as suggested by the alt text).
Characters from Dinosaur Comics also appeared in strips #145 and #1350.
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- White Hat: In Jurassic World, we've used genetic engineering to create a better dinosaur.
- Megan: Tyrannosaurus is the most charismatic animal that ever lived, and you think you'll upstage it?
- White Hat: Tyrannosaurus was cool, but it's two decades old!
- Megan: I think it's a little older than that.
- White Hat: We took Tyrannosaurus and we improved it. Made it scarier, deadlier, smarter. Look – there it is!
- [White Hat and Megan stare up at T-Rex from Dinosaur Comics.]
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