Colorado, USA- 152 million years B.C. This episode follows a young female Diplodocus, starting with her infancy in the Late Jurassic forests where she must evade predators like the birdlike Ornitholestes. Later, as she moves out of the forests, she comes into contact with giants such as Stegosaurus and Brachiosaurus and must survive attacks from the giant predatory Allosaurus.
Did You Know?
Studies made after this show had been produced suggest that Sauropods actually had their nostrils on the front of their head. For the last couple of decades, they have mostly been pictured as having them on their "forehead" or on the top of their head, between the eyes. Thus, in a strange turn of fate, the older, outdated restorations are actually more correct than most of the newer ones in this respect. Another aspect of these animals that has been reevaluated is their neck-posture. According to the program, Diplodocus and related dinosaurs had stiff necks that they kept close to the ground. Scientists now say they held them at an angle of 45°. See more
When the baby Diplodocus are inspecting the skeleton, there is a line on the top of the screen where the background is visible through the foreground objects, revealing that they've been added into the shot digitally and cropped incorrectly. This, as well as most other image cropping errors, was fixed on later DVD releases. See more
Sauropods dominate the late Jurassic, and it will be millions of years before new dinosaur herbivores evolve to replace them. With their passing, life will never again be this large.
Spin-off Dinosaur World