} The OTHER Dinosaurs? Let's check with one of my authorized sources.
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} "Where are they now? Skippy, Frankie, Lola and Jack, The Other
} Dinosaurs. Next on ET!"
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} "They weren't quite as famous as Aladar, Littlefoot, and those raptors
} from Jurassic Park, but The Other Dinosaurs paved the way for their
} more famous cousins. 80 years after starring in roles from The Lost
} World, to the Ray Harryhausen classics to B movie matinees, ET asks
} 'Where Are They Now? (tm)'"
} "Skippy, was the stage name of Patrick Stephen Murphy, III. After a
} brief career in front of the camera, starting as a stunt double for
} Godzilla, and graduating to Leading 'Saur status, Skippy decided to try
} his hand behind the camera. He is probably best known for his Second
} Unit work, choreographing the 'running flock' scene in Jurassic Park.
} Later he took over as Second Unit Director in both of the JP sequels
} before retiring 2 years ago. Today he lives in a quiet mansion in
} Bel-Air, shunning publicity and working on his memoirs."
} "Frankie lived as fast off the screen as he did on the screen. Born
} Franklyn Booth, Frankie was known for his intense on-screen performance
} and inebriated brawls any time he was in public. Following his abrupt
} firing from 'The Land That Time Forgot' he had a brief career in
} voice-overs. As his career slipped, so did his personal life, three
} marriages and three divorces, all in a span of 5 years. A brief stint
} in The Betty Ford clinic didn't seem to help. Reduced to providing
} recorded roars for children's toys, Frankie came to an untimely end,
} penniless, his career in ruins, Frankie was found dead in a culvert in
} Central Park, New York three days before Christmas, 1989."
} "Lola Partridge was Frankie's first love. Even though she usually
} played stegosaurus to his tyrannosaurus, who can forget that steamy
} battle scene in The Land Unknown? Not to mention how she nearly
} upstaged Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C.? Following her divorce
} from Frankie, she retired from movies, married an accountant, and is
} quietly active in a number of charities. Shrewd management of her
} movie income has left her quite rich and allowed her to endow The Dino
} Institute, dedicated to the preservation of Dean Martin recordings."
} "Jack, the least well known of The Other Dinosaurs was born Theropoda
} Ornithomimosauria in a small island off of the South American pacific
} coast. He started out as a stagehand for Harryhausen Productions, and
} finally got his chance in front of the camera in 'The People That Time
} Forgot,' sequel to the popular 'The Land That Time Forgot.' After his
} brief moment of fame, he went back to school, finishing college and
} going on to study for his doctorate, proving that even a walnut-sized
} brain and tiny forearms was no impediment to success. With multiple
} advanced degrees in Medicine, Law and Philosophy, he worked briefly for
} the Red Cross, State Department and Trump Organization, before
} succumbing to a rare cancer of the tail. He will be greatly missed."
} "So there you have it from fame to shame, story to glory. That's what
} happened to The Other Dinosaurs."
} "Next up. A sneak peak at Hollywood's latest teen singing, dancing and
} juggling sensation. After this message."
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} So there you have it. Who would have guessed - director, drunk,
} philanthropist and genius?
} You owe the Oracle a dissertation on dinosaur kinematics from stop
} motion to CGI.