The TTAF Jurassic Park Roundtable

Favorite Character

Drew- Dr. Grant. He’s smart, adventurous, and unwilling to commit to long-term relationships. He also climbs trees well, can perform CPR under pressure, and has jokes when he’s around electric fences. 

Curtis- Muldoon.  He is an outdoorsman, a hunter, and generally all around bad dude.  Also he is my profile picture on the authors page.

Matt- Dennis Nedry. “Scoop of chocolate, scoop of vanilla. Don’t waste my time.” Oh wait, that’s the wrong movie? Well, you really can’t go wrong with Wayne Knight Newman.

Josh- Hammond. I love how blind he is to the possible ill effects of this whole maniacal experiment. What do you mean hiring the misanthropic hacker with the shifty eyes was a bad idea?

Favorite Scene

Drew- The blood-sucking lawyer being plucked from the toilet.

Curtis- The introductory video when the guests arrive.

Matt-  The Kitchen Scene. Quite possibly one of the most terrifying scenes in movie history, complete with a raptor politely using the door handle.

Josh- The T-Rex chase was euphoric when I was eight, but the scene where the cars stop (By the way, cars on tracks in a dinosaur amusement park: brilliant.) in front of the newly un-electrified T-Rex paddock is incredibly suspenseful.

Favorite Quote

Drew- “Maybe it’s the power trying to come back on.”

Curtis- “Bingo, Dino DNA!”

Matt- “Find Nedry! Check the vending machines!”

Josh- “If Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.”

Favorite Fictional Island

Drew- Shutter

Curtis- Azkaban. Dementors are some bad dudes.

Matt- Yoshi’s

Strangely, Yoshi’s Island is also just off the coast of Costa Rica. The Dinosaurs are much less frightening, though.

Josh- The one where they hunt people in “The Most Dangerous Game.”

Favorite Dinosaur (not necessarily limited to dinosaurs in the movie)

Drew- Doyouthinkhesaurus Rex

Curtis- T-Rex, always has been always will be.

Matt- Brachiosaurus. You just can’t deny how awesome the brachiosaur(i?) were when you first saw them on the screen. Your first glimpse of dinosaurs in real life!

Josh- Triceratops, although it turns out now that they may never have existed, so my back up is the pterodactyl, solely for that silent p.

One can never be too careful around West Indian Lilac.

JP Jeep or JP Ford Explorer?

A fully-equipped, four-wheel drive coffin.

Drew- I’ll take the Explorer provided it comes with several sets of night vision goggles.

Curtis- Jeep.  First because I like to say “I have a gas-powered Jeep” which is also a quote from the movie.  I also like the mobility offered in non-track powered vehicle.

Matt- Jeep

Josh- I just want a car that isn’t on a track. I’ll go with the Explorer, but I want one where the sun roof is a little more sturdy.


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4 Comments on “The TTAF Jurassic Park Roundtable”

  1. Kevin
    June 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Favorite and most used quote for me has to be, “Clever girl.”

  2. BT
    June 30, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Perhaps it’s overused, but at least the line I quote most often: “Hold onto your butts”

    • curtisrrogers
      June 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

      It is definitely an all-time classic quote and should be used on a daily basis.


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