20 Years of The Future is Wild

[This blog post is a written counterpart to my presentation at Specposium 2022] On June 25, 2022, a little show finished its run on educational TV stations in the UK. At the end of that year, an hour-and-a-half edit version aired on American television. It spawned a multimedia franchise that extended into publishing, museum exhibits, … Continue reading 20 Years of The Future is Wild

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The Dinosauroid sheds its feathers on our culture

Ah, the dinosauroid. At once loved and hated, the idea of troodontids evolving into sapient, even humanoid beings has probably piqued many of our interests at some point. Paleontologist Dale Russell's "lizard man" dinosauroid is the most infamous and well-known expression of the concept, but there are many other instances of the idea being explored, … Continue reading The Dinosauroid sheds its feathers on our culture