Cassie & Diana’s Best of Season 3 – E09 Jurassic Park

When the hosts were given the opportunity to choose our favorite podcast from Season 3, Cassie and Diana decided to collaborate on Jurassic Park, which happened to be a live podcast recording we had the pleasure of hosting at Phoenix Comicon 2015.

DIANA: This podcast stuck out to us for a number of reasons. It was my very first live podcast recording EVER. I was a bit nervous, but when the room filled with people, and then more people, and then more people (seriously… we were standing room only and people were waiting outside the door to get in!), I became much more at ease.

CASSIE: Like Diana, I was a bit nervous about the live podcast factor. I’d only done one or two before, and it was to a smaller crowd. We really loved the large audience, along with their energy and enthusiasm. It was contagious, and contributed greatly to the tone of the whole conversation.


Our lovely audience at PHXCC

DIANA: One of the reasons we really enjoyed this panel was because of all the memorable quotes we discussed from the film. From the DNA strand, to the miner, to Timmy, and to many from Dr. Malcolm, the movie, as well as this panel, kept us quite entertained.

DNA Strand: Bingo! Dino DNA.

Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.

Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.

Ray Arnold: Hold on to your butts.

Dr. Ian Malcolm: You think they’ll have that on the tour?

Tim: Well… we’re back… in the car again.

Dr. Alan Grant: Well, at least you’re out of the tree.

Lex: It’s a UNIX system! I know this!

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CASSIE: We talked about classic scenes, favorite moments, practical and visual effects. And, of course… John Williams.

DIANA: What’s a great movie without a score from John Williams?! Probably one of the best composers in Hollywood, his music truly captures an audience and you’re just drawn into those moments with such emotion. It’s truly an incredible score.

CASSIE: You’ll see in the original E[G] post that the team found a musician who played the “Jurassik Park” (yes, that’s spelled right) theme on the recorder, as one of our audience members mentioned. It’s actually pretty good – and reminds me how badly I played the recorder in elementary school. We found some other covers of the theme, including a very popular – and quite beautiful – rendition by The Piano Guys, a one-man trumpet band, a twangy, Southwestern version, and some heavy Metal action. I couldn’t pick just two, so you get all four drastically different takes on a fantastic, iconic song.

Jurassic Park Theme – The Piano Guys

Jurassic Park Main Theme – Trumpet Multitrack Cover

Jurassic Park Theme – Thomas Oliver

Jurassic Park Meets Metal

DIANA: Something we were curious about was the little tidbit we learned at the panel about how the ripples were made in the water cup (and possibly the T-Rex footprint as well). An audience member was kind enough to share their knowledge, and informed us that a guitar string was used for those scenes… So we had to investigate. Here’s what we found:

Jurassic Park – Glass of Water Ripple

Here are some panelist comments we found to be pretty funny, too:

Megan: “You can go get the gun, Tim,” referring to the scene where Timmy is just cheering Lex on while she’s cracking the Unix system, instead of helping Dr. Grant when one of the Velociraptors is trying to break into the room.

Diana: “Just go through it!” When Ellie Saddler comes face to face with a Velociraptor, she climbs the fence door rather than just walking/running through it, after she (finally!) turns all the power back on for the park.

Bri: “I’m gonna go on eBay and buy all of them,” referencing all of the ultra-meta merchandise that appears in the movie.

At the end of the day, this was a super-fun episode to record, and an entertaining re-listen six months later – because, really, Jurassic Park is timeless. We look forward to the next live podcast, hopefully once again at Phoenix Comicon, with another wonderful audience. See you in Season Four!

Make sure to give a listen to the Jurassic Park Podcast and the Jurassic Park Drinking Game recorded live at Phoenix Comicon 2015. And don’t forget to check out the great Geek [Supplies] we found to help you show off your love of Jurassic Park.