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    How would you have made Jurassic Park a different story?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Neuron, May 18, 2016.

    Say if you were Michael Crichton and were to rewrite Jurassic Park into a different plot. How would you tweak it? I'm writing a disparate story as JP in terms of premise but it involves genetically modified organisms who serve as antagonists. I'm curious to know your thoughts!
     
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    I've never really thought about this before but, it does sound interesting. As for your genetically modified baddies floating around, I would say that's not a bad thought. I'll never Michael Crichton though so I couldn't say in his place. Personally I would go with the idea of enhanced intelligence. Sure they displayed intelligence in the movies but, not quite to the human level. Imagine a raptor bolting around with human level intellect. It could do worse than just open doors. I guess it boils down to the kind of genetic modifications you've got at your point. Are we talking about simple enhancements to the current organisms or is it further along than that, like more developed limbs?
     
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    I've actually written a story (can new members see signatures?) about genetic modification, I just cast the test subjects as the protagonists instead of the an ;)

    As for your story about genetically modified antagonists? I'm assuming you're going with "hero = protagonist, villain = antagonist," so the only thing I can think of off the top of my head that I would like for your genetically modified villains is: make some of the genetically modified characters not only non-villainous, but also as afraid of the villains as everybody else is.

    I despise the tribalistic violence that plagues the human race (Christian Jihadists saying that Christians who kill innocent Muslims are Good because they are Christians but that Muslims who don't hurt innocents are still Evil because they are Muslims, Muslim Jihadists saying exactly the same thing in the opposite direction), and the first thing I do when I come up with a non-human sentient species in my SciFi/Fantasy work is to find a way for them not to be as pathologically tribalistic as we are.

    If you were to portray the conflict in your story as being Humans versus Non-Humans instead of as Heroes versus Villains, then I'm sure that there would be people who loved the story, but I personally would not be one of them. I would want it to be clear that simply "Being In The Non-Human Group™" did not by itself a villain make.
     
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    More dinosaurs.

    Everything can be improved with more dinosaurs.
     
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    I would make the genetically enhanced dinosaurs also be helicop... oh wait .... nevermind.
    How about sparkly vampire dinosaurs? Zombie dinosaurs? Or maybe a big evil teeth-gnashing evil dinosaur that dresses like a man and runs for President?
     
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    Shattered Shields Gratsa!

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    Literally every character would die. Then the Raptors would achieve sentience, and it'd be like Planet of the Raptors. (With little arms).

    Then. Space Raptors.

    SPACE. RAPTORS.
     
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    If i'm already going the GM route, I'm going to make a Dinoman.
     
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    If I were to rewrite Jurrasic Park, I would make fewer people eaten by dinosaurs, less scary, in fact lets just remove the dinosaurs altogether because not gonna lie dinosaurs scare the crap outta me. Scariest animal alive I mean dead.

    ...Wait that's not what you were asking? Oh...never mind...

    (Sorry not sorry, that's the first thought I had when reading your title lol. Although I think you may be referring to a different movie than the one I saw anyways. Lol. Good luck with your story)
     
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    The dinosaurs form a union and negotiate with Hammond and his management team for better pay, shorter hours, and a decent dental plan. The negotiations fall through, so the dinosaurs go on strike. Management won't budge, so the dinosaurs build a big raft and travel to a neighboring island to set up their prehistoric socialist paradise under the leadership of a charismatic carnivore named Tyrannosaurus Marx. They build and manage their own tourist attraction - the Democratic Dinosaurs' Republic and Adventureland - and start luring customers from Hammond's Jurassic Park. Hammond has no choice but to bomb them back to the Stone Age. Wait - that would be forward to the Stone Age, given that these are dinosaurs, right?

    The Huffington Post would cover all this in detail. Fox News would blame the Clinton-Obama Axis of Evil. Bar fights would erupt. Noam Chomsky would write books, as would Ann Coulter. Sane, reasonable voices will be few and far between and will mostly be found on golf courses and in punk rock bands.
     
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    ROFL!!!
     
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    This is simply beautiful.
     
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    Welcome to the website, @Neuron , welcome to the website :rolleyes:

    Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
     
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    Please make this a thing.
     
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    Instead of dinosaurs, how about single cell organisms? Start with the basics.
     
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    I know this is just some random profile fishing for threads, but i'm in one of my moods so here ya go;

    Billionares throw unhealthy amounts of money into the project trying to #BringBackTheDynos! Only that's not how science works guys, you can't get the DNA from these things like we thought we could, the only answer is... well, Lets Fake a Dino Theme park!

    It's all smoke and mirrors, but no one knows it except for the designers! Thats not a raptor, thats a 14 year old in a raptor suit. That T-rex? It's a giant robot, and no its not going to move around, we are no where near capable of designing something that functional.
     
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