If you’re one of those people who say that if you were to become rich then you would feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and clothe the cold… Well you’ve got some attitude. After all, why would you use your money to help your fellow man when you could build not one, but two parks with dinosaurs! Like the movie Jurassic Park (currently enjoying a 3-D re-release in a theater near you). Except this time, they won’t clone dinosaurs from recombinant DNA found in mosquitoes frozen in amber – that’s stupid. Nope, this “Jurassic Park” will have robotic dinosaurs! Because nothing ever, ever went wrong with robots.
This brilliant notion comes from the mind of Clive Palmer. If that name sounds familiar it’s because you’re thinking of the same Clive Palmer who wants to build “Titanic II” and we don’t meant that awful direct-to-video movie starring Bruce Davidson and Brooke Burns. No, he wants to re-create the famously doomed ocean-liner that ended up 3-miles under the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage taking 1,400 people down with it. So clearly he’s a paragon of good judgment.
For his “Jurassic Parks,” Palmer is proposing life-size, animatronic dinos, according to an article on io9. One park will be built at the Palmer Coolus Resort near Brisbane and will feature 165 robo-dinos including a T-rex named Jeff and an omeisaurus called Bones, while another park built in central China will be home to 117 other robotic creatures from the dawn of time.
I’m not sure exactly how Palmer intends to set his robotic theme park apart from the dozens of others of attractions with robotic dinosaurs around the world – other than volume, I suppose – but this is perhaps a better use of his time than that “Hindenburg II” idea he’s been kicking around.
Source: Cinema Blend
You may recognize the name Clive Palmer, he’s the billionaire genius who thinks that building a replica Titanic is a good idea. But honestly, what else are you going to do with over $8 billion USD in your bank account? How about build a real life Jurassic Park?
Obviously taking nothing in terms of lessons learned from the three Jurassic Park movies, Palmer’s plan is to clone a dinosaur, and let it run wild and free in a penned off part of a resort he’s building in Coolum Beach, Queensland. (That’s Australia for the geographically-challenged.) Between his other ideas for Coolum, which include a casino, a Sky Needle, a giant Ferris wheel, and a sky rail to Mt. Coolum, Clive Palmer is clearly setting himself up as a Springfieldianite. All he’s missing is a Popsicle stick skyscraper and an escalator to nowhere.
Here’s what Palmer’s hometown paper has to say about it:
The controversial billionaire is rumoured to be planning to clone a dinosaur from DNA so he can set it free in a Jurassic Park-style area at his new Palmer Resort in Coolum.
Mr Palmer has, apparently, been in deep discussion with the people who successfully cloned Dolly the sheep to bring his dinosaur vision to life.
…And shortly after, the dinosaur will somehow escape, wreck havoc on the Sunshine coast, and probably eat more civilians than all the Great White Sharks in Australian waters combined. Does that sound cynical? I know our colleague over at Geekologie sounds excited, but I’ve got to say, I’ve seen a lot of monster movies and this is how they start. Also, can’t Palmer put his money to something a little more productive, like curing cancer, or giving everyone in Africa a sandwich?
We’ll keep you posted as to Palmer’s efforts, if only because our Queensland readers should be forewarned if a dinosaur is moving in.