Thursday, April 21, 2022

Trailers for 'Prehistoric Planet' and 'Jurassic World: Dominion' for Throwback Thursday

Happy Throwback Thursday! The theme for this week's retrospectives is the back catalog. Today's theme is entertainment, because three of the four most read posts from the back catalog during the eleventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News were about movies, television, and music. The most read is also about Jurassic Park, so dinosaurs! On that subject, watch Prehistoric Planet — Official Trailer from Apple TV+, which is #26 on YouTube's trending videos as I type this.

The world’s most extraordinary creatures like you’ve never seen them before in a five-night documentary event. Prehistoric Planet streaming May 23 on Apple TV+...
That looks and sounds really cool, especially with three-time Emmy-winning narrator Sir David Attenborough as its voice.

There's more, as Apple TV+ released Prehistoric Planet — Official Sneak Peek two weeks ago.

Experience the wondrous story of life on Earth… 66 million years ago. Prehistoric Planet arrives May 23 on Apple TV+...Experience the world of dinosaurs like never before in this epic docuseries from Executive Producer Jon Favreau and the producers of Planet Earth. With David Attenborough and accompanied by a breathtaking score by Hans Zimmer, Prehistoric Planet is a five-night documentary event coming to Apple TV+ May 23rd.
The only quibble is that Tyrannosaurus rex is a North American dinosaur and North America did not border the Tethys Sea. Instead, T. rex lived along the western shores of the Cannonball Sea, which split North America in half. Its Asian relatives like Tarbosaurus may have ranged to the Tethys, but not T. rex proper. I'm a paleontologist, so I know these things. Otherwise, this looks great. I fully expect multiple Emmy nominations. It, along with "Ted Lasso," might just be enough to get me to subscribe to Apple TV+, especially if I can do so without buying an Apple product.

Enough promotion of science fact in documentary television. Time for some adverting for a science fiction movie, Jurassic World Dominion - Official Trailer [HD] from Universal Pictures.

This summer, experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar®-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in Jurassic World Dominion, a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe.

From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.

The film features new cast members DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Emmy nominee Mamoudou Athie (Archive 81), Dichen Lachman (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Scott Haze (Minari) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). The film’s returning cast includes BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, Justice Smith as Franklin Webb, Daniella Pineda as Dr. Zia Rodriguez and Omar Sy as Barry Sembenè.
Jurassic World Dominion is directed by Colin Trevorrow, who steered 2015’s Jurassic World to a record-shattering $1.7 billion global box office. The screenplay is by Emily Carmichael (Battle at Big Rock) & Colin Trevorrow from a story by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World) & Trevorrow, based on characters created by Michael Crichton. Jurassic World Dominion is produced by acclaimed franchise producers Frank Marshall p.g.a. and Patrick Crowley p.g.a. and is executive produced by legendary, Oscar®-winning franchise creator Steven Spielberg, Alexandra Derbyshire and Colin Trevorrow.
I'm not expecting to learn anything from this movie, as it's first and foremost a piece of entertainment, but I expect to be watching it when it becomes available on Peacock, Amazon, or another streaming service.

That's it for today's entertainment special. Follow over the jump for the most read entries from the back catalog about entertainment during the blogging year that ended on March 20, 2022.

Thanks to Infidel 753, I describe how 'Westworld' is like 'Jurassic Park' from November 20, 2016 earned ~1,610 raw page views between March 21, 2021 and March 20, 2022, enough for it to rank nineteenth overall during the eleventh year. It did so with no help from me. Instead, I think someone else linked to it from elsewhere, but I can't tell where. It began its surge in readership during November 2021, when it earned 380 raw page views, just missing the cutoff for that month's report. It earned 426 raw page views during December 2021, ranking it fourteenth according to that metric. It continued its popularity into the new calendar year, recording 423 raw page views in January 2022, ranking it twenty-first and 277 during February 2022, tying it for twenty-fifth that month. Its 143 page views during March 2022 did not make the cutoff for the top twenty that month, although my tweet of its link yielded March 20, 2022 2 detail expands, tied for most that month.

The songs really are the best part of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from January 15, 2016 flew under my radar until after I compiled my original list on March 20, 2022, as it never earned enough page views to rank among the top twenty for any month last year. Still, it accumulated 1,217 raw page views on its own between March 21, 2021 and March 20, 2022, enough to rank twenty-seventh overall. Consequently, (24/28). 'SNL' celebrates Mother's Day with the cast's and guests' moms was really twenty-eighth, Colbert and Klobuchar on the insurrection one year later twenty-ninth, Trevor Noah, CBS News, and PBS NewsHour explain 'The Great Resignation' thirtieth, Top baby names of 2019 and 2020 for Father's Day weekend thiry-first, Colbert and Meyers lampoon 'Italygate' and debunk Trump's backwards pants thirty-third, and PBS examines the risks from a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest thirty-fifth. Oops.

Now to recycle from PBS Eons reflects on Piltdown Man for April Fools Day, a Flashback Friday holiday special.

It seems it wouldn't be one of my holiday retrospectives without Broken Peach: Singing Spanish goths and witches for Halloween from October 28, 2017. In fact, this post about the pop band from Vigo, Galicia, Spain, headlined both last year's holiday retrospective and the one for the year before and was featured in two years ago. This past year, the entry earned "only" ~1,850 raw page views between March 21, 2021 and March 20, 2022, placing it fifteenth overall according to that measure. Those page views added to its cumulative total, raising it to ~9,560 raw page views since I posted it five years ago, raising it to ninth all-time according to raw page views. This year, it came all from web search. I did no Twitter promotion of the link during spooky season in 2021, but it still ranked fourteenth and thirteenth overall according to default and raw page views during October 2021 and ninth and eighth by those same measures during November 2021. It earned 1,898 raw page views during the 2021 calendar year, which ranked it eleventh by that measure.
That's it for the back catalog posts about entertainment from last year. Stay tuned for one more tomorrow on Earth Day.

Previous posts in this series Retrospectives from previous years about entertainment. Previous retrospectives about the back catalog.

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