The Dragon thread.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Rhedosaurus » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:32 pm

tbeasley wrote:How could I forget? The first 3 Spyro games had a big impact on me growing up.
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You know, I would really like to see a game that features a full grown, or at least high school age, Spyro. One that he eventually learns to fly, shoot fireballs at long range, etc.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Vakanai » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:24 pm

Rhedosaurus wrote:Gyarados, I choose you. By Enigmasystem via DeviantArt.

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When I still played Pokemon I almost always made sure to have one in my team. It was always worth leveling up weak Magicarp for it.
But my favorite dragon Pokemon (who oddly was never a dragon type) was Charizard.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Breakdown » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:00 am

Rhedosaurus wrote:The name says it all. Dragons in movies, legends, and even Komodo Dragons and the real life sea serpent relatives, the mosasaurs, because...well why not? :P


In any case, an interesting article about how Reign Of Fire was the basis of modern day CGI dragons.

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/vbb4dy/without-reign-of-fire-cgi-dragons-would-probably-suck

I can see why. The CGI Dragons in Reign of Fire still look super impressive even by today's standards. I cant remember, who did the effects for the film?
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Rhedosaurus » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:17 am

Vakanai wrote:
Rhedosaurus wrote:Gyarados, I choose you. By Enigmasystem via DeviantArt.

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When I still played Pokemon I almost always made sure to have one in my team. It was always worth leveling up weak Magicarp for it.
But my favorite dragon Pokemon (who oddly was never a dragon type) was Charizard.


Charmander was always my starter as well. After the first time I beat the game and had to restart, when it got to Charizard, I temporarily traded it to my Gold and taught it Fly. (I never got why it couldn't do this in my old Blue game.) I still do this every time and it's 4 moves are the following.

Fly, Dig, Fire Blast, and Flamethrower.

What's interesting about Gyarados was that it wasn't my main water, or one of them Pokemon until recently. The Ice/Water pleisosaur Pokemon Lapras was, and still is via Gold. Lapras still is, but Gyarados has become one of my main Pokemon.

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Rhedosaurus wrote:The name says it all. Dragons in movies, legends, and even Komodo Dragons and the real life sea serpent relatives, the mosasaurs, because...well why not? :P


In any case, an interesting article about how Reign Of Fire was the basis of modern day CGI dragons.

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/vbb4dy/without-reign-of-fire-cgi-dragons-would-probably-suck

I can see why. The CGI Dragons in Reign of Fire still look super impressive even by today's standards. I cant remember, who did the effects for the film?


Neil Eskuri via Disney. Reign Of Fire is a Disney movie via Touchstone Pictures.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby mikelcho » Wed May 01, 2019 8:54 pm

I finally found, on DVD, a classic dragon film that I've been trying to find on home video for a long time: Dragonslayer (1981).

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Rhedosaurus » Fri May 03, 2019 11:56 am

Here's a pretty good site about dragons.

http://www.blackdrago.com/

And since we've been talking about Pokemon dragons, here's the ocean dragon-bird Pokemon, Lugia.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby cloverfan98 » Fri May 03, 2019 3:30 pm

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I love The Hobbit films and I seriously think Smaug is one of the greatest motion capture and CGI created charcters of all time. Love this dragon!

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Inferno Rodan » Sat May 04, 2019 7:57 pm

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I don't think the guy in the movie was saying "Taro", he was saying "Follow!".


The wizard was saying " follow", but the dragon's name is Taro.


Is it confirmed?

As someone who was on the staff of the Monster Archives, I can confirm that the "Taro" name originated there and was the result of mishearing Sokurah saying "Follow!" We realized it probably close to 15 years ago at this point but just stuck with Taro because it felt better for him to have an actual name instead of just calling him "the dragon".


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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Rhedosaurus » Thu May 09, 2019 8:30 am

Here's RJ Palmer's take on the Dragonite family via his DA page.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Dracosaurian » Thu May 09, 2019 9:48 am

Rhedosaurus wrote:Here's RJ Palmer's take on the Dragonite family via his DA page.

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His take on Dragonite is arguably the weirdest one I've seen. But... I find myself really liking it.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Rhedosaurus » Thu May 09, 2019 10:03 am

Dracosaurian wrote:
Rhedosaurus wrote:Here's RJ Palmer's take on the Dragonite family via his DA page.

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His take on Dragonite is arguably the weirdest one I've seen. But... I find myself really liking it.


It's certainly a very fresh and unique take. It looks like a weird mix of the Game Boy version, a salamander, and a monstrous sized catfish.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Gigantis » Thu May 21, 2020 1:15 pm

So does How to Train Your Dragon count in this thread? Because i've been watching Race to the Edge for the past couple days and i'm really enjoying it!
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby ApexOversteer » Fri May 22, 2020 2:38 am

mikelcho wrote:I finally found, on DVD, a classic dragon film that I've been trying to find on home video for a long time: Dragonslayer (1981).



"Are you afraid of dragons?"

"No. In fact, if it weren't for sorcerers, there wouldn't be any dragons. Once the skies were dotted with them, magnificent horned backs, leathern wings, soaring... and their hot breath wind. Oh, I know this creature of yours... Vermithrax Pejorative. Look at these scales, these ridges. When a dragon gets this old it knows nothing but pain, constant pain. It grows decrepit, crippled, pitiful... spiteful."


In the 4 decades since she was created for the screen, Vermithrax Pejorative has seen no equal. Not Smaug, a pixelated costume worn by a superstar actor, not the soulless, but beautifully rendered graphics of Reign Of Fire, not the cartoons of Dragonheart. The only dragons that even come close are her own children, Drogon, Reaghal and Viserion. Only those three have the spark of life, while remaining truly dragons.

Despite Clash Of The Titans coming the same year, and at the risk of impugning the name of Master Harryhausen, she remains as the final, and greatest, stop motion creature achievement of the late 20th century. She was created almost identically the same way as Kong had been birthed 52 years prior and the Tyrannosaurus rex would come to life 12 years later in Jurassic Park, a combination of life-size animatronics, and then state-of-the-art animation techniques. Her design has directly influenced how cinema and television dragons have appeared since the moment she took flight.

Dragonslayer as a film is woefully underrated, almost forgotten and ignored, despite being the mold into which Peter Jackson poured Lord Of The Rings, the nursery from which Westeros' Mother Of Dragons would receive her progeny. It is near perfect, and so is the great winged despair, the flame in flight, Vermithrax Pejorative.


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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby tbeasley » Fri May 22, 2020 3:26 pm

Come one Smaug was great.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby daveblackeye15 » Fri May 22, 2020 3:29 pm

Found this. Pretty neat. Seems like a noble dragon.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby VoyagerGoji » Fri May 22, 2020 6:15 pm

RJ Palmer's Charizard is a very good piece of work. I like the Varanid touches to his design.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby Dino-Mario » Fri May 22, 2020 8:19 pm

Anyone remember that 2001 movie, Evolution?, with David Duchovny? The one about a bunch of rapidly-evolving alien monsters that threaten to overrun the Earth if they keep evolving and multiplying and which are ultimately killed off with Head and Shoulders? I have always had a fondness for the dragon-esque creatures that appear some moments before the final act.
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While the heroes call them "birds", they're pretty much obviously based on the classic four-legged, two-winged Western dragon. Their designs are quite good, tbh, a good blend of classic draconic features with a suitably extraterrestrial inspired look.

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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby ApexOversteer » Fri May 22, 2020 10:44 pm

tbeasley wrote:Come one Smaug was great.


Consider Smaug's place in the Hobbit story, and then the larger Lord Of The Rings cycle, and was he as good as he should have, or could have been? IMO, there's no presence there, just pixels. He's not as vital and alive as say Gollum, or Kong '05, if we compare him to a large creature character directed by Peter Jackson, created by WETA digital. Benedict Cumberbatch is fantastic, for sure, and the graphics are very nice, and they certainly put in all kinds of little details to try and make Smaug live, but in the end the sum is less than the parts for me.
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Re: The Dragon thread.

Postby mikelcho » Sat May 23, 2020 4:06 pm

What's the consensus on Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real? I always liked that one, too.

In fact, I had it on VHS once, but I lost it. Is it on DVD or Blu-ray?

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Postby Manuelito Canelito » Sun May 24, 2020 1:38 am

mikelcho wrote:What's the consensus on Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real? I always liked that one, too.

In fact, I had it on VHS once, but I lost it. Is it on DVD or Blu-ray?


It's the best fakementary that has come out in the latest years.

Compared with Mermaids, Megalodon and every single other, Dragons actually acknowledged various times that it's fake, and also brings in actual science instead of discredites theories to speculate.
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