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It's been a long time coming but here it is, part two of our scene by scene review of The Lost World - the second film in the Jurassic Park series. Raptors go on the rampage on Isla Sorna and then a Tyrannosaur goes on the rampage in San Diego. The results of the latter are so horrific that the entire world slips into a state of mass amnesia so severe that nobody will even remember Isla Sorna exists by the time Jurassic World rolls around. But man... what a ride.

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SOMETHING. HAS. SURVIVED. It’s part 1 of our watch-through of the second Jurassic Park movie, The Lost World, and we’ve got it all - Vince Vaughn trying to act principled, surprisingly respectful predator-prey relationships, and Pete Postlethwaite making it all seem someone else’s fault. Grab your whisky, explain the plot halfway through a chase sequence, and keep an eye out for flying cars: IT’S SEQUEL TIME. As always, get in touch with us - sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com and @sharkliveroil.

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It's the fifth and final part of our readthrough of Michael Crichton's The Lost World. It's an action packed finale with beloved and not so beloved characters meeting their end, a much lauded reappearence of Brian the Useless Raptor and Levine undergoes some kind of multiple personality disorder. And.... and... our favourite off-screen, definitely not in the book dinosaur makes an absolutely sensational last minute appearence (then wanders off). All that plus your fantastic reviews of the book. In the words of Doc Thorne, "Looks like we'll have to do this one the old fashioned way."

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It is ALL GOING OFF this week in our read-through of Michael Crichton’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. After the calm, the storm: and we’ve got it all. Over-confident scientists with circus-sized boomboxes, inevitable death, and at least one genius engineering career cut off far too soon. And this week, a special bonus: Matt and Dave have a heart to heart about cows and how they’re scarier than they look. Real talk here on Shark Liver Oil. Next week it’s our final installment of our read-through, and IT’S TIME FOR THE REVIEWS! We’ve got a great batch so far but if you’ve got some that you’d like us to read out, send them through to sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil.

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Part 3 of our readthrough of The Lost World is here. I'm not going to lie to you, not a lot happens in this part of the book. Lots of talk about dinosaurs becoming extinct, there's another possible sighting of Tobias Carnotaurus and Bisoyn's best boy dabbled with a bit of casual attempted murder. Oh and some Parasaurs defecate together. It's fair to say it slows down a bit this week, but stick with us, because things are about to get crazy.

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We’re back with part 2 of our readthrough with dumb commentary on Michael Crichton’s sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World! And we’ve got, as ever, everything on the pitch: a burgeoning bromance between Dave and a fictional character, questionable risk-management decisions, and above all, DINOSAURS (finally). As always, hit us up with your reviews, opinions and rants, in time for our review episode at the end of the series in a few weeks. @sharkliveroil on Twitter, and sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com.

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Welcome to the edge of chaos. Welcome to the island where dinosaurs roam free. Welcome.. to The Lost World! We're finally returning to Matt's favourite subject - dinosaurs - with Michael Crichton's follow up to Jurassic Park. In this episode we meet the world's most annoying dinosaur fanatic, the worlds most lazy private detective and the worlds most dreadful magazine idea. We also just about reach the island full of dinosaurs. If you're reading along with us go as far as page 80(ish) - Costa Rrrrica!

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We are BACK! We all know it's been a long summer without Shark Liver Oil so we've got a bumper-back-to-business podcast for all you little sharklettes out there. We round off our Jurassic Park coverage in style with a scene by scene guide to Stephen Spielberg's blockbuster. We go through the film and compare it to the book and a (probably) genuine early version of the script. We've also got reviews from around the internet, some feedback from an unlikely source and the most comprehensive review of JP characters you'll find anywhere on the internet. And if that isn't enough... we dip a very tentative toe into the International Jurassic Park Erotic Fan Fiction Writers Association. Oh yes, it exists. Get your feedback over to us at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or find us on twitter @sharkliveroil

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It's the final stomping, roaring, chomping edition of our coverage of Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton; this week we're reading from 'The Grid' to the end of the book, and it's a doozy. We've got scientists tinned in brine; we've got psychedelic killing machines, and we've got the world's most pathetic death-scene, involving a walk in the woods. And as a special final-episode treat, we've got some reviews from around the world, some of which are positive and some of which are...entertaining. As ever hit us up with your thoughts, opinions or rants: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil on Twitter. We're off for the summer now, so enjoy the beach and we'll see you in September!

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It's part 4 of our massive, stomping, bellowing shambles of a read-through of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park! This week is an absolute mammoth, so it's a bit late, but to make up for it we've got it all - we've got raptor boxing, we've got dinosaur ASBOs, and we've got a T-Rex that falls asleep like your grandpa after Christmas dinner. We also spend a couple of minutes fundamentally redefining arithmetic because Michael Crichton brought maths to the table and we SHARKED IT. As ever, get in touch with your thoughts or reviews of the book - next week it's the big finale. sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com and @sharliveroil. Roar at us, bro.

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It's part 3 of Shark Liver Oil's page by page guide to Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and its a MONSTER of an episode. After two weeks of growing wonder - the kind you can only get from visiting a theme park with actual real live dinosaurs in it - we find out what happens when said Dinosaurs get loose. We don't want to give too much away but it doesn't end well for an overweight computer programmers and red haired publicists with a striking resemblance to a mid 90s pop superstar. Oh, and we lament the greatest park name that never was, Jurassic Europark. If you're reading along with us, this episode goes from the chapter called Stegosaur as far as the chapter called The Park which begins with the line, "The portable generator." Feedback? You know we want it! Contact us at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or @sharkliveroil on twitter.

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It's part 2 of our 5-part romp through Michael Crichton's classic Jurassic Park, and this month we've got questionable grandfathering, questionable labour practices, and questionable casting for the part of Ed 'Not In The Film' Regis - but more importantly than all of that WE'VE GOT DINOSAURS! As ever, send us email at sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com, or tweet at us @sharkliveroil; but do it gently, we've just had to climb inside an electric fence to do the most extreme pruning job ever performed.

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We've finally got around to doing one of our favourite books of all time - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. Our page by page guide will take you through this epic tale which is a modern classic in its own right or, for cinema fans, reads as a special extended directors cut version of the film. In the first part we meet some familiar characters (Alan Grant. John Hammond) and some less familiar ones (introducing Simply Red's Mick Hucknall as Ed Regis..). We'll also go undercover with the worlds best named evil genetic engineering corporation (Biosyn) and get our first glimpse of a real life dinosaur. It's going to be even more fun than examining a partially masticated south american lizard. If you're reading along with us, we're going from the start of the book to the chapter called 'When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth." Get your feedback to us on email: sharkliveroilpodcast@gmail.com or on twitter @sharkliveroil Next week, we'll be reading from "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" to "Stegosaur."

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