The Tyrannosaurus is the primary antagonist in the Carnosaur film series. Throughout the whole the series the Tyrannosaurus that appeared (possibly the exception of second film) were all female and were portrayed as genetically altered dinosaurs with the ability to self-fertilize, and apparently lay eggs of a variety of different dinosaurs.
Like all dinosaurs in the novel, the Tyrannosaurs were created by Lord Darren Penward which has found dinosaur DNA fragments in fossils and has used them as a basis for restructuring the DNA of chickens.
They appears at the end of the novel when Sir Penward imprisons his wife in a farmhouse where she is devoured alive by two newly hatched Tyrannosaurs. The baby Tyrannosaurs are the only dinosaurs to be still alive at the end of the novel aside from a baby Brachiosaurus.
A genetic engineer working for the Eunice corporation named Dr. Jane Tiptree breeds dinosaur-like creatures by genetically altering chickens. The tyrannosaurus is one result of these experiments, and is kept inside Tiptree's complex, contained by a grid of high-powered lasers. After another one of Tiptree's creatures (a deinonychus) escapes kills the daughter of her supervisor, Jesse Paloma, he threatens to pull the plug on the her project. She leads him to believe that his daughter is alive and in her laboratory, leading him into the enclosure housing the female Tyrannosaurus to help rise the creature's generation. Tiptree eventually explains her plan to Doc, after which she plans to kill him with her Tyrannosaurus, but he manages to escape from the lab and the dinosaur soon breaks free to follow it's genetic migration pattern to lay her eggs. In the end Doc and Thrush battle it with skid steers and kill the creature.
After the events of the first film a clutch of eggs is found in the desert (revealing that the Tyrannosaurus laid it's eggs before it's death). The eggs are dumped in a uranium mining facility (now a containment facility for radioactive material and cold war weaponry) and kept on ice. Sometime before the events begin the eggs (possibly due to the warm climate or a radiation spill) and the dinosaurs (primarily velociraptors) destroy security and communication systems (unbeknownst to the crew members) it's not until later the raptors and the tyrannosaurus kill all of its crew (with the exception Jesse). McQuade then calls for a highly specialized electrician team to fix the problem at the facility, which most of the crew is quickly killed by the raptors. At the end of the film only Reed & Jesse are the remaining survivors and try to make to the surface only to encounter the tyrannosaurus (the last dinosaur survivor) standing in their path, it chases them and finds it's way to the surface, killing one of the rescue team members and fighting Jesse (in a same manner on how Doc fights the tyrannosaurus in the first film). Jesse succeeds in pushing the dinosaur down the elevator shaft, killing it.
Carnosaur 3: Primal SpeciesEdit
After the events of the second film, the last remaining dinosaurs of Tiptree's experiments are being shipped to a top secret lab until the convoy is attacked by terrorists who believe the truck convoy is shipping uranium. One of the dinosaurs is a female tyrannosaurus. The terrorists release two male velociraptors, one of which is an albino, and are killed except for one. A police team investigating the warehouse arrest the survivor and notice the carnage, but believe it to be the result of the terrorist being drunk. Soon they hear a noise in one of the cargo holds and open it to release another velociraptor and the tyrannosaurus who later killed all the team members. An anti-special terrorist force led by Colonel Rance Higgens is then called in to investigate. As they soon arrive they find the remains of the massacred victims and the refrigeration trucks. They are shortly after ambushed by the velociraptors. After a velociraptor is killed only to reanimate, the tyrannosaurus soon arrives and kills one of the marines and she, with the raptor, return to hiding. After the soldiers find their lair they infiltrate the area only to me massacred once more. They find the tyrannosaur's nest and begin to destroy the eggs. Later Hodges senses the tyrannosaur's presence and her and Higgens hide behind lockers which the T-rex then head-butts, the dinosaur is then killed when Higgens throws a dynamite stick in the mouth of the animal.
Tyrannosaurus stock footage was recycled from all 3 Carnosaur films.
In the MediaEdit
The Eden FormulaEdit
An unrelated but superficially identical tyrannosaurus appears and escapes into the city of Los Angeles.
- Lady Penward (novel only)
- Jesse Paloma (film only)
- Red Wing (film only)
- Evac. Crew Member
Carnosaur 3: Primal Species
- Emillio Garcia
- Lyle Schell
- Dr. Hyde
The Eden Formula
- Harlon McVicker
- James Radcliffe
- Unlike the two films the gender of Tyrannosaurus in Carnosaur 2 is unknown, it was likely a female, but the character is referred to as a male by default.
- Most of the Tyrannosaurus that appeared in films were female.
- In the Carnosaur films Tyrannosaurus is portrayed in an tripod position while it's tail dragging on the ground however in reality the Tyrannosaurus actually stood firm and horizontal with it's tail lifted off the ground.
- A noticeable feature in the movie is the Tyrannosaurus' long, but narrow tail. In reality a reptile would need a large, rigid tail to keep itself balanced when standing and walking.
- In reality Tyrannosaurus was not a carnosaur but a coelurosaur