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The Last Dragon (2004)

PG | | Fantasy | TV Movie 5 March 2005
An alternate scientific history, in which dragons were real and lived on Earth, is imagined in this fantasy docudrama. Dr. Tanner, a modern, but renegade scientist, hopes to prove the ... See full summary »

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Justin Hardy

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Charlie Foley (creator), Charlie Foley (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Hilton Paul Hilton ... Dr. Tanner
Katrine Bach ... Biologist
Aidan Woodward Aidan Woodward ... Data Analyst
Tom Chadbon ... Museum Curator
Niccolo Cioni Niccolo Cioni ... Lead Knight One
Hamish MacLeod Hamish MacLeod ... Lead Knight Two
Bradley Lavelle ... Narrator (voice) (as Brad Lavelle)
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Holm ... Narrator (voice)
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An alternate scientific history, in which dragons were real and lived on Earth, is imagined in this fantasy docudrama. Dr. Tanner, a modern, but renegade scientist, hopes to prove the existence of the creatures by discovering paleontologic evidence. Written by Bartacus

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What if dragons actually existed?

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Fantasy

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Rated PG for some mild violence | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Animal Planet

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon's World: A Fantasy Made Real See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scientific facts, and the convincing dragon carcass, lead people to believe that there actually was a dragon found. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US broadcast of this program was cut and edited for time and content, and was narrated by Patrick Stewart. The copy for sale in the US is the original UK version, narrated alternately by Paul Hilton and Ian Holm. See more »

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References Reign of Fire (2002) See more »

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Genuine *science* fiction documentary
14 April 2005 | by skoylesSee all my reviews

I noticed this DVD for sale at Wal-Mart but being impecunious at the time I passed it by. It haunted me so a few days later I went back and spent the not inconsiderable asking price. Prepared to be disappointed, I sat down to watch it. Utter glee followed. I had seen the previous Animal Planet shows on dinosaurs and was suitably impressed. The hard edge of "nature red in tooth and claw" had surprised me in the earlier productions - perhaps I was expecting "Bambi" - and this degree of reality was welcome. Now for "Dragons' World". Is anyone old enough to remember the first Christopher Reeve "Superman" movie? It's tagline was something like "You will believe a man can fly." After watching "Dragons' World" I can only paraphrase, "You will believe that dragons lived." Produced in the exact manner of its real-life predecessors, including the use of some scenes several times, the flashbacks, the astonishing CGI and a strangely familiar T. rex, the verisimilitude is perfect. Above all the dance and mating of the doomed mountain dragons is alone worth the price of admission. The nearly convincing zoological speculations anchor the whole production. From the beginning we know, as with the dinosaurs, that the dragons are doomed so no one should be surprised by the sadness and tragedy of the story. However, if you love palaeontology, legends and have even a hint of imagination, "Dragons' World" will prove a fine way to spend some time.


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