Spewing Venom And Mingling With Humans: What Movies Get Wrong About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have graced the silver screen since the early 20th century. But depictions of the prehistoric creatures in movies are often comically inaccurate. WUNC-FM’s State of Things host Frank Stasio speaks with Marsha Gordon, film studies professor at NC State University, and paleontology experts Elena Schroeter, postdoctoral research scholar at NC State, and Mary Schweitzer, professor of biological sciences at NC State, about how accurate information on the screen can help bridge the gap between scientists and the public.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is hosting a panel discussion called “Science in the Movies: Dinosaurs and Paleontologists” on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.