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T. rex Autopsy (2015)

Recorded in Pinewood’s TV Two, National Geographic’s T. rex Autopsy gets under the skin of a life-size T.Rex, to give viewers a fresh spin on how dinosaurs moved, fed and evolved.

Unofficially called Edwina, she is a 40ft replica Tyrannosaurus rex, and according to Nat Geo, she is “the world’s first anatomically complete Tyrannosaurus rex”.

The dimensions and proportions of the model T. rex were based on CT scans of the bones of ‘Sue’, the largest, most complete and best-preserved T. rex specimen ever found.

Directed by Richard Dale and Produced by Duncan Bulling, T. rex Autopsy consumed a total of:

13 metres
The model T. rex’s length from nose to tail

10,000 hours
Time it took a team of sculptors, mould makers, technicians, fabricators and artists to make the model from latex rubber, polyurethane foam, silicone rubber, polystyrene and fibre glass

5 tonnes
Of clay

130 litres
Of fake blood

20 litres
Of paint

75 litres
Of latex

200 litres
Of silicon

20,000
Goose quills used for feathers

113
Replica body parts created


Director(s): Richard Dale

Producer(s): Duncan Bulling


Production

Studios used: Pinewood Studios

Filming facility: TV Two (PW)


Supplementary information

Distributor: National Geographic Channels

Production company: Impossible Factual