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:
The model T. rex’s length from nose to tail
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
Of fake blood
Goose quills used for feathers
Replica body parts created