January 23, 2008

10,000 B.C.: Cryptofiction?

You have got to love the mammoths!

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And sabertoothed tigers!

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What elements of narrative cryptofiction, in which these animals, as well as the hominids, are shown as surviving late into protohistorical times in 10,000 B.C. overlap with our interests?

Frankly, I always find it intriguing and instructive to see how artists, filmmakers, and scientists recreate Pleistocene animals, so as to give us a clue of what might be behind some cryptids. I look forward to this movie, therefore, for just such images.

I guess there are other things to watch in this film too, with regard to our ancestors. However, from what I’ve seen from the trailers, the humans look remarkably well-groomed – note the nicely done eyebrows on this female:

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Trailers are showing us a bit of what has been achieved for capturing these Pleistocene survivors:

Of course, there’s something vaguely familiar about 10,000 BC, in terms of images like this…

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…during 10,000 B.C.’s Egyptian setting (and sound effects) in the last half of the film. See if you can view it in these trailers of an older movie of significance in science fiction history:

Coming on March 7, 2008.

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Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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