NY Daily News 2/10/2010

_DN_Banner_2_10_DN_2_10_HeadlineReady for prehistoric porn?

The Discovery Channel is celebrating Valentine’s Day with “Tyrannosaurus Sex,” an hour-long special that probes the courtship rituals and mating habits of dinosaurs.

Yes, dinosaurs.

“‘Tyrannosaurus Sex’ doesn’t just answer the questions, it shows dinosaur sex in all its glory with state-of-the-art CGI animation,” reads a press release.


“The scenes created for the special are all based on fact,” it continues. “Interviews with scientists on the cutting-edge of paleontology bring new life to one of the last mysteries of these mighty giants.”

Viewers will be treated to colorful CGI simulations that attempt to solve 65 million-year-old mysteries such as, how did the Stegosaurus practice safe sex with those deadly plates and spikes? How does a female Titanosaur handle her male partner whose body is as long as a four-story building is high? And in what way, exactly, does one woo a Tyrannosaurus?

“It is something they never showed us in the ‘Jurassic Park’ films, that much I can tell you,” writes director Gabriel Gornell.

“Tyrannosaurus Sex” debuts on the Discovery Channel at 10 p.m. on Feb. 14, for mature audiences, only.