Thursday, February 3, 2011


Next Tuesday, February 8, the great, pioneering French sci-fi novelist Jules Verne would turn 183 years old. In his honor…

Monster-of-theWeek: …let’s recognize these enormous pelycosaurs from the bowels of the earth in the splendid 1959 version of Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, starring James Mason.

These were probably the best-ever use of live lizards (unfortunate creatures, no doubt) as prehistoric monsters in a movie. You can see them here.

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