It’s very rare that we’ll reference current events on an Izak Smells strip, but we’d had that Jurassic Park gag sitting in the bank for about a year and this was too good an opportunity to pass up.
Jurassic Park is one of those movies that I was obsessed with as a kid, but I haven’t seen it for years and to be honest, at this stage I’m kind of afraid to watch it again. Will the dinosaurs look ridiculous? Will the acting be camp? Will the kids, as relatable as they were to my eight year old self, turn out to be just annoying little shits? Essentially, will re-watching it destroy one of the keystone memories of my childhood? This is a conundrum every bit as grave as whether or not to bring back giant carnivores from oblivion. Okay, nearly as grave. But it still keeps me up at night.
“Dude, did you hear about that pregnant T-rex fossil they found in-”
“Way ahead of you.”
Kristof leads Isaac into a garage that has a high tech lab set up in it. Also the better part of a T-rex skeleton.
“How did you-”
“No more words.”
Izak is not comfortable with this line of investigation but Kristof, holding a deadly looking syringe the size of a turkey baster, believes in what he is doing with an almost maniacal fervour.
“Man, if we learned anything from Jurassic Park-”
“It’s that dinosaur cloning is awesome.”