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Rhedosaurus

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Rhedosaurus
Species
Dinosaur
Nicknames
The Beast
Height
20 meters
Length
N/A
Weight
11,000 tons
Forms
None
Allies
None
Enemies
Humans
Relationships
None
Controlled by
None
Created by
Eugène Lourié
Portrayed by
Stop-Motion Models
First Appearance
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
Latest Appearance
Planet of Dinosaurs

Designs
ShodaiRhedo
Roar
To be added.

Rhedosaurus is the name of the carnivorous man-eating lizard-like monster from the 1953 film The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. The Rhedosaurus in the film was one of the last surviving members of its species, awakened by a nuclear test in the Arctic. It made its way down the North American coast, destroying everything in its path and ending up in New York, its original home. Attempts to kill it were complicated by an ancient disease it carried; spilling its blood freed the plague, which was almost as deadly as the reptile itself. The Rhedosaurus was eventually killed at Coney Island when a radioactive isotope was shot into a wound on its neck, both fatally wounding it and also neutralizing the disease. The radiation also incinerated it, causing it to burn the island.

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Trivia

  • The Rhedosaurus, along with King Kong, was one of the main inspirations for Godzilla.
  • The Rhedosaurus puppet was used again in the film Planet of Dinosaurs, where it was used as a Rhedosaurus that was killed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
  • The Rhedosaurus appeared in the 6th episode of the 2nd season of ABC's Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
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