Synopsis by Mark Deming
An alternate scientific history in which dragons were real and lived on this earth is imagined in this fantasy docudrama. Dr. Tanner (Paul Hilton) is a renegade scientist whose attempts to prove the existence of dragons -- which he believes lived on this planet at the same time as dinosaurs -- has cost him the respect of many in the archeological community. But a dig in Eastern Europe produced artifacts that suggests Tanner's theories may be valid after all. With the help of two of his colleagues (Aidan Woodward and Katrine Bach), Tanner examines the remains of what appear to have been dragons, and as he explains how they lived, his tales come to life in flashbacks illustrated by computer graphics technology. Dragons' World: A Fantasy Made Real was originally produced for the cable television network Animal Planet, where it first aired on March 20, 2005.
alternate-reality, artifact, dragon, scientist