Thursday, September 30, 2010


SyFy - Original Air Date: 9/30/10

The show sets out to recreate the legendary griffon. They start with the body of a cave lion, then add in the face and hunting tactics of a Mongolian golden eagle.  Then they add the eagle's talons to the front legs and give it wings with a 25' span (so it can lift Mongolian horses). They give it swept-back ears, too.  Then they make a to-scale nest, out in Mongolia, for their beast to roost in.  (The end result looks a whole lot like Bill the Griffon from my series The Twilight Empire -- returning to the web soon.)  Finally, of course, they create a movie of the creature swooping over a city and generally terrorizing people.  It doesn't carry off any horses, but it does take a motorcycle -- and some other techno gear -- to its nest.

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