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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