Pursued by intergalactic warlord Krulos and his Rulons, human Valorians fly through a wormhole and end up on the prehistoric Earth. Krulos follows and becomes stuck in prehistory as well. Both sides build dinosaur armies and engage.
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Pursued by intergalactic warlord Krulos and his Rulons, human Valorians fly through a wormhole and end up on the prehistoric Earth. Krulos follows and becomes stuck in prehistory as well. Both sides build dinosaur armies and engage.

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1 October 1988 (USA) See more »

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Dino Riders 1 See more »

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In the South Park episode "Imagination Land part 3" the Tyranasauras Rex from D-Rs can be seen with a rulon riding it in one scene. See more »

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Rasp: Out of my way, blind man!
Mind-Zei: Your sight is of little use to you now.
[turns off lights, several punches are heard in the dark, Rasp and his comrades are thrown out of the ship]
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The Best Toy Commercial Ever
27 April 2011 | by TheExpatriate700See all my reviews

Yes, Dino-Riders was, in the end, basically a half hour toy commercial dedicated to selling overpriced plastic dinosaurs to young children. As a cartoon, it was inseparable from its toy line. That said, it did the selling very well.

As a six year old child obsessed with dinosaurs, this series was a dream come true. It combined sci-fi action with dinosaurs-everything a boy wants! When you're that young, you don't recognize commercialism, no matter how crass.

Looking back, the show is obviously silly. One of the smaller plot holes is the fact that the alien Valorians look just like humans. Still, it's a fun piece of nostalgia.


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