The Ultimate Jurassic Park – Novel Universe Timeline
Compiled by Andrew Beard, AKA “beeurd”
Italic text indicates scheduled events that never happened, from Jurassic Park.
|1978||Alan Grant begins his dig near Snakewater, Montana.|
|1979||The Hammond Foundation leases Isla Nublarfrom the Costa Rican government for a biological preserve.Grant discovers the first clutch of dinosaur eggs in Montana.|
|1982||Donald Gennaro begins employment at the Cowan, Swain and Ross law firm. One of his first assignments is to help John Hammond found the InGen Corporation.|
|1983||Grant earns his fame by publishing his findings of communal nesting and the maternal instincts of dinosaurs.|
|September||Hammond and Genarro begin raising capital to found the InGen Corporation, including touring with Norman Atherton’s genetically engineered cat-sized elephant.|
|1984||Norman Atherton, the brains behind Hammond’s dream, dies.Henry Wu begins a five-year contract with InGen, Hammond initially tells him that the “general area involves cloning reptiles”, and grants him a $10-million per year budget.
The Hammond Foundation begins supporting Grant’s dig in Montana, with $30,000 per year.
|March||InGen Inc. pays Grant a $12,000 consultant’s fee for a paper on the eating habits of dinosaurs.|
|1985||Grant calls off the consultation with InGen, and settles for $12,000.|
|November||By this time Hammond and Genarro have raised $870 million for InGen.|
|1986||The Genetic BiosynCorporation releases an untested bioengineered rabies vaccine on a farm in Chile.Howard King joins Biosyn and meets Lewis Dodgson.|
|InGen begins construction of the Isla Nublar resort, and employ John Arnoldas Chief Engineer.InGen begins developing adult-sized containment devices and weapons to handle their currently juvenile dinosaurs.
InGen buys Millipore Plastic Products, which had recently patented a plastic suitable for use as synthetic eggshells
Marty Guitierrez moves to live in Costa Rica.
|1988||Robert Muldoonbegins employment as Game Warden of Jurassic Park.In 1988 to 1989, herbivores are fed macerated plant matter and carnivores are fed ground-up sheep extract, three times a day.|
|October 10||Site B starts taking action to halt the spread of infection on the production lines.|
|December 18||Site B begins releasing animals into the wild in an attempt to counter the spread of “DX” within the laboratory.|
|1989||Sarah Hardingreceives her doctorate.From the 1989 InGen Annual Report:
“In addition to its headquarters in Palo Alto, where InGen maintains an ultra-modern 200,000 square foot research laboratory, the company runs three field laboratories around the world. A geological lab in South Africa, where amber and other biological specimens are acquired; a research farm in the mountains of Costa Rica, where exotic varieties of plants are grown; and a facility on the island of Isla Nublar, 120 miles west of Costa Rica.”
|January||Dr Bobbie Carterarrives in Bahía Anasco, Costa Rica.An 18 year old InGen worker dies in Bahía Anasco after being involved in a “construction accident” on Isla Nublar. In truth, he was attacked by an escaped Velociraptor. After this incident the Safari Lodge security is upgraded|
|Spring||Groups of unknown animals move up into the Costa Rican jungles of the Ismaloya Mountains from the coast, eating only lysine-rich foods.|
|June||Grant’s dig outside Snakewater, Montana, have 100 cases of beer.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begin an investigation into InGen|
|July||Mike and Ellen Bowman visit a deserted beach at Cabo Blanco, Cost Rica, where their daughter, Christina (Tina), is attacked by a lizard.|
|July 16||Guitierrez discovers a dead lizard being eaten by a howler monkey at Cabo Blanco, similar to the one drawn by Tina Bowman.|
|Late July (?)||The EPA interview Grant regarding his dealings with InGen.Grant identifies Guitierrez’s lizard as a Procompsognathus.
Hammond invites Grant and Ellie Sattler to visit Isla Nublar.
|August||Biosyn pays Dennis Nedry $750,000 (of a promised $1.5-million) to steal embryos from InGen. The Isla Nublar incident
The Isla Nublar facility is destroyed.The survivors of Nublar are held and questioned in San José.
|October 5||InGen files for Chapter 11 protection in San Francisco Superior Court.|
|November||Scheduled construction of Les Gigantes three-star dining room.Site B is abandoned.|
|1990||Construction scheduled to start of Jurassic Park Europe, in the Azores, and Jurassic Park Japan, near Guam. Sattler marries in Chicago.|
|February||Malcolm is released from intensive care in Costa Rica. Sarah Harding helps nurse him back to health.|
|September||Scheduled opening date of Jurassic Park.|
|Scheduled introduction of the Jungle River Ride and the Aviary Lodge Ride.Richard Levine meets Grant at a conference in Peking, and asks him about InGen; Grant dismisses it as ‘absurd’|
|1993||Hammond had previously predicted InGen to have annual revenues of seven billion dollars by 1993. And with JP Europe & Japan due to open this year also, they should exceed $10-billion.|
|August||Malcolm presents his analysis of chaos theory in evolution at the Santa Fe Institute, in a lecture called “Life at the Edge of Chaos.” He also lectures that debating K-T extinction theory is pointless, and that humans are stubborn, self-destructive conformists.Levine meets Malcolm and Sarah Harding.
Sarah Harding returns to Africa.
|Members of Biosyn pose as Swiss geologists while they search Costa Rican islands for ‘large animals’.|
|Since August 1993: Sarah Harding receives calls from Levine and Doc Thorne regarding equipment, anaesthetic, and protocols that would be useful for Levine’s ‘dinosaur hunt’.|
|February 10||Levine is arrested for driving 120 in a 15 zone. He loses his driving licence and is given community service; and starts teaching at Woodside Junior High.|
|February||InGen’s assets begin to be sold off.Levine visits an ‘aberrant form’ in Costa Rica, along with Guitierrez. The specimen is burned, however.
The Isla Sorna Incident