Paul likened the space vampire ship to a space artichoke. My first reaction was, "Wow, the artistic director was really going for a parasite vibe." The head of the ship looks totally like the head of a tapeworm. I could be off base but it jibes with the whole organic "InnerSpace" feel and foreshadows that what is inside will suck the life out of you, just like a tapeworm. Nom nom nom... Side note, Lennon rocked it out.
According to an article in the LA Times from 1996, "But after one downbeat rough-cut preview in June of 1995, New Line asked the filmmakers to trim some of the more violent segments and rewrite some dinosaur dialogue to clarify the plot." 1) I would have love to seen the "more violent segments." 2) From the movie I saw, I guess they needed to add even "more dinosaur dialogue"? http://articles.lati..._1_theodore-rex