Since their discovery two hundred years ago, dinosaurs have fascinated the general public and inspired researchers to address what has become a crucial question: How could such powerful creatures die out after dominating the planet for two hundred million years? How to explain the extinction of one of Earth's most dominant species?
66 million years ago, an asteroid hit the Chicxulub region of Mexico. What followed was a disaster movie scenario beyond the realms of human imagination.
The shockwave was so violent that its repercussions were felt across almost the entire surface of the globe, triggering a chain of catastrophes. It marked the beginning of Planet Earth's fifth mass extinction. A truly momentous event. On that day, a world populated by two million animal species came to an abrupt end.
This documentary exposes the latest scientific revelations. The expertise of leading paleontologists, astrophysicists, oceanographers and geologists - including the two scientific advisors to the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World sagas - allows us to relive the apocalypse as the dinosaurs experienced it, and finally unravel the mystery of the disappearance of these behemoths with feet of clay.