“We will rule over all this land, and we will call it… this land.”
Just like British actors in American film, poor theropods always end up playing the bad guys. At the beginning of the pilot for Firefly (well, okay, after the beginning beginning), Wash has those plastic dinosaurs, one of which is a Tyrannosaurus or an Allosaurus. Either way, it’s a theropod that’s about to be vilified. Let’s face it. Whenever you have two plastic dinosaurs together, you know it’s gonna end with one of them being eaten, so if you’ve got a carnivore and an herbivore, you know who has the upper … er… appendage. Especially since the Stegosaurus is all, “Ehn. Ehn. I gots only orthal movements in mah jaw. Ehn.” We just hope the Stegosaurus got to use the thagomizer (Gary Larson should get to name all these things) before its untimely end.