The real stars of Jurassic films? Friends, not dinosaurs

Jeff Goldblum hopped on the video call from his home in Los Angeles.

Sam Neill connected from Sydney, where the brightly colored lorikeets outside were chirping.

And Laura Dern, who was away filming the Netflix romance Lonely Planet, dialed

in from Morocco with a story for them both

I was walking down this narrow street in a market in the middle of Marrakech to go into our set

she said, “and this 9-year-old boy comes running up in Arabic talking about Jurassic Park.”

Though nearly three decades have passed since the trio starred in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur epic,

that series-starter still manages to resonate in impressive ways.

Now, five sequels later, the new Jurassic World Dominion, directed by Colin Trevorrow,