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Old 03-22-2010, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Life - Discovery Channel

Originally Posted by HAL 9000 View Post

Oprah is replacing David Attenborough? I associate her with The Secret, Anti-vaxers, and other such pseudo-science. It would be a surprise to hear her front a programme about Evolution unless they have made some major changes to the focus of the programme.

This is like having Woody Allen replace John Madden as commentator for the Super Bowl.
Oprah is the narrator for the american version of Life. Sigourney Weaver is the narrator for the american version of Planet Earth. (although, like I said, I have the Attenborough version, so I don't know how good or bad Weaver's narration is).

I'm guessing they had americans do the american version because of pronunciation differences? or perhaps there are different terms for things? the only difference I noticed so far was that David Attenborough pronounces "glacier" as GLA-see-ay instead of GLAY-sher.

Originally Posted by Freebasser View Post
So wait, this guy is driving around in his jeep with his cat and his television in the back and he's got his favourite music blaring away and... I think I've missed the point.

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