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Old 03-21-2010, 11:36 PM
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Its more or less a Planet Earth part 2. But it's focus is more on things that live on the earth instead of the earth itself, duh.

Pretty cool shit, watch it on the HD and enjoy.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:01 AM
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I remember downloading all this in HD from the iplayer a while back but only watching one or two. I hear its done by Oprah for america?!



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Watched it tonight in LD, pretty cool, they mentioned a few things they filmed that had never been filmed before. Pebble Toad, awesome!

I like it and all, but it just seems to skip from one critter to the next pretty quickly. I know it was a huge deal filming it all (3-Years) but I really like the ones where they concentrate on one thing for the entire show, be it a bird, frog, snake or what have you.

Still cool though.



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Its a good series yes. But earlier this year I was disturbed to learn that David Attenborough isn't the voice for all these OU & BBC documentaries in other countries. Just can't see it being the same and part of me is afraid to check it out.

Life is better then Planet Earth - which both are brilliant, thats how good it is.

There is another Series called Wonders of The Solar System currently on by Professor Brian Cox - who I've admired for a long time as to me as a lay person with an interest in such thing hits the right balance of science and explaining the obvious. Although he has done other stuff, first of real note I can remember by him. He is like Attenborough to physics - anyway, watch that to.



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Old 03-22-2010, 09:11 AM
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Brian Cox

I think he used to play keyboards in D:ream.

His current job is much better though. He is a particle physicist but seems to be making a career as the bbc's public face of physics and astronomy.



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Watched it tonight in LD, pretty cool, they mentioned a few things they filmed that had never been filmed before. Pebble Toad, awesome!

I like it and all, but it just seems to skip from one critter to the next pretty quickly. I know it was a huge deal filming it all (3-Years) but I really like the ones where they concentrate on one thing for the entire show, be it a bird, frog, snake or what have you.

Still cool though.
that thing was cool as hell. things like that really just prove evolution. it fits its environment so well. its so slow, but because it doesnt have to be fast. it can just curl up in a little ball and roll down a mountain, which is surely faster then hopping along.
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NEAT!

Will set the Tivo. I am really too excited about this. Especially because we just purchased a sweet TV not long ago.



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Just started watching Planet Earth (BBC version), it's pretty rad. I had crazy dreams about animals all night.

I heard on NPR that Life is pretty good, but it talks down to you too much. And that the american version with Oprah speaking makes the narration seem more like Desperate Housewives than a nature show.



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