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Old 04-03-2007, 08:49 PM   #16
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I was totally amazed with the fungi which infected insects. And the insects somehow knew they had to leave rather than infect other insects. I never ever saw images like that. Or the otters fighting off the alligator, unfreakinbelievable. Or the images of the herds of animals from the sky. Or the tiny animals in the jungles of Chile. Or the chimpanzee tribal attack upon another group, I had heard of this but never seen it.

Definitely have to buy the dvd.

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Old 04-03-2007, 09:30 PM   #17
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Yes, I blocked that one from my memory...when that lone bear finally gave up looking for a meal...maybe one of the saddest visuals I've ever seen. I think I swore out loud
I almost cried.



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Old 04-04-2007, 07:06 AM   #18
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I have the british version on dvd with david attenboroughs narration It truely is amazing, do they show the diaries on the discovery channel at the end? I think the diaries are the best bit - showing how hard it was for them to film and stuff.
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I love this show!

I actually have the kids watch this show, instead of Sponge Bob.

I will get the dvd's for sure.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:51 AM   #20
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my only beef with this show -- other than the increasing airtime given to commercials on all basic cable, it's ridiculous -- is not so much the narration itself but the writing.

i found much of the writing unbearablem, so pseudo-mythic -- "At last! Salvation!" as elephants find water -- that i would have prefered to watch it on mute.

amazing visuals, though, no question.

and i'm jealous that the BBC gets to do these things. that's what government funding gets you.
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:31 PM   #21
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I really love this show too. Some people at work also watch, so it's fun to talk about it at work and compare notes, etc. It really is amazing, and very educational.
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Old 05-19-2007, 01:50 AM   #22
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I got the DVDs now. The 10 min diaries are amazing on their own. They worked pretty damn hard to get those images.
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Old 05-19-2007, 04:26 AM   #23
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We've got the series on DVD at home, I love them, There's some stunning footage there.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:54 AM   #24
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Yep, this was excellent for sure. I liked the "Rivers" one, with all the tropical fish, Amazon river porpoise etc. And like trev, I enjoyed the predatory fungi, I had no idea this happened. Oh, "Caves" was great too.

Agreed about wanting David Attenborough...personally I can't listen to Sigourney Weaver without thinking I'm watching Alien.

Anyone remember the old "Life on Earth" docu? DA narrated that, great stuff especially for 20 years ago.
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I love this series and am sucked in everytime it is on tv. Watching it on High Def is amazing.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:59 AM   #26
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I caught a couple of these yesterday. What an excellent series. I hope to catch them all. But the amount of commercials is ridiculous. It seems like they're cutting out some of the "story."
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BBC= No commercials

Planet Earth is one of the programmes that make the license fee worthwhile.

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