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Old 04-02-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Discovery Channel's Planet Earth

I found out about this show on Oprah. I watched it Sunday and it is excellent. It's an 11 part series and it airs on Sunday nights-it started on March 25th and goes through April 22nd.

The DVD set is out in May

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence...t/episode.html

"More than five years in the making, PLANET EARTH redefines blue-chip natural history filmmaking and continues the Discovery Channel mission to provide the highest quality programming in the world. The 11-part series will amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver is the series' narrator."
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CBC carried the BBC version last fall and earlier this year with David Attenborough as narrator. And yup, there is stuff on that series which will make you go , WOW!!!!!!!! The images are mind-blowing. A definite must for nature lovers. You will not be disappointed.
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I've seen a couple of episodes already, and its totally mesmerizing! I give the camera crew a lot of credit for spending so much time in places like Antarctica, where it was 60 below, and wind at 100 per hour!
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I agree with Pearl & Trev. The few episodes I've seen so far have been amazing - can't wait to catch the rest of them.
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I've been watching since it premiered. I'm hooked

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CBC carried the BBC version last fall and earlier this year with David Attenborough as narrator. And yup, there is stuff on that series which will make you go , WOW!!!!!!!! The images are mind-blowing. A definite must for nature lovers. You will not be disappointed.
I still can't believe they replaced David Attenborough's narration with Sigourney Weaver on the American broadcast . Did they figure that Americans would find it difficult to understand his accent? I just don't get it. I wouldn't mind if this done to any other Joe Schmo, but come on... this is David Attenborough--the king of nature documentaries--we're talking about here. Oh well, at least the DVD set will include his original narration.
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Twas an excellent series

The sections showing how the cameramen got their shots is also really interesting, hope you guys in the states get to see that to.

Anyone know the nature of the partnership the BBC and Discovery Channel had in its making? As far as I was aware most of the cameramen seemed to be English...did Discovery just stump up the cash for it?
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I saw the previews at the theater. I'll buy this DVD for sure.
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I've seen 'Pole To Pole' I think, and I'm in the middle of 'Mountains'. I have several TiVoed on the machine. So well done!
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I've watched them all so far.
I only wish I had a High Definition TV to get the full experience. I love watching nature shows.

They should have had Jeremy Irons narrate the whole thing!
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<<has high definition TV. Watching that great white shark going for lunch. I think they said that camera shot was slowed down. It was 1/47 speed or something like that - in realtime it was like 1 second. Amazing!
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Yes that is the one show that really makes me wish I had HD
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I still can't believe they replaced David Attenborough's narration with Sigourney Weaver on the American broadcast . Did they figure that Americans would find it difficult to understand his accent? I just don't get it.
That's because you think like a Canadian

That really was an incredible series...the episode with the penguins was unbelievable, with the way they huddled together as a unit in the midst of such horribly cold conditions. The egg-protecting had me overwhelmed in a happy/sad way. I will never complain about my life again.
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That's because you think like a Canadian

That really was an incredible series...the episode with the penguins was unbelievable, with the way they huddled together as a unit in the midst of such horribly cold conditions. The egg-protecting had me overwhelmed in a happy/sad way. I will never complain about my life again.
That was amazing! The little penguins were so cute.

I felt so bad for the polar bears though.
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I felt so bad for the polar bears though.
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
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It's the best high def. program(s) I've seen yet.

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I still can't believe they replaced David Attenborough's narration with Sigourney Weaver on the American broadcast .
I wasn't impressed with Weaver's narration. It lacked something.
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