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G. Hoffman
April 2nd, 2007, 07:33 AM
...has anyone else been watching the Discovery Channel show "Planet Earth?"

It's a eleven part mini-series with some of the most amazing nature cinematography you have ever seen. It has been absolutely spectacular, every frame of it. From the shots of a Snow leopard hunting, to the Polar Bear trying to take on a Walrus, it has been amazing. They have also had some truly spectacular time lapse shots that are really gorgeous. I always like the Discovery Channel stuff (or at least, the science stuff, I can do without the "Chopper" shit), but this one is worlds beyond what any of the rest of them have been. Truly, truly amazing.

I highly recommend it.


Gabriel

Tim Halligan
April 2nd, 2007, 07:43 AM
This is the co-pro Discovery did with the Beeb...

5 years.

40 million dollars.

Worth every penny.

Amazing.


Cheers,
Tim

G. Hoffman
April 2nd, 2007, 08:00 AM
This is the co-pro Discovery did with the Beeb...

5 years.

40 million dollars.

Worth every penny.

Amazing.


Cheers,
Tim



That's the one.


I want them to screen it on the 8 story IMAX screen at the Minnesota Science Museum.


Gabriel

G. Hoffman
January 16th, 2008, 10:37 AM
I just got the BBC version of this on DVD. Instead of Segorney Weaver, its got some English guy doing the narration, but other than that it is pretty much exactly the same. If there is any difference, it is better, and it was about 1/3 of the cost of buying the Discovery Channel version.

Really and truly, an amazing show.


Gabriel

Tim Halligan
January 16th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Instead of Segorney Weaver, its got some English guy doing the narration...



If memory serves, that "English guy" is probably Sir David Attenborough.


Cheers,
Tim

jstuart
January 16th, 2008, 02:49 PM
My Daughter asked for, and got, the bbc version as a present . We have all watched it- mostly from wandering in to where she was viewing it, and getting sucked in- It's truly remakable. One minor quibble is that at some points, Sir David's voiceover is a bit overwhelmed by the underscore. But that said, it is achingly beautiful, and a font of very interesting information.
j

Johnny
January 16th, 2008, 04:18 PM
It rocks in HD.

CurtZHP
January 16th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Sigourney Weaver?? Yes, please!

:Coolio:

TSTW
January 16th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Sir David Attenborough.


Legend.

His brother is Richard Attenborough. Of Jurrasic Park fame.

kwiksilver
January 17th, 2008, 12:18 AM
Legend.

His brother is Richard Attenborough. Of Jurrasic Park fame.


Now that is funny.

Richard Attenborough made his film debut in 1942.

He had been in something like 45 films before starring in Jurassic Park. He hadn't even been in a movie for almost 15 years before JP.

He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Ghandi in 1982.

You must be young. :Razz:

kwiksilver

CaptainHook
January 17th, 2008, 03:04 AM
its got some English guy doing the narration

:lol:


First nature series to be made almost entirely in HD!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Earth_%28TV_series%29

My friend got it on HD DVD. Stunning.

FajitaTone
January 17th, 2008, 03:32 AM
The new "blue planet" stuff is good too. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.

They are wonderful in HD/Surround, but the Stereo downmixes do sound kinda crappy.

ggunn
January 17th, 2008, 09:07 PM
The new "blue planet" stuff is good too. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.


Are there some new ones? I've been a fan of that show for a year or two. I'm a SCUBA diver, so their reef stuff is especially interesting to me.

FajitaTone
January 22nd, 2008, 05:09 PM
shallow seas and Deep Oceans