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    anyone else watching this documentary 'mini-series' ??

    i watched the first 3 episodes last night and i gotta tell ya.. its quite amazing stuff. i highly recommend it.

    it airs on the Discovery channel, sunday nights at 8pm [eastern time - usa]

    just thought id bring it up.. - JAG

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    I want to see it!!! But the discovery channel i get over here is dubbed in russain at best, most of the times it`s some obscure other language that I don`t know about... and the schedule is all mixed up also, and the shows arrive months later. Need to move.

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    I think there is another thread on this somewhere...

    Anyways - no cable here; waiting for it on BluRay

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    Is this the Planet Earth with David Attenborough?

    If not, I'm going to say it anyway, brilliant guy. He turned down the top post at the BBC so he could continue to make nature programs. Sure, you can say 'but that just means he gets to travel more.' Though considering he started off travelling on his own back (well, he started off with the British Army, but after that) we can all say that the nature programs were something great.

    Aaah, David Attenborough *sniff*.

    Anyway, is this the David Attenborough one?

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    I believe it is... and took over three years to make. The HD footages are amazing... but the series lacks cohesive storytelling, which dissapointed me a great deal. Some of the new footages they have captured really, really, inspired me (like the deep water vampiric squid with the glowing tips). One would think that this is avail. on DVD now...

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    Yes, I've seen it. Great series and nice theme song as well - Hoppipolla by Sigur Růs.
    My favorite episode would have to be the one about Arctic and Antarctic life, with the polar bears and penguins.

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    I have got it on dvd after watching it when it first came out on tv. Its such an awesome program, the footage they got is amazing. Just watching it made me want to draw some of the beautiful scenery they got.

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    Damn, I gotta see this.
    Sir Attenborough is great.

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    indeed.. theres another thread about this in the movie forum. anyway, yes its that series, but its only now been released here in the states [as far as i know]

    the footage is definitely amazing.. but there is no solid 'story line' to it.. they just kinda jump around with things. man i was completely mesmerized by the first 5 minutes of the Ocean Deep episode..

    with the whale shark and the school of bait-fish @_@ that was so awesome.. im hooked on this.

    the dvds are available on the discovery website.. or at least a few are. the rest are coming.. - JAG

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG.
    indeed.. theres another thread about this in the movie forum. anyway, yes its that series, but its only now been released here in the states [as far as i know]
    It's is available in the uk have seen it on the shelves. Though as far as i know its cheaper online.

    belive its around £20-£30

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    Well, Attenborough's work often doesn't really have an obvious story line, but if you just sit back and absorb it you soon start to see how he does things.

    For example he'll be walking about in the desert, talking about microscopic life... or something and then the very next moment he'll be in the Antarctic region and you'll see a killer whale do it's thing, big splash, ooooh! but then he'll go back into talking about microscopic life.

    Basically he takes things that you'd think have nothing at all to do with each other and links them together.

    He didn't quite do the same thing in Planet Earth though, but then again that's just huge. There have been other series on even more specific things, going quite in depth.

    If anyone really liked the Ocean episode they should try and get their hands on The Blue Planet. As far as I know the country basically stopped when that was on.

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    yes ive seen the Blue Planet series.. unbelievable stuff. im big on ocean shows and that ones a top choice. its also available on amazon.com.. along with :ife in the Undergrowth which is about, um, life in the undergrowth.. :l - JAG

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    --- I finally get to see Planet Earth this weekend in HD, after waiting sooooo long for it to release here in the states -

    Life in the Undergrowth is a must ---- sooo awesome, one of the best ones yet

    Attenborough is currently working on "Life in Cold Blood" as his last in the series ------ 5 episodes on reptiles ;] should be great inspiration - it's supposed to have the first documented footage of giant salamanders fighting


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    Yesterday I watched the private life of the plants. Started at 3 in the middle of the night. Anded 12 hours later. Great stuff, has some of the best time-lapse photography I have ever seen. Watching those mushrooms pop up in seconds beats almost everything.

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    I heard an anecdote that they made a series - it might have been private life of the plants - entirely because Attenborough really wanted a reason to go up this giant plateau in I think South Africa that has different vegetation to the rest of the land around it.

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    Not HD, but for those who don't have the channel: clickity

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