BBC (and Discovery) doing what they're best at: Planet Earth

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    On BBC1 right now, new nature series titled "Planet Earth". Some simply amazing footage, I really don't know how they do it.
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Apparently through a combination of helicopters and jeeps for the wild dog hunt. It's darned impressive... I like some of the downloads (UK only) too

    I love the BBC natural world shows - but what will they do when Attenborough dies?
     
  3. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    The last fifteen minutes or so showing some of the filming details were really good. That gimballed camera is incredible.
     
  4. StokeLee macrumors 6502

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    Ive got their screen saver on at the moment, its pretty cool, that coupled with the my rotating desktop pictures of the earth at day, and then night.
     
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    FANTASTIC excellent all the way through - loved then end part on how they caught the shots

    bravo ! thats what i pay my fee's for:cool:
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Grr @ the world. I missed it. Oh well, UKNova here I come!

    I'll check my EyeTV guide just incase theres a repeat on BBC3 or 4. But yea. Love a good BBC documentary.
     
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    repeated on saturday ?? i think
     
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    That image deeply disturbs me....

    Anyone ever seen those Steven Hawking Universe videos?

    ::spoiler alert::



    WHERE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!
     
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    Has anyone found a way for the other residents of Planet Earth to watch this? I'm in the states, and LOVE this kind of documentary. The video previews and interactive flash don't work on the website for non-UK'ers.
     
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    There will be torrents up eventually for the programme itself.
     
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    Awesome show. Have to say the shots of the Great White leaping out of the ocean were stunning. Has anyone seen a still of that shot on the web? It was in a paper but I can't find a digital version.
     
  13. dcv macrumors G3

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    I only caught a few mins of it, but it looked pretty amazing.

    Just checked the tvtv listings site and looks like it'll be repeated at 18:30 on Saturday, on BBC2. I've set my EyeTV to record it ;)
     
  14. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

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    This is the kind of stuff it's worth paying the license fee for. We need more inspired, intelligent and educational programs like this – especially as all TV (the BBC channels included) have been becoming more and more like ITV, channel 5 or any other cable drivel.

    Now let’s have some incisive, cutting, thought-provoking and brutal political and societal analysis programs that can’t be made on channels that are paid for by advertising. In a democracy, the BBC has a duty to educate as well as entertain, after all, we pay for it.
     
  15. Qoxiivi macrumors regular

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    No one does this kind of program better than the BBC. When we first got cable (a while ago), like a simpleton, I was really excited about getting all the 'Discovery' channels and the like. After one week you've seen them all and their only motive is to sensationalize rather than educate. They’re all the same old ***** and the narrator always signs off with some vapid hackneyed phrase like “...which is why you should always respect NATURE’S AWESOME FORCE!” or “...proving that there’s nothing more dangerous than BEARS WITH GUNS!”.

    I really hope this series gets aired across the world – it deserves to.
     
  16. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Me too! mwahah. fantastic thing this EyeTV.

    Anyways. It's going to be an interesting 5 more days. Do I get it from UKNova or wait, to watch it in progressive widescreen rather than the crummy torrent version. :'(

    So this show really is very good?
     
  17. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Treat yourself to a preview by playing around with the Flashplayer on the website - they've got quite a few clips from tonight's episode.
     
  18. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Show off :p ;)

    It was very good, the last 10 minutes where they went in to some of how it was shot was interesting too. That camera and the lens they used are incredible! HD and stable images close up from 1km away :eek: :cool:

    The fact it has all been shot in HD is great too, can't wait for when they repeat it once we all have access to HD boxes/TV sets.
     
  19. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Another incredible programme. The footage of the snow leopard and panda were just :eek:

    All the time lapse stuff is also fantastic.
     
  20. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Felt sorry for the poor guy who waited 7 weeks in a lonely hide for 10 seconds of snow leopard.

    It truly is some amazing stuff
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    well, my EyeTV wasn't plugged in so I had to download a low quality torrent version last night. it was good. marred by the near unviewable quality. I've recorded the latest episode. probably watch it tomorrow.

    but yea. the first episode was fantastic! the shots of the shark and the arctic summer were just beautiful.
     
  22. EGT macrumors 68000

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    How many episodes are there, anyone know?

    I hope they make a DVD collection. :p

    Truly awe-inspiring stuff.
     
  23. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    I'm really jealous now :eek: Damn you and your BBC :p

    Hopefully someone will buy the rights to these and show them here too.
     
  24. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Do BBC America normally run other BBC documentaries? If so it might just be a matter of time until you get this.
     
  25. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    According to the press release here, this was a BBC/Discovery Channel/CBC/NHK co-production, so I'm guessing that it will be shown on these networks at some point.

    I had always assumed that these kind of programmes were made to be syndicated anyway - the extra 10-15 minutes at the end we get on the BBC is to make up the time where the ads would go on a commercial channel.
     

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