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Old 03-26-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
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TV: Planet Earth

Anyone see this show last night?
http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence...net-earth.html

It was amazing
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It's on my DVR. I'll probably watch it tonight.
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Sweet show. Watched it last night. Some of the footage was unbelievable!
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Absolutely amazing! The footage was unreal.
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watching it in high definition was just insane. the size of that shark fully out of the water, that's just incredible.
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^^ I wanna capture that and make it my wallpaper


Watched the first one last night, the other 2 are on the DVR still. looked amazing in HD!
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It's on my DVR. I'll probably watch it tonight.

Looked cool!
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watching it in high definition was just insane. the size of that shark fully out of the water, that's just incredible.
Kinda wished I still had Discovery HD. I was never home enough, so I didn't pick it up when the free 2 months were up. I think when all 11 episodes are done and they re-play all in a row, I'll call and get Discovery HD for that month.

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they are shipping the series on DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray at the end of April

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Earth-C.../dp/B000MRAAJW
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Phenomenal cinematography and great quality on the visuals even in SD. Maybe it's just Sigourney Weaver's voice, but I'm finding it pretty boring so far as an actual documentary. The episodes just basically seem like loosely related surveys of the natural world. There's little coherence to them.

Here's this
Here's this other thing
Here's something else
Oh, and you can sort of connect them like this

I'm still going to watch it though.
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Kinda wished I still had Discovery HD. I was never home enough, so I didn't pick it up when the free 2 months were up. I think when all 11 episodes are done and they re-play all in a row, I'll call and get Discovery HD for that month.

Looks like you get get all the episodes starting April 1st.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tvlistings/...=0&channel=DSC
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Phenomenal cinematography and great quality on the visuals even in SD. Maybe it's just Sigourney Weaver's voice, but I'm finding it pretty boring so far as an actual documentary. The episodes just basically seem like loosely related surveys of the natural world. There's little coherence to them.

Here's this
Here's this other thing
Here's something else
Oh, and you can sort of connect them like this

I'm still going to watch it though.

That's my only complaint. They did a great job with the cinematography. But the way it's all tied together is weak. And the narration is horrible.
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the show is absolutely amazing. the work and effort they put into these shots are insane. cant wait for next weeks.

i do agree that the narration can be somewhat basic and strange at times but i think its ok
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pretty amazing. love all the time lapse.

narration is pretty shitty.

the slow motion sharks were pretty sick, all though narrator claimed it was 1 seconds slowed down to 47 seconds... wouldn't that mean the camera was capturing something like ~1400 frames per second? pretty insane if true.
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I missed the first ep, hopefully they will re play it soon.
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Maybe it's just Sigourney Weaver's voice

THANK YOU!!! It was killing me last night, that voice was so familiar but I just couldn't figure out who it was. I will sleep easier tonight.

On a side note, anybody else freaked out by those crazy little birds dancing around in the rain forest?
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for all those complaining about the narration pick up the BBC version narrated by David Attenborough, he's way better.
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Was only able to catch the last five minutes of it.
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oh man, I forgot it was going to be on . Watching Discovery Channel in HD is great!
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Was only able to catch the last five minutes of it.

Knowing the Discovery channel and the way they recycle their programs I'm sure you'll have a dozen opportunities this week to watch the whole thing before the 2nd part airs.
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it was an awesome show. i was rooting for that little guy being chased by the wolf. He held him off for so long.
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it was an awesome show. i was rooting for that little guy being chased by the wolf. He held him off for so long.
ya, that was disturbing.
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that show was pretty tight...watched it last night...the cinematography was great...but i agree with it not being put together well...and what was up with those crazy commercial breaks....not fun at all....i want that helicopter camera....super stability...man all the screen shots were just great....i might buy the blue ray one and watch it on the ps3 through the projector...waiting to see what they show next sunday.......[email protected]...i think everyone was rooting for that antelope/caribou my whole house was just hoping...and then the snow leapord lost its meal in the water...lol...and that dry marsh turning into swamp land...cool shit...cant wait for the next one...
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For some wierd reason they re-dubbed it, maybe American's don't want to hear a brit??

Anyway, "Ocean Shallow" and "Jungles" are the two episodes in the series I would NOT miss.
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THANK YOU!!! It was killing me last night, that voice was so familiar but I just couldn't figure out who it was. I will sleep easier tonight.

On a side note, anybody else freaked out by those crazy little birds dancing around in the rain forest?
That was crazy....the bird CLEANED its dance floor....wild....and the worlds largest glacier....43 miles long 3 miles wide....and moving....knowledge is power..
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Saw part of it last night. The part I saw was about Africa and these herds of baboons.
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yeah it was amazing
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That show is visually breathtaking. I watched about 2.5 episodes last night. The naration is pretty weak and they recycle footage between episodes, but it's still mezmerizing. I find the "behind the scenes" portions even more amazing. It's unbelievable how long the cameramen will sit out in remote locations under horrible conditions to get the shots.
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Watched is last nite (not in hd though) and it was still amazing. Anyone know where I could DL the hd version?
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discovery HD FTW!!! that and the galapagos special were both amazing!
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THANK YOU!!! It was killing me last night, that voice was so familiar but I just couldn't figure out who it was. I will sleep easier tonight.

On a side note, anybody else freaked out by those crazy little birds dancing around in the rain forest?
6'1, 220 and I was from "Birds of Paradise"

Paradise my ass...more like Evil Spirits straight from F'ing Hell birds
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i caught something related to planet earth last night

showed that camera on the ballon/propeller thing crashing into a tree 2x

but yea of the sneak previews i saw on the HDTV at home
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i might just pick up the bluray for the stunning visuals
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discovery HD is my fav channel....that leapord chasin the other animal thru the mountain, and that great white shark were some crazy scenes...
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watching it in high definition was just insane. the size of that shark fully out of the water, that's just incredible.
I really like this show. This Sunday I am going to a friend's apt to watch it on a 42" hdtv
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saw the bbc version last year...great show
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watching it in high definition was just insane. the size of that shark fully out of the water, that's just incredible.
that totally kicked ass.
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Phenomenal cinematography and great quality on the visuals even in SD. Maybe it's just Sigourney Weaver's voice, but I'm finding it pretty boring so far as an actual documentary. The episodes just basically seem like loosely related surveys of the natural world. There's little coherence to them.

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I'm still going to watch it though.
I agree
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pretty amazing. love all the time lapse.

narration is pretty shitty.

the slow motion sharks were pretty sick, all though narrator claimed it was 1 seconds slowed down to 47 seconds... wouldn't that mean the camera was capturing something like ~1400 frames per second? pretty insane if true.
Based on the math...you'd be correct at around 1400 fps. According to wikipedia, there are 250kfps cameras available!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_speed_camera
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Based on the math...you'd be correct at around 1400 fps. According to wikipedia, there are 250kfps cameras available!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_speed_camera
wikipedia will say anything
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