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    Planet Earth

    Seen it?

    We are about an hour or two in...it's approximately 550 minutes long.

    "over 2000 days in the field, 40 camera men across 200 locations, the ultimate portrait of our planet" according to the back of the box.

    Love it. Absolutely amazing. We were standing around at Best Buy one day and it was showing on some of the tvs. the eldest and I stood and watched for a bit. Dh picked it up one day while he was out. Seriously, one of the coolest programs I've seen in a while.
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    Re: Planet Earth

    We have the set, and it's incredible. There is actually a post on this in the NW forum somewhere. When I first saw the series on the Discovery Channel, I knew I had to get the DVD set for my kids. I hope we still have DVD players around when we have kids! Did you get the version with the British guy narrating, or Sigourney Weaver? The Discovery Channel had Weaver, but we got the version with the British guy. I think he's a little more interesting to listen too.
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    Re: Planet Earth

    I've seen some of the episodes on Discovery and it is pretty amazing.
    One scene I remember especially is flying alongside some ducks or gesse migrating over Europe.
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    Re: Planet Earth

    Yeah, I watched it when it originally aired... last year, I think? I can't remember. Anyway, pretty mind-blowing stuff. One of the best things I'd seen on television in a long time.

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    Re: Planet Earth

    I saw the whole set about a year or so ago. Very well filmed, thoroughly enjoyed it. :thumbsup:

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    Re: Planet Earth

    Got it last year for Christmas. I love watching that Great White Shark jump out of the water in slomo on my parents HUGE HD TV
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    Re: Planet Earth

    we got the british guy. and on blu-ray. and we've been watching it at night with all the lights out.

    loved the shark as well. the kids are really enjoying it as well.
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    Re: Planet Earth

    It is just not the same without Sir David Attenborough.
    Yes, another one, brother of the actor The Rt. Hon. The Lord Attenborough (Richard).

    David Attenborough has been the voice and face of nature documentaries for me since I can remember. He started working for the BBC six years before I was born.

    Life on Earth
    The Living Planet
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    Life in the Undergrowth
    Life in Cold Blood

    I recommend also "Life on Air" covering his remarkable broadcasting career.
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    Re: Planet Earth

    so far we've gotten thru "pole to pole" and "mountains". i'm anxious to see the ocean one, but we aren't going to go out of order....
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    Re: Planet Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by mjs1973
    When I first saw the series on the Discovery Channel, I knew I had to get the DVD set for my kids. I hope we still have DVD players around when we have kids!
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    Re: Planet Earth

    ive watched them all in HD, and they are remarkable.

    however as a trained biologist (hopefully practicing biologist soon) i was left a bit lacking on some of the details. but the videos themselves were great. ( i saw the HD versions with sigourney
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    That's great, I am going to try them out.

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