TV Planet Earth
posted by March 26 at 21:35 PMon
If you have an HDTV*, you gotta check out the Planet Earth mini-series on the Discovery Channel. The narration is typical, cheesy, nature show pablum, but the footage is simply incredible. The premier episode, Pole to Pole, includes tons of breathtaking images, many—as Sigourney Weaver repeatedly and irritatingly points out—never successfully filmed before.
SEE! A great white shark launch itself ten feet out of the water in super-slow-motion! A white wolf chase a baby caribou 5 miles across the tundra! The hilarious and bizarre dance of the blue bird of paradise!
The show premiered on Sunday, and is now airing pretty much constantly on Discovery.
* If you don’t have an HDTV, well, I’m sorry.