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MTK 03-26-2007 11:06 AM

Planet Earth
Anyone catch the start of this series last night? The footage is really amazing, especially in HD.

[url=http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/planet-earth/planet-earth.html]Discovery Channel :: Planet Earth :: Portrait of the Planet[/url]

Southpaw 03-26-2007 11:10 AM

Re: Planet Earth
I saw it. Great camera work and the overall scenery is amazing. I don't have an HD yet, but I could tell that's what it's made for.

ArtMonkDrillz 03-26-2007 11:13 AM

Re: Planet Earth
I saw the first hour and it was really cool. The footage of the great white jumping out of the water was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. I hope they put the rest of the shows On Demand because I would love to check them out.

MTK 03-26-2007 11:15 AM

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Yeah that shark coming completely out of the water in super slo-mo was crazy

dmek25 03-26-2007 11:23 AM

Re: Planet Earth
shows like this is what high def is all about. hopefully, people will think twice about destroying our beautiful planet

BigSKINBauer 03-26-2007 11:28 AM

Re: Planet Earth
it started yesterday?! i didn't know that. I thought it started in a couple weeks. I barely watch tv anymore. All i watch is 24 and sports but i wanted to watch this.

ArtMonkDrillz 03-26-2007 11:41 AM

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Yeah, they had three episodes starting at 8 last night. I think it's an 11 part series and they'll probably show repeats of it constantly because of how much money they put into it.

That Guy 03-26-2007 11:09 PM

Re: Planet Earth
mvgroup.org (requires registering) has all the imax movies/discovery/national geographic/BBC/etc documentaries in HD for download. the imax stuff in HD is crazy.

jsarno 03-26-2007 11:16 PM

Re: Planet Earth
I recorded it on the DVR but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. I am looking forward to it though.
Side note, anyone that does not have a TIVO or DVR is really missing out. It's the best thing I have ever gotten. I never miss a South Park or a Family Guy, or anything I want to see.

Southpaw 03-27-2007 10:00 AM

Re: Planet Earth
[quote=firstdown;291674]Was the Great White jumping out of the water chasing a fake seal that they tow behind a boat? [/quote]

Nah, it was an actual seal. All the footage on Planet Earth is animals in their natural habitats without human involvement. They film alot of it with steady cams from choppers.

jdlea 03-27-2007 10:21 AM

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It was badass. I watched it when it came on at midnight. I especially enjoyed watching the Snow Leopard hunt.

ArtMonkDrillz 03-27-2007 11:20 AM

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I watched half of the ocean one On Demand last night, did anyone else see the part with the dolphins herding the mackerel close to the surface so they could get to them easier?
It was amazing because the dolphins were able to work just like sheep dogs or something to herd this whole school of fish really close together.
In the meantime these sea-birds would dive about 60 feet under the water to pick off the fish too.
The whole thing was like some kind of organized chaos, it was really fascinating to see.

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