Great New Show!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
The Discovery Channel has an 11 part series called Planet Earth. They ran 3 hours of it tonight.

The footage is AMAZING! They had a high speed camera film a shark capturing a fur seal - slowed it down to 47 seconds. It's truly beautiful and has lots of footage that's never been seen on TV before. It almost makes me want to get a DVR just to record it (a DVR is probably cheaper than buying all 11 episodes from the Discovery Channel store).

Although, it's narrated by Sigourney Weaver and she must mention "Because of new technology...", "advances in technology", "technological advances" about 400 times per show. I've only seen two episodes (Pole to Pole and Mountains) before my husband was forced to turn to the Sci-Fi network, unable to resist the pull of a new Battlestar Galactica episode, but they were great.

Might be a little too natural in a predator way for little kids though.

Even with only two shows under my belt, I've learned plenty of new things, including the fact that Pakistan has glacier so big it could be seen from space and the Matterhorn is not the highest mountain in Europe. Also the Red Panda is considered to be a bear now, not a fox. Who knew?

(Hey, before you laugh, at least I knew where the Matterhorn was, even if it's not the biggest!)

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