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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Quietman » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:42 am

Animalmother wrote:Attenborough's voice has an immediate calming effect I think, he could be reading names out of a phone book and it would have my rapt attention. Brian Cox does the same (the astrophysicist, not the actor), he would be a great choice to take over when that inevitable sad day comes.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby eVoL » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:55 am

Jez wrote:
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That's the one.

Can't

Stand

Him.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Raid » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:59 am

So this finished on sunday, we watched the final episode last night. I can't remember enjoying another TV programme as much as this. I love Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones and the like as much as the next person, but I don't think they can beat the levels of drama, beauty, comedy and wonder that Planet Earth contains.

I don't expect many will share my level of enthusiasm here, but there were a number of sequences that I doubt I'll forget easily; the sea iguanas' hard-as-nails tutorial level, the vertical commute of baby ibexes , the surprising prey of urban catfish, the lioness deciding that maybe giraffe just isn't for her and the confused bowerbird giving away his heart. It's photography porn of the highest order, with a fantastic soundtrack and legendarily well narrated. The BBC's NHU has done themselves proud. Again.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Jez » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:14 am

It's stuff like this that makes paying license fees worth it. Loved the series as with anything the natural history/science team produce from the BBC.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Dr@gon-UK » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:39 am

Raid wrote:So this finished on sunday, we watched the final episode last night. I can't remember enjoying another TV programme as much as this. I love Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones and the like as much as the next person, but I don't think they can beat the levels of drama, beauty, comedy and wonder that Planet Earth contains.

I don't expect many will share my level of enthusiasm here, but there were a number of sequences that I doubt I'll forget easily; the sea iguanas' hard-as-nails tutorial level, the vertical commute of baby ibexes , the surprising prey of urban catfish, the lioness deciding that maybe giraffe just isn't for her and the confused bowerbird giving away his heart. It's photography porn of the highest order, with a fantastic soundtrack and legendarily well narrated. The BBC's NHU has done themselves proud. Again.


Couldn't agree more, brilliant series from start to finish. Another jewel in Attenborough's crown.
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Sly Boots » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:24 am

My eldest (and my youngest, but she doesn't have quite the same attention span) is in an animal-loving phase at the moment, so have been recording both this and Secret Life of the Zoo to watch with her, we've both been utterly captivated by it. Missed the first couple, I think, so planning to buy it on DVD at some point.

I also love the little 10-minute segment at the end where they show you how the team captured some of the footage, such as chasing a locust superswarm across Madagascar or having belligerent elephants trample all the cameras they left out at night to try and get footage of tigers on the prowl. Top notch stuff.
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby gpa-gone-west » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:22 pm

This is the sort of thing the BBC are still very good at. They may infect TV with 'Strictly Come Fuck-Off' far too much, and as for being neutral in its news reporting, well, lets just leave that. But History/Natural History is still something the Beeb do better than anybody else.
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby PaladinAl » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:50 pm

Those thieving bastard monkeys in the last episode were great, found myself cheering when I saw one of them had made off with some guy's entire supply of peanuts :lol:
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Raid » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:56 pm

My favourite was the bunch of grapes from the scooter; presumably some poor sod's lunch.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Jez » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:11 pm

I remember something similar when I was stationed in Gibraltar. Barbery apes there that are clever, thieving sometimes dangerous gits.

The old hospital was up the rock a bit so we used to get occasional visits from them. Anyway there was this objectionable twat of a Lt Cdr that was clearly influenced by the teachings of twattus McTwattycunt in his general demeanor. Well he found on several mornings in a row his office was getting trashed. He totally thought that it was one of the guys that was trashing it in return for some twattery he might have thought was a good idea. Until the morning he came in and the whole troupe was in there turning everything over and scared the shit out of him. The stupid twat was told on many occasions to close his windows at night.

Didn't listen

The twat.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby PaladinAl » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:26 pm

Jez wrote:Barbery apes there that are clever, thieving sometimes dangerous gits.


Pretty sure they're referred to as "Algerians" in this politically correct world, mate, no need to be so problematic [-X
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Snowy » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:30 pm

Jez wrote:I remember something similar when I was stationed in Gibraltar. Barbery apes there that are clever, thieving sometimes dangerous gits.

The old hospital was up the rock a bit so we used to get occasional visits from them. Anyway there was this objectionable twat of a Lt Cdr that was clearly influenced by the teachings of twattus McTwattycunt in his general demeanor. Well he found on several mornings in a row his office was getting trashed. He totally thought that it was one of the guys that was trashing it in return for some twattery he might have thought was a good idea. Until the morning he came in and the whole troupe was in there turning everything over and scared the shit out of him. The stupid twat was told on many occasions to close his windows at night.

Didn't listen

The twat.


He sounds a bit of a twat
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Jez » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:17 pm

He got locked up for child pr0n a few years back. Says it all.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Sly Boots » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:21 pm

Jez wrote:He got locked up for child pr0n a few years back. Says it all.


It's like the apes somehow knew.
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Jez » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:23 pm

Ha nice to think so. He's probably out by now though.

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