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Planet Earth II

Postby eVoL » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:39 pm

Wow.

That whole scene with the snakes is one of the most impressively shot things Ive ever seen.

What an incredible show.
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Animalmother » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:04 pm

What is it, a weird porno or something?

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby eVoL » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:27 pm

Yes.
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Raid » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:54 pm

I was rather excited when I found out (just a month or so ago) they were doing a second series, and it didn't disappoint. There's some truly phenomenal camerawork in there.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby katarn » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:13 pm

It's something the BBC are unequivocally the very best at, with no room for debate. I watched something about lions earlier on BBC2 aswell, which was also some of the best TV of the week.

It's almost a bit too good. Makes watching stuff like Apprentice seem less and less appealing by comparison.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Raid » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:20 pm

Yeah, it's the sort of programming that makes the license fee seem worthwhile. They may as well rename the BBC Natural History Unit "Sir David's Photography Porn Emporium."

Incidentally, I was surprised to find out that for the American broadcast, they redubbed the original series with Sigourney Weaver. Apparently "American audiences wouldn't be familiar with Attenborough". While I'm sure Weaver did a decent job, surely Attenborough's voice is basically a cliche when it comes to parodying the genre.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Jez » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:08 pm

Attenborough is surely recognisable to American audiences. At least those that would have an interest in natural history. Weaver would be okay I guess though.

When the day comes that David passes on it was occurring to me who would take the baton on. It seems like they are fitting out that blonde haired lisp guy that I cant think the name of right now. Can't stand him personally. It also occurred to me that Ray Mears might make a good fit for it, he's that gentle natured sort with a melodic voice that easy on the ears.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Sly Boots » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:26 pm

Ben Fogle?

They should get the guy who narrates Come Dine With Me. Just for a laugh, really.
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Animalmother » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:49 pm

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 Raid » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:53 pm

He's soothing yet utterly enthusiastic. It's no wonder he's been narrating these things for decades.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Mantis » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:59 pm

Attenborough works so well because it essentially does feel just like you're listening to your grandad giving you life lessons.

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Eny » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:04 am

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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Snowy » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:22 am

Watched this last night - stunning.
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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Jez » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:46 am

Eny wrote:Cwhis Pwackham...


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Re: Planet Earth II

Postby Animalmother » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:52 am

"And hwere we see the maghestwick..the majastick..the ma-gwest-twick....the reely nice looking Awfrican Wildebwest..Wildabreast....cow migrating abcross the Serwen...Serpent...hang on I get thwis one..Serengeti plains"

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