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I want David Attenborough to tell me knockknock jokes [BBC / Discovery Documentaries]

MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Social Entropy++
So I picked up Planet Earth on DVD finally. I am a horrible person though, and don't have a Blu-ray player, so these 5 hours I've delved into are only 1% less visually orgasmic. However, I did make sure to get the BBC version so it's narrated by this guy:
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(The one on the right)

Gonna pick up Walking with Dinosaurs, WwDinosaurs: Allosaurus, and Walking with Prehistoric Monsters next, because they're still cheap (Did I forget to mention that? If you're missing parts of your massive natural sciences documentary collection, Amazon and Walmart both seem to be having a nice sale of sort. Regular and hi-def DVDs alike)

I skipped out on Blue Planet, if only because I'm limited on cash, and it's not up there as my top favorite. But maybe one day.

So what's your Discovery / BBC / Nat Geo fix? Moments you like? How many times can we watch a 20' shark leap it's entire body length out of the water and not get tired of it?
Never

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If not for the BBC I would never know how awesome the Lyre bird is.

    It is the Larvell Jones of the animal kingdom.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh God it's Goatmon in an Animal Planet thread

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Y'know, Munkus, your avatar is very sexy.

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    Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hahaha

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    animal companionanimal companion xenomortis Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    please don't tell lucky cynic about this thread

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    please don't tell lucky cynic about this thread

    whoops

    edit: alternate post
    please don't tell lucky cynic about my username

    whoops

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    animal companionanimal companion xenomortis Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    does everyone egosearch at all times ever

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I love the shit out of The Elegant Universe

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    please don't tell lucky cynic about my username

    whoops

    I was trying to think of a joke along that line.

    I hate you now for succeeding where I have failed.

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    animal companionanimal companion xenomortis Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    ugh god noooooo

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    8-)

    sadly I don't have cable or really any tv in my new home

    I love me some mythbusters, cash cab, and dirty jobs

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Also, if you're on the Netflix Instant Queue trip, there's an asston of fine Nova programs for your enlightenment

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    Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    When I first found out that the American version of Planet Earth was not narrated by Sir David Motherfucking Attenborough I was dismayed but seriously Sigourney Weaver is one of my favorite actresses and the American version grew on me. I must confess that at this point, I almost prefer Sigourney's narration. Her voice is so smooth and melodic.

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My lasting memory of this year will probably be walking in on two of my very high friends watching a david attenborough documentary about sand dunes on youtube

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    the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    i love de shark leaps. it's kinda mean to tease them with those fake seals though!

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    MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My biggest gripe about BBC: The Secret Life of Plants is only region 2. They released the reptiles & amphibians series, and the bird series, but not the one that truly pertains to me (amateur botanist). Watched it on Youtube, but it's not the same!

    Really though, this was a really good watch, if only to see that orchids are the bastardiest bastard plants of them all.

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    satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    i think i prefer sigourney weaver's narration :V

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    The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    i think i prefer sigourney weaver's narration :V

    You are everything that is wrong with the world. You know that right? You're basically Hitler.

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    if anyone here is hitler, it is you, scarab

    I don't really care about narrators, I'm just making a general observation

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    BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I wish Blue Planet was out on Blu Ray.

    I have the Planet Earth Blu Ray but Blue Planet was better I though.

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    Bacon-BuTTyBacon-BuTTy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    If not for the BBC I would never know how awesome the Lyre bird is.

    It is the Larvell Jones of the animal kingdom.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y

    That is amazing.

    The chainsaw part feels like a joke.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    BigDes wrote: »
    I wish Blue Planet was out on Blu Ray.

    I have the Planet Earth Blu Ray but Blue Planet was better I though.
    I also like Blue Planet more

    although Planet Earth is great, one little gripe I have is how they tend to cover the same regions multiple times and even use some of the same footage over for different segments. For example, From Pole to Pole of course covers the polar regions but so does Ice Worlds and they even show the same footage of the mother polar bear and cubs emerging from their den in both. I also get a little tired of all the superlatives he uses during Planet Earth, even in the same episode.

    "This place has the most species in the world."
    "This coastal region is the most productive in the world."
    "These ladies have the rudest titties in the world."

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    i like sunrise earth

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    crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    any time the history channel plays a marathon of the universe i basically cancel my plans for the day

    i am constantly fascinated by the different ways the universe could potentially fuck us over

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I still haven't seen planet earth but if there is a bit about the rudest titties I will have to look into it

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2009
    Planet Titties

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    they fuck with the tides

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    If not for the BBC I would never know how awesome the Lyre bird is.

    It is the Larvell Jones of the animal kingdom.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y

    That is amazing.

    The chainsaw part feels like a joke.

    Yeah, the chainsaw bit is just crazy.

    If it wasn't from the BBC I would have thought that part was some kooky edit.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Goatmon wrote: »
    If not for the BBC I would never know how awesome the Lyre bird is.

    It is the Larvell Jones of the animal kingdom.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y

    That is amazing.

    The chainsaw part feels like a joke.

    Yeah, the chainsaw bit is just crazy.

    If it wasn't from the BBC I would have thought that part was some kooky edit.

    The bird starts playing the Benny Hill theme.

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    Yellow FeverYellow Fever Registered User new member
    edited August 2009
    Well i have all of Attenbouroughs stuff but Louis Theroux also does some amazing documentaries on people who are basically animals ;)

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    MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I do have a gripe about a couple Discovery documentaries. Mainy, Catching a Giant Squid on Tape (this may or may not be the correct title), and further back Raising the Mammoth. Mainy, it's an hour long segment of a news bite whose total information could be absorbed within minutes.

    Giant Squid:
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    It was a few pictures like this. Beyond cool, really (until that asshole 'Colossal Squid' showed up and whored the spotlight), but not worth an hour of build up and titilating "Will we get it on tape? Won't we?"

    and Raising the Mammoth:
    Delved into the technology of cloning and trying to genetically 'create' a mammoth, ala Jurassic Park in the Ice Age. But the actual 'raising' was an hour of problem after problem and in the end, they managed to gather new data from a relatively fresh specimen but ultimately their plans went to shit as the carcass rapidly started to decay.

    They were still good to watch at least once though, since Mythbusters was on next.

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    bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    life of birds is such a good series

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well i have all of Attenbouroughs stuff but Louis Theroux also does some amazing documentaries on people who are basically animals ;)

    Louis Theroux is awesome

    I watched some documentary of his on hypnotists that use it to get women and those "we'll help you get rich, just pay us $texas" people. He was driving to the second group of people's thing with a guy who had bought into it and was constantly laying seeds of doubt in his mind, and by the end of the thing you could see that he was hesitating to answer.

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    DidgeridooDidgeridoo Flighty Dame Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The last BBC documentary i saw was the creepy thing about men in love with their sex dolls that came on BBC America last week.

    So... yeah.

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    GoatmonGoatmon Companion of Kess Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    L|ama wrote: »
    Well i have all of Attenbouroughs stuff but Louis Theroux also does some amazing documentaries on people who are basically animals ;)

    Louis Theroux is awesome

    I watched some documentary of his on hypnotists that use it to get women and those "we'll help you get rich, just pay us $texas" people. He was driving to the second group of people's thing with a guy who had bought into it and was constantly laying seeds of doubt in his mind, and by the end of the thing you could see that he was hesitating to answer.

    The idea of hypnotists actually using their talents to score is kind of horrifying.

    It led me to finding this little gem.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kkz7uJ30SY

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