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Planet Earth

Explore oceans, deserts, mountains, forests and more in the interactive home of Discovery Channel's groundbreaking series.

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Truly spectacular!

  • Mar 15, 2010
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Beautifully filmed. Not only is the entire series highly educational, it features some of the rarest species and locations which all of us may never venture in our lives. The Caves series is awesome and the work and effort the entire crew had to undergo is simply unbelievable. Not only do they endanger their own lives and health while filming, they also brought us to another world unlike this planet we are so familiar with, or, are we?

BBC is not known for making great documentaries. Even when watching news, I'd rather switched to CNN or some other channels. However, in this series of documentaries, I do believe BBC outgrow itself and presented it much better than I'd have envision. The varieties of animals filmed here are amazing. The photography phenomenal. The footage simply stunning. The series was filmed in HD and many producers were involved in each segment of the show. All in all, I enjoyed not only the main segments but also the stories behind the camera lens. It entails the difficulties and complexities in filming in some of the most hostile environments, like filming those cockroaches in the cave, that was bizarre. Then there was the Madagascar hot air balloon filming of the trees. All these brought a sense of reality and life to the show, unlike some National Geographic documentaries which bore me to tears (esp. those that entails animals, since I'm really not into animals!). But for this series of show, I find myself captured in each moment, in the beauty of the animals within the scene, in the preservation of some extinct species, in saving the planet for future generations.

Planet Earth is not merely a documentary. It is a call to humanity for awareness. For some thoughts about animals which we might never encounter in our lives or see them in real. It is truly worth every minute of your spare time to see this mini-series, especially with the little ones if you do have them at home. It is both great entertainment for adults and children alike, understanding the film from a different perspective and seeing it with different eyes. Regardless, it is necessary for us to see how beautiful this planet is and that it is not simply our planet, it belongs to all living organisms out there as well! 

A truly remarkable & awe-inspiring documentary ever produced by BBC. Way to go, BBC!
Truly spectacular! Truly spectacular!

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March 17, 2010
I've heard great things about this Discovery Channel series. A documentary that's both interesting and educational. I can't wait to watch it!
March 17, 2010
Cool! It's truly awesome... felt like I just went on another journey; to another world!
March 16, 2010
They're also coming out with a new season real soon! I have all the EARTH seirs collections...I love them!
March 17, 2010
Really? When? I love them too and had just watched the one on Wild China. Did you see that one too?
March 15, 2010
Great photos. It is indeed a beautiful planet with animals that need protecting. A documentary for everyone of all ages. I haven't seen the entire series and would really like to see the profile on caves. Thanks for the review.
March 17, 2010
I saw all of them on dvd. It's truly spectacular. Especially with regards to all aspects of the planet, they covered mammals, insects, fishes, reptiles, trees, caves, etc... some life forms which we had never seen or even heard of! I enjoyed it very much :-)
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Quick Tip by . January 07, 2011
posted in Grist
This is an amazing series to watch. There are some parts where the environments and the behaviors of some animals seem so alien that it's hard to believe it's real. If you can, do yourself a favor and make sure you watch it in high def for the full experience.
Quick Tip by . March 15, 2010
Food for thought & a feast for the eyes. Beautifully crafted & epic presentation! Simply too stunning for words!
Quick Tip by . March 11, 2010
Gorgeous & informative. But it's a little rough to watch, repeatedly, the death part of the circle of life.
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PLANET EARTH is an award-winning BBC nature documentary mini-series that originally aired in 2006.  The series spans eleven (11) fifty minute (50 min.) episodes depicting various natural wonders and the biodiversity of our planet.
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