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(Gizmodo)   Netflix's "Our Planet" is in no way like "Planet Earth", aside from the content. And the director. And the narrator   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2018-11-09 01:50:26 PM  
Wait until you see Amazon's The Grand Tour.
 
2018-11-09 02:08:23 PM  
And the Baphomet statue.

/oh wait wrong Netflix show
 
2018-11-09 02:09:23 PM  
So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.
 
2018-11-09 02:09:34 PM  
Wait until you see Netflix's MST3K.
 
2018-11-09 02:10:50 PM  

clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.


It's top notch that's now behind a private pay wall. Lord knows they won't rerun this on PBS.
 
2018-11-09 02:11:38 PM  
They got Attenborough? 
spared no expense!
 
2018-11-09 02:12:49 PM  

clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.


Must be the sort who don't much care for white, middle-aged and male, presenters standing on hills and 'telling you like it is.'
 
2018-11-09 02:14:25 PM  
that entire article in his voice...only thing missing was a blanket and a cozy campfire
 
2018-11-09 02:14:59 PM  

Trocadero: clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.

It's top notch that's now behind a private pay wall. Lord knows they won't rerun this on PBS.


PBS didn't make Planet Earth. It was a BBC production.

It's also 12 years old now. It's a bit like saying we never should have done Planet Earth because Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom was too recent.
 
Ant
2018-11-09 02:23:42 PM  
I'll watch it. Love me some David Attenborough narration.
 
2018-11-09 02:24:10 PM  
The fact that it's exactly the damn same as Planet Earth is a perk, not a downside
 
2018-11-09 02:25:30 PM  
You know, I prefer Attenborough in the acclaimed "I Hate Nature." I was hoped Netflix would revive that.
 
2018-11-09 02:26:21 PM  
This series has been absolutely beautiful:

http://www.pbs.org/kingdoms-sky/home/​
 
2018-11-09 02:33:20 PM  
My secret birthday wish is that when I get old, I age into a soothing, hypnotic narration voice, like Morgan Freeman, John Hurt or David Attenborough.

I want to imagine there's a secret Narration Academy somewhere in England - like Hogwarts, except you're placed in the Patrick Stewart House, or the Benedict Cumberbatch house, or something.  My fantasy is to send my kids there.  In fact, if I had a choice between that place, and actual Hogwarts, I'd send my kids to the Narration Academy.  If they've got adult classes, I'm going too.
 
2018-11-09 02:40:32 PM  

Nuuu: My secret birthday wish is that when I get old, I age into a soothing, hypnotic narration voice, like Morgan Freeman, John Hurt or David Attenborough.

I want to imagine there's a secret Narration Academy somewhere in England - like Hogwarts, except you're placed in the Patrick Stewart House, or the Benedict Cumberbatch house, or something.  My fantasy is to send my kids there.  In fact, if I had a choice between that place, and actual Hogwarts, I'd send my kids to the Narration Academy.  If they've got adult classes, I'm going too.


So the King's Speech, but for kids.
 
2018-11-09 02:41:55 PM  

Nuuu: ..the Benedict Cumberbatch house...


Ah Cumberbatch House whose motto is:

"/ˈpeŋɡwɪn/"
 
2018-11-09 02:45:04 PM  

This text is now purple: Trocadero: clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.

It's top notch that's now behind a private pay wall. Lord knows they won't rerun this on PBS.

PBS didn't make Planet Earth. It was a BBC production.

It's also 12 years old now. It's a bit like saying we never should have done Planet Earth because Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom was too recent.


And it aired on the Discovery Channel before it was chock full of rednecks and cars.
 
2018-11-09 02:46:17 PM  

This text is now purple: Trocadero: clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.

It's top notch that's now behind a private pay wall. Lord knows they won't rerun this on PBS.

PBS didn't make Planet Earth. It was a BBC production.

It's also 12 years old now. It's a bit like saying we never should have done Planet Earth because Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom was too recent.


Though Planet Earth II is only 2 years old.
 
zez
2018-11-09 02:55:03 PM  
Dream ride 2


DreamRide II
Youtube GxmzX1Ev1w4
 
zez
2018-11-09 02:55:29 PM  
Dream Ride 3

DreamRide III
Youtube qSc32IyVjxw
 
zez
2018-11-09 02:57:06 PM  
ugh, it lost my Boobies.

If you don't mind cycling mixed in with your nature videos this is the most amazing series I've seen. Each one is about 5 minutes long.

Dream Ride
Youtube UYX9VtOIl1c
 
2018-11-09 03:00:36 PM  
Good. I can't count how many times these types of shows have saved me from a toddler randomly deciding "I want to see a rhinoceros" and refusing to accept that it's 7AM and we live in Michigan.
 
2018-11-09 03:04:06 PM  
Netflix needs to "stay in their lane".  Nature documentaries may only be done by the Attenbourgh on BBC or PBS.  It has always been that way and always will be that way.  Also nature itself is unchanging and no new stuff ever happens.  Therefore all that will be done from here on out is rehash the old stuff with new CGI.  Maybe reshoot things in 400k.  If upscaling doesnt work.

The only exception to the above rule is wild america.  Marty Stauffer may make nature shows, but only in north america.  He has to stay in his lane too.  And it has to be done on film, and he needs to haul bags and bags of reels around.  As it always was, and always shall be.
 
2018-11-09 03:27:44 PM  
That's not Planet Earth, this is...

Planet Earth (2010 Remastered Version)
Youtube w8DnglbKq1M
 
2018-11-09 03:28:30 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Netflix needs to "stay in their lane".  Nature documentaries may only be done by the Attenbourgh on BBC or PBS.  It has always been that way and always will be that way.  Also nature itself is unchanging and no new stuff ever happens.  Therefore all that will be done from here on out is rehash the old stuff with new CGI.  Maybe reshoot things in 400k.  If upscaling doesnt work.

The only exception to the above rule is wild america.  Marty Stauffer may make nature shows, but only in north america.  He has to stay in his lane too.  And it has to be done on film, and he needs to haul bags and bags of reels around.  As it always was, and always shall be.


I've been an avid viewer of Sir David's shows, and other natural history programmes since I was a little boy over 3 decades ago...even now, I still see fauna and flora I had never seen before. The world and life on it is pretty damn vast. Our exploration of it ain't shiat in our short tv span so far.
 
2018-11-09 03:50:33 PM  

factoryconnection: Wait until you see Amazon's The Grand Tour.


This. More Attenborough-themed nature shows are a good thing. Just like more car shows with Clarkson, Hammond, and May are a good thing.

There's nothing to complain about here.
 
2018-11-09 03:55:56 PM  
Planet Earth 2 in 4k HDR is shockingly beautiful. The fact that they are great documentaries is just icing on the cake.
 
2018-11-09 04:16:07 PM  

T.rex: They got Attenborough? 
spared no expense!


Armstrong Wedgewood turned them down.
 
2018-11-09 06:13:04 PM  

alowishus: Planet Earth 2 in 4k HDR is shockingly beautiful. The fact that they are great documentaries is just icing on the cake.


It's a vaguely themed series of very-well-done nature video.  Nothing wrong with that.  I don't know that I've ever been surprised by anything I learned on there.  That's why I watch it when I go to sleep.
 
2018-11-09 06:27:38 PM  

max_pooper: T.rex: They got Attenborough? 
spared no expense!

Armstrong Wedgewood turned them down.


iunderstoodthatreference.jpg

/NAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRR-whaaaaaal
 
2018-11-09 07:08:21 PM  
But the theme song is different. It's John Mellencamp singing "This is our planet"
 
2018-11-09 07:13:33 PM  
Of you haven't watched Round Planet on Netflix, well, you should.
 
2018-11-09 07:23:36 PM  

Trocadero: clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.

It's top notch that's now behind a private pay wall. Lord knows they won't rerun this on PBS.


Corvettes and tanks are behind a paywall too. Why won't someone just give me something I don't want to pay for. By wallet or taxes.

PBS can keep on making them. But they aren't. Capitalism.
 
2018-11-09 07:55:35 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Trocadero: clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.

It's top notch that's now behind a private pay wall. Lord knows they won't rerun this on PBS.

Corvettes and tanks are behind a paywall too. Why won't someone just give me something I don't want to pay for. By wallet or taxes.

PBS can keep on making them. But they aren't. Capitalism.


You're right, guess we need to shut down public schools and libraries, too. Post office, interstate, FAA, etc...
 
2018-11-09 08:13:25 PM  
What I have learned from the current crop of Planet Earth: snuff videos are okay if it's animals.
 
2018-11-09 08:17:37 PM  

Sgygus: What I have learned from the current crop of Planet Earth: snuff videos are okay if it's animals.


I can't remember if it was BBC Planet Earth, but there was some show that followed a "chimp war" and they actually censored a group of chimps killing and eating a couple of "rival" baby chimps. First time I'd ever seen one of these shows have some discretion.
 
2018-11-09 11:09:36 PM  

clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.


Given the times I have expect people to pick sides and go at it just because that's what we're so used to doing. Doesn't matter if it's practically the same thing, us versus them, it's argument that matters.
 
2018-11-09 11:32:07 PM  
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2018-11-09 11:38:50 PM  

Sgygus: What I have learned from the current crop of Planet Earth: snuff videos are okay if it's animals.


"Watch these guts spill everywhere... Majestic."
 
2018-11-09 11:53:30 PM  

Trocadero: AppleOptionEsc: Trocadero: clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.

It's top notch that's now behind a private pay wall. Lord knows they won't rerun this on PBS.

Corvettes and tanks are behind a paywall too. Why won't someone just give me something I don't want to pay for. By wallet or taxes.

PBS can keep on making them. But they aren't. Capitalism.

You're right, guess we need to shut down public schools and libraries, too. Post office, interstate, FAA, etc...


Sure, if they are called the Past office and skool. The point wasn't that paywalls fix it, it's that the service people pay for was catering to demand. PBS/BBC can still make Untamed Earth, Wild Planet or whatever. They just need to actually do it. But they aren't.
 
2018-11-10 12:39:19 AM  

alowishus: Planet Earth 2 in 4k HDR is shockingly beautiful. The fact that they are great documentaries is just icing on the cake.


This is the farking truth.  If 'Our Planet' turns out like Planet Earth II, I'll be absolutely thrilled.
 
2018-11-10 01:00:01 AM  

Count_Crackula: max_pooper: T.rex: They got Attenborough? 
spared no expense!

Armstrong Wedgewood turned them down.

iunderstoodthatreference.jpg

/NAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRR-whaaaaaal​


I thought more farkers would have. That show is great.
 
2018-11-10 03:10:17 AM  

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2018-11-10 08:31:13 AM  

clkeagle: So... In these know-nothing times, we're actually complaining about having more top-notch nature documentaries?

What an odd hill to die on.


When I was a kid, nature documentaries, specifically Attenborough's, we're second only to cartoons for me. As I got older, I really thought with the advances in camera technology, and the fact that we had television stations like TLC, discovery, and history, we would have been inundated with shows like this by now. I really did think that the internet was going to usher in an era of intellectualism and collaborative experimentation of thought. Instead, TLC gave me Honey Boo Boo, history gave me Ancient Aliens, and while a bit better, Discovery still has Deadliest Catch and Man vs Wild.  In a time where everything from our topsoil to our coral reefs are disappearing at a staggering pace, I can only get quasi decent nature programming if I pay the $130 a month high tier cable bill.  PBS still has some great shiat too.  I am incredibly happy that Netflix has decided to do programming like this. Hopefully this is wildly successful and we see more of it in the future.
 
2018-11-10 06:45:04 PM  
I must be the only human on this planet that can't stand his wispy, fluty, garbled narration.
 
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