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(The Verge)   Jon Favreau's new show, Prehistoric Planet, runs David Attenborough through the Wayback Machine for 66 million years, and looks realistic enough to have the reviewer shouting "Don't you dare hurt that baby dinosaur, David Attenborough" at the TV   (theverge.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Dinosaur, Paleontology, Fossil, Nature documentary, five-episode series, serious look, David Attenborough, science editor  
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2022-05-28 1:29:17 PM  
The reason it looks so realistic is that Attenborough actually knew those dinosaurs personally when he was growing up.
 
2022-05-28 1:37:51 PM  
Favreau's earned many an award and much recognition, but episode 1 is mediocre CGI and a 1950s style of reductive writing with emphasis and accents on a narrative and pandering assertions of behavior in lieu of revealing scientific methods and somehow made whole by Attenborough's resume.
 
2022-05-28 1:38:15 PM  
I love David Attenborough, but I am not too into dinosaurs.  Paleontology looks cool--where you're digging them up and discovering things--but watching movies about dinosaurs is just another Jurassic Park.

/Nobody cares what I think because I don't have subscription TV anyway
 
2022-05-28 1:48:25 PM  

cryinoutloud: I love David Attenborough, but I am not too into dinosaurs.  Paleontology looks cool--where you're digging them up and discovering things--but watching movies about dinosaurs is just another Jurassic Park.

/Nobody cares what I think because I don't have subscription TV anyway



If you enjoy watching nature documentaries at all, it's worth a watch -- IMHO it's actually very well done. Here's the trailer:

Prehistoric Planet - Official Trailer | Apple TV+
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2022-05-28 2:03:19 PM  
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2022-05-28 2:33:08 PM  
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2022-05-28 2:51:49 PM  

Excelsior: The reason it looks so realistic is that Attenborough actually knew those dinosaurs personally when he was growing up.


His brother made enough to fill a park.


/what? that wasn't real?
//it was, I saw it in the cinema
///that was a documentary, right?
 
2022-05-28 5:18:42 PM  
I love David Attenborough. His enthusiasm and wonder just pour out profusely.

His farts are prolly more interesting and engaging as whomever is in second place.

/whomever is a 50/50 shot for me.
 
2022-05-28 5:32:00 PM  

buravirgil: Favreau's earned many an award and much recognition, but episode 1 is mediocre CGI and a 1950s style of reductive writing with emphasis and accents on a narrative and pandering assertions of behavior in lieu of revealing scientific methods and somehow made whole by Attenborough's resume.


I know, right?  It insists upon itself.
 
2022-05-28 6:07:06 PM  
Droooooolllll
 
2022-05-28 6:27:14 PM  
I might get an an Apple TV subscription just for that, at least temporarily.

Excelsior: cryinoutloud: I love David Attenborough, but I am not too into dinosaurs.  Paleontology looks cool--where you're digging them up and discovering things--but watching movies about dinosaurs is just another Jurassic Park.

/Nobody cares what I think because I don't have subscription TV anyway


If you enjoy watching nature documentaries at all, it's worth a watch -- IMHO it's actually very well done. Here's the trailer:

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Some of it looks fantastic, but some of it clearly look CGI despite the fact that the trailer probably has the best parts. I still want to watch it.
 
2022-05-28 6:47:09 PM  

John the Magnificent: buravirgil: Favreau's earned many an award and much recognition, but episode 1 is mediocre CGI and a 1950s style of reductive writing with emphasis and accents on a narrative and pandering assertions of behavior in lieu of revealing scientific methods and somehow made whole by Attenborough's resume.

I know, right?  It insists upon itself.


You resemble my remark I resemble.
 
2022-05-28 6:59:54 PM  
I started watching it. The only thing rescuing the meh cgi is Attenborough.
 
2022-05-28 7:38:28 PM  
No feathers. 4 stars...out of fifty.
 
2022-05-28 8:03:10 PM  
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2022-05-28 9:31:55 PM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: No feathers. 4 stars...out of fifty.



Sure, if it wasn't for the fact that most of them ARE shown with feathers in the series:


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2022-05-28 11:00:10 PM  
I watched the arctic one. I majored in geology in college, so this was of real interest to me.

I liked it a lot. The cgi was really good fir the most part and the photography was beautiful. They also tried really hard to be as authentic as possible with.
Current knowledge.
 
2022-05-29 12:02:51 AM  
Do they have Apple TV on Netflix? Meh
 
2022-05-29 2:07:55 AM  
I know it's hard to stay relevant across a seventy year long career, but I'm a bit disappointed in Sir David remaking a British classic for American audiences.

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/Bet the American Mrs Pickles isn't as hot.
 
2022-05-29 3:03:06 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: No feathers. 4 stars...out of fifty.


You are stupid, Private Pyle.
 
2022-05-29 8:32:49 AM  

buravirgil: Favreau's earned many an award and much recognition, but episode 1 is mediocre CGI and a 1950s style of reductive writing with emphasis and accents on a narrative and pandering assertions of behavior in lieu of revealing scientific methods and somehow made whole by Attenborough's resume.


I know it's not up to sharknado standards but it looked pretty good to me, given that I'm watching it in 4K on a 65 inch tv rather than a 8 years old android device
 
2022-05-29 9:42:43 AM  
Watched a few episodes with my 5 year old. We enjoyed it a lot. I've really money getting my money's worth with this free year of Apple TV+
 
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