Challenges of Life: The Stalk-Eyed Fly

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Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about the upcoming March 21 premiere of BBC's LIFE on the Discovery Channel. LIFE is the 11-part follow up to PLANET EARTH (the most successful natural history documentary of all time). While PLANET EARTH told the story of the natural world through the framework of our planet's ecosystems and regions, LIFE takes us on a more intimate journey, introducing different animal and plant groups, using the latest in HD filming techniques to show jaw-dropping behaviors never witnessed before. Narrated by Oprah Winfrey and spanning all seven continents, LIFE took over four years to produce and every minute of footage in the series is new. Unfortunately, due to copyright restrictions, I am unable to watch the youtube "sneak peeks" in Germany, but at my request, Gail kindly emailed the youtube embed codes so my American readers can watch them:

From Challenges of Life (Premiering March 21 at 8 PM ET/PT)

Stalk-Eyed Fly:

So I have to ask you, dear readers, to be my eyes: what happened?

More like this

Life, as Planet Earth, is if i am not mistaken a BBC production by D.Attenborough, who is the original narrator (not dear Oprah)...

They've replaced David Attenborough (the greatest English-language television presenter of all time) with Oprah freakin' Winfrey? Gah.

I'm in Canada so I can't watch it either. What is with that?

Got the DVR set to record every episode - in HD!

As for Oprah, who knows, maybe she actually learned a thing or two while recording the narration. She sure could stand to learn a little science.

The Queen of Antiscience doing a science program? A replacement voice for Sir David Here-I-Am-and-This-Is-Fascinating Attenborough? oye!

I can't see the clips, and I checked the BBC website and of course I can't view it from my area (Canada). Don't have a tv set either so guess I'll wait for the DVDs (the version that Oprah does NOT narrate).

btw, Sir David and the film crews were in Antarctica doing some filming about three months ago. Looking forward to that series too.

By Daniel J. Andrews (not verified) on 21 Mar 2010 #permalink