Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about TONIGHT's premiere on the Discovery Channel of BBC's LIFE, 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 Reptiles and Amphibians (Premiering March 21 at 9 PM ET/PT)
Waterfall Toad Leap from Danger:
Gail sent a DVD of this episode to me, so I and my spouse watched it last night using the beamer to project it onto the wall (we don't have a TV). I have to admit; seeing a six-foot long taratula walking across the wall just about gave us both a stroke (we both are afraid of spiders).
The photography in this episode is absolutely amazing, especially when projected onto a wall. You peeps in the States are in for a real treat tonight!
This series has been long anticipated by my entire family from my 6 year old son up to myself. This teaser makes me that much more excited for the series tonight.
I feel sorry for America getting Oprah Winfrey - my advice is to get the UK blu-ray edition, for David Attenborough.