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Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by rwetmore » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:42 am

I just got the new BBC Blu-ray video series Micro Monsters, Galapagos, and Kingdom of Plants (all 3D, but I only watch in 2D) hosted by famous naturalist, David Attenborough. All three are excellent and highly insightful documentaries with great footage. I have virtually all of David's many hosted and narrated nature documentaries and thoroughly enjoy them and him.
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Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by lennygoran » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:16 am

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We`ve watched nearly all his shows on pbs over the years-great-he sure wouldn`t agree with your views on climate change! Len

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Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by John F » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:35 am

Yes. His 2-program series, "Rise of the Animals," has been rerunning on cable TV recently.
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Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by rwetmore » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:17 am

John F wrote:Yes. His 2-program series, "Rise of the Animals," has been rerunning on cable TV recently.
I'd like to see that one.
"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened."
-Winston Churchill

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one!”
–Charles Mackay

"It doesn't matter how smart you are - if you don't stop and think."
-Thomas Sowell

"It's one of the functions of the mainstream news media to fact-check political speech and where there are lies, to reveal them to the voters."
-John F. (of CMG)

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Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by rwetmore » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:21 am

David has a unique charm and an infectious enthusiasm unlike anyone else who does what he does. He really is a treasure. I wish him good health and many more years doing these projects.
"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened."
-Winston Churchill

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one!”
–Charles Mackay

"It doesn't matter how smart you are - if you don't stop and think."
-Thomas Sowell

"It's one of the functions of the mainstream news media to fact-check political speech and where there are lies, to reveal them to the voters."
-John F. (of CMG)

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Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by rwetmore » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:32 am

I have now bought the second set, which includes 'Alive 3D', 'Conquest of the Skies 3D' and the 'Penguin King 3D'. All are excellent with Conquest of the skies probably being the best overall. I only watch in 2d, so I can't comment on the 3D, but I would certainly recommend these.

Amazon lists these as being region 2, but they must actually be region free (or region code 0) since they play on my Blu-ray player, which as far as I know, is region 1 only. I got mine from a British seller on Amazon.

There is new release coming this month called 'Life Story'. I have the British version which was released a year or so ago, and it's really excellent. One of David's and the BBC's best to date. There is also a recent series of his called 'The Hunt', which will probably be released in the US sometime this year. Both of these I think were shot with the RED camera, which is like 5K resolution, so the detail -- even downscaled to regular HD (about 2K resolution) looks fantastic.
"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened."
-Winston Churchill

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one!”
–Charles Mackay

"It doesn't matter how smart you are - if you don't stop and think."
-Thomas Sowell

"It's one of the functions of the mainstream news media to fact-check political speech and where there are lies, to reveal them to the voters."
-John F. (of CMG)

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Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by lennygoran » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:47 pm

rwetmore wrote: I have virtually all of David's many hosted and narrated nature documentaries and thoroughly enjoy them and him.
We've seen most of his shows via PBS-we love him! Regards, Len

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Post by rwetmore » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:55 pm

lennygoran wrote:
rwetmore wrote: I have virtually all of David's many hosted and narrated nature documentaries and thoroughly enjoy them and him.
We've seen most of his shows via PBS-we love him! Regards, Len
Yes, he is a legend and loved by most everyone. He presents himself with such a large degree of class, he transcends even politics, which is quite a feat.
"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
- Aldous Huxley

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened."
-Winston Churchill

“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one!”
–Charles Mackay

"It doesn't matter how smart you are - if you don't stop and think."
-Thomas Sowell

"It's one of the functions of the mainstream news media to fact-check political speech and where there are lies, to reveal them to the voters."
-John F. (of CMG)

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Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by lennygoran » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:14 pm

rwetmore wrote:
Yes, he is a legend and loved by most everyone. He presents himself with such a large degree of class, he transcends even politics, which is quite a feat.
Still he talks about global warming concerns-Sue and I have watched the recent shows where he did that. Regards, Len

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Re: Do we have any David Attenborough fans here?

Post by Chalkperson » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:30 am

rwetmore wrote:
lennygoran wrote:
rwetmore wrote: I have virtually all of David's many hosted and narrated nature documentaries and thoroughly enjoy them and him.
We've seen most of his shows via PBS-we love him! Regards, Len
Yes, he is a legend and loved by most everyone. He presents himself with such a large degree of class, he transcends even politics, which is quite a feat.
Without question he's a real National Treasure.

He filmed the Queens Speech each Xmas from 86-91.

He's good at working with primates.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MI9KUymMybk
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