Discovery Channel Presents: Planet Earth!


Tivo Alert! (or VCR if you still live in the 20th Century!) The Discovery Channel is launching an incredible new show this Sunday when it will being airing Planet Earth.

This 11 part mini-series looks simply amazing, with some of the finest natural footage you’ll see anywhere. The show is billed as being “five years in the making” and with some of the shots that they have captured, I can see why. I’ve had the pleasure of already seeing the first episode, Pole To Pole and I can honestly tell you that I sat with my mouth open for most of the hour. That particular episode begins at the North Pole and works it’s way to the South Pole, but stops inbetween to visit some of the most amazing and diverse locals on the planet. It’s a great way to kick off the series, with a great overview on a number of ecosystems and incredible video of many species of animals.

Sunday will also see two other episodes in a three-hour total block of time. Episode 2 is entitled Mountains and will obviously will examine some of the most remote mountain ranges in the World and the creatures that live there. Episode 3 is Deep Oceans, and will take us from those highest peaks to the even greater depths of the seas. I can’t wait to see what these episodes have in store for us as well.

Best of all, if you have an HDTV, you’ll be able to watch every episode in crystal clear HD. When I watched Pole To Pole it was in HD as well, and it made the show even more breathtaking to watch. The show looks like a winner, and I think it’s going to be one of the best things ever to air on Discovery, which is saying a lot. I’ll post my thoughts on it next week after I’ve had time to watch the second and third episodes. In the meantime, you can get a taste of what to expect in the teaser video on the first page of the Planet Earth website.

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