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For those who need a reason to buy a 4k TV; Planet Earth 2

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  1. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    The critically acclaimed BBC series Planet Earth will be coming out with Part 2. Anticipated to follow the same format as the beloved original series of multiple one hour episodes exploring areas such as: Deserts; Grasslands; Jungle and so on; and for those wondering, yes, David Attenborough will be the soothing voice guiding us through these worlds and how animals live in them.

    The new series will be taking advantage of new technologies available, including being shot completely in 4k UHD. If you remember back, the original series caused a spike in sales of HD TV's and also, unfortunately for some of us ( :( ) also suckered us into buying HD DVD players. PE:2 will also be using a lot of drone technology for the aerial views to give viewers access into areas like never seen before as well new camera stabilizing equipment and remote recording: All designed to "allow viewers to experience the wilderness as if you were there".


    BBC has yet to confirm a release date but says it will happen towards the end of the year and to expect “the most immersive wildlife documentary experience to date”.

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...new-wildlife-series-for-the-bbc-a6888931.html
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/sci...ew-planet-earth-was-filmed-in-part-by-drones/
     
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  2. Curly Peibce Banned Banned

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    BBC?

    I'll pass.
     
  3. Grrrr BE NICE

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    The original series was amazing.
     
  4. Fijeeto Berserk Belt

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    Agreed. Great soundtrack as well. I was listening to the opening theme while riding today:

     
  5. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Why, because you think they'll politicize a nature show?

    The original was incredible, and the first thing I saw on TV that truly allowed me to appreciate the huge step we'd made from Analog signals DVD's to 1080p HDTV. I don't think Blu-Ray was yet standardized at that point, and besides, the difference between DVD's and Blu-Ray wasn't nearly as remarkable since DVD's were so vastly superior to analog television.
     
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    This won't get me to buy a 4k TV, but nature doco's are really the best way to show off an amazing display. The photography in those things is outrageously beautiful.
     
  7. Thai Otoshi Gold Belt

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    I kinda don't see any reason to get a 4k tv just yet.
     
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    Snow leopards are fucking awesome.
     
  9. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Wasn't the original Planet Earth how Marc Cuban built his fortune? IIRC, it was the flagship program for the HD channel he founded that netted him his early seed fortune.
     
  10. Monkadelic Mr. Bulldops

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    lol Indeed, a BBC Natural History production? What have they ever done that's so great?
     
  11. lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    Brings me back to my stoner days. Eating shrooms and getting terrified watching planet earth.

    Screw it I'm down to do it again
     
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    That great white shark breach is the greatest thing ever filmed.

    Also the caves episode is mind blowing
     
  13. bref Black Belt

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    I remember the first series was the main reason I bought a Blu ray player. Maybe this will actually get me to buy a 4K TV.
     
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    in a year or two they will be only a few hundred dollars
     
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    Nice. I loved the first one. Looking forward to this one and my new 4k UHD TV.
     
  16. RerouteToRemain Silver Belt

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    Stupid.
     
  17. MusclesMarinara Friends with Bigfoot

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    anyone remember this little guy base jumping?

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    You can take it, dude.

    Just use lube.
     
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    Bossss
     
  20. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    Crocodile / wildebeest and Apes going to war were my favourite scenes.
     

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