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Planet Earth II

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 10, 2016

I reported back in February that the BBC was doing another season of Planet Earth with David Attenborough (aka the voice of nature). Now there’s a trailer out (with a Sigur Ros soundtrack) and the show is set to debut in the UK on BBC One later this month. In US? Who knows… probably in 8 months with Ellen Degeneres narrating.

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A new season of Planet Earth is coming

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 22, 2016

Ten years after the debut of the original show, the BBC is doing a six-episode second season of Planet Earth. They’ve been shooting it for the last three years using ultra-HD cameras and David Attenborough will return as host.

“I am very excited to once again be working with the Natural History Unit on its latest landmark series and am especially looking forward to getting out on location in the next month or so,” said Attenborough.

Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC TV channels and the iPlayer, said that the new series has taken three years to shoot taking advantage of significant advances in filming technology since Planet Earth aired a decade ago.

The first season of Planet Earth is on Netflix in the US, but the Blu-ray is only $40 and the picture is so much better…worth it if you somehow haven’t seen it and still have a BR player.1

  1. I still buy Blu-ray for a few things, stuff that needs crisp 1080p w/o streaming compression artifacts. Last purchase was Princess Mononoke.

Planet Earth, narrated by kids

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 20, 2012

This is great…BBC America made this promo of kids narrating the Planet Earth nature documentary in place of David Attenborough.

(via boing boing)

Planet Earth screening outside in Manhattan

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 18, 2012

Rooftop Films is screening the first episode of Planet Earth (the Attenborough-narrated version) outside along the East River this Saturday, followed by the premiere of The Making of Planet Earth. Check here for times, location, etc.

Giant centipede catches bat!

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 22, 2010

I’m just gonna go ahead and be crass…this is some crazy-ass shit right here. Watch as a foot-long centipede catches and eats a bat.

Nature wins again! Make sure you have the audio on…the sound of the walking centipede will give you a bad case of the willies.