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Any similar, more scientific documentaries ?


I love the cinematography; it's absolutely stunning. But the entire series (yes, even the original BBC one) is seriously scientifically lacking. I understand this is to appease the religious viewers wouldn't watch something that questions their beliefs, but come on. There must be documentary makers out there who aren't so worried about the bottom line that they sacrifice the intelligence of their film for mass appeal.

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I know this is a long time after but i like the series "Last Chance to See" with Mark Carwardine and Stephen Fry. If you like to read, the books are even better than the tv series. The tv series was narrated by Stephen Fry whereas the book was written by Mark Carwardine.

I also agree that the Life series is lacking scientifically. I was disappointed when I watched it.

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Hey thanks! I'll check it out.

I haven't seen Life in a while but my post above sounds a little pretentious, heh.

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Well, I don't know about your religious reasoning behind it, but as a biologist working in education (and having a believe in a higher power), I agree that Life could be more scientific. It was beautifully filmed though.

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TY!

Someone's at the door

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I think you'll find that the book was mostly written by Douglas Adams; with just the occasional interjection by Mark.

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American money - In God We Trust
British banknotes - Charles Darwin

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The 1989 version was written by Douglas Adams, yes, but the 2009 version was written by Mark Carwardine. In the 2009 version Mark Carwardine and Stephine Fry (taking Douglas Adam's place since he had already passed away) went back to see how the endangered species in the original book were doing 20 years later. Both books are fantastic and I feel like together they are better yet.

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