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Date: 03/26/11 11:30 AM

64 Responses to The BBC Presents Human Planet

  1. Profile photo of spankmywilly
    spankmywilly Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 11:20 am
    Link: The BBC Presents Human Planet - We`re really something, arn`t we?
  2. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2011 at 11:45 am
    That was cool!
  3. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 11:47 am
    dinosaurs were way cooler
  4. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 11:59 am
    they forgot one type of human: the IABer. we sit in front of the computer eating cheetos and drinking mountain dew. it`s hard work, but someone`s gotta do it.
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    Calummac Male 13-17
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    Yeah, this was out quite a while ago
  6. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    Duh, winning!
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    Amazing.

    Gotta love the BBC, funded by the lovely UK taxpayers. "Socialism" at its finest people. Best broadcaster in the world bar none.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    Thats some cool pics
  9. Profile photo of Helgarin
    Helgarin Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    Hell, it`s about time
  10. Profile photo of Nat89
    Nat89 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    Incredible, even though I had to see some peen lol
  11. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Gotta love the BBC, funded by the lovely UK taxpayers. "Socialism" at its finest people. Best broadcaster in the world bar none.
    Thanks for that. I really like your documentaries.
  12. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    This short vid was pretty cool too. A little dis-representative though... what about us who live in the developed world? You know... the part that does all the thinking?
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    Im_Racist Male 70 & Over
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    March 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    fantastic
  14. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    March 26, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    makes me look very boring.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Well that was quite the paean to primitivism.
  16. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    Ahh struggling to survive? Actually setting up for extinction.
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    Barrye Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    Good, but didn`t really capture the full essence of what we are capable of and just how much we have achieved. Could have been better.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    Great, i wouldnt have put the surfer though
  19. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    @MauserTM

    You never ridden the Big Kahuna have you?
  20. Profile photo of Alpha1971
    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    Man this would look amazing in HD.
  21. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    The guys on horses with the hawks/eagles are BADASS!
  22. Profile photo of shappy
    shappy Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    is this an ad or a series or a documentary? i wanna see it if it is
  23. Profile photo of asnodeus
    asnodeus Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    @Alpha1971
    It does.
  24. Profile photo of chadders42
    chadders42 Male 13-17
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    March 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    "Man this would look amazing in HD."

    It did. Full series ran on BBC HD earlier this year
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    I`m so jealous, american tv host shows like; monster hunt, axe men and ice truckers with the same crazy people, and the same crazy ideas.
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    17945 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Color me interested. No doubt they`ll go into the effect we`ve had on our mother planet, good or bad.
  27. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    is this an ad or a series or a documentary? i wanna see it if it is

    It`s a series of documentaries. 8 1 hour documentaries. Usual BBC epic documentary format, the sort of thing they`ve been doing since Civilisation in the 1960s. You can`t beat the beeb for that sort of thing.

    Broadcast rights will probably be sold to TV companies overseas through BBC Worldwide. It`s expensive to make TV on this scale, so they tend to recoup some of the costs by selling broadcast rights.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm
    Well that was quite the paean to primitivism.

    The point of the series was humans surviving in harsh circumstances in the wild.

    There have been other BBC documentary series about the development of arts, culture, civilisation and technology.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm
    Looks absolutely stunning.
  30. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    I`m so jealous, american tv host shows like; monster hunt, axe men and ice truckers with the same crazy people, and the same crazy ideas.

    Different basis for the TV, though. The BBC was explicitly set up to be educational and entertaining, stated in that order, and is required to produce high quality documentaries without consideration of making a profit on them. USA TV companies are businesses, the BBC isn`t. If getting the best stuff requires paying a specialist team to spend a week up a tree shooting 50 hours of video for a 1 minute segment, that`s what`s done.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    3:06 blacks supposedly have large junk?
  32. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    @Angillion
    So your saying BBC is not to make any profit?
  33. Profile photo of Greylights
    Greylights Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    "what about us who live in the developed world? You know... the part that does all the thinking?"

    That`s a bit ethnocentric. Most of that thinking is done by just a few talented people. The rest bumble about in a menial job with few skills. It also misses the point of the programme - the people who can watch this on BBC HD already know what the developed world is like, and to see the incredible diversity of the rest human culture is much more interesting.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    "what about us who live in the developed world? You know... the part that does all the thinking?"

    Why would anyone want to watch 60 mins of dull urban trash laughing at pictures of cats?
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm
    I agrea with Quackor
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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    "So your saying BBC is not to make any profit?"

    No, He said:

    "produce high quality documentaries without consideration of making a profit on them"



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    Murcu Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm
    "Why would anyone want to watch 60 mins of dull urban trash laughing at pictures of cats?"

    LOLOL so true.

    Also, anyone who thinks this doesn`t look awesome is clearly retarded.
  38. Profile photo of DDJay
    DDJay Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    One of my favourite series the BBC has ever produced. It was epic, awesome, and any other superlative that you wish to throw at it. also the last episode was on cities, as John Hurt said "the only environment that`s been made by us for us". which was also fantastic. so guess you could say i kind of liked it.
  39. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    we`re so....beautiful
  40. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    Why don`t we get good shows like BBC over here? we get BBC, but its at weird times and not the best shows. Top Gear, this amazing series, they look so great.
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    danky Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    when i surf i am struggling to survive?
  42. Profile photo of nubblins
    nubblins Female 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    Prob go to Netflix, Yanks.
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    louisecstasy Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    this looks awesome what a shame most of us are sitting on ass in front of our computers
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    March 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    human planet my god this series is old.... but easily one of the best documentaries I have ever watched. I believe it`s on netflix or the IPlayer americans and other peps.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Tree house at 1:41 is amazing
  46. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    March 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    @tn11
    Call your cable provider. I get BBC America through Time-Warner.
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    deeplick Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2011 at 4:51 am
    Props to the guy who built the tree house, or the group of people who did. To build something that grand and large so high up without modern tools is quite a feat I would say. Plus its pretty cool looking. I bet his view is amazing in the mornings.
  48. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 27, 2011 at 9:17 am
    So your saying BBC is not to make any profit?

    I`m saying what I said just two posts below your reply. Which isn`t that the BBC is not to make any profit.

    Did you think that "required to produce high quality documentaries without consideration of making a profit on them" means "must not make any profit"? It doesn`t - the BBC can produce other programs for profit and the BBC can make a profit on those documentaries (the purpose of making them must be quality and educational value, not profit, but that doesn`t mean that profit is forbidden).

    Did you think that "the BBC isn`t " means "the BBC is not to make any profit"? What that means is that the BBC doesn`t exist solely for the purpose of making a profit. The profit-making section of BBC (BBC Worldwide) is deliberately kept seperate from the program-making section.

    The BBC doesn`t make any money in the UK, but BBC Worldwide makes
  49. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 27, 2011 at 9:22 am
    handys003:

    Does BBC America have adverts? If it does, the programs have probably had parts cut out. I know that Top Gear has had parts of episodes removed for rebroadcast in the USA because there have been complaints about it from USA fans (almost all of whom pirate it from torrents and thus can see any differences between original and rebroadcast episodes).
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 27, 2011 at 9:28 am
    human planet my god this series is old....

    It only just finished. Were the broadcasts a couple of months ago repeats?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 27, 2011 at 9:47 am
    Discovery Channel has bought the right to show it in the USA. They`re showing it starting from the 10th of April...

    ...but only 6 of the 8 episodes. Not that you`d know 25% was missing - they`ve just left it out and presented the remaining 75% as if it was the whole thing.

    You must pretend there were only 6 episodes

    I`d be pretty annoyed with this sort of thing if I was in the USA. Not only do you get bits missing, you get it covered up and the part presented as if it was the whole. When we buy in USA programs we get the whole thing, even if it is somewhat later than it shows in the USA.

    There are 8 episodes
  52. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 27, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Ah, now I see what`s been done. Episodes have been edited together: "Rivers and Oceans" and "Grasslands and Jungles".

    So either stuff has been cut out or those episodes are twice as long as the other 4. I`m betting on the former.
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    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    March 27, 2011 at 10:38 am
    lol 2:30-2:31 XD
  54. Profile photo of CaptainPabst
    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    "I`m tired of this back-slapping "Aren`t humanity neat?" bullsh*t. We`re a virus with shoes, okay? That`s all we are." - Bill Hicks
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    razlem Male 13-17
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    March 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    Amazing camerawork, but it didn`t show humans programming a supercomputer or lifting off into space, which I think are major achievements (more amazing than whale hunting at least ._.)
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm
    What Angilion said. In the US and Canada, shows have a lot of commercials. For example, an episode of friends is aired for a 30-minute slot, but each episode (without ads) is only 20 mins long. Because the BBC has no commercials whatsoever, an episode of e.g. Top Gear which is aired for an hour in the UK, is a full 60 minutes of material.

    I moved to Canada a year ago, and in the example of Top Gear, it`s still aired for 60 mins, but there`s 20 minutes worth of commercials during that time. That means en entire third of the programming has been edited out! It sucks hairy donkey balls.

    Also, BBC Canada sucks dick (don`t know about BBC America though). Even though there`s epic material like this coming out of the BBC, all that we get is endless re-runs of those f*cking lame daytime DIY and property programs that used to plague our screens in the UK about 10 years ago. Pisses me right off.

    /rant.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm
    looks really cool
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 27, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    I remember when I used to watch TV, and ads... so much wasted time, and to what purpose?

    Every now and then there is something worth watching (like this, maybe), and in such a case why not just watch it online without any ads?

    you guys are barking up the wrong tree.
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    sirgurl Female 18-29
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    March 28, 2011 at 12:03 am
    Can`t wait. I want to marry David Attenborough, he`s amazing!
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    March 28, 2011 at 4:21 am
    where`s Macdonalds ?
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    radoinc Male 18-29
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    March 28, 2011 at 6:54 am
    BBC is so awesome, it`s unreal! See "Wonders of the universe", it`s even cooler than "Human planet".
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    March 28, 2011 at 8:51 am
    That tree house is mad crazy !
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    madest Male 40-49
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    March 28, 2011 at 10:17 am
    Interesting that youtube allows tribal 3rd world boob and penis. Yet has a policy against modern sophisticated boob & penis. Feels discriminatory.
  64. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
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    March 29, 2011 at 11:38 pm
    I disagree. WE aren`t amazing, THEY are. People like those in the video are amazing as individuals, but we in the first world are only amazing as a whole society, for the most part.

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