The BBC Presents Human Planet

Submitted by: spankmywilly 6 years ago in Science

We"re really something, arn"t we?
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Female 612
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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Male 7,378
Interesting that youtube allows tribal 3rd world boob and penis. Yet has a policy against modern sophisticated boob & penis. Feels discriminatory.
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Male 6,694
That tree house is mad crazy !
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Male 184
BBC is so awesome, it`s unreal! See "Wonders of the universe", it`s even cooler than "Human planet".
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Male 1,360
where`s Macdonalds ?
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Female 108
Can`t wait. I want to marry David Attenborough, he`s amazing!
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Male 10,440
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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Male 2,988
looks really cool
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Male 12,138
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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Male 533
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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Male 1,249
"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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Male 498
lol 2:30-2:31 XD
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Male 12,365
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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Male 12,365
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
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Male 12,365
[quote]human planet my god this series is old....[/quote]

It only just finished. Were the broadcasts a couple of months ago repeats?
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Male 12,365
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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Male 12,365
[quote]So your saying BBC is not to make any profit?[/quote]

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 [a business]" 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
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Male 234
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.
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Male 2,402
@tn11
Call your cable provider. I get BBC America through Time-Warner.
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Male 38,496

Tree house at 1:41 is amazing
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Male 496
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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Male 88
this looks awesome what a shame most of us are sitting on ass in front of our computers
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Female 1,743
Prob go to Netflix, Yanks.
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Male 559
when i surf i am struggling to survive?
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Male 1,587
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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Female 668
we`re so....beautiful
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Male 40
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.
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Male 84
"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.
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Male 505

"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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Male 3,076
I agrea with Quackor
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Male 573
"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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Male 29
"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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Male 2,402
@Angillion
So your saying BBC is not to make any profit?
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Male 911
3:06 blacks supposedly have large junk?
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Male 12,365
[quote]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.[/quote]

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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Male 2,332
Looks absolutely stunning.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Well that was quite the paean to primitivism.[/quote]

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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Male 12,365
[quote]is this an ad or a series or a documentary? i wanna see it if it is[/quote]

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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Male 725
Color me interested. No doubt they`ll go into the effect we`ve had on our mother planet, good or bad.
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Male 515
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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Male 171
"Man this would look amazing in HD."

It did. Full series ran on BBC HD earlier this year
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Male 101
@Alpha1971
It does.
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Male 757
is this an ad or a series or a documentary? i wanna see it if it is
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Male 1,091
The guys on horses with the hawks/eagles are BADASS!
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Male 364
Man this would look amazing in HD.
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Male 2,402
@MauserTM

You never ridden the Big Kahuna have you?
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Male 1,222
Great, i wouldnt have put the surfer though
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Male 126
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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Male 2,402
Ahh struggling to survive? Actually setting up for extinction.
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Male 2,422
Well that was quite the paean to primitivism.
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Female 4,359
makes me look very boring.
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Male 147
fantastic
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Male 10,440
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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Male 10,440
[quote] Gotta love the BBC, funded by the lovely UK taxpayers. "Socialism" at its finest people. Best broadcaster in the world bar none. [/quote]
Thanks for that. I really like your documentaries.
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Male 41
Incredible, even though I had to see some peen lol
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Male 506
Hell, it`s about time
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Male 25,416
Thats some cool pics
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Male 6,737
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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Male 3,431
Duh, winning!
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Male 341
Yeah, this was out quite a while ago
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Male 5,314
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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Male 2,855
dinosaurs were way cooler
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Male 4,807
That was cool!
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Female 41
Link: The BBC Presents Human Planet [Rate Link] - We`re really something, arn`t we?
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