Life: Season 1, Episode 6

Insects (16 Nov. 2009)

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Insects and - species outnumber all higher animals by far. Their immense variety reflect adaptation to an extreme range of ecological conditions, even gravely toxic ones. Especially the nearly 60,000 fly species cover about all the globe. Many can fly, which helps getting everywhere, but they also occur on/in soil, water, host plants or animals, cavities etcetera. They often occur in great swarms, as over a billion Monarch butterflies migrating from Canada to a Mexican forest to hibernate. To occupy various positions in ecological systems, usually prey, often predator, sometimes pollinator, and so on. Written by KGF Vissers

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A well-shot, interesting episode that perhaps doesn't always select the most exciting subjects.
9 November 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

The entomology-centered episode of the wonderful Life is very decent. The best-shot and most fascinating segment is probably the second one, centered on the journey of a damselfly seeking to reproduce. The part about insects' long-range weaponry is also engrossing. Another memorable section is the one where male bees fight to the death over females, often mutilating or killing those females by accident in their pheromone-incited frenzy. A human analogy of this would be a bunch of men on cocaine and with jaws five times the normal size going at each other on a small field as they try to grab one of the women present, drag her away, and bone her. It's a vicious event fo' shuah.

The episode starts out a bit weak, though. A slow-moving Darwin's beetle is dragging his away to the top of a tree to mate, clumsily grappling with rivals standing in his way. Not particularly exciting at all. The opening bit should be more thrilling than this. What's more, when said beetle reaches his target, the narrator explicitly says: "Looks like she's not interested," after which the creators unfathomably make the decision to switch on a cute, playful tune, - with a jolly-sounding violin and all, - as the bug holds his unwilling paramour down and proceeds to rape her. I mean - c'mon. That's distasteful to say the least (if I were to say more, the term "stupid" would figure in there).

Still, good episode. 7/10.


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