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Sea Monsters: A Walking with Dinosaurs Trilogy 

Not Rated | | Documentary | TV Mini-Series (2003)
On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from ... See full summary »
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Karen Hayley Karen Hayley ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2003
Nigel Marven ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 3 episodes, 2003
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On a unique underwater voyage spanning millions of years in prehistory, our dauntless presenter explores seven different seas, encountering an extraordinary variety of underwater life from seven different eras. His journey culminates in the late Cretaceous period - the most dangerous period ever in the ocean; the time of the awesome mosasaurs, a 20-metre-long monster with a mouth that could bite a tree in half. Before this period there are many other challenges the explorer must tackle first. In the Triassic period 230 million years ago, he meets and attempts to feed a six-metre nothosaur and the serpent-necked tanystropheus. Further back 400 million years ago and the plants have yet to evolve. The seas are terrorised by giant sea scorpions and even more monstrous, the 12-metre long tentacled orthocones. How does our expert plan to approach these terrible creatures? Written by Svanis

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

9 November 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Waling with Dinosaurs Special: Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Predators of the Deep See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Impossible Pictures See more »
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(3 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Whenever the footage recorded by the minisub is shown, the time codes in the screen's corner sometimes jump around randomly. See more »

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Spun-off from Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001) See more »

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Documentary, kind of, about prehistoric seas.
2 February 2015 | by aidan-quinnSee all my reviews

The most notable difference between the Chased By... series and its Walking With... predecessor is the addition of a live narrator and guide, zoologist Nigel Marven. This show would have scored a lot higher without this addition. Treating it like there was actually a guy interacting with the ancient creatures as in a regular nature documentary was off putting. Nigel Marven does a good job at mimicking these interactions but suspension of disbelief is something which should not be needed to enjoy a factual educational series. This spin off series is known in the US as the 'Chased By' series and in seeking to make the show more engaging it has caused the series to jump the megalodon by trying to inject cheap Crocodile- Hunter style action and theme-park thrills, rather than maintaining the scholarly objectivity of Walking With Dinosaurs' invisible narrator.

Some people will enjoy this series a lot and it could inspire some children to get into the field but I worry that the gimmick makes it harder to retain any of the information.


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