Planet Earth (2006)
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From Pole to Pole 

"Planet Earth" travels around the Earth, finding where the sun always shines and where it's rarely seen. Next, they find where water is abundant and where it's scarce.




Episode credited cast:
David Attenborough ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Sigourney Weaver ... Narrator - US Version (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Holding Mike Holding ... Himself
Tania Jenkins Tania Jenkins ... Herself (as Tania 'TJ' Jenkins)
Michael Kelem ... Himself
Mark Linfield ... Himself
Peter Perlstein Peter Perlstein ... Himself


What would the earth be like without the sun? We'll never know, but the emperor penguins come the nearest to that experience, as they suffer through winter in Antarctica, where temperatures can drop to minus 70 degrees centigrade. Meanwhile, the sun brightens the far north and the polar bears come out of hibernation. Spring in northern Canada means the migration of three million caribou across the arctic tundra. Winter in the deciduous forests of eastern Russia makes hunting difficult for the Amur leopard, the rarest cat in the world. On the island of New Guinea, birds have plenty of food, giving them time for elaborate mating rituals. "The sun influences life in the oceans just as it does on land," explains the narrator. We watch where the seals go to breed -- and we see the Great White sharks that follow them. What would the Earth be like without water? "Planet Earth" shows us where water is abundant and where it is scarce. During the dry season in the Kalahari desert, elephants go ... Written by J. Spurlin

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25 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: A hundred years ago, there were one-and-a-half billion people on Earth. Now, over six billion crowd our fragile planet. But even so, there are still places barely touched by humanity. This series will take you to the last wildernesses and show you the planet and its wildlife as you have never seen them before.
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Planet Earth Theme
Written by George Fenton
Performed by BBC Concert Orchestra
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Focuses on Killing and Little Else!
3 March 2018 | by WYAdamsSee all my reviews

This program CLAIMS to be a documentary on wildlife, nothing could be further from the truth! 80% to 90% of the program is nothing but hunting scenes that focus in on the killing. Each scene shows about a minute of the animal which teaches you nothing about its life or habits. If it is a prey animal, the hunter shows up within a minute or so, then hunting and killing begin. If it is a predator, it begins hunting and killing within the first minute of the scene.

I suppose they do this to attract the bloodthirsty, violence loving younger generation we have generated, but the show is worthless as a documentary on animal life! After seeing this episode, I stopped watching the series, so I don't know if the carnage continues, but my gut feeling is that it does.

Do yourself a favor and watch the National Geographic documentaries on wildlife, unless you love watching killing, then this is the show for you.

I only wis hi could give it a rating of -10.

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