Planet Earth (2006)
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Seasonal Forests 

Trees are earth's largest organisms and are also one of the planet's oldest inhabitants. Seasonal forests (unlike tropical rain-forest) the largest land habitats. A third of all trees grow ... See full summary »
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Episode credited cast:
David Attenborough ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Sigourney Weaver ... Narrator - US Version (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dany Cleyet-Marrel Dany Cleyet-Marrel ... Self - Cinébulle Pilot, Inventor
Thomas Anguti Johnston Thomas Anguti Johnston ... Inuktitut Narrator
Mark Linfield ... Self - Producer
Warwick Sloss Warwick Sloss ... Self - Cameraman
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Trees are earth's largest organisms and are also one of the planet's oldest inhabitants. Seasonal forests (unlike tropical rain-forest) the largest land habitats. A third of all trees grow in the endless taiga of the Arctic north. Northern America has forests that include California's sequoia's, the earth's largest trees. There and elsewhere, their vast production of photosynthesis and shade presides over a seasonal cycle of life and involves countless plant and animal species. Written by KGF Vissers

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[first lines]
David Attenborough - Narrator: Trees, surely among the most magnificent of all living things. Some are the largest organisms on Earth, dwarfing all others. And these are the tallest of them all.
[ascending 100s of feet into a redwood]
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Planet Earth End Theme
Written by George Fenton
Performed by BBC Concert Orchestra
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Disappointing even by lowered standards
18 August 2019 | by yavermbiziSee all my reviews

While I am of the opinion that all episodes of "Planet Earth" (or, at least, all of the ones I've watched) have certain flaws, this one is probably the episode with the highest flaw concentration. The narration is too sparse, incomplete and when it finally starts coming through it is sometimes factually incorrect or arbitrary. Beyond even the narration, there is no narrative structure to the episode: the "It's the beginning of spring in the forest" part happens three times at different points in the episode, and there is frantic jumping from locale to locale. Finally, the "Amur leopard" segment is a repeat from the very first episode ("From Pole to Pole"), with the exact same footage shown. That's simply a disgrace for a 5-years-in-the-making, 11-episode ordeal.


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22 April 2007 (USA) See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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