Ah, now eventually you do plan to have alien worlds in your documentary about alien worlds, right?
6/10. Some neat visuals and interesting ideas sandwiched between padding that is borderline off-topic.
It's incredible just how far this documentary seems to miss the mark. Yes, there are about 2 - 3 minutes worth of fabulous effects shots and maybe 5 minutes worth of talk about how alien life might actually develop on alien worlds, but each episode is about 40 - 45 minutes long. What is this padded with?
How to film rhinocerous beetles having sex. Uh-huh. Interesting. Not why I'm here though.
Watch me go paragliding! Okay, really not why I'm here.
5 minutes talking in very general terms about how we discover exoplanets. Okay, at least related to alien planets.
4 minutes of a falconer training a falcon. What the... ARE YOU EVEN TRYING TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SCIENTIFIC THEORY ON THE TYPES OF LIFE THAT MIGHT DEVELOP ON ALIEN WORLDS!!?? I mean, I like falcons and all, but again... and I cannot stress this enough... that's not why I'm here.
There's some neat stuff in here, so it's not a total wash, but the padding, oh my the padding. I mean, some of the padding is interesting, but it's so off premise, I have to wonder why they just didn't make a series of 4 - 10 minute mini documentaries called "Neat Things on Earth."
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