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Wild Pacific 

South Pacific (original title)
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human ... See full summary »
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Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2009
Mike Rowe ...  Narrator / ... 3 episodes, 2009
Richard Wollocombe Richard Wollocombe ...  Self 3 episodes, 2009
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A documentary series on life in and adapted to the conditions of the Southern part of the Pacific Ocean, a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human cultures developed in a unique variety, largely determined by such natural conditions as huge distances, sea depths, currents and winds. Written by KGF Vissers

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Benedict Cumberbatch had extreme difficulty pronouncing the word 'penguin' due to his English accent. He admitted to this during an interview on the Graham Norton show. See more »

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beautiful nature
26 January 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Benedict Cumberbatch narrates this six hour-long BBC nature series about the south pacific. The first episode jumps around from island to island. The predator caterpillars are incredible although the jumping around gets random. There is a structure from episode to episode but this show needs a simple map or better computer animations to explain the structure. For example, the Castaway episode could illustrated more clearly the migration routes and the vast distances through an animated map. In the Volcano episode, the life cycle of the volcano can be illustrated with simple animation. The sixth episode does have some disturbing fishing imagery which has a sad beauty in high def.

Despite the jumping around and a need for clearer expositions, this series is simply beautiful. The creatures, the waters, and even the people are impossibly exotic and wonderfully amazing. The rolling waves and 'Over the Rainbow' closing credits fill me with a relaxed deserted-tropical-beach joy.


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