Post by skandinavisk on Feb 1, 2021 14:56:46 GMT -8
A very recent and highly recommended natural history series from the unbeatable BBC Natural History Unit is "A perfect Planet". In 5 episodes; 1 Volcano, 2 The Sun, 3 Weather, 4 Ocean, 5 Humans. Footage is simply stunning!
A message from Sir David Attenborough on the series:
LMAO - proud boys here on this forum be triggered!
Documentaries are great, and the BBC does a super job. I love educational tv.,and there's so much more nowadays. For some reason, this reminded me of a girlfriend, and after a few years, she said- "do we always have to be learning?" Control of the remote was not the reason for the demise.
Post by livingplanet3 on Feb 3, 2021 11:54:26 GMT -8
I've been following the works of David Attenborough for decades, and his documentaries have been a huge influence on me. Some of his earliest major television series, such as "Life on Earth" (1979) and "The Living Planet" (1984), are great favorites of mine, and I've watched them countless times since their original broadcast. Attenborough is now 94, and is probably more active than ever, and still traveling around the world. In fact, he's very likely one of the most traveled people in history!
WOW, I am absolutely impressed with your prompt reply and knowledge of this film.
I really cannot thank you enough for having researched my question so that I can once again see this film nearly 50 years after I last seen it...
For me this was a very memorable and stupendous film and it only solidified my interest in insects after having seen it when I was so very young.
I highly recommend that you watch this film if you have not seen it. Simply wonderful.
Thank you again livingplanet3 !
Glad to be of help! Indeed, it's a great film, and I've watched it many times. At 20:04 minutes into it, there's a scene that may possibly have been the first motion film footage ever taken of Goliathus (specifically, Goliathus goliatus).
Incidentally, a shorter edit (23:36) of this documentary was made for Encyclopaedia Britannica as a classroom film -
Wow, talk about a blast from the past! I had forgotten all about that film. Thanks for the reminder, and the link. I had also forgotten about Wild Kingdom, which I used to watch regularly. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the May 1959 issue of National Geographic, try to obtain a copy. The article "Giant Insects of the Amazon" fueled my interest in insects.
Indeed 58chevy, we older fellas grew up in some very pleasant times as kids. Life was simple then and if you were a budding naturalist cool shows like this would come out every now and again. Also, you could go to the five and dime store and buy yourself an inexpensive butterfly net for two or three bucks, pick up an old fashioned "bug jug" to keep your captures in and if you had a grandpa that likes cigars he could always save you cigar boxes to store your specimens in ! My, nowadays you can scarcely get any child away from his "handheld computer with the phone app" for 10 minutes AND forget about doing much outside nature related because they will tell you "it's too hot" out...
Thanks for the link Livingplanet, I'll watch it. Mutual of Omaha.. the one with the barefoot guy, on before Disney? A lot of people still think lemmings jump off cliffs.. still indispensable Sunday night tv at the time. Don't mention those "bug jugs", I still haven't found one.
I believe, that "Life in the undergrowth" was one of the best insect-related movies. It was also narrated by Sir David. It is available on Amazon and, in low quality on Youtube. P.S.: I'd definitely check "A perfect Planet", thanks for the tip.
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