Category Archives: BBC
Thanks to bogstandardcomp again for the idea for this one. Being out of the country, I miss a lot of the new shows.
The BBC series ‘Earth: The Power of the Planet’ looks like good craic. Scottish presenters always make things more interesting, I think (I’m not Scottish). This little clip of methane deposits throwing flames from ice is the only one I could find via google video so far. There are, however, more clips on the BBC Website.
While trawling Google Video for short Planet Earth excerpts, I came upon this mock trailer. It’s filed under ‘comedy’ but is a stark reminder of our destructive influence on the world.
It almost doesn’t look real, but this we chappy comes direct from Attenborough – so it must be true!
BBC’s Planet Earth is awesome. I wish my telly was bigger than 14″
This clip from Animal Planet has a couple of good examples of parasites in action*:
And this one from the BBC’s Planet Earth shows the Cordyceps parasite take over an ant:
This clips from NewScientist shows the jewel wasp turning a cockroach into its slave/zombie/mobile dining centre – scary!
*Sadly, the best clips have been removed from GoogleVideo. You can buy the 3-part series from Discovery, for the bargain price of $449.85. I still don’t understand why some producers have to charge such a ridiculous fee for their programmes – surely that restricts their use in education? Hats off to all the documentary makers who post them up for free after a while (such as The 11th Hour and SuperSizeMe).