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Old 14-06-2009, 08:29 AM   #21
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I've got Cosmos on DVD and another space documentary I would recommend is the Discovery Chanel's When We Left Earth. It has a very epic and inspiring feel to it, with great footage from the NASA archives (and powerful music). I have a copy on Blu-ray.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvVWwg2oXWU
The Discovery Channel has very good programming.So does the History Channel which I purchase more from them. They have this series called "Battlefield Detectives" which is a very good program.
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Old 14-06-2009, 09:31 AM   #22
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The Discovery Channel has very good programming.So does the History Channel which I purchase more from them. They have this series called "Battlefield Detectives" which is a very good program.
I just finished watching a PBS Special on 400 Years of the Telescope (which I downloaded), it was pretty good. A friend of mine watches Battlefield Detectives and from what I've seen of the show it looks interesting. I'm a bit more into the future technology and space documentaries, but I will watch a documentary on almost anything, if it's well made.
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Old 14-06-2009, 09:53 AM   #23
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I just finished watching a PBS Special on 400 Years of the Telescope (which I downloaded), it was pretty good. A friend of mine watches Battlefield Detectives and from what I've seen of the show it looks interesting. I'm a bit more into the future technology and space documentaries, but I will watch a documentary on almost anything, if it's well made.
I think you will enjoy "Battlefield Detectives". They take important battles that have been fought in the last 300 years and use the scientific method to get to the truth of why a battle turned out a certain way.It is usually insignificant things that have happened to changes a course of a battle. If you are into astronomy ,I also would like to recommend "The Universe" series all on History Channel.

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Old 14-06-2009, 10:10 PM   #24
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(SPOILER) Well they stayed on Mars for a while and only one crew member died from getting a lethal dose of radiation (END OF SPOILER).

Also the version that was shown on the Discovery channel in the US is different (and a cut down) version than what was shown in the UK and I believe the UK version is the one that is on DVD. The way to tell is the Discovery channel version has an American narrator and the UK (original) version has an English narrator. What I saw of the Americanized version on YouTube I didn't like. So I would suggest skipping the Discovery Channel version and check out the DVD (hopefully the DVD is the UK version).
What??? An English show without an English narrator??? That is so wrong!
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Why does America feel the need to remake everything and Americanise it?
The Office.
Life on Mars.
etc, etc....
Why can't they just watch the originals and enjoy them as they were intended?
I include the movie remakes as well.

Just wondered, like.....
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Old 15-06-2009, 01:29 AM   #26
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Why does America feel the need to remake everything and Americanise it?
The Office.
Life on Mars.
etc, etc....
Why can't they just watch the originals and enjoy them as they were intended?
I include the movie remakes as well.

Just wondered, like.....
The nation was founded on rebellion.If we do not like it, we will rise up and take it over.We are rebels,change everything and want to make a buck.

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Old 30-07-2009, 04:25 PM   #27
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Looks like this has surfaced on US TV first, see the link below.

http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...016#post122016
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Looks like this has surfaced on US TV first, see the link below.

http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...016#post122016
I think you are correct.
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Old 15-10-2009, 12:59 PM   #29
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Defying gravity starts on BBC 2 next wednesday at 21:00, must admit the trailers dont inspire confidence, all very low key, still, I'll give it a go.
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Why does America feel the need to remake everything and Americanise it?
The Office.
Life on Mars.
etc, etc....
Why can't they just watch the originals and enjoy them as they were intended?
I include the movie remakes as well.

Just wondered, like.....
and Thomas the tank engine
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i was gutted with the film that was made lol
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In this week's Radio Times' the resident TV critic devoted her column to completely slating it...
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Looks (and sounds from the banal dialogue they've broadcast so far) like a soap with spaceships
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Looks (and sounds from the banal dialogue they've broadcast so far) like a soap with spaceships
I agree. Superficial characters in angst-ridden relationships. TV staples nowadays unfortunately.

I wonder how they're going to adapt the technical dialogue to suit the 'Eastenders' audience...
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Why does America feel the need to remake everything and Americanise it?
The Office.
Life on Mars.
etc, etc....
Why can't they just watch the originals and enjoy them as they were intended?
I include the movie remakes as well.

Just wondered, like.....
Well, first of all it's Hollywood, and I'm not sure what planet that is on (I think between Saturn and Neptune). These days it seems the fans are making better videos than what hey pump out (I'd rather watch Star Trek New Voyages "IN Harms Way" to the big budget Trek that came out last summer any day of the week). And don't worry, right now Hollywood is stuck on Re-imagining every blasted film they have ever made, instead of just coming up with an original idea (and they have many more misses than hits). I'm not holding my breath for that to happen!
Im much happier viewing the original version any day of the week, than something which was an obvious English idea repackaged and dumbed down. If I miss a few references, so what.
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