We’ve seen a lot of exciting stuff from the History Channel, and now they’ve sent out one more exciting item for us, the massive Earth-based multi-pack known as Our Planet. Some familiar faces are here, as well as some new ones, so there’s a lot of value waiting for us in this one.
Our Planet offers three different programs in one. You’ll get How the Earth Was Made, the series version of which we just covered not too long ago, that takes you back in time to show the science version of the creation of Earth. We’ll follow that up with A Global Warning?, a speculative piece that shows the history of weather on Earth, and how that connects to current events to possibly show us how the weather of the past might well wind up the weather of the near future…with disastrous results. And lastly, we get Life After People, the featurette that became an entire series, a featurette that shows you what happens to the amazing things we’ve built and preserved for years when we’re not around to take care of them any more. The results are often striking.
And striking is the best way to describe this package. You’ll have phenomenal looks at the life of animals without people around, you’ll have a horrifying look at future weather gone terribly amok, and you’ll have a look at the forces some say shaped the entirety of the planet. If you’ve got any interest in anything even vaguely related to our home planet of Earth, then you owe it to yourself to get your hands on this massive DVD package.
And the sheer number of scientists! You’ll see biologists, geologists, and most every other kind of -ologist you ever thought you’d see and probably a few you never knew existed.
There are so many amazing things to see in this three disc pack that it will keep you well occupied for its entire total runtime of two hundred and eighty minutes. Seriously, clear your calendar and order a pizza before you settle in with this beastie because it will take you forever.
Still though, there are so many exciting things going on that it will be downright worth it. This is, frankly, awesome stuff and well worth your time to watch.
The Screenhead Ten Scale gives the History Channel’s Our Planet an eight out of ten; between the sheer versatility and the incredible presentation of it all, it’s too great a sight to pass up. It’s a bit of a niche presentation, and it will take forever to get through, but it’s still pretty impressive all the while.