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New series on Discovery– 'Speed of Life'. It's main gimmick is that they film at 2000 frames per second, so you can see things like snake strikes and hawk attacks and tarantula lunges in super-slo-mo.

It's cool, I guess... but after about 10 minutes, it starts to feel like you're watching an animal snuff film. :skep:

Yeah, yeah, I know... that's most nature documentaries. But I guess the focus on the super-slo-mo and the 'moment of truth' makes it even more so.

I can take it or leave it.



 

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asciibaron said:
meh. more junk from Discovery. i remember when they had good stuff.

This.


Anymore it's all regurgitated, sensationalist crap and reality shows. They've become MTV.
 

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KenB said:
This.


Anymore it's all regurgitated, sensationalist crap and reality shows. They've become MTV.

Like that Operation Repo fake crap. What a dumb ass show that is.
 

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lot8con8 said:
Like that Operation Repo fake crap. What a dumb ass show that is.
The History Channel (A&E) is only about 2mm behind Discovery Comm. All they seem to focus on now is BS "end of the world" garbage.
 

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I watched about 15 minutes of this last night while waiting for something I actually intended to watch.

It didn't do much for me.
 

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I watched the first episode with the kids.

The photography is pretty amazing, but it's a little thin content-wise.. I wish they'd stop zipping in and out of slo-mo, however. Show it to me is regular speed, and then slow it down. This isn't the Matrix.

The nature programs of my youth were pretty damn boring, and no way did they get footage like that. Y'all can go back to your Mutual of Omaha.
 

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Time Warp for animals... meh..

It's not like we all haven't seen the National Geographic photos from 30 years ago. Same stuff, but moving. Next up.... 3D slow motion everything.
 
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