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RE: Question about yesterday's prehistoric programs on Discovery
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Manuel Parrado
> I caught a few minutes of one of the Walking with
> Dinosaurs episodes (the one with T-Rex) and noticed
> that it was not a 100% re-hash but had occasional
> commentary inserted featuring paleontologists such as
> the good Dr. Holtz and others.
> Does anybody know if these segments were made
> specifically for this version of the series or if they
> were borrowed from previous documentaries?
The version of WWD with the talking heads was the American (Discovery Channel)
version. Because the Discovery Channel has commercial
breaks where the BBC doesn't, the American re-imagining team needed some way of
cutting out of and back to the action, and so opted
to use those spots as opportunity to get consultants talking about some of the
As far as I know, there are no commercially-released DVDs of that version.
What's on tape and DVD is just the international (aka
BBC, aka the original) version.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
Building 237, Room 1117
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: email@example.com
Fax (Geol): 301-314-9661 Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796