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re: "Walking with Dino-Birds" docu

I didn't mind the odd bit of tyrannosaur spittle in the first Walking with... 
series, but the latter stuff got sillier and sillier. And then Nigel Marvin 
entered the picture: at that point, the programmes stopped going down hill and 
entered free-fall. Marvin, apparently, was brought in to boost ratings and as 
an attempt to make the programmes in an Irwin-esque fashion. Thing is, Steve 
Irwin was good and likeable (off camera as well as on, so I hear), whereas 
Marvin is just annoying. 

>>> B tH <soylentgreenistrex@yahoo.com> 28/09/2009 15:13 >>>
RE - Impossible Pictures:
Well, considering that "Dinosaur Planet" was really silly and kid-oriented, and 
that for all the good stuff Jurassic Fight Club had, it was badly hurt by the 
zip-bang-hoopla-woosh noises and world-wrestling type descriptions, I can see 
why the audience may have slacked off some.

Also, the animals occassionally charging the "camera" was an especially dumb 
prop. (Tyranno-spit on the lens, sea-scorpion's cracking of the lens, et al.)

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RE - "10th anniversary makeover"

I think the updated commentary stuff from the various paleo's for the 
rebroadcast last year was probably it for that idea.  Good stuff but seemed 
oddly/crudely inserted - but that's probably just my bias from being so used to 
watching the original.