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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.
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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.