I'll admit up front that I don't like non-fiction shows on TV,
and I particularly don't like nature shows. I find them very boring. In school I
used to fall asleep whenever the teacher would show a film, whether it was about
history, nature, or whatever, so I never liked the History Channel or those
However, many people love these types of things, and those
channels. And they make many useful films for educational purposes.
They have definitely improved in the way they make educational films. They are
way more interesting than they used to be. They have bigger budgets, they make
things seem more interesting, they have good music, and they pick an interesting
This is a fascinating film about how the elements of the earth,
such as water and wind, have created "history" in the earth. They use many
visual effects, as well as show nature scenes, to show rather than just tell.
Okay, so you might nod off anyway, but if you like this kind of thing or have to
learn it, this is the best way to do it.
The narrator for this movie is Iain Stewart. He says
everything in his thick Scottish brogue as if it's the most fascinating thing
he's ever heard. It's both amusing and interesting. He is a
geologist, so he knows what he's talking about when he discusses the earth.
People of any age should enjoy this, and of course it's very
family friendly. It also has an interview with Mr. Stewart.
BBC America is excited to be releasing a new series, How The
Earth Changed History on Blu-ray and DVD.
Great highlights of the series include:
* A groundbreaking series from the producers of Earth: The Biography and the
Walking With series
* A BBC / National Geographic Co-Production
* Extraordinary HD camerawork make the series even more engaging visually
* The untold story of history
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