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Non Life Sciences => Geology, Palaeontology & Archaeology => Topic started by: Soul Surfer on 09/12/2005 16:05:49

Title: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: Soul Surfer on 09/12/2005 16:05:49
While I applaud much of the effort used to recreate images of ancient creatures and environments, I wish they would give a more balanced view of the lifeforms around in the periods without just picking on the biggest and most aggressive beasts and the gory bits.

Mind you the saga  "When stromatolites ruled the world" would not be noted for its excitement  [:)]

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: ukmicky on 09/12/2005 17:29:16
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I agree but gore sells and in order for them to pull in the maximum amount of viewers they have  to compromise and either use creature's that are cute for the women or aggresive for the men. Everything in between is forgotten about.

I was actually a bit dissapointed and was expected a bit more from the first episode, hopefully it will improve.

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: neilep on 10/12/2005 22:14:25
I thought it was ok...and so did my 11 year old son and 9 year old daughter....so, what does that say about it ? I think Michael's hit the spot though, it's on prime time tv and is designed for the masses...in this case I would definitely call it Edutainment.....it's not Horizon though is it ?

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: Ian33 on 11/12/2005 23:25:39
you mean infotainment surely ?

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: neilep on 12/12/2005 00:27:24
Yes, it's infotainment too.

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: Ian33 on 13/12/2005 23:28:57
Cool, anyways, I think the programme is OK, you have to accept that as they have a limited budget, and amount of time. They are only going to feature things that will appeal to the telly viewing public.

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: Soul Surfer on 15/12/2005 08:07:57
Agree the programme is good and they do give some cursory indications of what we think the ecologies were like but I would hae liked a Few more illustrations of the general environlent.  There are quite a few ecological "arms races" that could always make interesting viewing.  a bit of illustrations of the mass extinctions would also have been worthwhile.

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: ukmicky on 16/12/2005 04:00:31
I found walking with dinosaurs more informative and interesting. The computer graphics used in walking with monsters isn't as good as the previous dinosaurs series either.

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: neilep on 16/12/2005 14:11:16
Agreed. The graphics for some reason don't seem to be as detailed. I wonder why ? Anyway, the good thing about Walking With Monsters is that it comes before Little Britain.

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 16/12/2005 15:21:50
The best thing about Little Britain is that you can switch it off!
Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: neilep on 16/12/2005 15:42:51
*catches the posty to say do not deliver series one and two to Dr Eth*

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Title: Re: Walking With Monsters - Life before dinosaurs
Post by: Ray hinton on 06/02/2006 01:24:02
walking with monsters before dinosaurs, ive walked with a few since,dogadon,gross-asaurus,fatslagadon but to name a few.        (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi48.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Ff238%2Frayhinton56%2F36_1_10.gif&hash=ab7b4f4d2a325ff4d540c9aba42f7919)

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