To evolve is to conquer! It's a tough violent and lethal world out there and it's been that way since the dawn of time. Roughly 99 percent of all species have become extinct. What enabled that other one percent to survive the cutthroat competition? Their ability to.... EVOLVE. Through a stunning combination of dramatizations computer animations live action nature footage and lab work discover the biological and behavioral innovations that have kept us all on this Earth! Featuring: Disc 1 - Eyes Sex Size Disc 2 - Skin Flight Communication Disc 3 - Guts Venom Speed Disc 4 - Jaws Shape
The feature length pilot plus the entire 21 episodes of the TV series. Robocop takes place in the 21st century and follows the exploits of Alex Murphy: a dedicated cop who was brutally murdered and transformed into a law enforcement adaptive Cyborg. He now patrols the mean streets of old Detroit and Delta City as Robocop programmed to stop any and all crime. The spirit of Murphy however remains alive deep inside the machine. Haunted by memories of his past life Murphy struggles to maintain his humanity while battling diabolical criminals in a nightmare future run by corporate greed. Episodes The Future of Law Enforcement (Pilot) Prime Suspect Trouble in Delta City Officer Missing What Money Can't Buy Ghosts of War Zone Five Provision 22 Faces of Eve When Justice Fails The Human Factor Inside Crime Robocop vs. Commander Cash Illusions Tin Man Sisters in Crime Heartbreakers Mothers Day Nano Corporate Raiders Midnight Minus One Public Enemies
Musical Comedy in Two ActsRecorded live at the Philharmonia Berlin 30-31 December 2002.
Through 10 exciting episodes join John Lydon's breath-taking journey in search of some of the world's most deadly creatures. In his enthusiastic company we enter the dark world of spiders mosquitoes cockroaches scorpions and wasps observing the amazing and incredible attributes of the dangerous and often detested creatures!
History and science collide in this best-selling franchise. Immerse yourself in more spectacular space exploration with Season 3 of this epic series from HISTORY. A virtual collision of astronomy and history each enlightening episode utilises strikingly realistic computer recreations and animations to provide unprecedented insight into the mysteries of our universe and beyond. See how NASA is arming itself with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack in Deadly Comets and Meteorites. Learn how scientists envision reproduction and human development in Sex in Space and explore startling new evidence showing the existence of universes other than our own in Parallel Universes. From bizarre clouds to the hypothetical Planet X from space disasters to space sex and the possibility of terrifying cosmic collisions experience space in a whole new way - not through a telescope or textbook but firsthand. With The Universe: Season 3 you'll feel like you've travelled to the edge of the unknown. Episodes Comprise: 1. Deep Space Disasters 2. Parallel Universes 3. Light Speed 4. Sex in Space 5. Alien Faces 6. Deadly Comets and Meteors 7. Living in Space 8. Stopping Armageddon 9. Another Earth 10. Strangest Things 11. Edge of Space 12. Cosmic Phenomena
London might be the last place you would think of looking for fossils but signs of lost worlds and prehistoric lives are all around us - even in the city. In glamorous Old Bond Street Hermione is on the look out for fossils in the stone of the buildings themselves - with surprising results. London was once home to animals we now think of being exotic and dangerous. Lions hyenas and seven ton hippos once roamed the land where now there are black cabs and double deckers. When the foundations of Trafalgar Square were being built strange fossils of prehistoric beasts were discovered. From the vantage point of the BT Tower Hermione tells the tale of one of the fossils found there - a massive tusk of a long dead hippopotamus. The team then go to the Isle of Wight referred to as Dinosaur Island and met Billy Bragg and his son Jack.
Go back in history - from 4.5 billion years ago to today. Spectacular on-location shooting evidence from geologists in the field and clear dramatic graphics combine in Season Two of this stunning series from History to show how immensely powerful and at times violent forces of geology have formed our planet. This season How The Earth Was Made goes back in history - from 4.5 billion year ago to today - peeling back layers of rock filling up river canyons parting the oceans and levelling mountains and volcanoes to investigate the origins of some of the most well-known locations and geographical phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes ice sheets and colliding continents as their suspects scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualise how the Earth has evolved and formed over millions of years.
National Geographic: Arctic Kingdom (3 Discs)
This is the story of author and naturalist the founder of Jersey Zoo and the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. Through his books he created an awareness and love of nature in millions of people. Despite his death in 1995 his life's work of saving endangered animals continues. This programme introduced by Sir David Attenborough tells his remarkable story. Jambo became an international celebrity when a little boy fell into the gorilla compound at Jersey Zoo. Watch as the horror of the spectators turned to amazement as Jambo approached the unconscious boy gently touched him and then protected him from the rest of the gorilla family. This award-winning programme follows Gerald Durrell on his expedition to Madagascar searching for one of the worlds rarest creatures the Aye-Aye.
Season 6 of the pioneering series The Universe takes viewers further than ever, to the extreme edges of our solar system where chaos and catastrophe bring epic drama to the planets - including some of the most horrifying days on Earth. Through stunning CGI, witness the birth pangs of the solar system, shocked into existence by a nearby supernova and enduring over 700 million years of brutal bombardment by deadly asteroids; colossal cataclysms that shaped the planets and transformed their climates forever; and startling new scientific discoveries revealing a hellish history of continuous devastation on Earth.
Dinosaurs were the ultimate prehistoric survival machines ruling the Earth for 120 million years. Hidden inside their bodies are anatomical secrets to surviving prehistoric planet Earth. Combining cinematic photo-real 3D graphics and leading-edge anatomy and palaeontology Clash of the Dinosaurs peels back their skin their muscles and their brains to reveal the unique inner workings of the greatest beasts that ever lived.
The 2001 Vienna New Year's Day Concert was always bound to strike sparks. Having built his reputation in Baroque and early music, Nikolaus Harnoncourt has recently brought his re-creative insights to the standard Classical repertoire. How typical then that he should open proceedings with the original version of the Radetzky March--urbane compared to the familiar version, whose hearty militarism closes the concert in style. In between there's an enterprising selection of Strauss waltzes and polkas from Johanns I and II, the subtle and underrated Josef, and three numbers by Josef Lanner, whose restrained lilt provides the link between Schubert and the Strauss Family. Harnoncourt brings out the rhythmic vigour of this music, the astringent sound of woodwind and brass often heard over the strings, though there's no doubting the expressive sweep of the inevitable Blue Danube waltz. On the DVD: Directed for video by Brian Large, the atmosphere of the occasion comes over in full, aided by the tangibility of 16:9 picture format and 5.1 surround sound--though PCM Linear Stereo is also an option. Three ballet sequences, including a hilarious steam train race to Johann II's Excursion Train polka, are sensibly included as an appendix. Each of the 17 concert tracks is separately indexed, but still-frame histories of the event and of the Musikverein venue, edited from Clemens Hellsberg's booklet article, make for a poor special feature. Why no documentary film? However, this remains the best concert of its kind for almost a decade, and can safely be invested in as such. --Richard Whitehouse
The Animal Planet Collection (11 Discs)
It's back! And by that we don't mean just hosts Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram. Total Wipeout the complete series 5. This series sees the biggest overhaul of obstacles in the history of the show including the Unfair Stairs and the Time Tunnel hoops which send contestants flying. Squirty Wirty hoses have been added to the Sucker Punch turning contestants all shades of blue green red and brown and the Shape shifter stands between the painted competitors and the finish podium. The Big Red Balls are still big red and ball-like but the demotivator provides new inspiration for those dawdling on the ramp.
Big Cat Diary Special
Dereck and Beverly Joubert are award-winning filmmakers from Botswana and National Geographic Explorers in Residence. Their mission is the conservation and understanding of the large predators and key African wildlife species that determine the course of all conservation in Africa. They have been filming researching and exploring in Africa for over 25 years as filmmaking for them has always been a way to bring the message of conservation to a worldwide audience. All their efforts over a lifetime all coincide with one aim: to rehabilitate the environment and return vast tracts of land to nature and to protect the wild creatures that depend on it. Across three visually spectacular programmes Dereck and Beverly capture amazing new behaviour between lions and their rivals. In Ultimate Enemies the lions at a waterhole in Botswana have developed a special skill they have learned how to hunt elephants. In Eternal Enemies lions and hyenas clash in overlapping territories. With never-before-seen footage you'll uncover an intense and vicious blood feud and discover nature's savage conflicts in this ancient rivalry. Finally in Relentless Enemies thousands of buffalo are trapped on an island with the great lions of the Tsaro pride - larger more fearsome and more innovative that your typical lion. The buffalo are forced to devise defensive tactics and eventually learn to fight back.
Three thousand miles from the mouth of the Amazon river along the base of the towering Andes lies Manu Biosphere Reserve - the world's largest and most pristine rainforest. Celebrate the beauty of this region with stunning aerial and ground footage of 'Spirits Of The Rainforest'. Enriched by glimpses in to the day to day life of the native Macchiguenga tribe the film interweaves the natural history of the area with the natives' myths and legends.
Imagine being a young leopard cub; only four months old and totally dependant on your mother for everything. She takes you out to play down by the river where you can chase butterflies; she shows you how to climb trees and she finds your food. But not everything is that easy; gangs of baboons prides of lions and perilous river banks all stand in your way as you grow up. Wild Tales is the ultimate animal rites of passage series that follows a variety of young pups foals cubs and calves on their turbulent journey through childhood and adolescence to adulthood. Full of drama and excitement this engaging series is perfect for younger viewers.
No one else can. No one else will. World-class fishermen and ocean explorers risk life and limb doing a job no one else on the planet has even attempted – conducting hands on research of massive Great White Sharks in a dangerous high stakes attempt to save them from oblivion. Preeminent ocean explorer and elite fisherman Chris Fischer is on a quest to decode the secrets of the deadliest creatures in the ocean in Shark Wranglers. The series chronicles the most ambitious shark expedition in history.
Mike Mangini: The Grid, A System for Creative Drumming and Improvisation presents a complete system for expanding your skills as a creative player and improviser, focusing in on your own musical identity. This system is presented through performed examples and graphics, and is usable by drummers of all styles. Dividing your drumming into time signature, subdivision, dynamics, instrument sounds, limbs, style, and phrases, Mike demonstrates dozens of grooves, fills, and patterns from easy to ex...
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