How the Earth Was Made
This insightful documentary series by the BBC focuses on the various
stages of our humble little blue planet and best of all, itís created
with the laymen in mind. It also goes into the various philosophies and
explanations of how the Earth came to be that ultimately has shaped not
only our interpretations of the planet but how mankind has shaped it
into what it is today.
From the Ice Age to global warning and from
humans to miniscule life forms that are now fossils, How the Earth was
Made is a well made documentary series that grabs your attention and
holds it for the entire 853 minutes worth. At times, How the Earth Was
Made is like a police series as they use a variety of scientific
techniques to extract the evidence to cement their theories. For me, the
two most interesting episodes included Loch Ness, the Driest Place on
Earth and Asteroids, all three with different mysteries and dangers.
On DVD, the video quality is
widescreen with sharp images, vibrant colours and a decent audio track.
It also uses some great computer generated images to help portray the
various stages of Earth and ultimately gives us a great snapshot of its
chronological history. Although most of the theories in How the Earth
was Made are mainstream, there are a few new ideas thrown into the mix
as well and if youíre interested in documentary series than there are
far worse releases than this.
Donít get me wrong, this series is not
just for kids but for anyone interested in our little planet. A very
well made series form the History Channel!