Best Discovery Channel/BBC/NOVA/TLC ect.. Miniseries

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TheSiege

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Need some recommendations. I have/seen the following...

Human Planet
Blue Planet
Life
Planet Earth
Life of Oceans
Yellowstone
Power Of The Planet
Last Chance To See
How The Earth Made Us
Into Alaska
Islands Of Scotland
Speed Of Life

Is there any other "must sees"
 

Brigandier

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Not that I know of, I was hoping this was us saying what we thought of as the best.

If that was the case I'd say Planet Earth, it rocked my socks. Hell, these documentaries make me respect and cherish Great Britain, they're that good.
 

IndyColtsFan

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If you like history, the Barbarian and Barbarian II miniseries were great on the History Channel. I think those were the last great ones they produced.
 

DaveSimmons

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Carl Sagan - Cosmos

. . . though I watched it when it was on TV, it's probably very dated now.
 

SKORPI0

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davmat787

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- Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
- How The Universe Works
- Known Universe (new episodes starting in a few days on NatGeo, check out the webpage for more info)
- Raging Planet
- River Monsters - not a documentary in the strictest sense, but the host is a biologist/conservationist and discusses the surrounding habitats and other pertinent issues.

OP: Are you watching these via netflix or cable or ???
 

PowerEngineer

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I'll add the Nova special "Elegant Universe" with Brian Greene.

I understand that another Nova series on his second book "Fabric of the Cosmos" is in the works.
 

foghorn67

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Ken Burns. A bit dry, but thorough and very informative. Loved the Civil War series.
 

Kalvin00

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Discovery Channel-When We Left Earth

Great series on spaceflight history. Available on netflix instant too.
 

SphinxnihpS

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Nova Science Now - Neil DeGrasse Tyson provides his unique perspective to cutting edge knowledge in all fields of science.

River Monsters - Is strangely engaging. I was surprised by this show.

Cosmos - This is terrific because it explores the history of science and cosmology, and Sagan is just brilliant and very accessible. Because of it's age, you may find that we have a better understanding of some things today, but overall the series is terrific. They even shot some updates for certain episodes, perhaps a decade or more from the time it aired, which clarify some points made in the show.

Elegant Universe - Seconded

The Universe - Is kind of overly dumbed down and repetitive, but still informative.

Auschwitz: Inside the NAZI State - Is fucking mindblowing, depressing, uplifting, highly detailed, and informative documentary on the NAZI death machine, and the people who were there.

Radio Bikini - Starts out a little slow, but as it unfolds provides a rare glimpse into the US atomic weapon testing program in the 1950s and 60s and its effects on those involved. It's not a series, but it is something not to miss.

World War II in Color - Marvelous and often sadly unreal!

Many of these are on Netflix instant, Hulu, etc.
 
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