The second offering is David Attenborough s Natural History Museum Alive. In this ground-breaking film David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum, in a compelling tale of discovery, adventure and cutting-edge science, which combine to bring the museum s long-extinct inhabitants back to life. Finally, in Conquest of the Skies Attenborough travels back in time to unravel the astonishing 300 million-year story of the evolution of flight.
Four-part Discovery Channel documentary series looking at the inner workings of dinosaurs. The ultimate prehistoric survival machines, dinosaurs ruled the earth for 120 million years. This series combines 3D graphics with cutting-edge anatomy and palaeontology to reveal the anatomical secrets of these fascinating creatures.
In fifty years of broadcasting, Sir David Attenborough has travelled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series First Life, he completes his journey by going back in time to the very roots of the tree of life, in search of the very first animals.
From the fog bound coastline of Newfoundland to the deserts of North Africa and the rainforests of Queensland, Attenborough finds evidence in fossils and living animals of an extraordinary period in Earth's history, half a billion years ago, when animals first appeared in the oceans. From the first animals that moved, to the first predators that killed and the first legs that walked on land.
First Life is told with stunning photography, cutting-edge visual effects and the captivating charm of the world's favourite naturalist. This is a story that can only be told now because in the last twenty years, stunning fossil finds at sites across the world have transformed our understanding of the first life forms, and the latest technology allows us to in photorealistic CGI the creatures that evolved the traits and tools that allow all animals, including us, to survive to this day.
In this stunning new project David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural History Museum in London, revealing it as it's never been seen before, in a compelling tale of discovery, adventure and magic.
As the doors are locked and night falls, David meets the extinct creatures that fascinate him the most, as they magically come alive in front of his eyes: dinosaurs, ice age beasts and giant reptiles.
From the stories and myths surrounding their discovery and acquisition by the museum, to the somewhat fanciful Victorian interpretations, we gain a greater understanding of these amazing extinct creatures.
Working with the world's leading scientists from the Natural History Museum, David is able to analyse each specimen, piecing together the clues before finally revealing each creature as it has never been seen before.
Where did it live?
What did it eat?
And most importantly what did it look like?
This is a special collaboration of experts and curators from the Natural History Museum with 3D and ground-breaking CGI technology.
Set within the spectacular Natural History Museum, this remarkable film fulfils the dreams of the nation's favourite naturalist.
Radio Times Online: "Exemplary... Fascinating."
The Sun TV Magazine: "Brilliant 3D documentary. Incredible."
The Telegraph: "Nifty - cutting edge technology."
The Independent: "Critics' Choice"
The Observer: "A CGI treat."
Mail On Sunday: "4 stars, magical."
The Guardian: "State-of-the-art technology."