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The Planets with Brian Cox

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On now - BBC TWO.

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Just now, Gina said:

On now - BBC TWO.

Watching, I do like Brian Cox as a presenter....

Alan

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Me too.

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Recording 👍🏻

Found the first one a bit slow paced but Brian made it watchable. 

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I have tickets to see his live thing later in the year. It has been reviewed quite favourably. I understand he has his detractors, but personally I enjoy his presenting.

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I love his programmes too ;)

I saw him live in Dublin - well worth the trip, and my reluctantly accompanying wife really got into it.

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Well that was enjoyable, gave me a real feel of what Mars has gone through in its life.

Alan

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4 minutes ago, niallk said:

I love his programmes too ;)

I saw him live in Dublin - well worth the trip, and my reluctantly accompanying wife really got into it.

Caught him in Dublin as well, great show. I seen the previous one also. His programmes are very good👍

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Lots of good science but also a lot of extrapolation presented as fact.

Cox has finally learnt to let the science speak rather than showing himself off.

Regards Andrew 

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Not normally a fan of BC but he was much better in this.  Less of his wistful gazing into the distance than his other series. A good watch.

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Just managed to catch up with the first episode yesterday - wasn't overly impressed, but will give the second episode a go (when time permits)

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I quite liked the second episode but I wish that the background music wasn't so overwhelming. Also he seems to tells us what he is going to say then he says it and then he tells us what he said. Bit repetitive I thought.

Peter

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16 minutes ago, PeterCPC said:

I quite liked the second episode but I wish that the background music wasn't so overwhelming. Also he seems to tells us what he is going to say then he says it and then he tells us what he said. Bit repetitive I thought.

Peter

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10 hours ago, andrew s said:

Lots of good science but also a lot of extrapolation presented as fact.

Cox has finally learnt to let the science speak rather than showing himself off.

Regards Andrew 

I agree.  He presented it almost as a fact that Mercury suffered a glancing blow when it was out near Mars, then within two minutes he said it was a possible scenario....

I liked the special effects though, they were marvellous.

Overall, I enjoyed Episode 1 and will watch the others.

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Couldn’t finish it. Still way too many special effects. Love a few, but I felt that the “artists’ impressions” rather took over.

Paul

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That generally seems to be the case nowadays!

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Is this a new Brian Cox doco?? or is this "Wonders of the Solar System"?

 

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Damn! Missed it, perhaps I can retrieve it via  'On Demand'..  I too have a great respect for Brian Cox. He can liven up a dull subject for sure.

Ron

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1 hour ago, johninderby said:

Ah. Tried to find the earlier episode last evening before watching this one live but iPlayer said "Not Available".

Looking in RT there is a DVD available, but WTF? It's a good bet this was filmed (Can we even say "filmed" these days?) in 4K, perhaps even Cinema 4K rather than UHD, and the best they can offer is miserable DVD? Go to. This should be offered in at least BD, preferable HDR 4K BD.

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Lens flare. Lots of fake lens flare. Every time they show a simulated view of the planets and the sun, they add 'relistic' lens flare... Its getting right on my wick! 

Enjoying it otherwise. ☺ 

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That's 'cos the work-experience student in the editing suite has just discovered the Lens Flare filter in Avid Media Composer and wants to use it on EVERYTHING lol.

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1 minute ago, DaveS said:

That's 'cos the work-experience student in the editing suite has just discovered the Lens Flare filter in Avid Media Composer and wants to use it on EVERYTHING lol.

But who remembers the fun they had with their new toys on Top of the Pops🤣

Regards Andrew 

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