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Old 2013-01-29, 21:11   Link #21
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Originally Posted by Afternoon Tea View Post
Walking With Monsters: How life first started on Earth. It takes place during the Cambrian Period, SUPER INTERESTING! Has tons of unusual looking creatures, and basically one part shows how Earth could have been a insect dominated planet if certain events did not happen. It makes me think of how life is soo amazing!
That's a great one, but I believe they actually have 4 episodes on it, one for the Cambrian-Silurian, one Ordovicion-Devonian, one Carboniferous, and one for early-late Permian. The insect episode is from the Carboniferous period and it is pretty awesome, and although the giant spider has since been found to have not existed (misinterpreted fossil evidence), the 8 foot long millipede-relative Arthropleura was a real creature... quite scary.

There is also a nice fake 'time traveling' companion to the series called Chased by Sea Monsters, the host explores the deadliest oceans in different parts of prehistory.

Walking with Dinosaurs is the more famous of the bunch, but there is also a series called Walking with Beasts that explores the mammalian period following the dinosaurs and is also quite entertaining. Though the "Walking with..." series sometimes exagerrates sizes and makes some minor mistakes, I think they do a good job of emulating what a nature documentary from past time periods would be like, all things considered. Plus, it's really fun if you like that type of thing.
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Old 2013-02-16, 10:48   Link #22
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I discovered this thread while looking for some place to promote the PBS American Experience documentary Silicon Valley which documents the rise of the semiconductor industry. It focuses on Robert Noyce, first while at Fairchild and later after he founded Intel with Andy Groves and Gordon Moore.

These guys changed the world in ways we have yet to fully appreciate or understand.
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Old 2013-02-16, 16:30   Link #23
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Watched this A few months ago. Excellent documentary about the portrayal of the working class and the proletariat on TV.
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Old 2015-08-10, 16:15   Link #24
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So i just watched the HBO documentary film about Scientology, Going Clear.
It was disturbing and depressing to watch since it give details from former members the terrible things the organization has done and got away with it.
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Old 2015-08-13, 12:01   Link #25
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Will Willis' Triggers: Weapons that Changed the World

It delivers the juvenile pleasure of gun porn.
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Old 2015-08-15, 22:56   Link #26
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Dangerous Knowledge. I haven't watched it yet, but it came highly recommended by a colleague. It's about four famous mathematicians who went insane and committed suicide.
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