Ink-identally, for those of you who missed Tuesday's Episode #1 of THE FUTURE IS WILD, here's the miniseries' website so you can catch up with it:
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Episode #1, while it lacked Squiddage, was duly impressive -- I especially loved the Deathgleaners, which resembled winged versions of Tolkien's nazgul
or Rowling's dementors
. And the Gannetwhales were extremely huggable -- at least until they started projectile-vomiting stomach acid onto their attacker.
(Well, it was
a perfect defense!) Plus, the mating ritual of the Spinks managed to be simultaneously romantic and cute-as-a-button.
But if you long for Squiddage, fear not -- I know from viewing the abridged version of the show that there will be at least four different Future Cephs to brighten your next three Tuesday evenings: Swampuses, Rainbow Squid, Mega-Squid, and Squibbons. And if you'd still like to catch Episode #1, Animal Planet will be running it once more this Sunday, 13 July, at 6 p.m. Eastern US Time.
Meantime, remember to calendar Tuesdays, 15, 22, and 29 July, at 9 p.m. Eastern US Time, when Episodes #2, #3, and #4 of THE FUTURE IS WILD will premiere on Animal Planet.
Gotta go now -- I think the Carakillas are after me.
The Once and Future Tani