sometimes it sucks to be anti-television (we don't have cable at my house, on purpose, as my roommate and I are both easily distracted and don't need any further drags on productivity) as stuff like this comes on! Has anybody seen this yet? I've thought about buying the videotape from PBS but it's a bit pricey and I wanted to see what people thought first
Well, being the only show I've seen devoted entirely to octopuses...it's excellent. And just as a animal show, it's still excellent. So...don't kill me if you don't like it, but I think it's worth the money and am debating getting a proper copy myself.
hehe, I promise not to kill you. It's just hard to plunk down that much for VHS when I'm trying to phase them out and most movies on VHS I see for under $10 at the store nowadays. that being said, maybe I will just have to go over to a friends' house with cable to see it when it airs!!
That's odd -- here on the US Atlantic seaboard they showed it at 8 pm as advertised. Not only was it impressive as a ceph documentary, it was also aesthetically beautiful, with supremely artistic photography and a very appropriate soundtrack (sort of a cross between Indian Sitar and Moroccan "Gnawa" music). Shari Belafonte's narration was fine and Mike de Gruy was in his usual charming form.
My only regret was that it wasn't twice as long. If you haven't seen it yet, don't miss it when they re-run it (which hopefully will be soon).
'The Octopus Show' is the one most commonly shown on TV here in the UK... must have seen it several times by now!
BUT if you want to buy it..... I bought it on VHS by accident! While scanning through the online National geographic library i spotted a video called 'Octopus' and bought it online and it is 'The Octopus Show' under a different name.... wouldn't have bought it if i knew that at the time as its on pretty much every month or so...
Best ceph video i have seen is the BBC one which is called 'Aliens from Inner Space' it has the added bonus of 'Fastest Claw in the West' on it too... A docu about mantis shrimp...