Walking with Dinosaurs

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Science Documentary narrated by Nigel Marven published by BBC in 1999 - English narration

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From the Triassic period to the late Cretaceous - a mere 65 million years ago - Walking With Dinosaurs offers a unique insight into the lives of these spectacular reptiles. Each programme traces the life of a group of dinosaurs at different times within their evolutionary history. The dramatic narrative describes how they searched for food, mated, laid their eggs, fought and died in savage fights with fellow predators. Advanced techniques are used to create real and natural images as the one hundred and sixty million-year history of dinoasaurs is explored.

[edit] New Blood - 220,000,000 BC

It is the mid-Traissic period, an the sun is setting on the age of reptiles. Once the most dominant lifeform on the planet, reptiles are now represented by only a few species. But as the age of reptiles wanes, new animals are on the rise, and amoung them, the first members of a new dynasty: the dinosaurs.

[edit] Time of the Titans - 152,000,000 BC

It is the late Jurassic, and dinosaurs rule the land. At the height of this reign, saurpods are the dominate herbivore on Earth. We follow the life of one sauropod, a Diplodocus, from hatchling to sub-adult, and the challenges she faces in her world.

[edit] Cruel Sea - 149,000,000 BC

Dinosaurs may rule the land, but it's a different story in the oceans. Marine reptiles dominate the seas. A school of female Opthalmasaurus are moving into the reefs around the northern Tethys Sea to give birth. Once born, the young ichythosaurs must dodge sharks, plesiosaurs like Cryptoclydus, and the monsterous pliosaur Liopleurodon, the largest carnivore ever.

[edit] Giant of the Skies - 127,000,000 BC

Reptiles not only rule the seas, but the skies as well. This is the time of the pterosaurs, flying reptiles that dominate the Cretaceous skies. And at this point, none is as large as the massive Ornithocheirus, the largest pterosaur at the time. We follow the final days of one such Ornithocheirus as he makes his way to the mating grounds, soaring over the lands ruled by dinosaurs.

[edit] Spirits of the Ice Forest - 106,000,000 BC

In the mid-Cretaceous, Australia, Antarctica, and South America are still connected in one super continent. This is a time when the South Pole is a huge polar forest, where for five months of the year, the sun never sets. The Antarctic forests are a land which time forgot, where allosaurs still prowl the forests and ancient amphibians still hunt along the river banks. We fellow a year in the life of a clan of small dinosaurs, Leaellynsaura, and their struggle to survive in this unique environment.

[edit] Death of a Dynasty - 65,000,000 BC

The year is 65.5 million BC, and the time is 11:59pm for the dinosaurs. Volcanic activity has begun to choke the land, and dinosaurs are suffering. Few eggs are hatching, poisoned by the toxins in the air. Dinosaurs are on the decline, while mammals are thriving. The pterosaurs are all but gone, replaced by birds, and a massive asteroid is on its final journey to Earth. In this world, the most infamous carnivore stalks the land, the mighty Tyrannosaurus.

[edit] The Ballad of Big Al - Special

The short, hard life of a single Allosaurus is followed through his entire six to seven year life. Life for Al starts within a single egg, but even with mom around, it ain't easy being a little preadator. Al's adventures get more exciting as he grows, including a dramatic hunt of Diplodocus. Al is well on his way to becoming top dino in his world - until a fateful accident stops him cold.

[edit] Land of Giants - Special

Zoologist and adventurer Nigel Marven travels back in time on a prehistoric safari to find some of the most spectacular animals ever to live. This time Nigel has traveled back 100 million years to Cretaceous South America, during the true time of the titans. Nigel is on the trail of the largest land animal ever to exist and manages to run into the biggest predator to ever stomp the land. Dodging giant, aggressive crocodiles, Nigel looks to capture the ultimate hunt.

[edit] The Giant Claw - Special

Zoologist and adventurer Nigel Marven travels back in time on a prehistoric safari to find some of the most spectacular animals ever to live. On this adventure, Nigel travels to Cretaceous Mongolia to track down Therizinosaurus, a dinosaur with monstrous claws and an arm as long as a man is tall. While he tracks down this elusive "carnivore", Nigel meets a varity of dinosaurs that lived in this unique habitat, including some that even Nigel wants to avoid! When Nigel finally does encounter Therizinosaurus, it's nothing like he expected, and he has a close encounter with the "saurian" kind.

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  • Video Codec: DivX5.11
  • Video Bitrate: 1483 kb/s 25fps
  • Video Resolution: 688 x 384
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio BitRate: 192 kb/s (96/ch, stereo) CBR Fs48000 Hz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • RunTime Per Part: ~30 mins
  • Number Of Parts: 6 + 1 Specials
  • Part Size: ~ 350 Mbytes
  • Ripped by Red Kite and HassiSan

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