Witness the power of the savage forces that created our world. Voyage from the ocean's depths to the distant boundaries of the solar system. PLANET EARTH reveals the secret history of our four billion year old home. This vivid 7-part Emmy Award winning chronicle of discovery documents astonishing discovery in the new geoscience as it guides us to a better understanding of our planet's past, present and future. Come along on a journey of breathtaking imagery and compelling ideas. Confront the furies and probe the mysteries that are our PLANET EARTH
THE LIVING MACHINE(58 mins.)
Earth - a dynamically evolving planet engaged in a never-ending cycle of creation and destruction. "The Living Machine" explores one of the most significant scientific developments of the 20th Century - verification of a controversial theory called plate tectonics. Constantly moving around the planet's molten inner layer, the plates that form the Earth's outer surface endlessly shift, pull apart and collide, creating new land masses as they devour the old. Stunning photography and amazing visual effects propel you through the turbulent forces shaping this living machine, PLANET EARTH.
THE BLUE PLANET (58 mins.)
Oceans remain the last great unexplored frontier of our world, even though they cover three-quarters of its surface. "The Blue Planet" plunges you deep below the surface of the sea. Witness the fiery phenomena of lava spewing forth from fissures on the ocean floor. Face the violent frenzy of underwater hurricanes and tornadoes. Discover incredible new life forms, seen for the very first time, dwelling in the ocean's mysterious midwater environment. Dazzling photography and incredible visual effects unlock the secrets of the blue planet, PLANET EARTH.
[©1995] Narrated by Richard Kiley, Run Time: 116 mins.