- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 19.05 x 13.97 x 1.27 cm; 90.72 Grams
- Item Model Number : 7986056
- Media Format : Color, Multiple Formats, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 4 hours and 48 minutes
- Release date : 28 September 2010
- Subtitles: : English
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : BBC Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B003VA3JXG
- Number of discs : 2
- Customer Reviews:
Join zoologist and wildlife expert Nigel Marven as he travels back in time to capture the most amazing creatures ever to exist. Step into the hostile climates of the Cretaceous, Pleistocene and Paleozoic time periods, learn what killed these incredible creatures as Marven brings them back to the most incredible zoo never to exist, Prehistoric Park.
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But much to my astonishment, I found I loved the series too. You get used to the Walking With Dinosaur approach, purely watching Dinosaurs move and I'm afraid, brilliant though this was the first time or two you saw it, it quickly ceases to become as astounding.
However, this series had a plot (getting various dinosaurs from the past just before their death quite often, which adds a bit more danger than 'oh dear, they are huge, be careful you don't get clawed, trodden on' etc. The series included the best film shots of the asteroid that probably was responsible for the final extinction of the dinosaurs because Marvin ended up with a second or two to bring some young tyrannosaurus back before it hit. It made it more real rather than a purely theoretical idea.
This is the approach of the entire series, its bang up to date with current research and manages to bring a very theoretical subject to life in a more real way than any other series.
Then there is the Prehistoric Park Keeper.., Bob.., he's almost as much a star of the series as NIgel Marven. The way he 'copes' with never before seen dinosaurs unexpectedly being sent back is part of the thing that keeps you watching.
The only thing I wish is that there were double the amount of episodes in the series. Its definitely the best dinosaur TV series I have seen.
If you have any interest in evolution, ancient history, geology etc.., buy this series, you won't regret it. Its appropriate for all ages (my young boy was 6 when we bought it and he watched it over and over again).
That said it does have it's place, even as a piece of complete fantasy, Nigel Marvin presents these very real, yet extinct animals in a way that is extremely engaging for it's young target audience.
This can only be a good thing to get the next generation involved and interested in the natural world, these animals may be extinct but their DNA lives on all around us.
The Time Portal and Park are just tools to get the facts and popular opinion of how these amazing creatures looked, behaved and interacted across to the palaeontologist, zoologists and conservationists of the future.
You can't knock it for that!