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The Shape of Life
April 2, 2002 10:08 AM   Subscribe

The Shape of Life is a new PBS series produced by the Sea Studios Foundation. It tells the evolutionary tale of the rise of the animal kingdom and premieres tonight with Origins, the attempt to identify the first animal that gave rise to all other animals. The website also helps answer the eternal question, can snails smell?
posted by homunculus (5 comments total)

 
Cool! Thanks for the heads-up!

I already bought the "Evolution" series on DVD (which was excellent, by the way). I might wait for this series on DVD also -- I hate watching multipart series on TV because I always end up missing one part or another due to scheduling conflicts.
posted by mrmanley at 10:42 AM on April 2, 2002


Ask and you shall receive!
posted by mrmanley at 11:04 AM on April 2, 2002


Thanks for the snails smell link. I'm gonna buy me a big bottle of vinegar and create a moat around my garden with it. Damn snails.
posted by Salmonberry at 4:29 PM on April 2, 2002


I watched the first installment last night, and was disappointed. Do they really need to dumb everything down THAT much? The narration was extremely repetitive, and I found much of the cgi stuff gratuitous. It seemed as though it was aimed at a 5th grade science class.
posted by groundhog at 8:50 AM on April 3, 2002


groundhog, I agree completely. I was dissapointed and annoyed. Episode 1 seemed like a promo for the rest of the series, but I thought episode 2 was a bit better. I'll give it another chance next week but I'm not very hopeful.
posted by homunculus at 10:10 AM on April 3, 2002


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