Ocean Odyssey - BBC show!

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  1. Graeme

    Graeme Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Hey all. Couldn't find an existing topic, so here goes:

    There was a show on tonight over here called Ocean Oddysea about the journey of a young sperm whale. It continues next week.

    Anyhoo, just to say that there was a few very nice sequences revolving around the hunting of an Archie by the whale (it was only CG though...) and the abyssal landscapes are quite spimple breathtakingly recreated; quite a lot more impressive than I ever considered them! Just though I should give everyone a heads up, for those who either missed it or haven't had the chance to see it yet. Couldn't find anything on the site, else I'd post a link. Hoo, well.

    Graeme
     
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    Sounds really cool. Wish we could get it over here....
     
  3. Phil

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    Dagnabbit! By Beelzebub's hoary backside!

    I utterly forgot to set the video! I went to work with this vague feeling that I should have set the video for something, but, having just got home, utterly forgot this was on. I am utterly disgusted with myself about this, even more than normal! I do hope TONMO member Nik of Impossible Productions will contribute some feedback as he was involved in the programme, and this very website was used as a resource in the research to the production.

    Pardon a swear word but....bollocks! ... I hope this is repeated.
     
  4. Steve O'Shea

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    ... you'll have missed us then; we've a wee cameo in there. That'll learn you Phil!

    It's a 2-parter isn't it?
     
  5. CapnNemo

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    Arrrgh! Gutted and hung up to smoke!

    The second part is next Wednesday (31st).

    I can't believe I forgot about this! There are no repeats scheduled yet, but keep an eye on BBC Four UK Cephfans it's bound to be repeated.
     
  6. OB

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    Ach, stickit yer trakkans! NOW they tell me....
     
  7. Steve O'Shea

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    Here's a wee blurb about the show. I'm interested to hear from anyone who saw it.

    Don't miss the next show next week (part 2)!
     
  8. Steve O'Shea

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    ..... did anyone in the UK watch this? I've a copy en route. Surely someone saw it!
     
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    will it be shown in the U.S?
     
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    I looked for it on the bbcamerica web site a few days ago, but couldn't find it... I hope it shows up somewhere, though... PBS?
     
  11. Infusoria

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    Here are some pics of the day we were involved with this:
     

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  12. Steve O'Shea

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    Ta Matt; I've an entire disc with all of my pics on it, but I can't remember where I put it (and as I never downloaded them I've not seen them myself). I'll have a small screening here next week, assuming the copies arrive by then.

    Nik seems to have gone rather quiet ... you still with us Nik?
     
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    I spotted Uncle Steve on part one but then went & missed part two ! So same comment as Phil. Good prog. plenty of squid action & the whales weren't given names like "Spotty" or "Notch in fin from Orca punch-up" which is SO duff.

    Keef
     
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    I missed the second part!!:cry: :cry: :cry:

    OK... I was watching Springwatch alright!? Why on Earth would hte BBC put 2 nature shows on at the same time!? Stupid! If only I had videos I can use just now. >sigh< Here's hoping it comes out on DVD or video then.

    Graeme
     
  15. Phil

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    Graeme,

    The DVD is out in the UK on the 7th August with a 'Making Of' programme. Hopefully Steve and Matt will appear in the bonus feature.
     
  16. Infusoria

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    MOre pics from the BBC Doco

    In the spirit of the 'making of' DVD here are some more pics from that day. We get a copy of the doco in a week or so. What on earth is 'Springwatch'?
     

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    The first pics of the stranded spermwhale had me wondering.... Too perfect, almost. That is very realistic, Chapeau!
     
  18. Infusoria

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    Here's a few more...
     

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    I can post pics of a stranded Sperm Whale for comparison if you like. Not for the squeamish though. Oops I forgot, I already have, I don't know if they're still visible though. I can re-post if they're not.

    Matt
     
  20. OB

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    Just finished a "maatjesharing" breakfast that would even prove too much for Steve, so, bring it on!
     

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