Video Features on Giant Squid etc...

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  1. Toren

    Toren Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    I wonder if anyone has compiled a list of video and film specials/features/articles on cephalopods. I know there have been a couple of programs on giant squid, plus there is the deep sea episode of blue planet or whatever it was called which while not specifically squiddy did kind of fall into the purvue of our tentacled friends.

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    Chasing Giants: On the Trail of the Giant Squid (Discovery Channel)
    Quest of the Giant Squid (Discovery)
    Ultimate Explorer: Devils of the Deep (National Geographic???)
    Incredible Suckers (Nature)
     
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    The IMAX film Living Sea had cuttlefish... (I bugged the director, Greg MacGillivray, until he promised to include them).
     
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    Just watched killer squid again.
     
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    I just saw again on PBS this evening the hour-long special about public aquariums where they briefly discuss breeding Nautilus in Waikiki.

    Dan
     
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    Good call. Maybe one of the moderators can move this thread to the appropriate forum? Sorry about that!
     
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    Hmmmm...can't seem to edit my original post anymore.

    Add:
    Killer Squid (Discovery)
     
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    Planet Earth (BBC) (forthcoming) http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/06davidson/
    more about the deep sea than just cephalopods

    The X-Creatures: Alien in the Abyss (one episode of a BBC series) 1999
    Ultimate Guide to Octopus (Discovery Channel) 1998?
    Animal Planet: Champions of the Wild: Octopus (Discovery) 1/17/06
     
  9. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Hi Toren. You are more than welcome to sift through earlier and present threads and compile an up-to-date list of documentaries/features involving this animal (and others) - in fact it would be very much appreciated if you/someone would!! With a list, and would it not be marvelous to have a library and review of each, and a quick email to Tony with the final product (or simple posting online), you would do the cephalopod community a huge service!!!
     
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    and link to all 15 kazillion squid articles on the web please. :mrgreen:
     
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    I think Google already did that ;)
     
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    "Demonio Rojo," (Red Demon), produced by Dale Pearson and Scott Cassell of San Diego's Seawolves Unlimited
     
  13. Toren

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    Related threads

    stuff
    (Anybody know of any good octopus documentary dvds?)

    incredible suckers
    (Incredible suckers video)

    more stuff
    (Existing documentaries? aka "Ghosts of the Sea")

    yet more stuff
    (Resurrected [Old Board Archive]: Documentaries)

    final stuff
    (Killer Squid on Discovery)
     
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    Add to the list:

    Profiles of Nature I: "Camouflage" (episode 11 in a series of 14)

    This episode (approx 45 mins with no commercials if I recall) touches on mammals and insects, but has a very large segment on cephalopods. This aired on Knowledge Network and I believe it's produced in Canada.
     
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    Blue Realm: "Tentacles"

    On May 11 the Knowledge Network is airing the episode "Tentacles" from the series "Blue Realm" at 7pm (Vancouver time). It's all about cephalopods! I'll be taping it.
     
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    I was very wrong about the title - "Ghosts of the Sea"
    After digging deeper, especially at BBC UK on the web I have found it! And even though I have seen other documentaries on cephs (though there may be several I haven't seen) I am very confident in saying that you all would LOVE this one! I'm pumped, can you tell?

    The real name is: "Aliens From Inner Space"
    Narrated by none other than: David Attenborough
    Released by: BBC
    Link for sample: here (Don't order from this British link, or it will be in the wrong format to play in North America.)

    I also remembered that our local library had a copy, maybe yours does too. The videography is great, and the voice of David Attenborough is captivating. It is entirely about cephalopods, and focuses a great deal on cuttlefish. Enjoy everyone!

    Z

    EDIT: Corrected Link
     
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    Oh, let's not forget The Octopus Show from the same people who brought you Incredible Suckers!


    Oh, and The Future Is Wild had a few neo-cephs in the 100 mil. yrs. ans 200 mil. yrs. sections
     
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    An incomplete list of recommended viewing for fans of large and amazing cephalopods:

    Sea Monsters: Search for Giant Squid (117 mins; National Geographic; http://www.amazon.com/Sea-Monsters-Search-Giant-Squid/dp/0792254791

    Demonio Rojo (diving with humboldt squid; San Diego's Seawolves Unlimited; http://www.seaofdemons.com/ )

    Ocean Odyssey (focus on life cycle of sperm whale; about 90 mins; inc giant squid and abyssal zone; BBC Warner; http://www.amazon.com/Ocean-Odyssey-Bernard-Hill/dp/B000HLDF9K )

    Animal Face-Off: Colossal Squid vs Sperm Whale (Discovery; 90 mins; http://www.tv.com/animal-face-off/colossal-squid-vs.-sperm-whale/episode/329035/summary.html )

    BBC's Planet Earth: Ocean Deep (1 episode of 12; vampire squid, etc; http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2006/10_october/12/planet_six.shtml )

    Blue Planet: The Deep (BBC; 1 episode in a series; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Planet#2._.22The_Deep.22 )

    Chasing Giants: On the Trail of the Giant Squid (Discovery Channel; http://www.niwascience.co.nz/pubs/mr/archive/2002-02-28-1 )

    Quest of the Giant Squid (Discovery)

    Ultimate Explorer: Devils of the Deep (National Geographic???)

    Incredible Suckers (Nature)

    The Octopus Show (Nature; http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/octopus/

    Killer Squid (Discovery)

    Aliens From Inner Space (BBC; http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004CI63/203-3121740-5179963

    Blue Realm: Tentacles (http://www.cduniverse.com/images.asp?pid=6834160&cart=510936895&style=movie&image=front )

    Profiles of Nature I: "Camouflage" (episode 11 in a series of 14; 45 mins; touches on mammals and insects, but has a very large segment on cephalopods; aired on Knowledge Network and I believe it's produced in Canada.)

    Octopuses Garden (52 mins; NHNZ; http://www.offthefence.com/content/programme.php?ID=288

    The Ultimate Guide: Octopus (26 mins; Discovery 1998?; http://teacherstore.discovery.com/s...tId=20334&partnumber=730119&jzid=40588027-0-0 )

    Animal Planet: Champions of the Wild: Octopus (1/17/06; http://animal.discovery.com/tvlistings/episode.jsp?episode=3&cpi=82071&gid=0&channel=APL )

    Incredible Suckers (Nature; http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/suckers/ )

    The X-Creatures: Alien in the Abyss (one episode of a BBC series) 1999

    Nova: Kings of Camouflage (cuttlefish; 50mins; http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/camo/ )
     
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    :thumbsup: Awesome! I will convert this into an article -- thanks for this contribution!
     
  20. Toren

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    I just watched Champions of the Wild: Octopus and you can add this info (it doesn't really seem to be a production of Animal Planet)

    22 minutes
    2000
    Omni-Film Productions
    in association with Discovery Channel Canada and British Columbia Film
    http://poll.imdb.com/title/tt0394410/
    Jim Cosgrove of the BC Royal Museum in Canada studies the giant pacific octopus.

    And if you want to order it, go to http://www.omnifilm.com/factual_series.shtml#champions
     

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