>Here, in the jungles of Bhata-Tuthu, the praying mantis is in search of its prey.
>3 minutes of very clean and uninterrupted footage of the praying mantis following a spider
>Guitar riffs playing in the backround
>YOU PROBABLY WOULDNT WANT ONE OF THESE KILLERS IN YOUR BACK YARD
>Rapid jump cuts of the praying mantis
>THE PRAYING MANTIS MIGHT LOOK LIKE A BUG IN CHURCH, BUT THIS NASTY MOTHER-SUCKER IS NOT TO BE MESSED WITH
>More flashy jump cuts
>THIS LITTLE SPIDER DOESNT KNOW WHATS WAITING FOR HIM, THE FURY OF THE MANTIS IS NOT TO BE UNDERESTIMATED
>More flashy jump cuts
>The mantis strikes
>Strange animal growling and screeching noises are dubbed in as it attacks because silent footage is too boring for americans
>Slow mo replay of the attack in black and white
>AND ITS OVER IN A FLASH
>THAT LITTLE SPIDER
>TO THE MANTIS
>Starwipe to next clip
that's what freedom's like you little commie muslim dick loving unfree asshole europoor, I bet you don't even have Wal-Marts or guns in your country. 2nd amendment in defence of my rights as a sovereign citizen YEEEHAAAW G-d bless and peace (through superior firepower) out
fucking communist ratfaced chinknigger slavshit...
>tfw BBC documentaries are becoming more and more ADD-edited like American documentaries
Americans can't handle anything that they deem "slow". They often flood IMDB and other sites like Amazon with their reviews:
>YEA SURE WAS A DANG NICE DOCUMENTARY I GUESS BUT I FELL ASLEEP AFTER TWO MINUTES 2/5 BEST I CAN GIVE TO THIS INFERIOR EUROPEAN PRODUCT
>THAT LITTLE SPIDER
>TO THE MANTIS
>You're probably wondering how I got here
Does anyone think that this speeding up of practically everything around us will be one of the major things holding us back in the future
We are changing our brains, no one can read any book these days and concentrate for more than 15min
You're forgetting the endless replays of identical cut-scenes before and after each commercial break.
>Stupid, unnecessary scripting through out the film that distracts the viewer from the point of the film
>convoluted, "techy" looking graphics with retarded stats like HOW MANY NAILS IT TOOK TO BUILD WTC (never forget 9/11)
You have no idea how bad things really are.
Maybe they thought that Attenborough spoke in a too British way and that would trigger the freedom-loving population of the USA into thinking that those GOSH DARN RED COATS ARE AT AGAIN :D
Yep, pretty much.
>Watching British documentary about an event or period in history
>Neil Oliver or David Dimbleby telling the story of what happened, interspersed with written accounts and artifacts of the day
>Watching American documentary about an event or period of history
>Bunch of sensationalist shit about how much of a hard cunt some king or leader was, interspersed with clips of a shitty, low budget reenactment that looks awful
Pretty sure there is a brit version of storage wars and it is the most awful shit you could think of.
It's like if you gave 20 jeremy kyle contestants money to bid on containers.
>tfw my mum watches it
>spider runs away from praying mantis
>trips and falls, then gets back up
WE WUZ MANTIS AND SHIIET
HOL UP HOL UP
SHIIIET CHECK OUT THAT IMPALA EATING SOME SHIT OFF THE GROUND
LOOK AT THAT FOOL
THAT GEPARD IS GONNA FUCK HER UP REAL GOOD
YO GEPARD STARTS YO
>THIS TANKER IS THREE FOOTBALL FIELDS LONG
>THIS SKYSCRAPER IS FIVE FOOTBALL FIELDS TALL
>THIS BACTERIA IS ONE MILLIONTH SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD
>Pretty sure there is a brit version of storage wars and it is the most awful shit you could think of.
Well yeah. The only thing worse than American remakes of content from other countries is other countries remaking content from America.
>commercial break about to start
>show flip-transition to overlay with swoosh noise
>fan quiz pops up with repetitive techno beat in the background
>"how many freedoms did Nadzi Germany have?!
i once saw an episode of ancient aliens from the start......and it's actually pretty normal factual but out of nowhere the narrator brings up the question "but is it more to the god of thunder, thor than mainstream historians let us believe?"
I think so yeah.. particularly there current events reporting on stuff like Ukraine, ISIS and Paris post Charly Hebdo. Very infromative, Hipsterish and self involved maybe but they do go quite in depth and offer multiple perspectives in most of their reports
Can't believe someone else has Rooney's pics from that interview.
>report multiple perspectives
Okay I can understand how you could think they've informatove or whatever, but how can you really think they show multiple perspectives? That literally the sole reason why the media industry considers them a joke.
>That blue cgi modeled ant
>Needless slow mo
>Sound effects when the ant falls
>Other random sound effects
>Over acting internet woman for no reason
>More random animal sounds, including like a fucking goat and tiger roars
>comparing Washington with Napoleon
>muh freedom loving hero vs muh bloodthirsty warmongerer
Are Americans this stupid? They compare one of the most innovative, important and dangerous generals of all time to Napoleon
>it's not a parody; it was actually uploaded by the Science Channel
>That pseudo-British accent
I always heard that America dubbed over Attenborough. I always see Americans go crazy over him though so I don't know why they would do that, or maybe it's just the minority internet users
>the bloodthirsty french emperor and his vicious reign of terror killing gazillons people
you see the effect it had on the minority
imagine that on a mass audience, mass chimp-out
"HEY MAN WHATS THIS HOLLYWOOD VILLAIN DOING TALKING ABOUT NATURE", mass royalist rioting, president assassination
>Watch tv in america
>Commercial breaks every 5 minutes
>Almost entirely composed of commercials for legal aid (lawyers and tax aid), fast food and various miracolous weight-loss pills.
>They cut off commercials halfway through to skip to a different one.
>fades to black and back in the ovbious 5 minutes marks for the commercial breaks
>laugh tracks even when there is no joke
>every character is seen speaking about weed and sex very loudly in any ocassion, no such thing as privacy
>British comedy show
>actors are ugly
>all houses look old as fuck in the inside
>racist jokes every so often
Is this shit because Americans are dumb or is it because film and documentary producers think they are dumb?
Attenborough is one of the greatest natural historians of all time in terms of his contribution to the educational enrichment of mankind and his ability to bring nature to life and make us understand it and love it. He is probably one of the greatest Britons ever to live and should have his face put on a British banknote when he dies.
It's what you get when you have underfunded public service broadcasting. There's no quality competition, so they all appeal to the lowest common denominator.
British TV is only good because all the commercial channels have to compete against the BBC
>BBC radio alone is worth $200 a year
But it's absolute garbage; do I really want to hear about systematic racism in Scotland? Thank goodness for streaming podcasts through various services that are free for service. NPR whores itself as a BBC radio affiliate and its shit
>>THIS BACTERIA IS ONE MILLIONTH SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD
This thread is killing me.
>yfw football field will be adopted into American imperial system as a legitimate measurement of distance, area and length
>What the NPR gets is just the BBC World Service
Yes, difference is ththat we are not paying 200$ a year for this lousy service. Not only but the BBC 4 is a glorified podcast at a premium price
> BBC domestic radio stations you dumb fuck.
You can find these streams online and they are absolute shit
The BBC World Service is a tiny fraction of the entire radio service.
>Not only but the BBC 4 is a glorified podcast at a premium price
Hahahaha. You deserve the shit they feed you
In fairness, it doesnt matter how good the BBC productions are. You are forced and threatened into paying them.
BBC might make some good things but you aren't given a choice if you want it or not.
>implying Nova, Nature, Frontline, etc. aren't based
>NEXT ON SCIENCE CHANNEL: HOW THE NAZIS ALMOST WON THE WORLD WAR TWO
>>COMMIE NAZIS EY CLETUS AND JIMBO HOP ON OVER HERE WE GOT SUM LIBERATIN' TO DO
>>NOW KIDS LETS WATCH HOW YOUR GREAT GRANDFATHER AND HIS SON AND MY UNCLE AND NEPHEW AND SISTER'S DAD FROM HIS MOM'S LINE DESTROYED DEM EVIL NAZI SYMPATHIZIN' ATHEISTIC GERMANS
>>>but dad I thought you said our ancestry was german during the last july 4th barbecue party
>>YOU'RE GOSH DARN RIGHT IT IS CLETUS, BUT MY FREEDOM LOVIN' IRISH BLOOD BOILS AT THE MENTION OF GERMAN NAZI COCKSUCKERS
I've learnt so much history and science and philosophy just from this one programme
It's an amazing radio station. Also the Today programme is the best thing to wake up to
Why would I want censored radio at 200$? I can get the same opinionated news through streaming services that are for free
Why would I listen to something that I want to or the same mundane topics? You ever streamed podcasts? Not only that but I can stream those same services for free over here without the 200$ tax
BBC/CBC/NPR all have the same stupid problem with covering these topics
>some folks are born made to wave the flag
>I can get the same opinionated news through streaming services that are for free
No you can't. Have fun with your """Learning Channel"""
>Man woman wild
>Man vs wild
>Naked and afraid
What's with americans and surviving in jungle? lol
If you say "I don't watch live TV" then you don't have to pay the licence fee. I hope they reform the system soon though
But yeah, you are forced into paying to keep child rapists alive in prison. You are forced into paying for lots of things. That argument is weak as fuck
The radio doesn't cost us $200 you moron. I said I thought it was worth that.
The BBC licence fee covers the internet service, radio and television channels
if the other option is to watch ADHD jump cuts and oh so epic trailer music over mediocre-tier production nature shows with half of the run time being adverts I'd much rather pay the 200€ tax to be honest with you friend
A lot of the stuff they added, both visual effects and music, just made shit harder to actually see or hear. American adaptions are literally "how you want your documanety senpai" "just fuck my shit up" tier
We've effectively got the point where these shows are undistinguishable from what you used to see in made-up TV shows that people are watching in asylums in dystopian films or political satire
What a time to be alive
what's retarded about that? many american ways of measuring distance are way more retarded
I'd rather have a unit that relates to the maximum speed limit of the universe than some arbitrary length that's defined as some old dude's boot size times his dick in inches
>The moderation on /int/ has gotten so bad people are just straight up reposting 2 year old green texts from different boards now
God damn just shut this board down already
But these are reality shows
But 200$ is still a lot of money for all these services
But you are confusing sci-fi shows with documentaries. Why bother covering the same topics that the BBC did in the 1950s-1960s?
>1958 Disney film White Wilderness, which won an Academy Award for Documentary Feature, in which staged footage was shown with lemmings jumping into certain death after faked scenes of mass migration. A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary, Cruel Camera, found the lemmings used for White Wilderness were flown from Hudson Bay to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where they did not jump off the cliff, but were in fact forced off the cliff by the camera crew
>But NOVA/Nature are rebroadcasted BBC shows
No they aren't.
>Have you even bother watching Frontline? Only ISIS
Lately, yeah, but they've done a lot of interesting stuff.
Also forgot to mention all the nice documentaries Ken Burns makes for PBS.
The best thing to do is to take the best content from multiple places. For instance, I like listening to that BBC radio show, In Our Time, that a brit anon mentioned. Just listened to a nice episode about the California Gold Rush the other day.
This is top tier, they bring in experts on whatever they discuss. Listened to an episode yesterday on the Shahnameh, two of the guests were Iranian and providing all kinds of perspective while directly quoting it in the original.
Nah he has the right British accent Americans like and his voice is God tier.
They probs just wanted to cash in on how big Opera is, she has a cult following who will consume everything she touches.
>But 200$ is still a lot of money for all these services
No it isn't
If you compare what you get to a good newspaper subscription (the BBC news website almost makes them irrelevant), or a good TV channel subscription (like HBO), or something that provides many services like Sky, the BBC is *insanely* good value for money
You are judging the BBC on what it exports, which is a mistake, because the most of the best BBC television stays domestic
I actually agree with points the post is making. The fact that the mods are allowing reposts to make the frontpage just pretty much confirms that /int/ has turned into /b/ for me.
>No they aren't.
Kens burns have done about 2 dozen shows
>but they've done a lot of interesting stuff.
Several years ago
>Just listened to a nice episode about the California Gold Rush the other day.
You mean a glorified podcast episode thats done by some random University intern
>>but they've done a lot of interesting stuff.
>Several years ago
It's only lately that they've just been doing the same ISIS shit.
>You mean a glorified podcast episode thats done by some random University intern
Have you even listened to it? Like >>53475352 said, they always bring on a bunch of experts on whatever subject they're discussing.
>Stealing greentexts from /t/ for cheap (you's)
That's pretty low OP. But /int/ is pretty much /b/ now so who really cares anyways.
>the BBC is *insanely* good value for money
So its like Hulu/Netlfix/Amazon prime but more expensive?
>because the most of the best BBC television stays domestic
But they stream it online on non-bbc websites
It wasn't originally defined at that their original definition turned out to be wrong.
"it was originally planned so that the circumference of the Earth would be measured at about forty million meters."
So they had to come up with another definition.
Its a cleaner system but they kind of had to fudge the definition of the measurent of length which almost everything else is based on.
60 minutes does a better Frontline than Frontline
>Like >>53475352 said, they always bring on a bunch of experts on whatever subject they're discussing.
You mean how they regurgitate the same shit found in a classroom textbook? Its ridiculous
>with our sped up brains
Lay off meth, Billy Bob.
>You mean how they regurgitate the same shit found in a classroom textbook? Its ridiculous
They do entire episodes about detailed subjects. So unless your textbook had enough content about each topic to fill up a half hour you're wrong.
You mean the super strict censor laws regarding content? Or how OfCom does all the censorship of the BBC including food
>plus they run nearly 60 radio stations.
Streaming services offer several thousand alternatives
The catalog is access to all valid posts without a pagination system. Page number 1 is called the front or frontpage and has been since the beginning. Thanks for also showing how new you are.
>tfw really liked this program
>tfw it has all the tropes euros hate
>tfw animal planet is shit now
>So they had to come up with another definition.
Yeah, but compared to the system USA uses, defining metre again so that it's accurate is far more better than just using that same old archaic boot size times dick length in inches
Mods and janitors aren't in control of content quality. They clean up the worst of shit, /int/ posters are responsible for goodposting.If you want to improve the quality of /int/ the only way is to make better posts.
meta posting is shitposting
>watching american documentary about evolution
>"our brains evolved because we started to eat meat"
>the remaining show is about how good is to eat meat
>thanks for watching sponsored by a 'jew meat corp'
Now i know why americans refuse to believe in evolution.
Most of the time the content discussed involves different topics...
Only legit complain came from the quality of the presentation because of the limitation in technology and funds
Its pretty true
I like British docs but when I'm having a hard time sleeping I throw on any doc with Attenborough because he has the most soothing voice.
What did he mean by this?
What about reading for entertainment? Reading is a god tier form of entertainment, I feel sorry for people who don't have the attention span to read.
Keeps me up at night though, trying to sleep and laying awake till 5 am wondering what is going to happen next sucks.
>Come home from school
>Watch Meerkat manor and other shows about lions and ants etc.
>Weirdest thing was animal cops
What the fuck happened I did not have the channel for five years but now it is hours of some fish tank show and my cat from hell.
Pawn stars happened. Seriously.
Pawn stars came around and got the best ratings history channel had ever gotten. Next thing you know every educational TV show is greenlighting reality TV shows hoping to cash in on it. Literally pure greed
>What about reading for entertainment? Reading is a god tier form of entertainment, I feel sorry for people who don't have the attention span to read. Keeps me up at night though, trying to sleep and laying awake till 5 am wondering what is going to happen next sucks.
>be 11 years old
>watch some History Channel series about the csars
>end the night with based R. Lee Ermey and Mail Call before going to bed
Those were the days. Why is History Channel so shit now? I feel bad for the young people not able to enjoy good content like I did.
>Watching german porn
>Hot german accent, guy and girl are teenage
>Girl is super cute
>Suddenly old woman comes out of closet in leiderhosen with beer
>Starts shitting over the guy as he pounds the teenage girl
>Old woman takes broomstick and masturbates using it
>bunch of german amateur videos spread throughout video by date
>usually white girl and brown man
for what reason?
>Searching British porn
>Find Scottish amateur home made porn
>Drunk drugged up aggressive scottish couple fucking, swigging back cheap cider and listening to techno
>Man starts shouting at camera in thick scottish accent
>Gets out a gun
>Realise he's mugging me
>Subtitles read "If you don't give me your credit card details i'm going to track your IP and shank you"
>Realise i've been mugged by scottish porn video
>Lose hard on
They just take the footage the BBC uses and dub over it with a guy who sounds like a cunt.
My main problem with American "documentaries" is why do they have to be so informal? Where is the gravitas? They always say shit like
>every rockstar needs his groupies
>this bird is more than just a snazzy solo
Why can't they just speak normally?
For literature, Radio 4 has a few different programmes. There is Book of the Week and Book at Bedtime. Book at Bedtime can be so damn comfy, often in the winter they do adaptions of stuff like dark Russian literature and I make myself a cup of tea and listen to it with headphones
Also there is Open Book where the host and a panel (authors, critics etc) discuss different books. If you like analysis etc
You should just browse through the schedules and see if there's anything you like
The best one of these was the Taliban vs the IRA purely because during the credits they had one of the biggest muh heritage queers masturbating over how the IRA are so great.
Was top laff.
>they had one of the biggest muh heritage queers masturbating over how the IRA are so great.
>some fish tank show
Just got back from holiday and this is literally on permanently. It's fucking awful.
Also noticed that they don't play the credits so you're not sure where one episode ends and the next begins. Tricks you into watching for longer than you want to.
Oh yeah and for philosophy, there is Moral Maze which is a philosophical debate on some contemporary issue. Although I usually can't handle it because I can't help getting mad when some guest tries to make a stupid argument
>History will be rewritten
Holy shit, my sides
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>Dogging actually derives from the term 'walking the dog'. It is a pastime that has evolved from blokes taking their dogs for walks and stumbling across couples at it in bushes etc. They originally only spied on these couples.
>The 'sport' has now become much more organized and seedy - with regular meeting places, and more or less a free-for-all spirit. This year the newly created Ultimate Dogging Championships was held at Rivington nr Chorley, Lancs. Their were many disciplines including 10 Man Train, Pearly Rain, and Most Extreme Slapper. The TV rights to next year's event are currently in negotiation with a Dutch Satellite TV station.
>10 Man Train, Pearly Rain, and Most Extreme Slapper
Why is this legal
I mean holy shit Napoleon achieved some of the most crushing victories in all of history and would be considered on par with Julius Caesar himself had he just chosen to preserve his empire instead of also attacking Russia while the other one is just a competent general defending his homeland.
>mfw yanks dub over my lifelong hero and a British national treasure with some negress
>the brutal French warlord and emporer
Holy shit, it's worse than I thought
It's just a strange choice of words for each man. "Warlord" makes me think of some of beardy mctaliban hiding out in a cave somewhere.
Plus, even though George Washington was a great leader, he was a pretty bad general, losing every single major battle he fought in. I'm not sure why they thought this would have been a good comparison.
>THIS BACTERIA IS ONE MILLIONTH SIZE OF A FOOTBALL FIELD
This is fucking gold
Yea there is
It was on one of the only channels I could get on the telly and decided it wouldn't be that bad so I tuned to the channel
It was horrible. Didn't even get to the adverts and decided to read a book
>adopting something shitty like the litigiousness of America
>not adopting something nice instead like gun rights
you should come to Kentucky sometime. I'll fix you a nice dinner.
>>the brutal French warlord and emporer
This is 100% accurate for Napoleon though. Most over rated guy in history. His propaganda has him as some enlightened soldier bringing freedom to the world. Warlord stealing all of Europe for himself is better.
He did well, especially later on, but he is arguably history's best example of "right place, right time." Early on he got extremely lucky a number of times, not to mention the nature of his birth, and that is what catapulted him so high so fast.
Hate is a strong word
But put it this way, if for some reason I was watching a nature documentary which was produced in the US, I would look for an equivalent one made in the UK on YouTube or BBC iPlayer
It's fluff with content. It didn't subtract from the information. If anything should be criticized in the average American documentary show it's the constant re-covering what went on before the commercial break (which are also too frequent).
>Animals change species mid-scene