"Planet Earth presents the most up-to-date overview of the
information collected during the International Geophysical Year some 30
"...the dynamics of oceans and atmosphere, the balance of nature and the
impact of man, and predictions of the fate of the planet are graphically
explored in this series."
Electronic Media, Chicago, IL
"Planet Earth takes viewers to all seven continents to chronicle
discoveries about land formations, oceans, climate and other natural
developments. It includes seldom seen film of outer space as part of its
examination of developments in the solar system."
Los Angeles Times
"Planet Earth presents science as a method for understanding the
and shows how hypothesis are developed, tested and confirmed. It shows
how scientists build on the work of their colleagues, and how
experimental results beget new experiments. It shows that science is in
constant change, just as the Earth is."
The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ
"Planet Earth is a science series that doesn't condescend to the
audience, doesn't try to impress us with all the smart things it knows
and we don't. It lays it all out as simply and clearly as possible, with
understandable narrative, with brilliant photography, with intriguing
"The programs are so eye-boggling that you easily get hooked and don't
want to let go. Planet Earth also is fascinating, lively, terrific
viewing...it should have marvelous appeal for everyone. This is super
stuff, what good television is all about. See for yourself."