APPLE TV’S PREHISTORIC PLANET LOOKS SO GOOD IT FEELS LIKE A REAL NATURE DOCUMENTARY
From the moment the first Tyrannosaurus swam onto the screen in
I’m a science editor taking a serious look at this nature show
is Apple’s attempt at answering the question
what if we made
66 million years ago?
The result is shockingly good-looking, especially since the producers have not,
In fact, managed to invent time travel, nor have they pulled a
and brought dinosaurs back to life.
It’s a whole lot of movie magic that makes the five-episode series actually seem like a nature documentary,
soaring the skies, or stalking through forests since the end of the Cretaceous period
some heads looked animatronic, and some of the herds had a decidedly animated feel.
This kind of leap forward in dino-realism was last achieved 29 years ago when the first
movie came out.
It portrayed dinosaurs as science at the time understood them and inspired a generation of paleontologists.