自然科学类纪录片,Others 频道 2013 年出品。



  • 中文片名 :微型猛兽世界之旅
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  • 英文片名 :Micro Monsters with David Attenborough
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  • 电视台 :Others
  • 地区 :英国
  • 语言 :英语
  • 版本 :DVD
  • 发行时间 :2013

上世纪七八十年代的好莱坞电影里,蚂蚁,蜘蛛,苍蝇,蜜蜂,蜘蛛,蜈蚣等经常是主角。这些在现实世界中体型微小的动物,一旦因为某种异变造成体型扩大数千倍,将造成怎样的灾难? 当然,科幻电影毕竟只是幻想。 大卫·艾登堡继历时四年的震撼之作《非洲》之后,又带来了这全新的《微型猛兽世界之旅》。本系列采用高端的3D摄影技术,画面极其精美,是不可多得的又一佳作。 《观察家报》的评论为“精彩绝伦的新系列,令人啧啧称奇,千万不可错过!”;《星期日邮报》的评论是“震撼人心的全新系列,迄今为止最好的3D纪录片,准备好被震撼吧!”;《太阳报》的评论是“你会爱上这个关于神秘昆虫世界的纪录片系列!”;Total TV Guide等网站也给出了积极评论。

David Attenborough employs the latest technologies to explore the violence, rivalries and deadly weaponry existing within the world of bugs. This first episode examines the survival tactics of its terrifying residents including killer ants, trap-setting spiders and beetles with the ability to shoot boiling chemicals at their enemies.

The broadcaster continues his bug-eyed view of the world of creepy-crawlies, revealing how predators defuse the defences of their prey. Highlights include the cockroach wasp, busy preparing a tasty - and very live - treat for its young, the whirligig beetle, which employs a water-based radar system, and the jumping Portia spider, which feeds on other arachnids.

It’s sexy time with the arthropods! This week David Attenborough takes a look at the courtship rituals of the creatures beneath our feet. But lovebugs won’t want to take tips from these bugs. The male Chilean rose tarantula, for instance, weaves a silk mat; deposits sperm on it, then sucks that sperm into a finger-like appendage near his mouth before he looks for a mate. Then there’s the gruesome, but surprisingly effective, coupling of praying mantis. The cinematography is as amazing as ever, catching the mating battles of tramp ants and providing luminescent footage of the courtship dance of Tanzanian red claw scorpions.

A close-up view of sex, bug-style, as David Attenborough talks viewers through the different ways in which creepy-crawlies reproduce. Size matters for the minuscule male orb spider, creepily sneaking up on its intended and trying to mate without her noticing, while there’s no rest for the lothario-like butterfly, which has plenty of notches on its proverbial bedpost. However, the harvestman spider has no use for sex at all, and reproduces by cloning itself.

While most of the series has focused on conflict, this episode is all about co-operation. The suitably named social spiders spin one enormous, 30m web for the whole colony, a queen bee rules her hive with a strict hierarchy and some green ants show great team spirit to help build a nest together. There are no broken societies here. David Attenborough shifts the focus to bugs that prefer cooperation rather than conflict. They include burrowing cockroaches, the suitably named social spiders - which share a 30-metre web.

Watching the fascinating display of leafcutter ants at the Natural History Museum in London is one of my favourite ways to while away a few hours, but David Attenborough is operating on a much grander scale here in the last in the series. In Argentina he observes some cousins of the leafcutters who are part of a community so vast it spans an entire continent. It’s one of the mandible-dropping facts in a look at one of the key inventions of arthropods: colonies. From termites and honey bees to the leafcutters, it seems that if you want to get ahead, you move to the big city.

A behind-the-scenes special offering an insider’s look at Sir David Attenborough’s innovative series exploring the macroscopic world of bugs. David reveals how the film-makers got up close with the insect and arachnid world for the innovative documentary series



内容 自然科学类 生物学 动物 节肢动物 蜘蛛 昆虫纲 其它节肢动物


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