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Miracle Planet

Running Time:
248 minutes

Grade Level:
7 - Adult

English Subtitles

AVP Release Date:
February 2006

National Film Board of Canada & NHK Japan

DVD - $69.99

Miracle Planet is a five-part series that recounts the profound and gripping story of Earth's mysterious evolution. Narrated by Christopher Plummer, it reveals the surprising role that sheer chance has played in the development of life. Over its more than 4-billion-year history, Earth has been home to repeated violent climactic changes, which have caused mass extinctions. And yet, life has survived. In fact, these same catastrophes that devastated life on Earth also helped bring about its evolution from the simplest microbes to the complexity and diversity that is found on the planet today.Filmed in High Definition this series features location footage, interviews with the world's foremost scientists and cutting-edge computer technology.

Optional Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired.


Programs in This Series
  • Episode 1: The Violent Past

  • Episode 2: Snowball Earth

  • Episode 3: New Frontiers

  • Episode 4: Extinction & Rebirth

  • Episode 5: Survival of the Fittest

Clip Length: 2 minutes 49 seconds