Been watching a lot of documentaries lately. It started with a nostalgia trip to Animal Planet's "The Most Extreme", then I soon craved for more disturbing docs that dramatize the aspects of real life. There's just something more fun watching a documentary discussing the terrifying parts of real animals or phenomenon than say... a fictional horror/sci-fi movie. I mean, it's scarier because it's real.
Currently, I have on my watch list: 1. Perfect Disaster (made by Impossible Pictures (AKA the "Walking with Dinosaurs" staff) 2. Animal Armageddon 3. Life After People
All very intense docs that explore natural disasters and their effects. Doubt I would find anything more amusing than this for a while. I tried looking up "Animal Face-Off", but they don't have the full episodes on YouTube, only the fight scenes (meh). Already seen all three "Walking With..." series, so that's a no go. I've also seen "The Future is Wild", "Alien Planet", "Sea Monsters" (another doc by Impossible Pictures), "Chased By Dinosaurs" (IP again), "Prehistoric Park" (IP), "Animal X", and "Lost Tapes". Mostly, the docs that feature dinosaurs or aggressive animals interest me, but most of these natural docs are so tame.
It's just too bad Impossible Pictures no longer produced any more "Walking With" series. I watched the hell out of their trilogy, even the Sea Monsters and Chased By Dinosaurs spin-offs. I remember especially fondly the ending to "Walking with Beasts"... "And if all this has taught us anything, it is this: no species lasts forever." God, that's such a chilling line, and so true. I read that an asteroid is going to bombard us all to extinction in 2029. Geez, I would rather Thanos just snap us all into oblivion. Would be less painful.
Btw, Lost Tapes was quite fun. Most of these cryptozoology docs take a long time to get to the good part due to their footage of witnesses and folklore, but these are guilty pleasures for me. They can be so bad, especially with their found footage format, but it's fun to entertain the idea that Bigfoot is somewhere out there killing people.
Ditch Fahrenheit: There's one more of his threads left...I bumped it.
Aug 7, 2020 10:31:36 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I'm updating it now.
Aug 7, 2020 12:01:30 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I like my private little game that has been long since dissolved. I would tally up and keep tabs on suspensions and vacations when they used to publicly announce them. McKnowitall had a few records going with frequency and shortest time between strikes
Aug 7, 2020 15:39:39 GMT -8
Buzzetta: I would like to think that the mods are kind of on board with this as they did not poof the thread but locked it. In the last few years, threads have been poofed rather than locked to discourage this tally.
Aug 8, 2020 6:22:05 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: They were definitely on board 5 years ago. In fact, I suspect they were actively manipulating the scoring.
Aug 8, 2020 7:01:47 GMT -8
Ditch Fahrenheit: Plus, it's just better forum management to lock a thread rather than poof it. That way everyone has access to the information in the thread afterwards.
Aug 8, 2020 7:03:09 GMT -8
Buzzetta: There were those that chose to disrupt for the sake of getting points whenever they saw a thread was on its way out. However, the game did part of the mods job for them. It let them keep track of who and how many times someone was involved in nonsense.
Aug 8, 2020 9:19:41 GMT -8