Darren Aronofsky & the astronauts make one rock the finest exotic nature Doc

National Geographic’s latest documentary series is not like any you’ve seen before. Usually when the melody is in the nature doctor, there are cute animals watch comprehensive high-resolution screenshots perfect for showing off your expensive. One rocky alien those last two things, but you won’t find many children of the animal in the 10-episode run. Instead, it tells the story of our planet. How I got this way, and how it allows us to live and how complex, interconnected systems we have formed cultures and economies. Hosted by the especially ardent Will Smith, who does a wonderful job of communicating just how amazing this whole. It’s a jaw-dropping series and storytelling make it a must watch.

One strange rock executive produced by Darren Aronofsky. The man who oversaw the interests of the Black Swan and mother!. I think that the nature of the documentary would be a strange fit coming from a city like this. To hear him tell it’s not as odd as you think. The production company approached a guy I worked with in the fox series on sources and “Black Swan.” Aronofsky has been interested in the planet and Science and since NatGeo was looking for a director to help guide the series seemed a natural fit. Besides, Aronofsky said in the press conference, it’s not a departure from his last film, mother!.

“All the projects that have the same spirit,” he said. “The earth mother. One played by the earth; the other played by Jeanne Lawrence. All kind of two different looks in wrestling with the same issue for Apple in the region. Thinking about the home that we all share. One is a cautionary tale one is a celebration of the planet”.

This is really the best way to describe one weird rock. It’s a love letter to our home. Gorgeous shots designed to make you fall in love with the land. The producers say that’s where the light touch on the protection of the environment. It becomes very difficult to make a documentary about the land and ignore environmental issues. Unlike other single chain of the rocky alien does not make that the focus. A phrase that was repeated several times was “save the earth, you have to love it first.” Can say that the documentary nature of the responsibility to point out that we are failing in our home. If you take this view, and I agree with that to a certain extent, then the odd one rock does not entirely fulfil its responsibilities. But if you judge purely by what it sets out to do, it achieves its objectives like any other series.

Each episode sink in the appreciation of how unique, special, well, strange planet. All systems are interconnected. They support each other. They have to, otherwise life would not be possible. One strange rocks frames each episode around the story of a cosmonaut who has spent some time on board the International Space Station. Using the experience of jumping off point, the episode details the macro systems that drive the product, the supply of oxygen, the natural defenses as well as microscopically small systems that make it all possible. And where protecting the environment comes in to play is the one that shows you how fragile. Each episode enjoy the point that the odds are against the United States. Live live on this planet have to be perfect. These ideal conditions are sensitive. May not address many of the environmental issues, but it’s hard not to think about the impact of mankind on our planet when you see just how thin the atmosphere really is.

Aronofsky wants to instill respect and awe on the ground with this series. He notes that as human beings we can appreciate the pocket watch handed down to us from his grandfather. We take care of this object, and make sure that it will be preserved, but we don’t take nearly the same amount of care with our home. “We’re dealing with a tremendous amount of respect. Go to the park, we work with the ‘heritage’ of the British, at least, call it earth, but I chose to call it soil. When you play in dirt, you get dirty… there are pieces of our house and all of these gifts that the mother gave us,” he said. “I appreciate that and it shows all the All orange inside… it’s a way to maybe understand that our ancestors passed this to us and this, in turn, to take care of it and make sure it stays the same forever.”

Multi-colored mineral deposits acidic pools in volcanic bucket, viewed from a drone. (Photo credit: National Geographic/Timothy Browning)

Aronofsky wasn’t on earth (or in space, obviously) directed these shots, but his fingerprints all over this show. If you are familiar with her movies, you will realize how the camera moves with the subject and how each shot is framed. Aronofsky guidelines for each crew to make sure that the final product was a uniform look. So it’s the training of ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli on how to direct a documentary film so the show can be filmed from the International Space Station.

This is really the biggest draw of this series. It shows you the deepest depths of the smallest micro-organisms, and then lets you see how everything works together from the coolest possible perspective. What makes this work is that Aronofsky was determined to tell that story from a human perspective. Especially from the point of view of the astronauts. No one offers our home like some of the people who had left him. They hope this series communicates at least a little bit of that feeling. (Aronofsky says he just left the earth chemically.)

Nicole Stott’s first astronaut to send into space, and talked about the need to focus on something familiar when I got there. She developed a deep attachment to her home state of Florida, always racing to get a look at it, the more the state was in the International Space Station. (She also scared her mother to death with a picture of him holding a plant with only one hand during a spacewalk.) “I hope you feel live to earth. I wish I could leave watching this show with what I felt and space. Every day of my life, and I consider myself one of the sons of the earth, and I live on this planet. It’s a very compelling thing. Will change the way decisions are made. If it is lingering there, we In make different choices. Take action… do what you need to do to protect the earth so it will save us.”

Kamchatka, Eastern Russia – Corel local Lake wilderness in the south of Kamchatka are spawning every kind of salmon in the Pacific Ocean and a nursery for their children. (Photo credit: National Geographic)

A common theme of all the astronauts talked to that go to space lead us to the fact that the earth is a planet. That simple truth is something we are Muslim, but see the Earth from this perspective really makes you consider what it means. “We’re all in this together,” said Jerry Linenger, who spent nearly five months on board the Russian spacecraft mir. “It’s a rock. You can get back far enough, and some of the pictures kind of make me think that I’m just a speck now on the ground, can not be this perspective that I’m just a speck in time, and I’m not that important, on the other hand I have my point of view can affect things in a powerful way.”

James may who 25 years ago became the first African American woman in space, she said she didn’t feel more connected with the rest of the universe when it was in space. “I’ve got to get rid of this feeling of superiority,” she said. “I’ve been a part of this universe any speck of Stardust, I have a lot of right to be here. Was that respect, this is important for me because otherwise the abstraction of space, to sit in this planet we are insignificant and the universe is moving. But we have the right to participate and we have a right to be here.”

Another common what hit them when I looked at the Earth from space. I didn’t see anything they don’t know. To become astronaut, you learn about the earth, you see the pictures basically know what to expect once you get up there. But seeing that, he said, was something else entirely. Academically, everyone knows the atmosphere is a blue line. But seeing it in real life, in three dimensions, be able to know exactly how it is thin, which was striking.

“As an astronomer, knew that the earth is a planet,” said Jeff Hoffman, professor at the Massachusetts Institute of technology who was at a distance of five times. “I knew it was limited, I knew the atmosphere is very thin, but nevertheless when you actually experience something, I have travelled you can watch wonderful images of interesting places on the earth, but when you actually go and experience it much stronger than the effect. Even the earth as a planet carries with it the limited land. See how thin the atmosphere. So when you hear people denying that anything that we put in the atmosphere could ever have an impact on the long term, you realize that it doesn’t work that way… everything unlimited. When you see the changes on our planet—on five space flights, I saw parts of the Amazon jungle, which really got my attention. The earth has a limited ability to control.”