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Re: The Official Shark Thread
« Reply #75 on: August 11, 2014, 09:52 PM »
Anyone watching Shark Week?  We are watching the documentary "Jaws Strikes Back". Some pretty awesome footage in this one.

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Re: The Official Shark Thread
« Reply #76 on: August 11, 2014, 10:47 PM »
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Re: The Official Shark Thread
« Reply #77 on: August 12, 2014, 08:57 AM »
I definitely enjoy some Shark Week.  But the fake documentaries get to be a bit much.  I expect shows on Discovery to be about something REAL.  When they ran the fake documentary about Megalodon last year I was a bit put off.  This year's doc on the "Submarine" shark from South Africa could've been totally interesting if it had just been based completely in reality.  But again they went with another fake documentary.  Not cool.
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Re: The Official Shark Thread
« Reply #78 on: August 12, 2014, 09:44 AM »
Only caught a few minutes of the submarine shark. The interviews I saw felt very Duck Dynasty fake. Why can't they get actors that can actually act?
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Re: The Official Shark Thread
« Reply #79 on: August 12, 2014, 11:02 AM »
I'm a huge shark fan. Jaws scared the **** out of me, when I saw it for the first time on VCR. That was last weekend  :P ;D

Seriously, sharks are the bomb (do kids still say that these days?) When I went to junior high, I held a 'show and tell' about sharks, which I thoroughly prepared. A zoo in a small town nearby received lemon sharks back in the 80s, which got me extremely excited back then.

Of course, I love Shark Week as well. It will air here in Holland in the week of August 18th. I don't care much for the fake documentaries, but the  real ones are always impressive to watch.

Favourite shark? Difficult to say. The blue shark is a real beauty, but the whale shark is really majestic. The common thresher has this beautiful tail with the extremely long top part. But I guess either the great white, tiger shark or mako are my favourite.

Least favourite, mostly because of the way they look, are the sand tiger shark and the basking shark. Of course, there are more exotic fuglies, but these two have always been my least favourite.


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Re: The Official Shark Thread
« Reply #80 on: August 13, 2014, 01:42 AM »
Saw this on the morning news just now ;)

http://www.telegraaf.nl/tv/opmerkelijk/22958159/__Duiker_schrikt_van_walvishaai__.html

Couldn't find an English article, but you get the picture.

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Re: The Official Shark Thread
« Reply #81 on: August 13, 2014, 07:50 AM »
I saw most of the doc on Submarine this week.  I don't even mind the shockumentary filming, but the 5 minute recap every time they come back from 5 minutes of commercials is so irritating.  I think I saw maybe 20 minutes of content in one hour.
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