I just caught this on Discovery channel and am most disappointed. While I didn't think it could beat the wonderful Walking With Dinosaurs, I was surprised at just how badly it failed. The format was different from WWD in that the dinosaur sequences were interleaved with interviews of paleontologists. (These interviews were badly re-dubbed and noticably out of sync.) So while the show didn't have the start-to-finish appearance of a 'nature show' like WWD had, I still expected good stuff in the dino sequences. Unfortunatly the effects themselves were pretty poor. The dinosaurs did not seem to "fit" the background. The animation didn't seem real and I never really felt like any dinosaur was really touching the ground. It looked like WDRA used digital water and sand effects whenever a dinosaur entered water or stepped in sand. WWD used practical effects and the final appearance in those episodes are immensely better. The dinosaurs of WWD were also much more finely detailed. And then there was the grass. The producer of WWD talked a great deal about the headaches of finding locations without grass. The makers of WDRA didn't bother. We're told grass hadn't evolved, but still are shown herds of Triceretops lolling about a grassy plain. Other small things bothered me as well. If I had heard "docile plant-eater" one more time I would have screamed (the writers of that should all be forced to go pet a hippo or Cape buffalo, as if herbivores are innately docile ) There was a definite anti-predator slant to this show (whereas WWD seemed to find an immense interest in them ) so we hear of T-rex "tyrannizing" the savannas and the other dinosaurs that just "want to be left alone." The narrator, John Goodman, is no Kenneth Brannagh. The narration also suffers from a dumbing-down for American audiences. But mostly, the CGI just don't work. Much of it was far too jarring in it's out-of-place look and it kept pulling me out of the story far too often. Oh well, that's one less DVD that I have to buy. ------------------ "Some people think I'm over-prepared, paranoid...maybe even a little crazy. But they never met any pre-Cambrian life forms, did they?"