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post #1 of 23
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Did anybody see it last night? It was on the National Geographic Channel. I had seen the previews for it but completely forgot it was on. I caught the 2nd half hour of the Dog episode, then watched the Cat one. It was good. They show you the kittens developing inside the mother, and a lion cub developing inside of a lioness. It was GREAT. Did anyone else see it? What did you think?
post #2 of 23
I didn't see it but would have liked too! I'm going to have to go home and put it into my TIVO wishlist and hope it plays again.
post #3 of 23
Yes, I saw both the CATS one and the DOG one. Very interesting. They look like little aliens before they're fully developed..
post #4 of 23
That sounds so cool - we don't get a lot of the cable stuff, so I miss out on this kind of thing. Would have loved to seen it.

I did notice that in the very begining (say first 2 weeks) if you compare a kitten embryo and a human embryo, they look very much alike!
post #5 of 23
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^Yeah.. I did see huge similarities when it comes to the way the embryos look. The dogs kind of look the same too. It said, that MOST mammal embryos look alot alike in the first stages of pregnancy. It was a good show, id like to see more animals.
post #6 of 23
I never find out about these shows until after the fact! I have had an interest in embryology for a number of years now, and am still amazed by how similar different embryos develop and appear. I have a bovine embryo (collected from a cow who passed unexpectedly) that would fool anyone as human as long as they didnt notice the mini hooves. Thats the only give away. Generally for most mammals, the presence of hooves and/or tails is the only real obvious give-away. Mouse embryos are as identical to rat embryos as they come - only smaller. I can not distinguish rat from rabbit from gunea pig etc. too early in embryonic development...its crazy how similar everything can be.

Anywhoo, no TIVO here, so if you find out it is on again, please let us know!!
post #7 of 23
It's going to be on this Friday at 10 pm, Saturday at 1 am, and Sunday at 2 pm.
post #8 of 23
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It's going to be on this Friday at 10 pm, Saturday at 1 am, and Sunday at 2 pm.
OH thanks. I missed it. Now I know when to watch it.
post #9 of 23
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It's going to be on this Friday at 10 pm, Saturday at 1 am, and Sunday at 2 pm.
Thank you!!!!
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Rang_27 View Post
OH thanks. I missed it. Now I know when to watch it.
same here. i have it set to record. it's on the national geographic channel here.

Is this the same show?
http://www.channel4.com/science/micr...ts-dogs_1.html
post #11 of 23
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^I think it is the same show, but when i was watching it, it was saying In the Womb, not Animals In the Womb, but maybe im wrong? I dont know..
post #12 of 23
I suspect it may be the same show...I recorded it, but didn't get to watch it yet... I did see a few minutes before I had to turn off the TV and go to bed...I saw what looked like some gorgeous bengals...
post #13 of 23
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Yes, the parent cats and kittens are Bengals..
post #14 of 23
For anyone interested. This show is re-airing tonight.

It's on at 9pm CST on National Geographic.

You can also catch the "In the womb:dog" at 8PM CST.
post #15 of 23
I happened on this show by chance last night, so just saw the last half hour. Glad to know it's re-airing on Sunday.

I loved the way you could see the babies' fur floating in the fluid, and the whole thing about the kittens' paw starting to naturally doing the motion of coming up to the mouth....even while developing in the womb.

Fascinating show!
post #16 of 23
Keep in mind, those shots were computer generated. they weren't real. The only real shots you see are the grainy ones that are all gold. showing the animals running and doing stuff. all the real clear stuff is computer graphics. Although, they did say they are scientifically accurate. But for some reason it just isn't the same for me.

Regardless, was a great show. it's so interesting. The one for dogs was good too.
post #17 of 23
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Keep in mind, those shots were computer generated. they weren't real. The only real shots you see are the grainy ones that are all gold. showing the animals running and doing stuff. all the real clear stuff is computer graphics. Although, they did say they are scientifically accurate. But for some reason it just isn't the same for me.
Dang CGI!!! I thought they miraculously had a tiny little camera inside the mother that showed these perfectly forming kittens, with the little tongues hanging out...



......it was still cool, though.
post #18 of 23
I would have loved to have seen that. But I don't get that channel. I think it's available in another channel package, but if I remember correctly that would have been the only channel I would have watched out of the 4 or 5 that came with the package and I didn't feel I'd watch it enough to warrant the extra expense.
post #19 of 23
I think this was the one i posted about a few weeks ago that was shown here, but only the UK could see it at the time

Is it a British one?
post #20 of 23
yes and no. It's the same series, but they changed it a little for the U.S.

I know this because I downloaded the UK version in HD. I actually downloaded two UK versions. one of them had absolutely no narration and was rather boring to watch. i downloaded them because I wanted to watch them when this thread was psted. but I couldn't find a US version.

So i think they just narrated it in a U.S. voice, but they did change a little of it.
post #21 of 23
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I know this because I downloaded the UK version in HD. .
That must be why Mr.Blanche couldn't watch it, because when i posted the link it said only the UK could see it
post #22 of 23
I am watching the dog one as I type and will watch the cat one afterwords. I have it set up to record on my DVR too!
post #23 of 23
I have to say that show was the first one I've ever watched that gave an explination of how cats purr. I have always herd there were "theories", but no scientific explination. I'm wondering if anyone know if this is a new discovery, or is this just one "theory"?
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