History Series / LifeInColdBlood

1st Nov '16 1:15:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: David Attenborough. He deliberately got close enough to an alligator to make it hiss at him. That's a lot ballsier than most are.


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* NervesOfSteel: David Attenborough. He deliberately got close enough to an alligator to make it hiss at him. That's a lot ballsier than most are.
4th Feb '16 7:57:20 AM Snicka
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* LimitedWardrobe: Attenborough always wears the same light blue shirt and khaki chino trousers to keep people focused on whatever he's observing instead of on him, and also allows for editing between shots to look more smooth without violating a sense of continuity.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Like in all of his documentaries, Attenborough always wears the same light blue shirt and khaki chino trousers to keep people focused on whatever he's observing instead of on him, and also allows for editing between shots to look more smooth without violating a sense of continuity.


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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: One of the documentary's aims is to avert / deconstruct this trope, showing that reptiles are intelligent, often social, and overall amazing animals.
21st Aug '15 3:51:34 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Life in Cold Blood is a BBC/Animal Planet co-production, a Natural History documentary on reptiles and amphibians, presented by DavidAttenborough. It was broadcast in 2008 [[BritishBrevity and ran for only five episodes]]. The premise of the programme was to explore the diverse world of reptiles and amphibians using the latest in photographic technology, and until First Life was made in 2010 this was the last chapter in David Attenborough's Life series.

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Life ''Life in Cold Blood Blood'' is a BBC/Animal Planet co-production, a Natural History documentary on reptiles and amphibians, presented by DavidAttenborough. It was broadcast in 2008 [[BritishBrevity and ran for only five episodes]]. The premise of the programme was to explore the diverse world of reptiles and amphibians using the latest in photographic technology, and until First Life ''First Life'' was made in 2010 this was the last chapter in David Attenborough's Life series.
4th Aug '15 7:04:02 PM Adept
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* OffscreenTeleportation: Attenborough wears identical sets of clothes on-camera while filming any series, giving the illusion of this, and in LifeInColdBlood there is no exception.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: Attenborough wears identical sets of clothes on-camera while filming any series, giving the illusion of this, and in LifeInColdBlood here, there is no exception.
4th Aug '15 7:02:55 PM Adept
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* FrogsAndToads: They feature prominently in the second episode, especially the Golden Frog, which was covered extensively in the 'Under the Skin' segment of that episode.
2nd Sep '14 8:27:35 PM WarriorEowyn
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** Note, however, that Moloch was originally a fertility/fire god, so it was only after demonisation by christians that did he had negative connectations.
*** Well, that and the whole [[HumanSacrifice child sacrifice thing.]]
9th Feb '13 12:49:16 PM albertonykus
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** Monitor lizards can outrun a ''rabbit''.
9th Aug '12 7:01:25 PM ArcadesSabboth
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: AvertedTrope, and in spectacular fashion.


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9th Jul '12 7:25:58 AM albertonykus
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Life in Cold Blood is a BBC/Animal Planet co-production, a Natural History documentary on reptiles and amphibians, presented by DavidAttenborough. It was broadcast in 2008 [[BritishBrevity and ran for only five episodes]]. The premise of the programme was to explore the diverse world of reptiles and amphibians using the latest in photographic technology, and until First Life was made in 2010 this was the last chapter in David Attenborough's Life series.

Each episode, besides the first introductory one, dealt with a particular group of reptiles/amphibians; the second episode concentrated on the amphibians, the third on lizards, the fourth on snakes and the fifth on crocodilians and turtles.

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!!This programme contains examples of:

* {{Badass}}: David Attenborough. He deliberately got close enough to an alligator to make it hiss at him. That's a lot ballsier than most are.
* BadassAdorable: Some of the monitor lizards count - they look wide-eyed and expectant, but remember one can '''outrun a rabbit''' and kill it. Also, the baby crocodiles.
* BelligerentSexualTension: The female flat-lizards do not take kindly to the interests of the males during feeding time.
* CeilingCling: Geckos are experts at this.
* ChekhovsGun: The gopher tortoise's burrows often lodge other animals looking for an easy place to stay. This proves useful when a forest fire sweeps by above, forcing animals to take refuge in the underground chambers until the flames have passed.
* CoolOldGuy: David Attenborough
* CozyVoiceForCatastrophes: Attenborough's trademark hushed voice. Even when he's observing a rattlesnake's killing blow, he can speak in reverential tones.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The [[DeathbringerTheAdorable Thorny Devil]], a.k.a. Moloch, named after a '''demon''', is merely an inoffensive, ant-eating little lizard.
** Note, however, that Moloch was originally a fertility/fire god, so it was only after demonisation by christians that did he had negative connectations.
*** Well, that and the whole [[HumanSacrifice child sacrifice thing.]]
* {{Documentary}}: Naturally.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Dinosaurs are briefly discussed in the first episode regarding their ability to maintain their body temperature.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The fate of that mouse which crossed paths with the rattlesnake.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: David Attenborough - he has no reservations whether faced with frogs, snakes, thorny devils, marine iguanas or alligators.
* FrogsAndToads: They feature prominently in the second episode, especially the Golden Frog, which was covered extensively in the 'Under the Skin' segment of that episode.
* GeniusBruiser: The crocodiles, who know that the fish are coming upstream to spawn, and who know precisely where and when this will happen. They also set aside their differences to cooperate by closing ranks, making it harder for the fish to escape them all.
* LightningBruiser: The aforementioned rattlesnake. It's fast and packs a mean punch.
* LimitedWardrobe: Attenborough always wears the same light blue shirt and khaki chino trousers to keep people focused on whatever he's observing instead of on him, and also allows for editing between shots to look more smooth without violating a sense of continuity.
* NothingIsScarier: In a way, the rattlesnake sequence. You know the death strike's coming, but not when, and the wait for the mouse to get too close is arguably more tense than the actual strike.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Attenborough wears identical sets of clothes on-camera while filming any series, giving the illusion of this, and in LifeInColdBlood there is no exception.
* ParentalAbandonment: Played Straight and Subverted. This is a typical strategy for most reptiles and amphibians, but many counterexamples are presented in the form of the Poison Dart Frog, the amphisbaenians, the viviparous chameleon and the crocodiles.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: AvertedTrope, and in spectacular fashion.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Prepare to meet several creatures whose existence you weren't aware of before.
* TurtlePower: Prominently in the fifth episode.
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