I watched Planet Earth on the HD version of the Discovery Channel last night.

It’s friggen awesome- the best use of my HDTV since the World Cup. I mean, where else can you watch a 20 foot Great White shark launch itself out of the water in slow motion in high definition as it munches on a sea lion fur seal? Only thing better would be sharks with freaking lasers on their heads.

There are a lot of security tie ins- ranging from situational awareness to… aww, who am I kidding, it’s just really cool. Like IMAX at home.

I highly suspect animals were harmed during the filming of this particular production.*

*not that I like to see things getting killed, been around too much death for that, but this is a seriously amazing documentary.

Updated: it was a fur seal, not a sea lion. You’d think I’d know that. Thanks Alan…