'NOVA: The Day the Dinosaurs Died'
(DVD / PG / 2018 / PBS)
Overview: Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.
DVD Verdict: 6 million years ago a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events suspected of ending the dinosaurs' reign. But experts have long debated exactly what happened when the asteroid struck and how the giant beasts met their end.
Now, scientists have uncovered compelling new clues about the catastrophe - from New Jersey to the wilds of Patagonia, and an international expedition of scientists has drilled into the impact crater off the coast of Mexico, recovering crucial direct evidence of the searing energy and giant tsunami unleashed by the asteroid.
In this rather wonderful new PBS documentary, we first get introduced to Alice, a paleontologist who alongside her partner, Ben, a biologist, walk us through the (supposed) day the dinosaurs died.
They both have different takes on how it ll went down, of course, like Ben, who talks whilst extracting rock samples from the Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico. Alice, however, takes us with her as she visits a magnificent fossil site in New Jersey.
'NOVA: The Day the Dinosaurs Died' sure does paint a very real picture of the whole scenario, showing us all, the avid viewer, new evidence that supports the theory of the dinosaurs’ deaths and what happened to the rest of the world thereafter.
Join NOVA as scientists piece together a chillingly precise unfolding of the Earth's biggest cataclysm, moment by moment. And discover how our early mammalian ancestors managed to survive and repopulate the Earth. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.