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  1. #1 FYI: Science Channel, 'On the Volcanoes of the World' 
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    The Science channel is running this series.

    http://science.discovery.com/tv-sche...125515.36287.x

    I saw the first two, which were hosted by Guy de Saint Cyr, and they were very interesting. The one where he goes to the Afar Depression to visit Erta Ale in the African Rift was stunning - beautifully filmed.


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    uhm - i suppose you do need a subscription to see the programs ?
    in which case it's not much use as a link for those of us who don't have one

    or am i missing something ?


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    Yeah - I guess it is a subscription channel. But I think it is included with most basic cable packages, but I may be wrong there.

    Edit to add:

    BTW, the Science Channel is mostly schlock but once in a while it surprises.
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    that leaves me as TV luddite out then
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    that leaves me as TV luddite out then
    Well, most of these shows end up on DVD. Unless you are also a DVD luddite.

    Edit to add:

    Being a TV luddite, you aren't missing much most of the time.
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    i'll wait until it comes out on youtube
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    i assume that's just a taster ?
    one thing's for sure though : if i were to go near a live volcano i'd make sure i had my blast furnace gear with me
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    Yes - just a taste. Each of the four episodes is 60 mins.

    one thing's for sure though : if i were to go near a live volcano i'd make sure i had my blast furnace gear with me
    You bet. Don't want to end up like the Kraffts. Although they died doing something they loved. I hope when I go that I'm doing something I love.

    I'd love to see an active volcano before I die.
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    Last night's episode was interesting. Two African stratovolcanoes were featured:

    - Nyiragongo, Congo, world's largest lava lake
    - Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania, world's only active cabonatite lava volcano
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