OK, a quick rant. Is anyone watching the fine BBC series "LIFE" on the Discovery Channel? I don't have cable so I am not, but I have seen clips, and was horrified to see that the US version has replaced the UK narration by David Attenborough with...Oprah Winfrey.
Now I like Oprah as much as the next guy, but although she is a fine actress, here she always seems to be reading a script, not talking about something for which she has passion - or knowledge. Does Discovery think we can't understand a refined British accent like Attenborough's? Few narrators have his sense of timing, or enthusiasm, but Oprah doesn't even come close.
( By the way, they did the same thing with "PLANET EARTH" a few years ago, replacing Attenborough with Sigourney Weaver. Great in Alien, but dull as dishwater as a narrator.)
Anyhow, I managed to find a copy of the British version of Planet Earth on DVD, and will wait for the British version of LIFE as well.
OK, rant over.