'Expedition with Steve Backshall – Season One'
(Steve Backshall / 3-DVD / PG-13 / 2020 / PBS)
Overview: Head into the unknown with explorer Steve Backshall as he journeys to the worlds last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way.
DVD Verdict: There are still parts of our planet yet to be explored. In this global series, adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall ventures into uncharted territory in pursuit of new discoveries and world firsts.
Furthermore, Steve takes on extreme physical challenges, encounters extraordinary wildlife and meets remarkable people.
From free diving in underground river systems and descending deep into the caves of the Maya underworld, to kayaking Himalayan whitewater and scaling unclimbed Arctic peaks, these expeditions will push everyone to the limit.
Thanks to a life of adventure, Steve has built up a not-so-little black book of experts. With them, we journey into the unknown to shine a light on places that have been dark for millions of years.
This new PBS 10-episode series 'Expedition with Steve Backshall – Season One' (out now as a 3-Disc DVD set from PBS) reveals there are still parts of our planet yet to be discovered.
Explorer and naturalist, Steve pursues incredible journeys and world firsts — unclimbed peaks, unexplored cave systems and uncharted landscapes — setting foot where no human has been before!
Episode 1 | Oman - Desert Canyon - Follow Steve into an Arabian desert canyon that no human has ever explored.
Episode 2 | Greenland - Frozen Frontier - Join Steve on his mission to explore the Arctic during its most volatile time of year.
Episode 3 | Suriname - Lost World - Travel to the Guiana Shield, where Steve searches for new wildlife and natural wonders.
Episode 4 | Mexico - Flooded Caves - Dive into a network of unexplored underwater caves in Mexico with Steve.
Episode 5 | Borneo - Dark Shadow - Follow Steve into a Bornean cave system that’s accessed by dropping down a sinkhole.
Episode 6 | Bhutan - White Water - Join Steve on his quest to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan.
Episode 7 | Mexico - Maya Underworld - Return to Mexico with Steve as he discovers Mayan secrets within subterranean caves.
Episode 8 | Greenland - Ice Mountain - Climb alongside Steve as he attempts to summit an unclimbed mountain in Greenland.
Episode 9 | Suriname - Ghost River - Ride along as Steve kayaks a Surinamese river that’s so remote, it doesn’t have a name.
Episode 10 | Oman - Desert Fortress - Visit Oman’s Dhofar Mountains, where Steve encounters one of Earth’s rarest animals.
Throughout 'Expedition with Steve Backshall – Season One' the photography is awesome and the adventures intense. I never personally knew such glorious places existed in any parts of the world that Steve ventures and it definitely makes me wish to travel more; once we are out of this horrible pandemic, of course!
As for Steve Backshall himself, well, our host is witty, funny, knowledgeable, and daring, and travels to places no one has ever been before with such ease.
He climbs, kayaks, scubas, and floats his way around the world with a team of experts in their respective fields and brings the goods back home for us to devour!
Indeed, and in closing, Steve's enthusiasm and love of the natural world is coupled with his friendly demeanor and trusting friends such as former Royal Marine Aldo Kane.
It’s informative, beautifully filmed and Steve and his fellow explorers are funny and positive under the most stressful situations. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.