Drain the Ocean
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Drain the Ocean

2011, Science  -   31 Comments
Ratings: 8.06/10 from 49 users.

Drain the OceanDigital ocean mapping and CGI technology vividly illustrate the mountains, plains, canyons and creatures of the deep as never seen before, revealing a world of almost unimaginable scale right here on Earth.

The oceans cover three-quarters of our planet, hiding a whole other world beneath the waves. If we could pull an imaginary plug at the bottom of the sea and, layer by layer, expose the majesty and mystery of what lies beneath, we would be astounded.

Drain the Ocean reveals the longest mountain range (65,000 kilometers!); the deepest point on Earth; the largest stretch of flat plains; and psychedelic bio-luminescent life forms that look like Hollywood aliens.

Narrated by Avery Brooks and combining the latest scientific data with state-of-the-art CGI computer hardware plus specially written software, this innovative and visually striking special drains the water from the oceans to reveal the mountains, canyons, plains and volcanoes that are more dramatic than anything visible on dry land.

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Martin Brook
2 years ago

All good stuff completely spoiled by horrible too-loud music that drowns out the dialogue.

5 years ago

Will there be time we can purchase DRAIN THE OCEAN for home viewing CD-DVD?

Donnie Sandusky
5 years ago

People are gullable and it now works in New age TV, any country that doesn't show it I would say be glad because it's all made up 'scientific' information that they like to teach in New age text books. As we have known throughout history, tell someone something for long enough and they will believe it.

6 years ago

Blocked in Denmark too.

6 years ago

Another one blocked in the Netherlands, same with you tube link, also blocked.

6 years ago

It was fascinating at first but than it turned out boring. Too much repetition of information

6 years ago

I would love to see them do a story by " Draining The Ocean " off of Ft. Fisher / Carolina Beach near Wilmington , NC where I live. Many naval battles as well as blockade runners took place. It would be interesting to see what is down there.

Bryan Foreman
8 years ago

I'm on board! Let's do it! Let's drain the oceans and blow up the moon!

10 years ago

Yep. Something for everyone here at TDF. I liked it: loved the graphics, no problem with the voice, learned some things about the deep. I turn off docs that bore me. Thought everyone else did the same due to the presence of much, much worse stuff elsewhere on this site. Cheer-up, dissastisfied folks, and use the old but highly effective point, click, and scroll methodology at your fingertips which takes about as much energy as it does to complain.

11 years ago

such a dope doco

11 years ago

His voice is so annoying and I wanted to watch this!! =/ if I wanted to watch on mute, i would stare at my TV.

brice page
11 years ago

chocolate rain guy voice? :D

11 years ago

Avery Brooks. Hug that man somebody. At last an American voiceover that doesn't insult your intelligence with OTT cozy Hollywood action schlock. The closest he gets is ..millions of species j u s t w a i t i n g to be discovered'.. mm mm, like i'm a Tazmanian tiger and I can't wait for humankind to d i s c o v e r me. Bone dry and measured. Keep that guy in work, please.

11 years ago

I liked it. The narrators voice was a little deep and hesitant but the overall graphics and the work that went into this production was really quite good.

With regards to Monterrey Bay, a little bit more research needed to done that better explained that 20,000 years ago the ocean levels were 120m lower than today and that the Monterrey Bay Canyon was carved by rivers emptying into a much lower ocean.

Glacial melt later on would have added to the water flow carving the Monterrey Bay Canyon even deeper.

The graphics showing the mid ocean ridges going around the planet were very well done. I had been aware of the mid Atlantic Ridge but not the other mid ocean ridges. Very interesting.

Jon D. Coffey
11 years ago

This was horrible. Cheesy. Recycled dialogue. Poor digressions.
I saw that friggin' mud bubble ten times over the course of this thing.

11 years ago

I wasn't bored at all and found it totally fascinating. This is the best thing about this site, there really is something for everyone, thankyou!

11 years ago


11 years ago

Some interesting information about the bottom of the ocean. Without the commercials, it can seem repeatitive. Nice graphics, too.

11 years ago

is this narrated by morpheus?

11 years ago

Wow and I was about to check this one out lol :0

11 years ago

helped me to nap

11 years ago

What's with the android narrator. Is it to drive home the point that we humans know next to nothing about our home?

11 years ago

Barely worth watching, repeated the same phrases over and over and used dramatic music and narration to make up for the lack of content...