The Discovery Channel FAIL-train heads to Alaska

As if replacing David Attenborough with Oprah for the narration of ‘Life’ wasn’t bad enough…

Discovery Communications, the owner of the Discovery and Science Channels, is currently in talks to produce a new HD documentary set in the stunning Alaskan countryside.

That’s not so bad, right?

Well, here’s the troubling detail; this will be a reality program centered on the travels of the most esteemed naturalist… Sarah Palin.

According to Celebbuz:

The program, to be shot in HD, will have Sarah guiding viewers throughout Alaska. And, with the former governor requesting $1.2 million an episode, Alaska would be one of the most expensive nature series ever made.

So Discovery is actually considering throwing the largest documentary budget in history at a complete scientific illiterate. Any pretension this network holds regarding educating the public about science and nature clearly comes second behind pandering to inane popular culture phenomena.

Truly unbelievable, infuriating, and depressing…

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10 Responses to “The Discovery Channel FAIL-train heads to Alaska”


  1. 1 Kenneth McFarlane March 23, 2010 at 11:22 am

    You have, through no fault of your own, just ruined my day.

    I’ve been disgusted with much of what the discovery channel has run in the past (they come a close second to the History channel in horrible material), but this will likely put everything else to shame.

    Except maybe the shows on ghosts.

  2. 2 Mike Bok March 23, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Maybe there will be an episode where Sarah looks for ghosts in an old abandoned gold mine?

  3. 3 Karen James March 24, 2010 at 7:49 am

    ‘Discovery Communications…encompasses channels from Animal Planet and Planet Green to TLC and the Oprah network.’

    ‘nough said.

  4. 5 Mike Bok March 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Well I guess its good that they’re not putting it on Discovery of Science… But, that is still a lot of money to throw at a proud imbecile.

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