Darwin’s Darkest Hour on PBS

Back in July I posted about a new film from PBS and National Geographic about Darwin, “Darwin’s Darkest Hour.” It is set to air on NOVA on October 6th. Via Evolving Complexity, here is the trailer. I do have to say that it is not a very exciting trailer (especially compared to that for Creation), but we’ll just have to wait and see.

4 thoughts on “Darwin’s Darkest Hour on PBS

  1. Darwin’s Darkest Hour was a dark few hours in PBS time. So slow and the ridiculous dialogue! Unfortunately what could have been very interesting turned into a real disappointment. Someone wasted good PBS money.

  2. First of all, let me say that I thoroughly enjoyed the Nova feature film, “Darwin’s Darkest Hour.” But, I got a repeated kick out of an ironic faux pas in the film: the presence of the Golden Retriever named “Joe.” He was first seen greeting the postman in 1858. Joe also appeared romping around with the children in 1859 when the postman delivered Darwin’s first edition volume “On the Origin of Species.” The Golden Retriever breed did not yet exist in the year 1858. In fact, it wasn’t even close. The breed, which was the culmination of Sir Dudley Marjoribanks’ painstaking selection and line breeding program that began in 1868, didn’t exist until the end of the nineteenth century.

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