Wednesday 10/5: 'NOVA: Great Human Odyssey' (PBS)
Once in awhile it's good to remind ourselves where we came from. That is exactly what anthropologist Dr. Niobe Thompson aims to do with this documentary about our ancient human ancestors. During Great Human Odyssey the doctor explores the unlikely survival and miraculous emergence from humble beginnings of Homo sapiens as the world’s only global species, using the most recent research. Filmed over 18 months using ultraHD 4K cameras, Thompson traveled to five different continents to get groundbreaking footage of some of the most hostile environments on Earth. Places like Papua New Guinea’s Sepik River, Russia’s Bering Strait, and the war-torn lands of southern Philippines.