Human Body: Pushing the Limits

2008 NR 1 season

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Human Body: Pushing the Limits

2008 NR 1 season
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Innovative photos, graphics and computer-generated images provide a fascinating look inside human anatomy, examining the muscles, bones and organs of bodies in motion in this Discovery Channel series. Focusing on extraordinary physical and mental feats accomplished during moments of great stress, the show explores the physiological changes that help achieve such remarkable results. Topics include sight, strength, sensation and brain power.
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Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 2 discs

Innovative photos, graphics and computer-generated images provide a fascinating look inside human anatomy, examining the muscles, bones and organs of bodies in motion in this Discovery Channel series. Focusing on extraordinary physical and mental feats accomplished during moments of great stress, the show explores the physiological changes that help achieve such remarkable results. Topics include sight, strength, sensation and brain power.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that each episode of this fascinating four-part docuseries centers on a separate group of body functions (brain power, sensations, etc.); depending on the topic, there may be images of kissing, people doing dangerous things, and so on. The series will intrigue science-savvy tweens and teens, but younger kids may not like the images of humans' internal structures (or the stripped-down, skinless, skeleton-like "person" used to illustrate how bones, muscles, and so on work). The frank discussions of how bodies respond to danger (shutting down functions or feeding off themselves, for example) could also upset young or sensitive viewers.

Sexual Content

Rare scenes show couples kissing.

Violence

Some episodes include re-enactments of desperate real-life situations (firefighters racing against forest fires, a man falling into a deep cave, etc.), but there's little to no blood or serious injury shown. Frequent computer-animated images of a stripped-down, skinless, skeleton-like "person."

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

The series gives viewers an in-depth, educational look at how the human body works.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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