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At any rate, it is a good starter for anyone who has not seen the show, or who hasn't seen it in a long time and remembers it! I would definitely recommend it for kids and adults, whether they like science or not. I never really liked science, but this show just made it so fun! The show is very cleverly written and the acting is great. It was obviously made by talented and intelligent people with a sense of humor, sometimes weird, but always funny! What more can I say? Everyone should watch this show!
AND the previews of other videos are all OLD movies.
BUT, at least we have Beakman on DVD. Only an hour, but what an hour it is. Beakman along with lab rat Lester, and sidekick Jose do numerous scientific experiments. Explaning how to do them (safely) and why things do what they do. Each experiment is a "chapter" so you can go to a specific experiment easily.
I'm dissapointed that this was not a new collection made just for DVD. AND .. I suspect that, while it is also available in your local video store, it will not sell very well ... WHY? .. because it will be hard to find unless you are specifially looking for it .. and even then you may need to ask an employee (of course you can buy it here on AMAZON instead)
What I'm REALLY waiting for is complete seasons .. but if they are "testing the waters" with this DVD and it doesn't sell well, they will likely not release anything further :-(
SUGGESTION: It's cheap enough .. why not buy an extra copy and donate it to your local public library?
Richard in Boston, MA, USA
I wasn't going to review this item, as I felt there was no need. I only came here to buy this item for my age 6 son, and scanned the reviews in hope that one might contain information on which episodes/excerpts were included in this video.
But I stumbled on a review that was just WRONG, and saw that others had marked it as helpful, and then thought of the children who would be deprived of this opportunity to learn AND have fun which is NOT AVAILABLE ANYWHERE ELSE. I COULD NOT leave this alone. While I replied to the review, THIS WAS NOT ENOUGH.
A shortened version of my reply:
[that other review]"...two puppet penguins...when one stated that he was "younger and sexier" than the other, I began to worry." And it goes on.
Whoever put this DVD together obviously made a major error, in that this joke was now made out-of-context in editing. Bearing no real sexual content whatsoever, it's a biological/genetics joke: said penguins are *twins*. As such, any reference to difference in age or physical appeal is essentially moot. Therein lies the joke.
My sister was 3 when she heard this joke, and she got it immediately. She recently credited this show with getting A's in COLLEGE science classes, having had no real immersion in science in between. My grandmother, wife of a minister, and mother of 3 others, was also tickled pink when she heard this joke.
These penguins typically represented "what-not-to-do", much like "Mr. Lundt" from Veggie Tales, and all viewers come away with the impression to avoid their behavior and actions, now and always.
""Beakman" was obnoxious..." ...[blink, blink]....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After hearing a segment on NPR, I ordered the dvd for some grandchildren. They loved it &according to their mother are busy making their own discoveries.Published 3 months ago by Sandra H. Mosolgo
My only gripe would be that I wish there were more but the same can be said of all good things. Vive la Lester!Published 5 months ago by Caleb Haddon
We all loved watching Beakman's World on netflix until they removed it. My 10yr old son was so happy to get this dvd. We only wish they would have the whole series available!Published 13 months ago by J. Haney
i grew up with Beekman and Bill Nye and bought this for my nephew. I re-watch it with him at times and refreshes my memory.Published 15 months ago by Tiffany