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Old 19-06-2013, 22:44
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This was a very interesting programme, I watched because I wanted to learn more about fracking, I have to say I'm not a fan (with the amount of money spent on getting it up & running in the USA, they could have put a solar panel on the roof of every house in the country); there were a few too many clips of the presenter driving, which were not informative & I guess just put in there to look a bit 'arty', & it was not lost on me that he was always driving a 'gas guzzler', given the premiss of the programme you would think he could've been in a 'Smart Car' or something similar.
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Old 20-06-2013, 06:06
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The programme lost its way and became tedious, not least because of professor overload. Indeed too many car shots, but at least a small clip of Led Zeppelin lifted the ennui.
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Old 20-06-2013, 09:38
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Down to the usual current Horizon standard...unfortunately.

The brief mention of an earthquake when tried in Blackpool. Did the American experience cause any earthquakes? It seems the prof couldn't be bothered to check.

Complaining about potentially contaminated water...ok, there was a lot of methane in the water but did anyone send a sample of well water to be properly analysed? Why not...it seems like an obvious thing to do.

Far too many 'driving about' shots to fill time but far too few questions and little in the way of answers.

At least there was no mention of 'climate change'. That must be a first.
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Old 20-06-2013, 10:11
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Precisely, too many questions left hanging in the air. At most it should have been a half hour programme with a lot more substance and a lot less tangential trivia.
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Old 20-06-2013, 19:15
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Just watched it on iPlayer. It's an interesting, important and current subject - just the thing that Horizon should be doing but this was tedious with little new insight or information. It was also very disjointed as if several films had just been cut together.
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Old 21-06-2013, 10:52
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Got around to watching it. Interesting and important subject. But it was so utterly tedious I didn't make it to the end.

Most telling item was the huge ship full of gas from the middle east. We must get away from this sort of dependance.
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Old 21-06-2013, 12:56
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I thought it okay as it didn't come with an agenda written in neon lights.
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Old 21-06-2013, 13:01
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Would Fracking Hell be a new swearword?
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