PBS Kids’ hit science-based series Dinosaur Train is one of the network’s biggest hits. That is because of its ability to make science fun with its combination of trains and dinosaurs—two things that almost every child loves. Over the course of its now four seasons on television, the series has entertained and educated audiences of all ages with that expert balance of material. That entertainment and education continued in a big, new way with the new “movie” What’s at The Center of the Earth? The program, which sees the Pteranodon family diving deep into the earth and learning even more new lessons. That story is, in itself, one of the key elements to discuss in examining the program in its recent DVD release. The DVD’s namesake movie” isn’t the only story presented in its new home release. Four other episodes are included with the DVD’s main story. That will be discussed later. The viewing options presented to audiences rounds out the most important of this DVD’s elements. Each element is important in its own right to the DVD’s presentation. All things considered, Dinosaur Train: What’s at The Center of the Earth? proves to be a presentation that audiences of all ages will *ahem* dig. Yes, that terrible pun was fully intended.
PBS Kids’ latest Dinosaur Train DVD What’s at The Center of the Earth? is a release that audiences of all ages will “dig.” That is due in part to the story at the center of its main feature. The story takes the Pteranodon kids and their dad on a ride deep into the earth with Mr. Conductor and his nephew in search of a spot for a new underground train station. It is not the first time the series has seen the Pteranodon family digging for gems and other items. It is, though, the first time that the show’s writers have taken its main characters so deep into the earth. They have gone beneath the waves many times, into the skies and all around the prehistoric world. This time though, is the first time the writers have taken audiences so deep into the earth. It should be noted though, that the Drill Train doesn’t go to the center of the earth, but it does take the kids pretty deep regardless. To that end, the DVD’s main story proves to be an integral piece of its overall presentation. It is just one part of what makes the DVD such an enjoyable presentation. The companion stories included with the DVD’s main feature play a pivotal part in its presentation, too.
The main feature of PBS Kids’ new Dinosaur Train DVD is in itself a key part of its presentation. That is because it is such an original work, considering the series’ history so far. It is only one of the elements that should be discussed in examining the DVD in whole. The companion episodes that are included with the main feature are important to note, too. All four episodes are taken from the series’ fourth season (its latest season). The first pairing—‘Nest Swap’ and ‘The Herd is the Word’—originally aired together March 18, 2016. ‘Spinosaurus Super Model’ came much later in the season’s run while ‘Where Have All The Lizards Gone?’ aired almost halfway through the season. The episodes are not presented in the same chronological order here in which they were presented during their original broadcasts, but the fact that they all come from the same season—the series’ latest season no less—shows that a certain amount of thought was put into their inclusion. It keeps all of the episodes as close together as possible. What’s more, the stories presented within each episode each differ from one another, ensuring audiences’ engagement even more. Keeping all of this in mind, the extra episodes included in What’s at the Center of the Earth? are just as important to the DVD’s overall presentation as the DVD’s main feature. The viewing options presented to audiences round out the most important of the DVD’s elements.
The story at the center of What’s at the Center of the Earth? and that story’s companion episodes collectively establish a solid foundation for this latest Dinosaur Train DVD’s presentation. That is due to their content and the fact that they all come from the same season, rather than being from all four seasons. While the episodes themselves are so pivotal to the DVD’s presentation, they are not its only important elements. The viewing options used for those episodes is important to discuss, too. Audiences will be happy to know that they can watch the episodes one at a time or in linear fashion. When audiences choose the “Play All Episodes” option, that option still presents solid break points between episodes and the mid-show segments with Dr. Scott that allow viewers plenty of time to stop if needed. Watching the episodes in non-linear style separates the mid-show segments from the episodes and the episodes from each other, too. Simply put, regardless of what options audiences choose, both options prove to be positive for viewers. When this is considered along with the DVD’s episodes and their stories, the whole proves to be a presentation that once again, audiences of all ages will “dig.”
PBS Kids’ new Dinosaur Train DVD What’s at the Center of the Earth? is a program that, in its recent home release, that audiences of all ages will “dig.” The story at the center of its main feature supports that statement in part. The companion episodes that come with that central feature strengthen that statement even more. The DVD’s viewing options round out its most important elements. Each element is important in its own right to the DVD’s overall presentation. All things considered, they make this DVD yet another enjoyable offering from PBS Kids and its hit series. They make it a DVD that the whole family will “dig.” It is available now in stores and online, and can be ordered online direct via PBS’ online store. More information on this DVD is available along with more Dinosaur Train activities, news and more at:
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