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Primeval 5 Seasons 2011

Amazon Video

Season 5
(139) IMDb 7.3/10

1. Primeval - Episode 1 AGES_12_AND_OVER

An underground creature brings chaos to the city, forcing the team to chase around the city to track down the movements of this vicious burrowing creature. When the creature strikes for the final time, the team find one of their own in mortal danger and fight to save their life.

Andrew-Lee Potts,Hannah Spearritt
44 minutes

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Season 5

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Mark Everest
Starring Andrew-Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt
Supporting actors Ben Miller, CiarŠN Mcmenamin, Ben Mansfield
Season year 2011
Network BBC Worldwide
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Bruce TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Sept. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Though it's called series 5, this is series 4 part 2 of Primeval. You can tell from the story arc, and there are some giveaways in the 'making of' feature- the scripts refer to these episodes as, for example, "series 4 episode 9" instead of "series 5 episode 2". It was clearly filmed as one thirteen-part series, and then split into two 'series' between filming and broadcast.

This makes a difference to the series as a whole- rather than having its' own original developing plot, it picks up where the previous seven episodes left off and if you haven't seen series 4, series 5 will make very little sense. So only buy this if you've already got or seen series 4.

The episodes themselves are great. Moving the show's production to Ireland gave it a new lease of life and it ends up being a very polished, confident drama. The special effects are mostly excellent and the acting is strong. It's a bit more predictable than something like "Doctor Who" but it's still good all-round family entertainment sci-fi.

The 'extras' (or rather, 'extra'- singular) is disappointing, as it's really the leftover bits from the 'making the new primeval' documentary that appeared on the series 4 disc, which feels like it's more aimed at trying to persuade new audiences to watch the show, rather than giving existing fans any real behind-the-scenes interest. Some more in-depth extras featuring longer interviews with the cast, or the writers, would've been very welcome.

As I write this the latest news is that "Primeval: New World" will be the next time we'll see Primeval on TV. It'll be American-made, feature a mostly or completely new cast, it'll "start fresh" plot-wise, and they haven't started filming it yet so it won't be on TV for quite a while. So while you're waiting, enjoy these last six episodes of the original Primeval.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By JustAnotherTimeLord on 28 Jun. 2011
Format: DVD
Ok so I've just finished watching the last episode and I have to say it was incredible. Having been with Primeval since the very first episode, I, like many other fans can probably say that it is different to how it was then. This series not only bought closure to Primeval as a whole but also left it open for what (HOPEFULLY) will be a sixth series.
For those who were disappointed with series 4, then I suggest you check out what is probably the last series as it was a definite improvement over it, moving the plot forward and so forth.
The special feature(s) on this disk is similar to that on the fourth series DVD, so it should be quite interesting. I will be getting this the day it comes out and I hope everyone else, like me, has enjoyed 4 fun years of Primeval : )
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Series Five of Primeval is outstanding. This is a great series. It is easily the best of all five seasons of this science fiction series. Also this series is the best British science fiction series for many years.
The whole production is excellent. The production, the scripts, the acting, the sets and the special effects are all first class.
This series five makes up for the weaker series one and two in so much as it brings all of the elements to a seemingly climactic ending. It makes the whole story from series one to five seem worthwhile. We get to understand all of the simplicity and un explained factors of series one and two through to the more developed series three to five.
Each series has improved on the last one because each has no ultimate conclusion. This series brings everything to a sort of conclusion. Any of the earlier series are incomplete without this one.

Each episode has its own uniqueness and theme except the final two episodes that are effectively a two part story.

This series five and the earlier series four are in fact a new beginning for Primeval. This series five is a continuation of series four. ( It is a bit like series four part two). And both series are distinctly different from the previous series one-three.

Priveval is a British Science Fiction series originally produced for ITV by Impossible Pictures. The first two seasons saw scientists investigate the appearance of temporal anomalies across Britain. Pre historic and future creatures came through the anomalies causing terrible havoc. Both seasons were successful in the UK and both did reasonably well in America when transmitted through BBC America.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Marlowe on 15 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD
Similar to the end of the original run of classic Dr Who this ends on a story never really intended to be the end. The team in the final scenes are clearly heading off for new adventures with a cryptic hint of what series 6 might have had in store, had they been able to go to another year at that time. As it stands though, barring a possible feature film and spinoff New World (haven't seen it), that about wraps it up for Primeval.
Series 4 & 5 are much of a piece & stand as the most consistent 2 series made of the show. They look as if they were shot back to back and there are story arcs (no that really is not intended as a pun) which run across both notably the fate of Victorian Adventuress Emily (she reappears here), Connor and Abby's relationship problems, Matt's foreknowledge of a global disaster plus Philip Burton & New Dawn.
Good range of stories and creatures (well realised as ever) even if the percentage of creature action could perhaps have been a tiny bit higher.
Standout episodes include Matt's trip to the Victorian era where Emily battles against the dinosaur that has given birth to the legend of Spring Heeled Jack (Matt fears Emily's actions may result in her being confined to a mental institution which is where history says she ends up) and a Hunt for Red October style number where the team take a submarine trip through a deep underwater anomaly.

Connor creates a man made anomaly which results in a lockdown as the team battle against swarming insects which come through.

For the last 2 episodes a giant man made anomaly threatens to bring the disaster Matt feared & anomalies open up beyond the capacity to contain them. Eagle eyed viewers will spot some cleverly used footage of earlier episodes to represent them.
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