In their ongoing quest to rock our senses and smack us with reminders over how amazing our world is, the BBC and Discovery have pulled back the curtain on their latest jaw-dropping achievement "Frozen Planet."


If you've experienced any part of past productions like "LIFE" or "Human Planet," you're likely already aware of just how great this new seven-part documentary will be. In fact, "Frozen Planet" is seen as a true sequel to the groundbreaking 2006 HD series "Planet Earth." This time, instead of lush rainforests and grasslands, we're treated to the stark beauty and unimaginable creatures and geography of the Arctic and Antarctica. 


"Core to Discovery Channel's mission is to educate viewers about the world around us and show them things that have never been seen before through new technologies," said John Ford, former President and General Manager of Discovery Channel. "It is exciting to be working with the BBC on a project that takes a deeper look at two of the most extreme areas on the planet.


Adding to the allure of "Frozen Planet" is the fact that it's Sir David Attenborough's last narration of a film of this magnitude. The beloved 85-year-old naturalist is a legend in the nature documentary industry and a stalwart conservationist. 


"Sir David authors 'On Thin Ice,' the seventh film of the series, which explores the effects of climate change on the polar regions and the lengths that scientists are going to, to understand it," states a release. "Some regions, like the Antarctic Peninsula, have warmed significantly in the years since Sir David first visited them. He explores what this means, not just for the animals and people of the polar regions, but for the whole planet."


For a healthy dose of awe, check out the "Frozen Planet" trailer below. The series debuts on the BBC and Discovery Channel in late 2011 and early 2012. 


Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

'Frozen Planet' trailer will blow your mind
Discovery and the BBC partner yet again to produce a stunning look at the coldest regions of our world.