“Planet Earth II,” 9pm, Saturday, BBC America. A humble suggestion: carve out time so you can first watch “Planet Earth II” with the sound off, allowing yourself to take in the stunning scenery. Once you’ve absorbed the early moments of this visual masterpiece the brain will wonder, “How did exec prod Michael Gunton and his crew get that shot of (fill in your favorite)?” Our favorite: the Nubian Ibeks out climbing a fox. It’s breathtaking television. Then watch it again with the sound on— Hans Zimmer’s music is magnificent; the narration of Sir David Attenborough, 90 years young, adds depth and fun to this magnificent package. Oh, the answer to the earlier question about visuals: technology, drones, 60 camera operators, 2,089 days and 40 countries. — “Super Mansion,” Season 2, new episode streams weekly, Crackle. Maybe it’s because Bryan Cranston is having way too much fun voicing the aged superhero Titanium Rex, who leads a dysfunctional band of millennials one-third his age. Perhaps it’s Keegan-Michael Keyhamming it up as American Ranger, or Zeb Wells as Jewbot, or the subtle criticisms of xenophobia, fraternities and the superhero genre, but this Emmy-nominated, stop motion-animated comedy series had us smiling throughout. Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) deserves kudos for her portrayal of Portia Jones, aka Zenith. – Seth Arenstein

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