Any attempt at depicting the end-Permian event would be epic indeed. Maybe they could work it into a longer version...
Likely not to be as visually interesting, either?
K-T Extinction (Sorry, "K–Pg:"
A renaming right up there with "Brontosaurus"
on the pedantic scale) does seem a much better fit for this story.
I know that the clip was "Our Story," but would not have minded a bit more of the trilobites - could been done at the expense of the bacteria - and perhaps some recognition of the Holocene extinction event which we seem to be causing.
And, the Big Bang ...
As a simple soul sitting in darkness, I have never made any sense of the Big Bang: What does it Bang into? From whence came the banging material, what was there before there was a before, why is there something rather than nothing, and would not nothing then be something in and of itself, where is the Dark Matter making up most of our universe, and why don't I trip over it?
Cosmology for me has always seemed one of the most annoyingly other-worldly, speculative, and largely useless endeavors of the human mind. Many ancient societies, recognizing this, simply - and quite sensibly - invoked a Creator God ... equally sensibly they then ignored the obvious question of ante deus, quid?
Perhaps I have just not ever been clever enough to actually understand cosmological discussions.
At root, do not think the Big Bang is really much different: Being simply another attempt to explain the unknowable with the unknown.
Yes, more trilobites would have been good.
Capital clip though!