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National Geographic Sex for Sale American Escort ( 2012 )
The worlds oldest profession is now a thriving black market economy with an underground workforce thats just an Internet connection and a phone call away. National Geographics Mariana van Zeller journeys to the heart of the American escort industry and uncovers the gritty reality behind the supply and demand of high-end sex work.
National Geographic: Hard Time ( 2011 )
Hard Time takes viewers on a yearlong journey behind bars, following the lives of those who work and serve time in two of Georgia's toughest maximum-security prisons.
National Geographic: Inside Rio Carnaval ( 2007 )
At the centre of the world famous Rio Carnival is the Samba Parade — a fierce competition of vast scale among 13 neighbourhood samba schools. Watching them are a panel of expert judges, more than 60,000 spectators and a TV audience of nearly half a billion. The unexpected is always expected during one of the largest parties on earth, and Nat Geo is right there to find out how Rio survives and Carnival continues to thrive.
National Geographic Witchcraft: Myths And Legends ( 2011 )
In the modern world, witchcraft and witches are dismissed as fantasies, but in many cultures, magic is alive and its practitioners admired and feared. Join National Geographic on a quest to find the stories behind the myths and legends of witchcraft. Along the way, we'll meet an anthropologist who became a believer in Mexico and a witch cleanser; in Zimbabwe.
National Geographic: The Girl in the Glass Casket ( 2011 )
She is believed to be one of the best-preserved mummies in history Rosalia, a lifelike 2-year old girl encased in a glass-topped casket for over 90 years. Amazingly, her skin and delicate curls of hair remain intact. But Rosalia and the other mummies deep in the catacombs of Palermo, Italy, have started to show signs of decay. Now, a team of scientists are fighting to preserve her remains. To save Rosalia, they'll need to decipher the technique of her conservation.
National Geographic 2012 The Final Prophecy ( 2010 )
What if the Maya were right about the end of humanity as we know it? Would fire pour from the sky, buildings shatter, floods destroy Washington DC and Los Angeles slide into the Pacific? That�s how Hollywood is interpreting the end of the Maya great calendar cycle on December 21, 2012
National Geographic: UFO UK - New Evidence ( 2011 )
DESCRIPTION Are aliens really out there? Find out in the UK premiere of UFO UK: New Evidence on Monday 14 March at 8pm. You've heard tales of little green men from other planets, but these are normally consigned to urban legends and sci-fi fables. However, a dossier of files released by the Ministry of Defence last year proves just how seriously some of these close encounters are taken by the government. Since August 2010, these previously classified 'UFO files' have been in the public domain - and they reveal some startling goings-on in the skies above Britain. There's Winston Churchill's wartime cover-up, the alleged UFO crash in a remote part of Wales and the East Anglian sighting that left police, coastguard and radar operators scratching their heads. Among the many other reports brought to light are the hushed-up camera recording of a UFO over Scotland and the bizarre experience of a Boeing 737 jet pilot flying above Manchester. The files also provide a fascinating insight into how attitudes towards alien visitors have changed over the years, with everything from war to The X Files playing their part in the timeline. But this is more than just a case for Mulder and Scully.
National Geographic World's Most Dangerous Gang ( 2007 )
You've spotted the graffiti and seen their tattoos. And you've read the shocking headlines documenting their brutality. But what is driving the rapid spread of the ultra violent gang MS-13, which has infected big cities and small towns across the country. Lisa Ling takes you deep inside a merciless world hidden in plain view. Through revealing interviews with active members, National Geographic reveals the extreme culture and rituals of the MS-13 gang.
National Geographic: Monster Fish - Nile Giant ( 2011 )
NGC follows aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan in his search for the Nile perch - Africas voracious monster fish that can reach six feet and grow to over 400 pounds. Zeb comes face to face with this giant aquatic predator as it competes with 15-foot crocs and giant catfish. Later, he investigates the stories he's heard that this fish - and the people who depend on it - could be in trouble.
National Geographic Diving into Noahs Flood ( 2012 )
Archaeologist Jeff Rose embarks on a journey to understand how the destructive forces of water might have inspired the biblical story of Noahs Ark and the great flood. Dr. Rose believes that a massive flood once swallowed a landmass as big as Great Britain, created the Persian Gulf and sent tribes of Neolithic people into constant retreat from the ever-rising waters.
National Geographic Explorer : Sex, Lies, and Gender ( 2009 )
The gender of a newborn child is not always clearly male or female. For parents of gender variant children, the decisions they face have lifelong and sometimes horribly conflicting consequences. National Geographic investigates the science behind gender, how doctors and parents approach gender decisions, and explores traditional and controversial therapies.
National Geographic Russia's Toughest Prisons ( 2011 )
For the first time, three prisons across Russia unlock their doors to an international film crew. From a Siberian prison camp where temperatures plummet to 50 below to the highest security prison, where cannibals, terrorists and serial killers will live out the rest of their days, caged like animals. And, a pass inside infamous Vladimir Central — at over 200 years old, it’s held an estimated one million inmates. Inside Black Dolphin, a cannibal talks openly about his crime, divulging how he boiled, fried and ate his murder victim. In Vladimir Central, a convict opens up about killing his brother-in-law for disturbing his daughter’s peaceful night’s sleep. And inside a Siberian prison camp, we meet two friends about to go their separate ways when one gets paroled.
National Geographic: Finding Atlantis ( 2011 )
Could the fabled lost city of Atlantis have been located? Using satellite photography, ground-penetrating radar and underwater technology, experts are now surveying marshlands in Spain to look for proof of the ancient city. If the team can match geological formations to Plato's descriptions and date artifacts back to the time of Atlantis, we may be closer to solving one of the world's greatest mysteries.
National Geographic: Death Row Texas ( 2009 )
It's the busiest execution chamber in the country. In the small town of Huntsville, Texas 18 inmates were executed in 2008 alone, 423 between 1982 and 2008. National Geographic provides rare access inside this center of the capital punishment controversy. In intimate interviews, meet those scheduled to be executed in just weeks and learn how they struggle through each day knowing the exact date and hour of their death. And find out how the residents of Huntsville feel about living in a town that's ground zero for capital punishment in the United States.
National Geographic: When Aliens Attack ( 2011 )
What if an extra-terrestrial force attacked Earth? What might that look like and how will the people of Earth respond? Consulting a cast of world-renowned scientists, survival experts and defense experts, this two-hour special, Alien Invasion explores this frightening scenario. Experts reveal what could motivate alien invaders to attack Earth, and speculate on how the attack might play out -- the strategy alien invaders might use and the most effective ways for humans to respond. Well turn to science and history to figure out what works. Well show how humanity can survive this ultimate test.
National Geographic Explorer Testosterone Factor ( 2011 )
Leading researchers in psychology, biology and anthropology reveal this powerful male hormone’s fascinating influence on strength, status, success, and even commitment.
National Geographic Worlds Biggest Cave ( 2010 )
In 2009, a team of British cavers investigated a recently uncovered cave in a remote Vietnamese jungle. The Son Doong cave is enormous; can it be larger than the current world-record holder? The explorers traveled for miles through the cave before hitting a 46-foot-high wall. Now, follow the team as they return to Son Doong to finish exploring the cave and climb the wall. Will Son Doong prove to be the worlds biggest cave? And what secrets are undiscovered inside this unique ecosystem?
National Geographic - Extreme Universe ( 2010 )
Ever wondered what would happen if you were sucked into a black hole? Or, if wormholes could make time travel a reality? And could life on Earth survive a huge meteor strike like the one that took out the dinosaurs?
National Geographic: Journey into Amazonia - The Big Top ( 2011 )
Almost half the world's species lives in Amazonia, where conditions are nearly perfect for their continuing survival. Food sources abound for carnivores and herbivores alike. The film crew for this series records harpy eagles big enough to carry monkeys, whose acrobatic skills cannot always save them from being prey. They record the infamous tree sloths, whose extreme inactivity can trigger algae growth on their bodies. Journey into Amazonia, Episode 3: The Big Top examines the life and death drama that occurs daily in the canopy more than 100 feet above the forest floor
National Geographic Bugatti Super Car ( 2010 )
The Bugatti Veyron is a "super" super car - part automobile and part airplane. And with a base price of $1,750,000, it is the most expensive production car in the world. Designed with materials and construction techniques normally found in the aerospace industry, this remarkable engineering achievement is one of the fastest street-legal cars ever built. Now, NGC takes an insider look at the Bugatti factory to see how this modern engineering masterpiece is built.
National Geographic Break it Down Jersey Prison ( 2011 )
Break It Down is tackling one of its most formidable projects ever, a building that was made to be virtually impenetrable — the Riverfront State Prison in Camden, New Jersey. There are concrete cell blocks, a library, a chapel, four guard towers, and razor wire — and it's all got to come crashing down. This sixteen-acre property sits on valuable riverfront real estate. So the prison is getting a death sentence, and the land is going to be cleared for new construction. But there are obstacles at almost every turn — from the deadly risk of asbestos to the swirling snows of a winter storm. If that's not a big enough challenge, the team is working hard to recycle as much material from the old prison as they can. It's got to be carefully cleared out and shipped off, with old copper and steel becoming new products through recycling. At last, what was one of the most formidable places around has been reduced to an empty landscape — a site that's now ripe for a new beginning.
National Geographic: Area 51 Declassified ( 2011 )
Its the most famous military installation in the world, yet it doesnt officially exist. Area 51-- a site for covert Cold War operations-- has long been a magnet for crackpots, conspiracy theorists, and the overly curious. While there may not be truth to the rumors that Area 51 is a haven for UFOs and extraterrestrials, its clear that our government has been up to something in Area 51 for decades, and it turns out there is a kernel of truth to even some of the wildest speculation. Underground tunnels Hidden enemy aircraft Secret government UFO files Now, after years of silence, for the first time Area 51 insiders spill their secrets and reveal whats really been going on inside the most secretive place on earth.
National Geographic: Sizing Up Sperm ( 2010 )
Each of us was the grand prize in an ultimate reality competition, the amazing race a sperm makes on the road to fertilization. Millions of sperm compete while overcoming armies of antibodies, treacherous terrain and impossible odds to reach their single-minded goal. To illustrate the full weight of the challenge, Sizing Up Sperm uses real people to represent 250 million sperm on their marathon quest to be first to reach a single egg.
National Geographic: Vampires ( 2010 )
National Geographic explores centuries of vampire lore and legend--unearthing new science and insights on superstition and psychology. For most of us, the vampire is a fictional count who became a horror movie icon. But is there more to the legend than fiction? Do the undead actually walk among us? From a self-proclaimed modern-day blood-drinking vampire, to a bishop who claims to have exorcized vampires and demons to experts in anthropology, forensics, folklore and vampirism, Is It Real? Vampires sheds light on why this archetypal image has haunted us for so long.
National Geographic City Under the Sea ( 2011 )
With a host of problems threatening the earth's surface, is underwater living a viable alternative? Meet the scientists who believe that permanently submerged colonies are not just possible, but imminent. National Geographic follows the scientists as they tackle the hypothetical challenge of housing 100 families below the ocean's surface and race to overcome obstacles such as bone-crushing pressures, ravaging storms and scalding volcanic fluids to create self-sufficient underwater communities
National Geographic Hooked: Chainsaw Fish ( 2011 )
Join fish biologist, conservationist and National Geographic Explorer Dr. Zeb Hogan in his scientific quest to preserve the world’s biggest freshwater fish. As part of his Megafishes Project, Zeb heads to the Australian outback on an expedition to find the elusive sawfish, which looks like a cross between a shark, a stingray and a chainsaw and can grow to 22 feet long.
National Geographic Wild: Sex Drugs and Plants ( 2011 )
Sex, Drugs and Plants' gives an insight into the fascinating world of plants. By feeling, "hearing," smelling and tasting, these plants continue their journey through the undergrowth, in a bid for survival. Scientists and experts reveal the skills and tricks that plants use to survive, with predatory plants using every trick in the book to entice a meal, including sniffing out their prey. Exploring the defences plants employ to save themselves from harm, featuring the amazing acacia, which commands an ant army to fend off unwanted visitors. Experts also investigate how human intervention affects the plants, including a fascinating look at how technological advances could change the future of farming. From commanding ant armies to defend them or ‘sniffing’ out their prey, plants use all the skills and tricks at their disposal to survive
National Geographic Inside the Vietnam War ( 2008 )
Inside the Vietnam War takes you inside covert operations, gives you a seat at the military strategy table and lets you witness the emotional toll of war through the eyes of the soldiers and the pilots who undertook dozens of death-defying missions. Woven together with testimonials from more than 50 Vietnam veterans, archival audio and video footage, and never-before-seen photos, the special features the harrowing firsthand accounts of the brave men and women who lived through the war.
National Geographic : Monster Black Holes ( 2009 )
Travel to the edge of space and beyond to discover nature's ultimate abyss—black holes. Explore where they are found, how they begin, and how it may be possible to harness and use the power they produce. In Monster Black Holes, scientists steadily piece together the complex dynamics of a black hole's birth and also examine the growth of a select few black holes to super massive proportions that dominate the centers of galaxies. As a monster black hole swallows everything in its path, it generates energy that shapes the universe around it in powerful ways. Journey into the heart of a black hole and explore what happens to matter when it comes too close, and whether our Milky Way galaxy will one day come to an end when the black hole at the galaxy's center explodes.
National Geographic Aryan Brotherhood ( 2010 )
In the maximum-security prison world of murderers, they are the most feared. With nicknames like "The Beast" and "The Hulk," The Aryan Brotherhood are the most violent criminals behind bars. National Geographic goes behind bars to unveil the secrets of the vicious gangs of white supremacists in prisons. Jailhouse interviews and surveillance footage reveal their deadly tactics.
National Geographic Australias Hardest Prison Lockdown OZ ( 2012 )
Witness the tense reality of life in a Super Max from a uniquely Australian perspective.Over the past decade Australia`s prison population has doubled. But of all the States, it`s Western Australia that has the highest number of prisoners per population. Incarceration rates here are 40 percent higher than the national average. So what is it about the "Big Empty" that causes blokes to end up behind bars? Is it more lawless out West? Are the coppers better at catching crooks? Does the convict past have a stronger influence in Australia`s largest State? One thing is for sure. Serving time in a WA prison is not for the faint hearted. With prison capacity at an all time high, the cell blocks are overflowing. Casuarina, Western Australia`s Maximum Security Prison, is designed for 360 inmates. It currently houses almost double that. For the first time ever, our cameras go inside Casuarina Prison to witness life behind bars in an Australian Super Max.
Last Lioness: National Geographic ( 2010 )
DESCRIPTION A haunting call echoes across the Liuwa Plain. There is no answer, there hasn't been for years. She has no pride, no support - she alone must safeguard her own survival. Her name is Lady Liuwa, and she is the Last Lioness. Isolated by a scourge of illegal trophy hunting that wiped out the rest of her species in the region, Lady Liuwa is the only known resident lion surviving on Zambia's Liuwa Plain. For four years, cameraman Herbert Brauer watched her lonely life unfold, until, in her solitude, she reached out to him for companionship. But Herbert knows he is not the companion this lonely lioness needs - she should be amongst her own kind. Now, in May of 2009, plans for a male lion translocation have come through, and there is hope for ending her isolation. Lady Liuwa will no longer be the Last Lioness - find out how she copes as lions return to her plain for the first time in over five years.
National Geographic: The Real Slumdogs ( 2010 )
Travel into the heart of the slum made famous by the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" – Dharavi, in Mumbai, India. In this squalid, pest-ridden place with irregular water, intermittent electricity and open sewers, one million people are squeezed into just one square mile. But beneath the surface is a city with its own multimillion-dollar recycling industry and neighborhoods where ordinary people work hard to make a better life for themselves. National Geographic follows a number of Dharavi residents, such as Laxmi, a single mother who searches through garbage for recyclable materials and has just scraped up enough money to put her daughter into a local school; Shailesh, a rickshaw driver who wants to make it in Bollywood; and 12-year-old schoolboy Jigha, who dreams of becoming a scientist.
National Geographic - Apocalypse The Second World War: The Aggression ( 2010 )
The Aggression.... Apocalypse tells us about this huge conflict through the tragic destiny of those who went to war (soldiers) those who suffered from it (civilians), and those who ran it (political and military leaders). The "horrible yet familiar" war led to the deaths of 50 million men and women across the world - making for the first time as many civilian victims as there were military casualties.
National Geographic: Death of a Sea Monster ( 2011 )
A sea monster cemetery lies at the top of the world. It's an incredible grave site that contains countless, fossilized remains of huge marine predators from the Jurassic Era. Join an expedition to this remote burial ground via helicopter and boat. Paleontologists will contend with powerful polar bears and erratic Arctic weather to uncover an incredible treasure trove that contains all new species of predatory sea monsters. This time, one is a complete ichthyosaur skeleton -- the first of its kind to be discovered.
National Geographic Parallel Universes ( 2011 )
Parallel universes, strange hidden worlds, where an alternative reality exists have haunted science fiction for decades. Parallel universes sound like a myth, but a surprising number of leading scientists believe they are real. National Geographic delves into the mysterious science of other universes and discovers that many of physics most cherished theories actually predict that there are other universes beside our own. But what are they like? Could we ever visit them? And if we did, who or what would we meet? The reality is weirder than any science fiction.
National Geographic: Secret Cities of the Amazon ( 2010 )
Over the centuries, explorers traded tales of a lost civilization amid the dense Amazonian rainforest. Scientists dismissed the legends as exaggerations, believing that the rainforest could not sustain such a huge population -- until now. A new generation of explorers armed with 21st-century technology has uncovered remarkable evidence that could reinvent our understanding of the Amazon and the indigenous peoples who lived there
National Geographic - Hunt For Aliens ( -0001 )
With many scientists increasingly convinced that we are not alone in the universe, take a look at how alien contact might occur. Renowned NASA scientists, planet-hunters and astronomers reveal emerging methods of finding earthlike planets and alien life and look at possible future techniques, including fiber-optic probing and interstellar travel powered by light at warp speeds. Also, get an inside look at the $50 million Allen Telescope Array in northern California designed to hear from extraterrestrials. Could our time alone in the universe be coming to an end?
National Geographic Americas Hardest Prisons Mexican Lockdown ( 2010 )
Nuevo Laredo lies a few miles south of the US-Mexico border, across the Rio Grande from Texas. It's a hot spot in the drug war - a border town known for its chilling violence and rampant corruption. And it's the perfect home for a notoriously violent Mexican prison known as Cedes. In 2005, two American brothers jailed on homicide charges were stabbed to death in their cells. Only a month before that, a gang shootout on a basketball court left one inmate dead and several injured. The next day, two other inmates were stabbed to death and one was shot, caught in a barrage of 30 bullets. Guards later recovered six pistols and an AK-47 in inmate cells. Many of the inmates here are members of drug cartels and gangs like the Mexican Mafia. At Cedes, nobody ever talks 'politics' or about violence behind bars. To do so would be to risk reprisals. A substantial number of prisoners here have served time in both American and Mexican prisons and many prefer life at Cedes, largely because of the astonishing amount of freedom they are given. The novel visitation policy allows inmates to meet loved ones in an open picnic area from 9am to 5pm, six days a week. In some cases conjugal visits are allowed in private rooms. Officers believe such perks reduce tension inside the prison but, as the warden and officers reveal, along with these freedoms comes constant danger. Keeping Cedes under control, even on a good day, is no easy task.
National Geographic Drain the Ocean ( 2009 )
his is a world you have never seen before - a world normally hidden under miles of water, the ocean floor. We'll remove the water using CGI animation, revealing a landscape of unimaginable scale with features more dramatic than anything on dry land.
National Geographic: Prehistoric Predators Killer Pig ( 2010 )
At four feet wide and 1,000 pounds, the killer pig was a prehistoric battle tank that dominated the North American landscape. Endowed with some truly unique bioengineering traits, the killer pig relied on its massive three-foot-long skull and binocular vision to catch its prey. Learn how the killer pig was an evolutionary success, despite its eventual extinction.
National Geographic Nazi Hunters The Butcher of Lyon ( 2010 )
As head of the Gestapo in Lyon, Klaus Barbie personally tortured prisoners and oversaw the deaths of thousands of people. After the war, he was co-opted by the American Counter Intelligence Corps, who protected him in return for information. When he finally slipped away to Argentina, the Americans looked the other way. But back in France, Nazi hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld were determined Barbie should be found and brought to trial. When a photograph emerged suggesting Barbie was alive and well in Bolivia, they began a mission that would last over a decade and involve a race-against-time pursuit to the border of Peru, a failed kidnap attempt, shady international deals and, finally, a cloak and dagger night flight to France where the notorious butcher was eventually brought to account. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1987.
National Geographic Drugged ( 2011 )
Getting "high" can be an unquenchable desire - one that impacts the human body of the first-time recreational user and severe addict alike. National Geographic goes beneath the skin to reveal how our bodies react to three common drugs: marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy. Drugged reveals just what the human body undergoes when drugs are introduced to its organs. Cutting-edge imaging techniques delve deep inside the lungs, heart, blood vessels and brain to give a unique inside-out perspective on its heart-racing, palm sweating and mind warping effects.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.
National Geographic Five Years on Mars ( 2011 )
They were sent to Mars on a 90-day mission, but almost five years later the rovers Spirit and Opportunity have traveled farther, seen more, and survived longer than anyone imagined possible, earning a place among the most prolific explorers in history.
National Geographic: Alien Invasion ( 2011 )
Weapon designers, military strategists and biologists reveal why it's crucial they prepare for an alien attack, and the plans they have drawn up for how humans would fight back
National Geographic: Naked Science - Whats Sexy ( 2009 )
What turns you on? The mating ritual is as old as humankind itself, and scientists are putting the chemistry of love and lust under the microscope.
National Geographic: Finding Jack the Ripper ( 2011 )
Could Jack the Ripper have been the world's first trans-Atlantic serial killer? Can 21st century techniques and CGI 3-D autopsies crack this 19th century crime spree, while reversing decades of investigative assumptions? Retired U.K. murder squad detective Trevor Marriott is determined to finally unmask the Ripper and possibly link him to other murders in Europe and the U.S.
National Geographic Samurai Sword ( 2007 )
The blades of old samurai swords are sometimes carved with a single terrifying figure: the number of human bodies they have sliced in two with a single stroke. Indeed, each katana, or samurai sword, has its own unique story of not only a lethal past, but also an exquisite creation. Trace one blade's beginnings to rural Japan, where a smelter prays to a Shinto shrine as a nearby mixture of charcoal and the purest iron sand is heated to over 1,000 degrees Celsius - until he shatters the furnace walls, releasing a blistering mass of steel. From fiery forging workshops to ferocious fighting schools, discover the mysterious process behind the creation of the sword that many experts call the most effective in the world. Generations of metalsmiths and warriors have worked for centuries to perfect this process of art and chemistry, trial and honor, discipline and devotion-all embodied in the razor-sharp blade of the katana sword.
National Geographic Pint-Sized Preachers ( 2011 )
Still only a pre-schooler, Kanon Tipton takes the pulpit at his family’s church and like a seasoned evangelist fervently preaches the gospel, mopping his forehead, shouting, waving his arms, the congregation hanging on his every word. But he’s just 4-years-old. NGC’s Pint-Sized Preachers goes inside the controversial world of child evangelists to follow two rising-stars and one established child minister as they spread God’s word and bring congregations to their feet.
National Geographic Make Me Superhuman ( 2011 )
Superhuman capabilities like running faster than a speeding bullet or being more powerful than a locomotive could be available at the push of a button. NGC explores the latest in wearable mechanical getups, designed to duplicate human movement with enhanced strength and locomotion. See how these futuristic suits are being used for medical, military, industrial and recreational uses.
National Geographic's Lions of Darkness ( 1997 )
Three young lions walk out of the night and take over an older lion's territory and his harem of eight lionesses. This National Geographic video captures a year in the life of these lions of darkness and their pride. Filmed and narrated by renowned wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the 75-minute video provides an in-depth look at the lions' daily struggle to survive. The Jouberts add a personal touch by naming the lions and noting differences in their personalities and interactions with each other--especially their interactions with Tao, the youngest cub, who faces even greater obstacles than the others. A few scenes, such as the death of the older lion, may be too intense for younger children, but the realism of this video is what makes it such a fascinating and memorable portrait.
National Geographic: Sunken Treasures of The Nile ( -0001 )
Of all the archaeological sites in Egypt that may still yield ancient treasure, perhaps the richest is the Nile River. Enormous boats navigated the river's perilous waters loaded with monumental items, obelisks and riches for the pharaoh's royal temples. The question remains ... what lost treasures could modern technology reveal at the bottom of the Nile? Join the archeological search to locate and extract these lost artifacts that could unlock some of the mysteries of Egyptian history.
National Geographic: Ancient Asteroid Apocalypse ( 2011 )
We all know the story of how an asteroid hit the earth to wipe out the dinosaurs and clear the way for mammals to become the planet’s dominant life form. But what we don’t know is what was it like on that day. What the after effects of this giant collision were and why some animals survived whilst almost everything else was wiped from the face of the earth. In short, what it would have been like to have been there the day the world changed forever and all in a single day? Well thanks to this superb documentary from National Geographic we can get one step closer to the answers with an hour-long investigation into the day the dinosaurs were wiped out.
National Geographic Journey Through the Milky Way ( 2011 )
Science Documentary hosted by Dominic Frisby, published by National Geographic in 2011 - English narration. National Geographic: Journey Through the Milky Way is about you, me and the history of two hundred billion stars. Our solar system lies in a suburb of a vast celestial city, a colossal community of stars, bound together by gravity; the Milky Way galaxy.
National Geographic Life After Dinosaurs ( 2011 )
Life After Dinosaurs recreates the evolutionary history of mammals from the dinosaur age up to the appearance of the first humans to explore how the present ecosystem on this planet was formed and how remarkable the fact is that we exist now.
National Geographic Gospel of Judas ( 2006 )
he National Geographic Society has been part of an international effort, in collaboration with the Maecenas Foundation for Ancient Art and the Waitt Institute for Historical Discovery, to authenticate, conserve, and translate a 66-page codex, which contains a text called James (also known as First Apocalypse of James), the Letter of Peter to Philip, a fragment of a text that scholars are provisionally calling Book of Allogenes, and the only known surviving copy of the Gospel of Judas. The Gospel of Judas gives a different view of the relationship between Jesus and Judas, offering new insights into the disciple who betrayed Jesus. Unlike the accounts in the canonical Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, in which Judas is portrayed as a reviled traitor, this newly discovered Gospel portrays Judas as acting at Jesus' request when he hands Jesus over to the authorities.
National Geographic The Story of Earth ( 2011 )
Imagine cameras had been around since the creation of Earth to record every major event and you have this astonishing documentary. The Earth might seem solid beneath our feet but five billion years ago there was no sign of the planet we call home. Instead there was only a new star and a cloud of dust in our solar system. Over millions of years, a series of violent changes led to the formation of our world and, eventually, the creation of life. In this photorealistic CGI epic, see how a boiling ball of rock transformed into the blue planet we know today. Explore every aspect of our world; learn how water first arrived on Earth, discover the vital role oxygen played as life forms began to evolve, and find out how land mammals evolved into dinosaurs and other giant beasts, before becoming extinct 65 million years ago. Cutting-edge imagery also reveals how humans first began to walk on two feet and looks into the future to see what may be in store for our home over the next five billion years.
National Geographic: The Devil's Bible ( 2008 )
At 165 pounds, and allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world's largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript. Filled with satanic images and demonic spells, according to legend, the cursed text sprang from a doomed monk's pact with the Devil. Now, Nat Geo follows a team of scientists as they embark on an unprecedented quest to unravel the secrets behind the book's darkened pages. Using ultra-violet fluorescence imaging, handwriting analysis and a re-creation of the text, forensic document experts attempt to uncover the cryptic truth behind this ancient Devil's Bible.
National Geographic Moment of Death ( 2008 )
This National Geographic documentary explores the physical and psychological changes experienced by the human body in the moments before and after death. When does a person really die, and what happens at that precise second when life ends? While the subject both frightens and fascinates, understanding both the science of death and the ways in which our bodies hold it off are key to understanding the complete cycle of human life.
National Geographic - Apocalypse The Second World War: The Crushing Defeat ( 2010 )
National Geographic - Apocalypse The Second World War: The Crushing Defeat....Apocalypse tells us about this huge conflict through the tragic destiny of those who went to war (soldiers) those who suffered from it (civilians), and those who ran it (political and military leaders). The "horrible yet familiar" war led to the deaths of 50 million men and women across the world - making for the first time as many civilian victims as there were military casualties.
National Geographic Inside The Special Forces ( 2003 )
The U.S. Army Special Forces are otherwise known as the Green Berets. The history of the Special Forces in Vietnam, Iran, El Salvador, and elsewhere is explored. Special Forces soldiers are shown at work in Afghanistan and Iraq. A unit in Baghdad occupies a deserted palace while they attempt to catch allies of Saddam Hussein and locate weapons caches in the area. As the United States' foes increasingly turn to the tactics of unconventional warfare, the skills and expertise of the Special Forces will prove to be even more useful.
National Geographic: Inside The Mafia ( 2005 )
Profiles of mafia leaders John Gotti and Toto Riina. Included: their ascents to power and eventual arrests by law enforcement. Included: footage of Gotti's trials and conviction; and a look at Riina's assassination of an Italian prosecutor; and Riina's capture and conviction.
National Geographic: Return of the Ghost Ship ( 2011 )
Underwater explorers in the Baltic Sea set out to bring a recently discovered ghost ship - one of the most intact ancient wooden wrecks ever found - back to life. By pushing the frontiers of maritime archaeology and using the latest technology, the team hopes to recover artifacts from the ship, take measurements and create a 3-D model of the ship with pinpoint accuracy - unlocking a treasure trove of information.
National Geographic: Living on Mars ( 2010 )
The notion of bringing Mars to life - transforming a cold, dry, uninhabitable desert into a living planet - is called terraforming, has been around for almost a century. Initially just a science fiction concept, it has become a subject of serious scientific investigation. Recent discoveries of rocks and minerals found by the Mars rovers show it must once have had warmer, habitable living conditions. Now, using photorealistic CGI visualizations, we'll make a science fiction dream of Mars - a world of trees, rivers and blue skies - a plausible future, bringing it to life after three and a half billion years in a deep freeze.
National Geographic: Unlocking The Great Pyramid ( 2008 )
The Great Pyramid at Giza is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World still standing and no one knows how it was built. For centuries archaeologists have been trying to figure out how ancient Egyptians moved huge stones to the top of the Pyramid.
National Geographic Sumo Kids ( 2011 )
Inside Sumo goes inside the closed world of the ultimate 1500-year-old Japanese tradition. Sumo. It's more than a sport, it's a way of life. This 1500-year-old Japanese tradition is now under invasion from the outside world. And even Americans are joining in. Leading the charge is the best sumo wrestler in the world – a Mongolian named Asashoryu. He's a rule breaker, a rebel, and though an outsider – virtually a god. From Japan… to Hawaii… to Los Angeles, EXPLORER goes inside the closed world of sumo to discover a sport unlike any other.
National Geographic Doomsday Preppers ( 2011 )
Unique in their beliefs, motivations and strategies, explore the lives of four families preparing for the end of the world as we know it. From bunkers to fortified off-the-grid locations, these doomsday preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears became a reality
National Geographic Lockdown Newbies ( 2011 )
At the Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP), 30 new correctional officers have one thing in common: none of them have ever worked in a prison before. WSP is chronically and dangerously, understaffed—even the inmates know how dire the situation is. To find new officers, the prison went recruiting in states rife with unemployment. The COs moved to Wyoming for a job. Now, NGC follows three rookies, including a recent college graduate, a carpenter and a 27-year-old mother of two.
National Geographic: Drugs Inc - Marijuana ( 2010 )
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug on the planet. To many, it's an evil weed, but to some, it's a sacred herb, even a lifesaver. For decades the global supply was controlled by criminals, but now a quasi-legal industry worth billions of dollars is booming. Visit growers who are leading a horticultural revolution, hear from users consuming for medicinal purposes, go inside the "Green Rush" of medical marijuana in cities across the U.S. and the violent marijuana cartels in Mexico.
National Geographic Mysteries of the Bible Secrets of the Knight Templar ( 2010 )
The Knights Templar have been shrouded in myth for 900 years. Christian Crusaders condemned by the lies and disloyalty of their one-time allies, the Templars are inseparable from the legends of the Holy Grail and the Shroud of Turin. Now, a surprising manuscript unearthed in the Vatican shows that the Templars were liquidated at the hands of a weak pope in a 14th century tale of corporate greed.
National Geographic Science of Cats ( 2010 )
More than 600 million claim residence in households across six continents... and now they may have dethroned dogs as the most popular pet on earth. An exterminator, fierce hunter and favorite companion - aloof and affectionate at the same time - the cat leapt out of the wood and adopted us on its own terms thousands of years ago. But how did man and beast form their unconventional relationship? From mummified cats unearthed in Egypt to bizarre genetic mutations discovered around the globe, National Geographic presents the latest scientific evidence to reveal how cats and people set off on a journey along the same road.
National Geographic: Gladiators Back from the Dead ( 2011 )
More than one million of history's ultimate fighters died in the arenas of the Roman Empire, yet not a single complete gladiator skeleton has ever been found. Now, archaeologists in England have unearthed what is believed to be an ancient gladiator graveyard. It contains the skeletons of 75 adult males, all of whom died in the prime of life, with savage bone wounds suggesting lives of violence.
National Geographic Megafactories LEGO ( 2011 )
If you ever wondered what LEGO’s infrastructure was like, Youtube user HatStacks uploaded 5 videos of the show called Megafactories on National Geographic that featured The LEGO Group and their manufacturing and distribution process. I have yet to finish the first video as I write this but feel like it was worth sharing. Fascinating stuff. Part 1 is embedded above; parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 are available.
National Geographic Fatal Insomnia ( 2010 )
You climb into bed, turn off the light, and close your eyes, but you can't fall asleep. For most of us, it's just one annoying night, but for people with fatal familial insomnia, or FFI, it's the beginning of the end. An extremely rare genetic disease passed down through generations, FFI's primary symptom is sleeplessness, but with a fatal twist: victims are dead within months. To understand FFI, National Geographic delves into the science of sleep-the most elusive biological function we have-to find out why we need sleep and what happens to us when we don't get it. Witness the pioneering research inside the sleeping brain as well as the mind forbidden to rest for days at a time.
National Geographic Time Travel The Truth ( 2010 )
"Leading experts, including Professor Stephen Hawking and Dr Michio Kaku, reveal their views on time travel. Is it possible or a fantasy in the realm of science fiction?”
National Geographic X-Ray Earth ( 2011 )
Similar to the way doctors use X-rays to diagnose unseen medical problems, scientists are using an army of sensors located underground, in the sky, the ocean and our cities to monitor the Earth more than at any other time in our history. From the undisturbed far reaches of the planet to the busiest cities on the globe, X-RAY EARTH uses technology and CGI to give us a new view of our world.
National Geographic George W Bush The 9-11 Interview ( 2011 )
National Geographic Channel presents George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview, a world premiere documentary that reveals exclusive, first-person insight into the former president’s experience following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In the most in-depth on-camera interview he has ever given on the subject, President Bush recalls what he was thinking and feeling and what drove the real-time, life-or-death decisions he faced in the first minutes, hours and days after the most lethal terrorist attacks ever on U.S. soil. Hear in unprecedented, intimate detail what he grappled with as both commander in chief, and as a man concerned for his family and fellow citizens. George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview also takes viewers behind the scenes with extensive archival footage and exclusive materials directly from his library that open a new window into his personal experiences during that historic day that changed the face of America, and the world, forever.
National Geographic Apocalypse The Second World War The World Ablaze ( 2010 )
Apocalypse tells us about this huge conflict through the tragic destiny of those who went to war (soldiers) those who suffered from it (civilians), and those who ran it (political and military leaders). The "horrible yet familiar" war led to the deaths of 50 million men and women across the world - making for the first time as many civilian victims as there were military casualties.
National Geographic: Hacker ( -0001 )
National Geographic looks into the hacker, however their are different degrees of hacker, and some have different goals than others which range from political activism, to do it for fun or the lolz, and some are out to steal data to profit, but not all. This brief documentary shows some of the aspects of the Hackers. Are they criminals or are they our guardians, National Geographic will let you decide...
National Geographic: Explorer - Albino Murders ( 2011 )
Explorer follows a soccer team in Tanzania, a group that consists mostly of people with albinism, in their first ever league season in the Tanzanian 3rd Division. Over the last year, more than 40 albinos have been murdered in Tanzania, some as young as six months old. Many more have been attacked with machetes, their limbs cut off while alive. Their body parts are used by witchdoctors in potions and remedies as they are believed to bring wealth and success in business.
National Geographic Area 51 I Was There ( 2011 )
Area 51 was established by the CIA in 1955 to develop classified military projects. Since then the base has gained worldwide notoriety. Satellite images of the area show seven runways and over 25 hangars, and many claim it is here that the US government carries out experiments on everything from UFOs to aliens themselves. Indeed, many insist that the true purpose of the site is to reverse-engineer alien spacecraft recovered from the infamous Roswell crash site. Yet, officially, Area 51 doesn't even exist... So what really goes on in this remote part of the Nevada desert? Find out from the people who worked there who freely share their stories on camera for the first time. Hear how military workers deceived even their closest family members to work on incredible projects, and how Cold War paranoia fuelled unparalleled levels of secrecy.
National Geographic: The Conspirator - The Plot to Kill Lincoln ( 2011 )
Mary Surratt was the only woman convicted in Lincoln's assassination, the first female to be executed by the U.S. government and now the basis for Robert Redford's The Conspirator. Just days before the feature film hits theaters, NGC presents a complementary documentary on her role in the 16th president's death. The Plot to Kill Lincoln: The Conspirator weaves together excerpts from the movie with historical records and expert interviews to tell the dramatic story.
National Geographic Explorer Inside North Korea ( 2007 )
Cross into North Korea, one of the world's most secretive nations, for a rare glimpse of the country and its absolute dictator Kim Jong II
National Geographic Australia's hardest Prison - Lockdown Oz ( 2007 )
Over the past decade Australia's prison population has doubled. But of all the States, it's Western Australia that has the highest number of prisoners per population. Incarceration rates here are 40 percent higher than the national average. So what is it about the 'Big Empty' that causes blokes to end up behind bars? Is it more lawless out West? Are the coppers better at catching crooks? Does the convict past have a stronger influence in Australia's largest State? One thing is for sure. Serving time in a WA prison is not for the faint hearted. With prison capacity at an all time high, the cell blocks are overflowing. Casuarina, Western Australia's Maximum Security Prison, is designed for 360 inmates. It currently houses 525. For the first time ever, our cameras go inside Casuarina Prison to witness life behind bars in an Australian Super Max.
National Geographic Megafactories: Lamborghini ( 2009 )
Lamborghinis factory in SantAgata Bolognese, Italy [ALT: 20 miles/30 kilometers north of Bologna) is building its fastest car ever the Murcielago SV, of which just 350 will be made. The $450,000 Murcielago SV launches from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 212 miles per hour. The factory builds the car almost entirely by hand including its engine and body. The car is also painted and assembled by hand, including installation of the famous Lamborghini scissor doors. Every car is custom-built to order, and only 2.7 cars are completed per day.
National Geographic: Countdown to Catastrophe Mega Quake Japan and Beyond ( 2011 )
As the world witnesses what a devastating earthquake can do to a major metropolitan area with the catastrophe that occurred today in Japan, the question arises as to what would happen here in the U.S. if a massive earthquake hit a heavily populated city.
National Geographic Salem Witch Trial Conspiracy ( 2011 )
In Salem Witch Trial Conspiracy, join author Katherine Howe as she embarks on a historical journey to bring you the truth behind the world's most famous witch-hunt. Of the over one hundred people charged with witchcraft, five died in jail, 19 died on the gallows and one was crushed to death. Each of these deaths was the result of an overwhelming religious hysteria, and even to this date historians are uncovering more about what really occurred. One of the first victims was a British born ancestor of Katherine, who revisits the site of the trials to examine fascinating new research and delve into Salem's horrific past. By studying the sermons of the village's Puritan minister Samuel Parris, historians have deduced that a chilling plot could have been the cause of the frenzy that followed. Parris was at the very heart of Salem's terror, and it was the supposed possession of his own niece and daughter that led to the first arrest. From studying his hand-written notes, which have been preserved to this day, it seems he believed his ministry was under attack. But was his true enemy the devil, or his own employers?
National Geographic The Truth Behind The Crystal Skulls ( 2011 )
Myth or reality? Fact or fiction? The Truth Behind takes a forensic look at the world's most popular and enduring mysteries, from the "lost" city of Atlantis to the Loch Ness monster, UFOs to crystal skulls. Using the latest scientific technology, expert opinions, and ground-breaking experiments, this series explores the most fascinating and perplexing of unexplained phenomena, delving deep into the science behind the legends.
National Geographic Worlds Biggest Bomb ( 2011 )
It was the ultimate display of mankind's destructive power - an earth-shattering explosion 2,500 times more powerful than the deadly bomb that annihilated Hiroshima and helped bring an end to the Second World War. Discover how one of the world's superpowers created and denoted an earth shattering explosion that shook this planet in the World's Biggest Bomb. World's Biggest Bomb combines first-hand testimony with in-depth forensic analysis and once classified rare footage of the 1954 USA Bikini Atoll explosion, to reveal how Cold War rivalry inspired an unprecedented acceleration in ammunitions technology, as US and Soviet bomb makers competed with each other to build the ultimate weapon. As both superpowers took ever-greater risks to get ahead, scientific know-how was stretched to its limits, leaving no one in control of the shocking devastation about to rock the planet. When the Soviets blasted their way into history in 1961, scientists worldwide were stunned. What caused this dramatic surge in explosive power? And why were weapons' experts unable to predict the dreadful outcome of their work? With the shockwaves from this extraordinary chapter in modern history still being felt across the globe, World's Biggest Bomb analyses the immediate and long-term impact of the world's biggest bomb - and its enduring political relevance in our increasingly volatile world.
National Geographic Beyond the Movie - The Lord of the Rings ( 2002 )
A documentary about the influences on Tolkien, covering in brief his childhood and how he detested the onslaught of industry through the idyllic countryside, moving on to describe his fighting experience from WWI, and closing with a look at the Finnish inspiration for the scholar's self-invented languages of Elfish. In between are interviews with the cast of the films and some clips, by far the most from "The Fellowship of the Ring", but a few glimpses of Rohan riders (from "The Two Towers") are provided. Also, there are interviews with a range of the filmmakers.
National Geographic: Naked Science - The Human Family Tree ( 2011 )
On the most diverse street in the most diverse city in the most diverse country in the world, a team of National Geographic scientists will swab the cheeks of some 200 random New Yorkers. The goal: to retrace our ancestral footprints and prove we are all cousins in the "family of man." Join geneticist Spencer Wells and a team of technicians from National Geographics Genographic Project as they trace the human journey through time and space, from our origins in the heart of Africa to the ends of the world. Cutting edge science, coupled with a cast of New Yorkers - each with their own unique genetic history - will help paint a picture of these amazing journeys. Ultimately, The Human Family Tree answers some of humanitys most burning questions, such as who we are and where we come from, and forces us to change how we think not only about our relationships with our neighbors, but ourselves.
National Geographic Earth Under Water ( 2011 )
Through cutting-edge CGI, National Geographic explores the potential effects of sea level rise on our civilization over the next few centuries. Earth Under Water explains the science behind the prediction of sea level rise and shows what will happen if the levels rise with increasing speed. Then, we fast forward to the twenty-third century to see how resourceful humans fight back and adapt using hyper engineering, vast dams, and even the construction of floating cities to cope with the after-effects.
National Geographic Inside Outlaw Bikers: Masters of Mayhem ( 2010 )
Federal agent Billy Queen spends a harrowing year undercover riding, drinking and fighting along side the Mongols, one of America’s most violent motorcycle gangs.
National Geographic Insect Wars ( 2006 )
Every dark element of a mighty human empire building has long been perfected by the insect world. In NGC’s Insect Wars, the violent existences of insect empires are explored and the sometimes brutal battlefield tactics, ingenious defensive strategies and struggles for power between empires are revealed. Go into the inner sanctums of the world’s mightiest insect empires and catch a rare and close-up glimpse at the world of invertebrate power not often seen by the naked eye.
National Geographic: Earth's Evil Twin ( 2010 )
Millions of years ago, Venus and Earth cut similar figures. Roughly the same size and about the same distance from the sun, their respective evolutions could have followed similar paths. But today, Venus is a seething vision of Hell, its battery-acid atmosphere and incessant, hurricane-force winds masking a blistering volcanic surface. Some scientists wonder if it is a harbinger of what's in store for Earth.
National Geographic Doomsday Earth - Mega Tsunami ( 2011 )
Catastrophe is sadly never far from the news headlines, with this year's tsunami in Japan and the Chilean earthquake of 2010 continuing to loom large in the memories of millions.In the UK premiere of Doomsday Earth join experts who examine the likelihood of the planet being struck by both a mega-tsunami and a mega-quake.Their findings are not good news. It seems a giant fault line beneath the sea is readying itself for a violent explosion of activity, and the race is on to calculate when rather than if, this 'megathrust' will do its worst.
National Geographic Monster Fish ( 2010 )
Monster Fish with fish biologist Zeb Hogan takes you to find and research the world's largest freshwater fish.
National Geographic Man-Made: Impossible Islands ( 2011 )
In the Arabian Gulf, the world's largest artificial islands are being constructed in the shape of a massive palm tree. It's part of a plan to transform Dubai into the world's premier luxury tourist destination. Will it work? MORE
National Geographic: Living With Big Cats ( 2010 )
Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert forge a relationship with a week-old leopard in Africa and chronicle her development to adulthood.
National Geographic The World's Most Dangerous Drug ( 2007 )
Methamphetamine is one of the hardest drugs to quit. Its abuse is ravaging rural communities and cities alike. NGC correspondent Lisa Ling goes inside this global epidemic to find out what makes meth so addictive and destructive.
National Geographic Dubai Miracle or Mirage ( 2011 )
An oasis of calm in the Middle East, Dubai attracts eager tourists. But is it a Miracle Or Mirage? From ski slopes in the desert to man-made islands grouped to look like continents, Dubai is like no other place in the world. Surrounded by war zones, Dubai is an oasis of calm and the home of superlatives – the biggest building, the largest airport, the tallest hotel, the biggest mall, the richest horse race… the list goes on. Forty years ago it was a sleepy backwater, now Dubai is a magnet for the young and ambitious. But while it’s become a centre of luxury and excess, it is also home to hundred of thousands of migrant labourers with little or no rights. They, along with a tsunami of other expats, are transforming Dubai into an economic and tourist powerhouse. To accommodate foreigners, especially the tourists, Dubai, a Muslim state, turns a blind eye to some of the visitors’ excesses, to the great displeasure of many of the local Emirati. The driving force behind all this change is Dubai’s leader, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. He, with the help of his Maktoum relatives, has set Dubai on a daring course to be the first non-oil based economy in this volatile part of the world.
National Geographic CIA Secret Experiments ( 2008 )
It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting members of the public are exposed to a startling array of experiments designed to facilitate interrogations, induce amnesia and program in new behavior. Every psychological technique is explored, including hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lethal cocktails of drugs. What was the extent of these brainwashing experiments? How did the CIA become involved in such far-reaching and disturbing research? Join us as National Geographic presents: CIA Secret Experiments.
National Geographic Lost Symbol Truth or Fiction ( 2011 )
Unravel the rumours, suspicions and scandals surrounding one of the largest secret societies in history, the Freemasons, to discover whether they deserve the reputation given to them by conspiracy theorists.The subject of Dan Brown’s blockbuster novel, The Lost Symbol, is here exposed. Delve into one of the largest and most talked about secret societies in history, the Freemasons. How did the society start? Now with an estimated five million members, what’s behind its remarkable development and expansion? Some people regard the Freemasons as a quaint but innocent “old boys” network but what is the truth? Who are Freemasons in the present day and what do they do? After centuries of rumour, suspicion and scandal, The Lost Symbol: Truth or Fiction throws a spotlight on the Freemasons, discovering whether they deserve the reputation given to them by conspiracy theorists.
National Geographic: Wild Man Hunt Kill To Survive ( 2012 )
Adventurist Hayden Turner travels to Tanna, an island in the South Pacific Ocean, to learn the Namal’s strategies for hunting flying foxes, wild pig and eels. The Namal take Hayden to hunt high up in the tree tops, in thick brush, and along the river as Hayden immerses himself in their culture and learns about hunting strategies developed over a thousand years.
National Geographic Megafactories - Heineken ( 2011 )
The 45-minute documentary shows how Heineken beer is brewed in the Dutch cities of Zoeterwoude and Den Bosch following an almost 150-year old recipe. The National Geographic filmmakers follow the various steps of the brewing process; selecting the right barley and hops, using top-quality water, malting, brewing, fermenting, lagering, and of course packaging the beer in the iconic green Heineken bottles. The film pays special attention to how the company has incorporated sustainability in its business processes, most notably in the efficient use of water and energy. Some interesting facts and figures about the Zoeterwoude brewery are included in the documentary:
National Geographic Vampires In Venice ( 2012 )
Venice, 1575 – the jewelled city of northern Italy is in the throes of unimaginable horror. One of the worst plagues ever to strike mankind: the Black Death. Mass graves swell thousands of bodies. A legend grows that a vampire known as a “Shroud-eater” is the cause of the plague. The Shroud-eater feasts on corpses, then rises from the earth to infect the living. More than four hundred years later Italian forensic anthropologist and CSI specialist Matteo Borrini leads a team excavating a 16th Century mass grave on one of Venice’s outlying islands. He uncovers a skeleton unlike any he had ever seen before. A brick appears to have been inserted between the jaws of the skull. Why?
National Geographic: Last Stand of the Templars ( 2011 )
The Templars were considered the pope's private army, protecting Jerusalem for more than 50 years. But their legacy came to a sudden end casting them from the heights of wealth and power to the dark corners of history. Now, on the ruins of a 12th century castle near the border between what are now Israel and Syria, a team of archaeologists peel away centuries of sediment, uncovering signs of a six-day siege that could have led to the Templars' demise.
National Geographic Wild: Python Hunters - Invasion In The Everglades ( 2011 )
The Burmese python has established a breeding population in Florida's Everglades. Will they spread to other areas in the USA...
National Geographic The Truth Behind the Bermuda Triangle ( 2011 )
The legendary Bermuda Triangle -- half a million square miles of Atlantic Ocean where countless planes and boats seem to have disappeared without a trace. What makes this area such a hotbed for catastrophe? Are natural phenomena such as rogue waves or methane explosions wreaking havoc here, or could something "out of this world" be at work? We'll put different theories to the test as we seek to uncover the secrets of the Triangle. Read more:
National Geographic: Secrets of the Virgin Queen ( 2011 )
They called her the Virgin Queen England's first Queen Elizabeth, a revered ruler in her own lifetime. Yet behind her fame lie many dark secrets, and an unsolved mystery Why didn't the queen marry and provide an heir to the throne? For centuries, rumors have swirled of claims of illegitimacy, adultery and even that the queen may not have been a woman. Now NGC reveals the startling stories and secrets behind England's Virgin Queen.
National Geographic Hitlers Stealth Fighter ( 2011 )
In the final months of World War II, American troops discovered a top-secret facility in Germany with an advanced batwing-shaped jet fighter. If Nazi engineers had had more time, would this jet have ultimately changed the outcome of the war?
National Geographic: Worlds Deadliest Predator Weapons ( 2010 )
In the natural world there's one rule: eat or be eaten. Whether hunting alone or in packs, using mind or muscle, these beasts are built for killing and woe betide any other creature that gets in their way.
National Geographic: Witness - Disaster in Japan ( 2011 )
The world watched in horror on March 11, 2011, as the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded crippled Japan and triggered a massive tsunami that swallowed entire communities, leaving an unprecedented catastrophe in its wake. All the while, amateur videographers, news crews, tourists and countless others were recording the sights and sounds of the unfolding chaos. From the producers of the critically acclaimed special Witness Katrina, NGC presents a powerful look at Japan's disaster.
National Geographic Red Sea Jaws ( 2012 )
In just one week, an unprecedented number of shark attacks left one tourist dead and four others horribly mutilated in December 2010. The vicious feeding frenzy, in the waters off the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, shocked even the most seasoned shark scientists. Nat Geo WILD investigates what may have caused the attacks.
National Geographic Ancient Sea Monsters ( 2011 )
Recently, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of a 35-foot, 240 million-year-old ichthyosaur in Nevada's Augusta Mountains and instantly knew this creature would have been the ocean's top predator. Join the investigation as scientists attempt to understand where this unique creature fits in the evolutionary history of the first sea reptiles. Both in the lab and in the field, paleontologists search for clues to explain how a species that originally came from land transformed over millions of years into a purely aquatic creature.
National Geographic Explorer: Heroin Crisis ( 2010 )
Stronger, purer and easier than ever to get, heroin is attracting millions of new mainstream users, and a new source -- Afghanistan -- is flooding the global market with heroin in greater than ever quantities.
National Geographic Megastructures Dubai Mega Mall ( 2011 )
With an indoor aquarium, ice rink, roller coaster and 1,200 shops, it’s designed to surpass all malls. But it must be completed by a nearly impossible deadline. Dubai, a tiny desert emirate, is being shaped to become the leisure capital of the oil rich Gulf. Centrepiece of the new Dubai is The Dubai Mall, designed to outstrip all shopping malls.
National Geographic Ultimate Wildlife ( 2007 )
Take an adventure with the most incredible and fascinating wildlife on the planet
National Geographic Nazi Mystery Twins from Brazil ( 2010 )
Joseph Mengele - the escaped Nazi war criminal and SS physician known as the "Angel of Death" - spent years doing bizarre medical experiments on twins at Auschwitz, working to determine if twins held the key to building a blonde-haired, blue-eyed master race for Adolf Hitler. Now a historian says he has evidence that Mengele's attempts may not have ended at Auschwitz and that his obsession to engineer an Aryan master race continued in South America. Deep in the Brazilian outback, a tiny town exists with reportedly some 44 pairs of twins, maybe blonde and blue-eyed. Could they be the product of Mengele's machinations? With exclusive access, National Geographic goes inside the investigation. From the secret agents who trailed him, to the scientists now uncovering the facts behind the fantastical phenomenon, no stone is left unturned.
National Geographic X-Ray Earth ( 2011 )
Two epic hours explore Earth like never before as advanced technologies dissect the planet and reveal what makes the world tick.
National Geographic: Super Pride Africa's Largest Lion Pride ( 2010 )
Super Pride. The Serengeti in northern Tanzania is one of the world's last great wildlife refuges, teeming with crocs, leopards, cheetahs and one of the biggest lion populations in Africa, with approximately 3,500 lions in 300 prides but one pride looms large in the Serengeti lion kingdom: a single dynasty ruling the plains, to which hundreds of lions trace their roots. And this year, something remarkable is happening... this great pride is exploding in size. A perfect storm of conditions is creating a Super Pride.
National Geographic: Inside Miami Drug Cartel ( 2011 )
In the 1980s, Miami was a playground for the rich and famous. But behind the fun in the sun, an underground cocaine war was escalating. South American drug cartels would forever change the face of sunny Miami.
National Geographic Solitary Confinement ( 2010 )
Alone... in a cell... 23 hours a day... for days, or even decades. Today, tens of thousands of Americans are subject to what may be the most extreme prison environment ever designed. Although the effects of isolation are largely unknown, in prisons across the country, convicts are placed in solitary confinement - cut off from nearly all human contact. Some say solitary is the only way to handle the worst prisoners, but others claim it amounts to psychological torture more cruel than any physical abuse. From prisoners on the edge, to scientists making finds that are changing our most fundamental notions of ourselves, National Geographic looks at the science of solitary and discovers what it means to be absolutely and completely alone.
National Geographic DogTown ( 2009 )
National Geographic teams up with the top-notch veterinarians and trainers at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary to learn what it takes to rehabilitate abandoned, abused and problem pets and find them loving homes. DogTown is the largest no-kill animal facility in the country and has long been a sanctuary for dogs nobody else wanted—a miracle for animals that need extra medical attention or behavior help.
National Geographic: Ultimate Factories - Coca Cola ( 2011 )
Coca-Cola reaches more countries than there are in the United Nations, and it takes a power factory to provide a beverage with a famously secret formula consumed in over 99 percent of the populated world. Machines in a bottling plant pump out almost 800 bottles per minute, utilizing specialized air-veyor belts to maximize efficiency.
National Geographic Beast Man Ape Amazon Nightmare ( 2011 )
A massive one-eyed monster lurking in the Amazon...a freakish desert creature spraying acid and delivering electric ape-like creature walking upright in the Indonesian jungle! You won't find them under your bed. These are the monsters of persistent myth and legend, and may just be based on real creatures. If they are out there, someone needs to find them. Meet Beast Man Pat Spain. A young wildlife scientist working in an ultra-advanced biotech facility. He is also an explorer willing to go to extremes to separate fact from fiction.
National Geographic Fight Science Stealth Fighters ( 2011 )
The Fight Science team explores the deadly art of stealth fighters, from hidden defenses to infiltration and escape skills – and discovers some results that defy science. Experts in Brazilian capoeira, karate, tae kwon do, and muay Thai kickboxing execute hair-trigger techniques that push the limits of human ability. A martial artist demonstrates evasive maneuvers and a Shaolin warrior breaks a steal-tipped spear aimed at his throat, allegedly by manipulating the body’s powerful energy.
National Geographic Talibanistan: Land of Terror ( 2011 )
Documentary following military operations against fighters in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, as regional powers set out to gain control of guerrilla-dominated territories. Eight years after 9/11, the Taliban remains a formidable enemy, maintaining a shadow government that straddles Afghanistan and Pakistan in an area dubbed Talibanistan. National Geographic takes you inside the forbidden zone, to provide first-person coverage of the fight on the ground and the skies above this vast, rugged region and the challenges NATO and Pakistani forces face.
National Geographic: Inside the U.S. Secret Service ( 2004 )
Learn more about the U.S. Secret Service that you ever thought possible as National Geographic cameras venture into uncharted territory to bring viewers the most comprehensive view of the secretive government agency ever. From the remarkable measures taken to protect the President and his family to an agents-eye view of the job duties and a look at the exhaustive training program it takes to join this elite agency, you won’t believe your eyes when National Geographic cameras start rolling and the secrets of the Secret Service are revealed.
National Geographic: The Story of Earth ( 2011 )
The Earth might seem solid beneath our feet but five billion years ago there was no sign of the planet we call home. Instead there was only a new star and a cloud of dust in our solar system. Over millions of years, a series of violent changes led to the formation of our world and, eventually, the creation of life. In this photorealistic CGI epic, see how a boiling ball of rock transformed into the blue planet we know today. Explore every aspect of our world; learn how water first arrived on Earth, discover the vital role oxygen played as life forms began to evolve, and find out how land mammals evolved into dinosaurs and other giant beasts, before becoming extinct 65 million years ago. Cutting-edge imagery also reveals how humans first began to walk on two feet and looks into the future to see what may be in store for our home over the next five billion years.
National Geographic The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden ( 2011 )
The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden – After the United States successfully mounted a covert mission to eliminate America’s number one terrorist target, celebration turned to mounting questions. How did the terrorist mastermind elude capture for nearly a decade, only to be discovered hiding in plain sight just yards away from Pakistan’s most prestigious military academy? Peter Bergen, the famed journalist and author on Islamist terrorism who also produced bin Laden’s first television interview, obtains rare access to interview former CIA agents, Navy SEAL operatives and a Black Hawk pilot who reveal how the U.S. gathered the intelligence needed to pull off the surprise attack. He’ll talk to White House and Pakistani intelligence officials as well as neighbors of the Pakistani compound and eyewitnesses to the raid.
National Geographic : Inside FBI Suburban Surveillance ( 2011 )
In the aftermath of 9/11, an elite team of FBI counter-terror agents uncovers two disturbing terror threats. The first involves a group of young men in Northern Virginia and their spiritual leader, Ali Al-Timimi, who is accused of directing his men to overseas training camps to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan. The second plot involves yet another Al-Timimi pupil, who is charged with planning the next 9/11. FBI:Suburban Surveillance takes viewers deep inside the complex human drama at the heart of America¹s war on terror.
National Geographic - Apocalypse The Second World War: Shock ( 2010 )
Apocalypse tells us about this huge conflict through the tragic destiny of those who went to war (soldiers) those who suffered from it (civilians), and those who ran it (political and military leaders). The "horrible yet familiar" war led to the deaths of 50 million men and women across the world - making for the first time as many civilian victims as there were military casualties.
National Geographic: Inside LSD ( 1985 )
LSDs inventor Albert Hofmann called it "medicine for the soul." The Beatles wrote songs about it. Secret military mind control experiments exploited its hallucinogenic powers. Outlawed in 1966, LSD became a street drug and developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture, capable of inspiring either moments of genius, or a descent into madness. Now science is taking a fresh look at LSD, including the first human trials in over 35 years. Using enhanced brain imaging, non-hallucinogenic versions of the drug and information from an underground network of test subjects who suffer from an agonizing condition for which there is no cure, researchers are finding that this "trippy" drug could become the pharmaceutical of the future. Can it enhance our brain power, expand our creativity and cure disease? To find out, Explorer puts LSD under the microscope
National Geographic Inside 9-11 The War Continues ( 2011 )
Inside 9/11: The War Continues tells the evolving story of radical Islam’s war against the West. Osama bin Laden has finally been brought to justice, but Al Qaeda is still going strong. For bin Laden, 9/11 was just the beginning — the attack was designed to spark a revolution and create a whole new generation of men willing to wage jihad against America. But ten years later, these same men have eclipsed bin Laden on the global stage. And their call to jihad has gone viral with terror groups using the Internet to recruit and radicalize future attackers in the name of Allah.
National Geographic - American Cougar ( 2012 )
American Cougar tells a unique story of a community of cougars whose skills are illustrated and tested as they struggle to survive in the severe landscape of the Northern Rocky Mountains. A determined team of researchers, lead by houndsman and researcher Boone Smith, mount grueling expeditions in attempts to gain precious scientific data. The story features F51, a young crafty female who makes her way through the winter, but is tested as she struggles to bring her unborn litter to a healthy birth after a cruel winter. The matron, wise F109, carries the key to crucial scientific data, but she’s a ghost, and a true master of escape.
National Geographic Inside the FBI ( 2011 )
FBI Special Agents in America’s Midwest handle unique cases. Based out of the Billings, Montana, bureau, these agents are assigned to cases in the heart of ‘Indian Country’. With the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Nations on their doorstep, these agents are some of the US’ busiest. Hit the trail with them as they solve criminal investigations on Indian Reservations where the rules aren’t always black and white.
National Geographic. Shark attacks investigated ( 2009 )
Shark Attacks Investigated - National Geographic
National Geographic Alien Fireballs ( 2010 )
A clear, Friday night in Ontario, Canada. A flaming fireball lights up the night sky as it streaks to Earth. It could carry with it secrets about the origins of our Solar System or evidence of life on other planets. But in order to study it, scientists first need to find it. At the University of Western Ontario, planetary scientists capture the entire event using a sophisticated network of specialized cameras, radar and listening equipment aimed at the heavens. This event may be the best documented meteorite fall in history. Now, scientists plot a search area and mount a team to hunt for it. The race is on, to find Earths latest visitor.
National Geographic: JFK The Lost Bullet ( 2011 )
They are among the most infamous home movies ever made, capturing an event that changed history. But do these humble 8-millimeter films reveal the whole story of John F. Kennedy s assassination? National Geographic reveals these home movies as never before … restored to a state more pristine than the day they were exposed to the Dallas sunshine of November 22nd, 1963. Join a team of pioneering investigators as they bring the home movies to life and expose the hidden secrets of the crime of the century.
National Geographic: Inside American Nazis ( 2011 )
'American Nazis' goes inside the growing trend of hate in America. Neo-Nazi groups in the U.S. are made up of many factions, but they share a common ideology that includes veneration of Hitler, hatred of Jews, and white supremacy. We go inside three extreme groups - Aryan Nations, White Revolution, and the Nationalist Socialist Movement - to discover how they exploit anti-immigration sentiment for their own agenda, and how their violent rhetoric has led to hate crimes against Jews and Latinos.
National Geographic Megafactories Mercedes ( 2011 )
Renowned as a classic since its creation over 50 years ago, witness the extraordinary new take on the Mercedes Benz 1954 300SL Gullwing.
National Geographic: Jonestown Massacre ( 2000 )
A great documentary on cult leader Jim Jones and the infamous suicides in Guyana.
National Geographic Megastructures: Singapores Vegas ( 2011 )
Discover the secrets behind Singapore's Marina Bay Sands development, which includes hotels, a museum, casino, waterfront promenade and theatres.
National Geographic - Inside The Green Berets ( 2007 )
Inside the Green Berets is a great look in a small group's lonesome fight far from the garrison. This documentary gives you an inside look into a group of America's most elite warriors fighting against the Taliban and to win hearts and minds as a part of the Long War. The crew does a good job of giving a look into the trials and times of these men. Due to the nature of their work film crews are only allowed a brief time to work with them. And even the extra time National Geographic was allowed was tragically cut short. The showing time for this film is short and it may not be as in depth as some people expect or want. But if you are interested in seeing how these unconventional fighters wage battle far from support then you should enjoy this show.
National Geographic Science of Dogs ( 2010 )
The dog is the ultimate human creation. With 400 breeds and counting, the dog is more varied in size and behavior than any other species on the planet. National Geographic looks at man's evolutionary manipulation of dogs' appearance, talents and temperament - and the accelerating efforts to create breeds to suit our needs (more than 80 percent of today's breeds did not exist 150 years ago). From desirable traits like super sensitive hearing and smell to the unintended consequences of genetic diseases, learn how nature and man have partnered to deliberately create new and specialized versions of man's best friend.
National Geographic: Drugs Inc - Cocaine ( 2010 )
The supply chain of cocaine stretches around our world, bringing vast wealth to a few ... and misery to millions. Follow its trail through the eyes of peasant farmers producing cocaine paste, a trafficker tied to Mexican cartels and a 28-year-old crack dealer in Miami's poorest neighborhood. And literally see the true nature of cocaine addiction via revolutionary brain photography in a leading lab in Brookhaven, N.Y.
National Geographic Hitler and the Occult ( 2007 )
The world knows how the Third Reich ended. Few know how it began. Mystics now forgotten by history conjured visions of a master race and foresaw peril from lesser races. Occult fanatics who rewrote history, and invented science. When Hitler seized power, the occult followed - right into his inner circle.
National Geographic Lockdown Women Behind Bars ( 2011 )
With 3,900 violent female offenders, Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, California, is one of the largest and most dangerous women’s prisons in the nation. Last year, the prison recorded its first inmate murder, demonstrating that women can be every bit as violent as men. With female inmates becoming one of the fastest growing segments of California’s prison population, officers are searching for ways to stop the drug trade and reduce violence.
National Geographic - Apocalypse The Second World War: The Great Landings ( 2010 )
Apocalypse tells us about this huge conflict through the tragic destiny of those who went to war (soldiers) those who suffered from it (civilians), and those who ran it (political and military leaders). The "horrible yet familiar" war led to the deaths of 50 million men and women across the world - making for the first time as many civilian victims as there were military casualties.
National Geographic Inside Outlaw Bikers Hells Angels (2011) ( 2011 )
Take a wild ride into the realm of this infamous biker gang when a government sting operation creates a bogus motorcycle club to ride along side them.
National Geographic Ipredator ( 2011 )
iPredator: Crocodile. The Nile crocodile\'s design was advanced from the start that they survived when their close relatives, the dinosaurs, died.
National Geographic Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas ( 2006 )
Trek into the hidden battlefields of northern Botswana where lions and spotted hyenas clash in overlapping territories. With never-before-seen footage, much of it filmed at night, you'll uncover an intense and vicious blood feud that has been waged for millennia. Follow the Southern Clan, led by a powerful hyena matriarch whose firstborn female cub kills her sister at birth to assure her succession as leader of the clan. Lurk in the shadows as a lioness from the Central Pride gives birth to three cubs and then encounters a deadly Egyptian cobra. You'll be stunned by breathtaking chase scenes as the hyena matriarch is brutally killed by a male lion, throwing the clan into chaos. Discover nature's savage conflicts in this ancient rivalry between ETERNAL ENEMIES: LIONS AND HYENAS.
National Geographic Afghan Heroin The Lost War ( 2011 )
Afghan Heroin: The Lost War is a one-hour documentary which investigates how the war on terror along with the CIA in Afghanistan has unleashed heroin into the mainstream.Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on Earth. Some 90 per cent of the drug is grown in Afghanistan and this hard hitting documentary investigates how the War on Terror has inadvertently unleashed a massive supply of the deadly drug.
National Geographic: Is It Real? UFOs ( 2009 )
Throughout human history, they have descended from the sky, bearing wisdom and superior technology or so it's said. Their ships have been apparently caught on film, again and again. According to the thousands of Americans who have been abducted, those devious aliens are snatching citizens of the Earth and doing unspeakable things to them. Are aliens really interfering with human affairs and even interbreeding with us? Examine the most compelling evidence with believers and skeptics alike.
National Geographic Witness Tornado Swarm ( 2011 )
April 2011 was the most violent month of tornados on record, and the deadliest in modern times. The 'super outbreak' of April 26-27 alone involved more than a hundred separate twisters, killing over 300 people and cutting a swath of destruction across the south. Using dozens of amateur and professional sources, Witness tells the story of this once-in-a-century event, as captured by those who lived through it.
National Geographic The Book that Can't Be Read ( 2011 )
The mysterious and centuries-old Voynich Manuscript was written by an unknown author, illustrated with bizarre, puzzling pictures and composed in a language that even the best cryptographers can't decode. Now, Naked Science follows new leads in the hunt for the author's identity.
National Geographic Hubble's Amazing Universe ( 2008 )
Hubble Space Telescope is awaiting one final shuttle servicing mission, but why is a telescope worth the risk? Hubble has made numerous discoveries, such as the birth of stars, the death of stars, the existence of black holes, the violence of a comet crash, charting Dark Matter clouds, and discovering 2/3rds of the Universe itself, in the form of mysterious Dark Energy. One day, the Hubble mission will end, and Hubble will burn up in the atmosphere. But a new telescope, the James Webb, will take its place among the stars.
National Geographic - Egyptian Secrets of the Afterlife ( 2009 )
Relentless demons, writhing serpents, the lake of fire and final judgment from the god Osiris. Ancient Egyptians believed that these and other terrifying obstacles challenged their pharaohs in the afterlife. The hieroglyphs in the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I most clearly illustrate the 12 perilous gates a dead king had to navigate to achieve resurrection. Enter Seti's tomb with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Zahi Hawass as he traces this king's arduous journey through the netherworld.
National Geographic: Monster Fish - Alien Catfish ( 2010 )
Join a team of scientists and adventurers as they travel into this war-torn region to unlock the secrets of the monster fish.
National Geographic Lockdown Gangland ( 2011 )
Pelican Bay has been at the heart of Californias war on prison gangs for two decades. A former gang member reveals the prisons innermost secrets when NGC take you to the frontlines of this terrifying battlefield.
National Geographic: Vietnam's Unseen War ( 2002 )
National Geographic journeys deep behind battle lines to experience a different side of the Vietnam War - the side seen only through the lenses of North Vietnamese photographers. Renowned British photojournalist Tim Page travels back to the land where he nearly lost his life to meet with North Vietnamese war photographers, revealing remarkable, never-before-seen photos and personal stories long hidden by time and tragedy.
National Geographic: Egypts Lost Rival ( 2011 )
t rivaled ancient Egypt but was lost to history. Now a team of archeologists have made a major discovery in the Syrian desert: artifacts from a burial chamber deep within an ancient palace that paint a never-before-seen picture of a powerful metropolis known as Qatna. What became of its vast riches? And what brought about the final fate of this ancient superpower?
National Geographic: Ancient Secrets - Chinas Lost Pyramids ( 2011 )
They tower over some of the most tranquil countryside in rural China. They’re giant, man-made mountains that hold the keys to a violent history scarcely imaginable in such peaceful surroundings. These are the ancient pyramids of a bygone era characterized by battles and bloodshed, as warring kingdoms wrangled with each other in a power struggle spanning generations.
National Geographic Hitler's Hidden Holocaust ( 2008 )
On Sunday, August 2, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the National Geographic Channel (NGC) journeys back to Nazi Europe to tell the story of Hitler's Hidden Holocaust -- the killing frenzy of Hitler's extermination brigades, known as the Einsatzgruppen or "action groups." Woven together with harrowing testimonials from survivors, witnesses and experts, this one-hour special presents in chilling detail -- with photographic evidence and rare video footage - how Nazi soldiers planned, documented and committed these horrific crimes. It was the same routine: Go into a town, round up Jewish families, take them to a ditch and shoot them, often in front of curious spectators.
National Geographic Nazi Hunters: Assassin of Rome ( 2011 )
Go inside the remarkable story of how Sam Donaldson and an ABC News crew discovered a fugitive WWII war criminal... in a phone book. Erich Priebke was one of Hitlers highest ranking officers in Rome, and he orchestrated the assassination of innocent civilians in Rome. After the war, he escaped and eluded justice for 50 years. See how the journalists staged an elaborate sting operation, confronted Priebke at a school where he was working with young children and got his confession on camera.
National Geographic: Twin Town ( 2010 )
Globally, twins account for about six per 1,000 live births. However, in a small village in India there is evidence of a mysterious twin epidemic. In the remote village of Kodinhi, almost six times as many twins are born as the global average. National Geographic investigates the twin phenomenon here, drilling into the legacy of the community to search for the origin of inheritance patterns and genetic mutations that might offer a scientific breakthrough.
National Geographic Is It Real Jack The Ripper ( 2009 )
Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, remains at large and unaccounted for - more than 100 years after his killing spree. Who was Jack the Ripper? Was he an iconic artist, a black magic occultist, a member of the royal family, or an anonymous "Jack Doe," whose name is lost to history? Now, the National Geographic Channel gathers a team of ripperologists, forensic psychologists, crime experts and scientists, to investigate the clues behind this unsolved murder.
National Geographic Explorer Secret Lives of Jesus ( 2006 )
More than 1,500 years ago, ancient writings were buried that offered alternative narratives about Jesus of Nazareth. Rediscovered within the last century, these texts - once considered scandalous and deemed heretical - offer more questions than answers. Secret Lives of Jesus examines these mysterious lost stories of Christ, exploring the fundamental questions surrounding the texts. Who wrote them and why? How do they compare to the accepted New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? And why were the stories forgotten for so long?
National Geographic War Machines Machine Gun ( 2009 )
NGC explores the 150-year history and evolution of the machine gun from the 19th-century Gatling gun to the first gangster "hit" with a Tommy Gun to one of the deadliest weapons in the world.
National Geographic Cruise Ship Diaries Honeymoon Season ( 2011 )
Following staff on board Europe’s largest passenger liner, the Costa Serena, as they cope with demanding guests and freak weather.
National Geographic Lockdown Gang vs. Family Convert ( 2011 )
In Utah, a home-grown gang battles larger national gangs for turf. But this gang is different. Their loyalty is so extreme, membership passes from father to son.
National Geographic: The Popes Secret Service ( 2011 )
As Easter Sunday approaches, NGC offers viewers an intimate look at life behind the Vatican walls. For more than a year, filmmakers were allowed extraordinary access to the center of the Catholic Church and members of the popes inner circle. We'll meet a bodyguard, an official photographer, the archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica who is privy to Vatican secrets and an altar boy living in the pre-seminary. Then, cameras enter the vaults under the Vatican museum.
National Geographic: The Mafia - The Godfathers ( 2008 )
They were born in the foothills of Sicily. By 1924 their growing numbers and criminal activities had attracted the attention of Mussolini who went about purging Italy of their secret society. America became their escape.
National Geographic The Secret Life of Cats ( 2010 )
From Florida to the outback of Australia, domestic cats and their feral cousins are stalking some creatures to the brink of extinction. Discover what your cat is doing when it slips out of the house.
National Geographic - Apocalypse The Second World War : The World Ablaze ( 2010 )
Apocalypse tells us about this huge conflict through the tragic destiny of those who went to war (soldiers) those who suffered from it (civilians), and those who ran it (political and military leaders). The "horrible yet familiar" war led to the deaths of 50 million men and women across the world - making for the first time as many civilian victims as there were military casualties.
National Geographic: Alexander The Great The Man and the Legend ( 2008 )
More than 2,000 years after he conquered the known world, Alexander the Great continues to fascinate. But what personal ... demons fueled Alexander’s unquenchable thirst for danger, fame and conquest?
National Geographic Daytona Biker Rally ( 2011 )
Daytona Beach rolls out the red carpet for the half million bikers who arrive annually to ride, party, be seen — and spend like there’s no tomorrow.
National Geographic: Shark Island ( 2010 )
A documentary about National Geographic Fellow Enric Sala and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle's Ocean Now expedition to Costa Rica's Cocos Island and nearby Las Gemelas seamounts. People come to Isla del Coco in search of buried treasure, but the real riches are the abundant sea life beneath the ocean waves. Secret coves where hammerheads school in enormous numbers. Rocks and corals that ripple with color by day but at night turn into killing grounds for packs of whitetip sharks. Pristine waters brimming with missile-sized tuna and acrobatic dolphins in hot pursuit of gleaming clouds of fish. Cocos Island, a tiny dot in the middle of the Pacific Ocean more than 300 miles off the coast of Costa Rica, is home to one of the greatest concentrations of predators on the planet.
National Geographic Extreme Lives Hoarders Out Of Control ( 2011 )
Some people just can’t get enough. From an elderly London junk addict to a pig collector in Florida, enter the world of compulsive hoarding.
National Geographic - Apocalypse The Second World War: The End Of The Nightmare ( 2010 )
Apocalypse tells us about this huge conflict through the tragic destiny of those who went to war (soldiers) those who suffered from it (civilians), and those who ran it (political and military leaders). The "horrible yet familiar" war led to the deaths of 50 million men and women across the world - making for the first time as many civilian victims as there were military casualties.
National Geographic Explorer: 24 Hours After Asteroid Impact ( 2009 )
Travel back 66 million years ago when a meteor struck the Earth, wiping out three-quarters of all life on the planet. What happened in those first hours? Why did some creatures survive while nearly all others perished? Using computer graphics and real-world recreations, National Geographic reveals the likely effects of the catastrophic impact that changed the world forever and examines who won, who lost, and why.
National Geographic: Hitler's Suicide Ship ( 2011 )
After battling in late 1939 with British cruisers off the coast of Uruguay, Hitler's prized "pocket battleship" and high-tech wonder, the Admiral Graf Spee was blown up by its own captain, Hans Langsdorff. Denounced by the Nazi regime, Langsdorff commits suicide shortly thereafter. National Geographic Channel reconstructs the first naval battle of World War II and retraces the events that led to the Graf Spee's ultimate destruction.
National Geographic Snakes that Fly ( 2010 )
At the highest reaches of the rainforest live some of the worlds most unusual and least understood creatures: snakes that glide through the air without wings and the elusive creatures known as "flying lemurs". Two scientists take us into the canopy of the Malaysian jungle to explore this mysterious world of gliders where flight is critical to their survival.
National Geographic Fight Masters - Silat ( 2009 )
Follow a USA Seni Silat Gayong student as he and his instructor goes to Malayasia the home of the fighting style "Silat"
National Geographic Mystery Gorilla ( 2010 )
In 2007, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society discovered there were an estimated 125,000 western lowland gorillas living in the remote forests of northern Congo. This find offers another chance to protect this endangered great ape and a first look at some unprecedented behaviour - including a knack for using tools. Now primatologist and National Geographic explorer Mireya Mayor ventures into the heart of the jungle to explore the great apes' secret world. She gets a rare and intimate look into the family life of one gorilla group and witnesses individuals performing feats unexpected in the wild. Spectacularly photographed and featuring new scientific insight, Mystery Gorilla presents startlingly familiar animals like you've never seen them before.
National Geographic: Minutes to Meltdown Three Mile Island ( 2011 )
Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear plant seems peaceful now, but 32 years ago, it brought America close to catastrophe. Tens of thousands of people fled their homes -- and the health and safety of hundreds of thousands hung in the balance.
National Geographic: Wild Nights - Miami ( 2010 )
Rural forests and meadows aren’t the only places wildlife thrives. Our urban centers are filled with exotic animals in some of the most unlikely locations, often hidden from the casual observer. From back alleys to swamps, our major cities sometimes include resident giant snakes, large snails, boars armed with razor-sharp tusks, endangered sea turtles and unusual birds.
National Geographic: Ultimate Factories - Jack Daniels ( 2010 )
Ultimate Factories travels to Lynchburg, Tennessee, where tradition and technology intersect to make 150 million bottles of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 each year. The factory holds enough whiskey to fill 3 million bottles at any given time, fermented with yeast that descends from the same used in the original batch 140 years ago.
National Geographic Hitler's Lost Battleship ( 2011 )
Hitler's Lost Battleship retraces the events leading up to the ship's destruction. With high-end re-enactments, CGI reconstructions, and surprising revelations from naval researchers - all add up to shed new light on this fascinating episode in wartime history.
National Geographic Secrets of Shangri-La: Quest for Sacred Caves ( 2010 )
For years, adventurers from all over the world have searched for the mythic paradise of Shangri-La and have found little…until now. Explore sacred Buddhist caves and witness as experts look back into time as they uncover centuries-old manuscripts and stunning wall paintings that have remained undisturbed for years. Has the real Shangri-La finally been discovered? Will it survive the erosion and visitors that the future is bound to bring? National Geographic journeys deep into Nepal in search of the real Shangri-La
National Geographic's Lost Kingdoms of the Maya ( 1997 )
Explore the ruins of the most highly developed civilization in the jungles of Mexico and Central America that mysteriously collapsed more than a thousand years ago. You'll hear the startling story of the kingdom's downfall and witness ancient rituals re-enacted on sites where they originally occurred.
National Geographic Science of Evil ( 2008 )
Using cutting-edge functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques, scientists attempt to isolate the mechanics of moral judgment by mapping patterns in neurological processes. Could neuron activity in the brain really give rise to good or evil?
National Geographic When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs ( 2010 )
Some hundred million years ago, crocodiles were the ruling T. rexes of the waters. They galloped on land, ambushed prey at the river's edge - even terrorized dinosaurs. These swift predators evolved through the ages into the modern crocs we know today. Now, armed with newly discovered prehistoric crocodile bones, Dr. Paul Sereno is determined to bring the ancient creatures to life - and tell their fantastic untold story. Learn about a croc that pursued prey across land, a supercroc that locked its jaws around dinosaurs, even a croc with a startlingly canine face. Blending art, forensics and biology, a team reanimates a lost world of strange Cretaceous crocs that paleontology forgot.
National Geographic: Hooked - Lake Monsters ( 2011 )
Follow intrepid biologists Justin Grubich and John Odenkirk on their journey to tag and track the elusive Nile perch. On a voyage through Egypt well uncover the ancient myths of this sacred giant. Come along as Justin and John dare to do the seemingly impossible on Hooked: Lake Monsters.
National Geographic Phantom Wolverine ( 2010 )
Wolverine. The name stirs images of the wild, the savage the untamable. Legend paints it as a solitary, blood-thirsty killer who roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose and crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. But there is another image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge, one that is far more complex than its reputation suggests. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, wolverines are among the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. Few people are tough enough to chase this phantom, but those who’ve entered their world have found a true marvel of the wilderness, with a fierce appetite for survival… and for surprise.
National Geographic Inside Outlaw Bikers: Warlock War ( 2010 )
Florida 1990. The Warlocks National President, Spike Ingrao befriends a gun running bodybuilder named Steve Martin. Spike has ambitious plans to expand the club and Martin seems like the man to head up a new chapter in the heart of rival territory. But, what Spike doesnt know is Steve Martin is an undercover ATF agent. Agent Martin opens a Warlocks chapter made up entirely of undercover cops. Inside the Warlocks agents organize gun and explosive deals. When one of the Warlocks is brutally murdered by rival bikers, The Feds quickly prepare for a mass arrest.
National Geographic: Eating with Cannibals ( 2011 )
Piers Gibbon looks at one of mankinds ultimate taboos: cannibalism. He'll trek into the rain forest of Papua New Guinea to find tribe members who ate human flesh. Gibbon meets with members of the once-feared Biami tribe and witnesses their ritual techniques.
National Geographic - Diamonds of War: Africa's Blood Diamonds ( 2007 )
Long a symbol of love, affection and faithfulness, the diamond is now increasingly linked with war, blood and brutality. In the diamond-rich West African nation of Sierra Leone, rebels used the precious gems to bankroll a violent ten-year insurrection, leaving a terrorized population and a ravaged landscape in its wake. National Geographic correspondents follow the trail of illicit diamonds from their origin in the muddy pits of impoverished Sierra Leone, to the pristine cobblestone streets of Antwerp, Belgium, to their final stop in the glittering display cases of New York's finest jewelry stores.
National Geographic Big Bigger Biggest Cruise Ship ( 2011 )
The race is on to become the world's biggest. Crowned the biggest in their fields, structures like the 600-metre Burj Dubai skyscraper and the 99,000-ton USS Nimitz represent the most cutting-edge advances in architecture and engineering today. But these mind-blowing 21st century constructions would not be possible without the historical breakthroughs that propelled these fields to new heights. This new four-part series examines the many engineering leaps that helped these structures become his ...torical giants. How did bridges evolve in size from simple bamboo walkways to modern marvels such as Japan's Akashi Bridge? And what advances have allowed buildings to grow from a few storeys in size to the modern skyscraper?
National Geographic Search For The Super Snake ( 2009 )
Giant snakes. Serpents straight out of nightmares. They reach more than 30 feet in length and hide in swamps, trees and the basement. Today's giant snakes are as big as theyve ever been, and they've got appetites to match. Come slither among these reptilian marvels. Over 100 teeth, 500 vertebrae, 1000 ribs, and 10,000 muscles working together to form nature's most elegant predator. But what are the limits of these enormous serpents? How much can they grow, constrict and consume? Learn the startling truth about the almost limitless capacity of these tubular predators and debunk the myths circulating on the Internet.
National Geographic Death of a Mars Rover ( 2011 )
When the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity touched down on Mars in January 2004, they were expected to drive a few hundred yards and last ninety days. Seven-plus years later, the hardy robots have proven to be two of the greatest explorers of the Space Age, trekking miles across hostile deserts, climbing mountains, scrambling in and out of craters, and cheating death many times. Now comes the sad news that while Opportunity continues to roll, Spirit has reached the end of the road. Death of a Mars Rover tells the epic story of Spirit and Opportunity, and the desperate effort to save Spirit after she drove into a quicksand trap and then fell silent over a year ago.
National Geographic The Truth Behind The Lockness Monster ( 2011 )
The Truth Behind takes on time’s deepest mysteries using the latest expert technology, fresh experiments, and forensic evidence, rigorously tests the science behind the most iconic phenomenon.
National Geographic Apocalypse World War Two Origins of the Holocaust ( 2009 )
Thanks to the efforts of a few, private collectors and archivists, these forgotten films have been rediscovered, restored and made available by National Geographic Channel in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II. In addition to stunning footage, the series presents WWII in an innovative and provocative way, giving audiences an unprecedented sense of the reality of war not conveyed by black and white footage but in color.
National Geographic Hooked Carp Invasion ( 2011 )
Asian carp are infiltrating major American waterways; with insatiable appetites they have the power to destroy an entire ecosystem by depleting a native food chain from the bottom up. NGC takes to the waters to understand these alien predators. How did they get here? Where are they going? And what are scientists and anglers doing to fight back? We’ll also look at some of the controversial methods being used to combat the fish, including underwater electric fences and bow-fishing, where arc
National Geographic Megafactories Ducati ( 2011 )
National Geographic capture the passion of the famous Ducati brand and the strength of its loyal community of fans while documenting an in-depth and fascinating account of the concept, design, development, manufacture and assembly of the award-winning Multistrada.
National Geographic Fireball Of Christ ( 2011 )
his is the story of the meteor that changed the world forever. In 312 AD the Roman Emperor Constantine claimed he saw a mysterious light in the sky which convinced him to convert to Christianity, forever altering the course of history. Now scientists believe they may have tracked down the source of this mysterious light. A team of geologists have identified a crater in Italy which they believe was produced by the impact of a previously unrecorded meteorite. The finding could explain not only the story of Constantine, but might also provide an explanation for a local legend which recounts how members of a pagan cult were overwhelmed by a light in the sky as bright as a second sun. The cult too immediately converted to Christianity. A team of international experts set out to get to the bottom of the mystery.
National Geographic Diving The Labyrinth ( 2011 )
Some of the world’s best cave divers have travelled to the Bahamas Islands to plunge into the unique abyss found in blue holes –underwater caves that can go hundreds or even thousands of feet down and feature a maze of passages and tunnels, which act as liquid time capsules.Led by National Geographic emerging explorer and anthropologist Kenny Broad, a team of divers and archaeologists investigate these caves to unlock the mysteries of an ancient Bahamas teeming with life that quickly vanished, leaving the islands now mostly barren.
National Geographic Liquid Bomb Plot ( 2011 )
The Liquid Bomb Plot,” a documentary with dramatic reconstructions that airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on National Geographic Channel, chronicles the investigation of a 2006 plan to blow up a host of airplanes traveling from London to the United States.
National Geographic - Wild Seahorses Wanted Dead Or Alive ( 2012 )
With a horse's head, a monkey's tail and sex-swap parenting, seahorses are one of the ocean's strangest and most charismatic inhabitants. In this one hour special, wildlife filmmaker Natali Tesche-Ricciardi sets out to investigate something that most people don't realize - seahorse populations are in crisis. Natali finds that seahorses live in shallow, coastal seas and so are among the first to suffer from coastal development and pollution. They are often caught as fishing bycatch and are sold as tourist souvenirs. They are wanted alive for the aquarium trade and dead for a much larger industry - traditional Chinese medicine. Millions of seahorses are traded each year and can reach a value higher than silver. Fortunately all is not lost. With the help of an international organization, Project Seahorse, traders and fishermen are changing their ways to help wild seahorse populations. It's a global adventure that takes Natali from marine reserves in Spain, to the traditional medicine shops of Hong Kong, to experience both seahorse heaven and seahorse hell. The future for wild seahorses remains uncertain but one fact cannot be disputed - our future generations will want to experience these enchanting fish - in their natural habitat and very much alive.
National Geographic white shark:outside the cage ( 2011 )
The darkest debts of the sea hold a secret, shrouded in mystery beyond the protection of this cage, lurks a loviathon, rarely seen and studied only with great peril. The scientists struggle to unravel its secrets - but until now it has remained beyond their reach. To reveal the truth behind this master of the sea would require unconventional research, and an unconventional researcher. Someone willing to venture beyond the usual limits of conventional science to meet White Sharks, outside the cage. A little older documentary from the National Geographic channel. I for one will be interested in watching this, as it describes the lengths and risks at which scientists are willing to go in the name of learning more about one of the most feared creatures of the sea.
National Geographic Secret Access Gang War USA ( 2011 )
Could the American government's war on transnational gangs, ironically, be making them stronger and more deadly?
National Geographic: Perfect Weapon - Slings And Arrows ( 2011 )
Watch as a selection of history's most gruesome projectile weapons are tested for their accuracy and deadliness.
National Geographic: Strange Days On Planet Earth - The One Degree Factor ( 2010 )
Dust clouds are building high over the Atlantic. An entire population of caribou is declining, while other species are pushed to the limits of their physical survival in the oceans. A respiratory illness, once uncommon among children in Trinidad, is now widespread. Amazingly, many scientists now believe these disparate phenomena may be linked to global climate change.
National Geographic Cannibal Island ( 2011 )
It may seem like the stuff of horror movies and history books but, in the deepest jungles of Papua New Guinea, Cannibal Island shows that cannibalism is more than just a slice of gruesome folklore. Eager to separate fact from fiction, British writer and explorer, Piers Gibbon ventures into some of the remotest areas of this hugely diverse nation, where he comes face to face with an array of remarkable individuals.
National Geographic: Inside the Green Berets ( 2007 )
Inside the Green Berets is a great look in a small group's lonesome fight far from the garrison. This documentary gives you an inside look into a group of America's most elite warriors fighting against the Taliban and to win hearts and minds as a part of the Long War. The crew does a good job of giving a look into the trials and times of these men. Due to the nature of their work film crews are only allowed a brief time to work with them. And even the extra time National Geographic was allowed was tragically cut short. The showing time for this film is short and it may not be as in depth as some people expect or want. But if you are interested in seeing how these unconventional fighters wage battle far from support then you should enjoy this show.
National Geographic: Tiger Man of Africa ( 2011 )
A seemingly impossible dream: to create a new population of wild tigers outside their natural habitat. One man, John Varty, did just that. Starting with two young, zoo-born tigers, Varty now has more than 15 tigers at his Tiger Canyons reserve, and has used ever-present cameras to document two years of their lives. Whether mating, birthing or hunting, Varty shows these magnificent tigers with remarkable, up close and personal detail.
National Geographic When Rome Ruled Rise of Christianity ( 2011 )
Christianity conquered the Roman Empire. It catapulted from a persecuted mystery cult, viewed as a threat to the pagan ritualistic pantheon, to a turning point of victories over Rome's traditional religion. National Geographic unravels how the Christians infiltrated, endured and overran Rome; from the earliest martyrs to the first Christian empire, see how they spread their message.
National Geographic Nazi Hunters Angel of Death ( 2011 )
He's arguably the most notorious Nazi fugitive of all. Dr. Josef Mengele earned the nickname the Angel of Death for his perverse and sadistic experiments at Auschwitz-Birkenau. But after the war, Mengele escaped to Buenos Aires, where he lived in hiding. Nazi Hunters goes insdie the 30-year investigation to find the hardened criminal. By the time German, Israeli and American law enforcement agents finally tracked him down, they were too late Mengele had died six years earlier.
National Geographic Warrior Graveyard: Samurai Massacre ( 2012 )
Warrior Graveyard: Samurai Massacre The unearthing of a gruesome grave filled with thousands of skeletons at Kamakura in Japan could hold the answers to the mystery surrounding the true origins of one of the most feared and revered warriors of all time: the Samurai. The chilling burial ground dates back to 1333. Kamakura was a one of the most heavily fortified regions of Japan. When the Emperor became angered by the growing powers of the ruling Hojo family, he sought to retake control of the region, setting the stage for a war that would change the shape of the nation. Among over 4000 sets of remains, six have a unique story to tell: the husband and wife involved in a sword fight to the death; the warrior monk; a peasant boy soldier; and members of the ruling Hojo family, captured and decapitated, with their heads displayed as trophies of victory. These remains reveal the secrets of the Samurai, their ferocious fighting skills and their merciless killing techniques.
National Geographic: Drugs Inc - Heroin ( 2010 )
Heroin can be life threatening, claiming the lives of numerous victims. Follow this opium derivative as it begins in a remote Afghan heroin lab that processes the raw materials and then on to Chicago, where a dealer demonstrates its final preparation for street sale. Gain insight into its insidious powers from users, and witness a police raid on a heroin distribution network in New Jersey. Plus, go inside one radical attempt to combat heroin's social costs by supplying it free to addicts.
National Geographic: Feral Children ( 2010 )
A jungle boy raised by monkeys. Twin girls nurtured by wolves. Are these stories true? NGC takes a scientific look at the tales of feral children raised in the wild.
National Geographic - Apocalypse World War Hitlers Rise To Power ( 2010 )
From footage of Hitler relaxing in his Alpine retreat shot by Eva Braun, to haunting images of Jewish persecution, see the true story of World War II.
National Geographic Finding Anastasia ( 2010 )
Did Romanov Princess Anastasia survive a Bolshevik firing squad or did she and her brother Crown Prince Alexis perish with their father, Tsar Nicholas II, before another firing squad in 1918? The chance find of human remains in a Siberian forest brings forensic anthropologist Dr.Anthony Falsetti in search of the truth. Marshalling DNA, ballistics and the very latest forensic analysis, an international team works to dispel the greatest myth of the 20th century and tell a real story more remarkable than any fiction.
National Geographic: Snake Killers Honey Badgers Of The Kalahari ( 2001 )
Produced by David and Carol Hughes , filmed by David & Carol Hughes and Keith & Colleen Begg. First released on the National Geographic Channel in November 2001. For three years David and Carol, along with Keith and Colleen Begg followed and filmed the lives of habituated wild badgers in the Kalahari wilderness as part of the first intensive study of these amazing carnivores. " Honey badgers may look innocent, about the size of an average dog, but these fearless foragers prey on more than 60 different species in the Kalahari, including some of the region's most dangerous snakes. One honey badger was seen eating over 30 feet of snakes in just three days. Join honey badger experts-Keith and Colleen Begg- who through research, film and photography have compiled the most extensive study to date of honey badgers in the wild. Their cameras capture not only the heroic saga of a remarkable couple working in the wild, but the natural history of one of the world's most unique and extraordinary creatures" National Geographic Channel highlights.
National Geographic Dino Mania 2011 ( 2011 )
See how the world’s most intriguing dinosaurs lived, where they hunted and, ultimately, how they succumbed to death and extinction.
National Geographic Golden Baboons ( 2012 )
“Villains emerge, predators lurk on all sides, but a large troupe of golden baboons proves that they are the master survivors in the harsh reality of Zambia’s Luangwa Valley”
National Geographic: Light at the Edge of the World - Heart of the Amazon ( 2009 )
Join National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis as he ventures deep into the South American rainforest to encounter an ancient people who continue to live in close harmony with the natural world. Davis hopes to understand the unique worldview of these river people, to learn the secrets of their survival and to document an important event never before filmed, the Cassava bread ritual. To do so he must travel into the Amazon forest to meet the people of the River Pirá-paraná. There he encounters four closely related people living on the river, including the Barasana. But before he can witness this magnificent and ancient ritual, he must journey upstream and deep into the forest to visit and learn about the most sacred places in the river people’s universe
National Geographic Lockdown Gang War ( 2010 )
National Geographic takes you inside one of the United States' most violent and dangerous maximum-security prisons - Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, California. With nearly 200 gang-related attacks each year, overcrowded conditions have increased tensions for both officers and inmates. Hear firsthand how fights and murders are organized by gang leaders and how out-numbered officers can easily be at the mercy of a gang war.
National Geographic Britains Nazi King ( 2011 )
Was a member of the British royal family in cahoots with the Nazis? Recently declassified FBI files expose a surprising twist in the legacy of Edward VIII. In 1941, President Roosevelt had the Duke of Windsor investigated for suspicion of sympathizing with Nazi Germany. What the investigation found was an astonishing plot to put Edward VIII on Britains throne as Hitlers Nazi puppet. Under different circumstances, could this relationship have changed history as we know it?
National Geographic Colliding Continents ( 2011 )
What created the land we see today? Powerful forces deep below the Earth surface are propelling the continents on a restless journey across the face of the globe. They will rip vast landmasses apart and send them smashing into one another, to reshape our world. Oceans will disappear; mountains will crumble, and rise again. And where great cities once stood there will be little more than fossils. We investigate the forces that drive this dynamic process to discover what created the land we see today. And what the future holds for us, on the incredible voyage of our ever-changing continents. What we are observing at the moment is only a snap shot of the global cycle that the Earth has been undergoing for the last 4.5 billion years and will continue to undergo even if we are not around any more. We look into the future to see what the world map will look like in 250 million years time.
National Geographic Kung Fu Killers ( 2007 )
From iron claws and meteor hammers to deer antler blades and emei needles, ancient Kung Fu weapons range greatly in shape and design, yet all have only one purpose - to injure. In the hands of a skilled assassin, even the humble chopsticks can become savage weapons. Brutal metal-link whips, miniature swords disguised as tobacco pipes, fans edges with razor-sharp blades and poison-tipped arrows are all lethal in their own right but pale in comparison with an almost mystical weapon of decapitation. This countdown reveals the ten deadliest Kung Fu weapons of all time, uncovering the dark secrets of their creation and the unbelievable ways in which they’ve been used.
National Geographic Dinosaurs Reconstructing T-Rex4/10/2010 ( 2010 )
How could a tiny Tyrannosaurus Rex baby grow into a six-ton super carnivore? Dinosaur builder Hall Train and renowned paleoartist Jason Brougham will team up with some top scientists to attempt to bring a new vision of T-Rex to life Will they be able to uncover the truth about this fascinating animal and create the worlds most accurate, fully skinned mechanical replica of a walking juvenile T-Rex?
National Geographic Megafactories: Ferrari ( 2006 )
Inside Ferrari's closely-guarded factory in Maranello, Italy, you'll see how the newest, most powerful model is created from start to finish, learn its design secrets -- and take a test drive at 200 mph.
National Geographic Cocaine Sub Hunt ( 2011 )
Follow DEA agents on their quest to track down and bust narco-submarines in one of the most violent regions of Colombia- the coastal town of Tumaco. NGC joins the investigation, taking to the streets and swamps with armed marine patrols. We'll meet a drug sub informant who ventures out to mark a sub site for capture- and subsequently goes missing. And meet one of the very first drug sub inventors, now "in hiding" as he shows original "test" footage of his creation. We'll also examine several seized semisubs for clues to their makers. And our cameras are there for a first-time look inside the biggest prey of all- a fully submersible cocaine sub!
National Geographic Inside Bloods And Crips LA Gangs ( 2010 )
NGC takes viewers to the streets of South Central Los Angeles as it charts the rise of two of the most notorious gangs in America: the Bloods and the Crips. Follow along as an emerging cocaine trade fuels staggering levels of bloodshed and the streets of Los Angeles begin to resemble a war zone. Exclusive interviews include Bloods founder T Rodgers; original Crip Angelo "Barefoot Pookie" White; former LAPD chief Darryl Gates; and LAPD gang unit veteran Tony Moreno.
National Geographic 21 Days to Baghdad ( 2003 )
Take a comprehensive look at Operation Iraqi Freedom, from the military buildup and the shock and awe campaign to the fire-fight in Basra and the toppling
National Geographic: Inside the Muslim Brotherhood ( 2011 )
In January and February 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets to overthrow the oppressive government of President Hosni Mubarak. The catalyst to this revolution, which enables large numbers of protesters to organize themselves, was social networking sites on the internet such as Facebook. While many observers described the revolution as a secular movement of disaffected middle class youth, Inside the Muslim Brotherhood exposes the role of Egypts largest opposition group and reveals what the future may hold as the country finally emerges from Mubaraks regime.
National Geographic Lost in the Nevada Triangle ( 2010 )
In September 2007, record-breaking aviator Steve Fossett went missing somewhere over the Sierra Nevada mountain range, sparking the biggest peacetime search and rescue operation in the history of the United States. Over the ensuing days and weeks, reports would surface of a half dozen other missing airplanes in a huge triangular area of California and Nevada. Some of the planes dated back to the early days of flight, and others were from the Second World War. Could this mysterious region be another Bermuda Triangle? National Geographic braves the treacherous weather and deadly winds of the range to uncover what really happened to Steve Fossett and reveal the secrets of the Nevada Triangle.
National Geographic : Mystery of the Wolf ( 2004 )
The wolf, the last great European predator, has survived for thousands of years in the Pollino National Park in Italy. Surrounded by mystery, until recently little was known of its habits and its delicate relationship with man and his domestic animals. For the first time, a group of researchers managed to follow two wolves, Francesco and Rebecca. Their moving story could supply information that is vital for managing the expansion of the species in Europe.
National Geographic Ultimate Crocodile ( 2010 )
The giant saltwater crocodile, the "saltie," is perhaps the most successful predator the world has ever seen. It has survived unchanged for 100 million years. National Geographic uncovers the secrets of this ultimate predator, which has the most powerful jaws since T-rex, the most complex heart in the animal kingdom and a brain with unexpected intelligence. Examine the remarkable features of the croc - from its finely tuned pressure sensors used to detect prey to its lethal predation techniques; from its remarkable pulverizing stomach to its powerful immune system.
National Geographic Hooked Squid Invasion ( 2011 )
Marauding mobs of huge Humboldt squid are spreading northward along the Pacific coastline, devouring salmon stocks already diminished by other threats. A team of scientists and divers have a disturbing theory, which if proven true, could mean the end of West Coast salmon altogether. To investigate the mystery, the team heads to ground zero, the Sea of Cortez, where they'll suit up in stainless steel chain mail and jump into squid-infested waters to perform new field tests.
National Geographic London Underground Revealed ( 2011 )
Any Londoner can tell you that the Tube is overcrowded. But how many know the real reasons why? In the premiere of London Underground Revealed journey below London\'s pavements to look back over 125 years of crushed commuters and rush-hour rage and discover remarkable engineering history behind the biggest metro system in the Western world. With each day bringing over 4 million passengers into a vast network of tunnels under the city, the iconic transport system is creakingly close to capacity. Can an ambitious plot involving �16-billion to build 30 new stations drag it back from the brink? Taking in the origins of the Underground, this one-off special also reveals how 19th century New York subway designs are inspiring the next generation of Tube trains, and explores the importance of early Parisian Metro makers to modern engineering methods. You\'ll also look at the continued technological advances stemming from the tragic 1987 Kings Cross fire, which will make the new Underground among the safest transport systems on the planet. Interviewees including Transport for London Network Services Director Nigel Holness and engineering expert Professor John Burland explain what the future holds for the capital\'s commuters as this historic subway system reinvents itself for a new era of 21st century travel.
National Geographic - Death Of The Universe ( 2010 )
"Death of the Universe" takes viewers on an incredible journey through the cosmos in search of answers about how it is all going to end. Three theories about the universe's fate come to life as the program explores the battle between dark matter and dark energy, the forces that will determine whether the cosmos will collapse, freeze, or rip to oblivion. Spectacular never-before-seen graphics help explain the principles behind each theory, and backyard examples make some of the most complex scientific questions ever asked accessible to the viewing audience. In the end, viewers are provided with a greater understanding of where our universe has been, and what the fate of everything we know could entail.
National Geographic Wild : Deadliest Animals Asia Pacific ( 2010 )
Find out which species are among the deadliest twelve animals in: the Asia Pacific.
National Geographic Inside: Outlaw Bikers -The Road To Hell ( -0001 )
Its the 1990s and in the province of Quebec two vicious Bike Gangs, The Rock Machine and The Hells Angels, are locked in a brutal war for control of the drug trade. Bombings , fires and murders are occurring on a regular basis. One man is responsible -- the leader of the Hells Angels in Quebec, Mom Boucher. Police are powerless to stop the violence, until they get a breakan insider willing to betray the Angels. But, the insider is a life-long criminal and a rising star with The Hells Angels. To bring down Boucher and the Angels Police will have to do a deal with the devil
National Geographic - Flying Sky Monsters ( 2006 )
They lived for 150 million years but, as big a force as pterosaurs were in the history of life, they have largely remained a mystery to scientists. Now, with the help of amazing special effects and engineering, learn about remarkable new discoveries that have shed light on the lives of these creatures. Witness as a team of engineers reconstruct and fly a mechanized pterosaur to illustrate how an animal that large could have ever flown. Journey back in time as National Geographic recreates the prehistoric world of these winged giants through animation and cutting-edge CGI for a glimpse into the life and death of these fascinating creatures.
National Geographic: Lincolns Secret Killer ( 2011 )
Was Abraham Lincoln dying of cancer when he was killed? NGC is on the front lines as scientists attempt to solve a genetic mystery using a piece of fabric stained with the presidents blood to run DNA analysis. The final year of Lincoln's life seemed to age him a decade, and he had lost an alarming amount of weight. Even today, his strange body shape, unusual height and long limbs have led to speculation that he harboured some hidden medical problem.
National Geographic Robot Soldiers ( 2011 )
When this robot is powered up, 200 pounds of machinery turns into a tool to give soldiers super-human abilities.
National Geographic DNA Mysteries - The Search For Adam ( 2005 )
Where did we all come from? Could we all be descendants of Adam? And if he existed, who was he, where did he live and what did he look like? It is a mystery that intrigues us all and questions like these have been asked time and time again, but nobody has got close to the answer - until now. Spencer Wells, a leading geneticist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence, is setting out on a quest to discover if there was an "Adam" from whom all humans are descended.
National Geographic Secrets of Florence ( 2011 )
Using a thermocamera to reveal long-lost artworks and never-before-seen architectural layers in some of the city's most famous landmarks, Art detective Maurizio Seracini reveals an unsavory history.
National Geographic Finding the New Earth ( 2011 )
It took humans thousands of years to explore our own planet and centuries to comprehend our neighboring planets, but nowadays new worlds are being discovered every week. To date, astronomers have identified more than 370 “exoplanets,” worlds orbiting stars other than the sun.
National Geographic: Clone ( 2002 )
Explore the miraculous potential and frightening possibilities of genetic cloning as National Geographic's cameras reveal the history, controversy, and cutting-edge developments of a scientific breakthrough capable of literally changing the destiny of the human race. Witness the remarkable effects of the cloning revolution and explore the ''brave new world'' of the human cloning industry and its inherent controversy.
National Geographic Explorer Perus Mass Grave Mystery ( 2011 )
In the cloud forests of Peru are the remains a lost civilization and an ancient legend of mass murder. For hundreds of years, anthropologists have been hunting for who or what killed these people. Now well analyze the evidence and test theories to dig up the truth.
National Geographic Kung Fu Secrets ( 2009 )
The Shaolin Temple gave birth to one of the greatest martial art forms: kung fu. For over a thousand years Shaolin has trained the top students but now grapples with influences of the modern world.
National Geographic Wild - Inside the Wolf Pack ( 2010 )
It's possible that as many as two hundred thousand gray wolves once thrived across the United States. But human settlements expanded and the species was viewed as a threat to livestock, and wolves were gradually eliminated from most of their original territory. But in 1995, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service began a bold movement to capture wild wolves in Canada and reintroduce this formidable predator back into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Although winter in Yellowstone is a harsh season, wolves remain active. They have two layers of hair – course on the outer and a silky layer closest to their skin – that help them stay warm on even the chilliest, snowiest days. Wolves live, travel, hunt and raise young in organized groups called packs. A dominant pair – an alpha male and female – are the primary breeders and lead the unit. They will move up to a hundred miles per day in search of prey or territory. Rarely does a person observe the complexities of a wolf pack from the inside, but naturalist Casey Anderson tracked the silver pack in Yellowstone's backcountry to learn more about this fascinating species.....
National geographics Fight Masters Mixed Martial Arts ( 2009 )
Mixed Martial Arts is a worldwide phenomenon, led by the UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship. Now MMA Champions like Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz and Bas Rutten put themselves under the microscope of science. By measuring power, performance and impact, explore MMA and the UFC as never before and visualise what could be the future of hand-to-hand combat.
National Geographic Journey to Shark Eden ( 2010 )
Along the southern Line Islands lay a series of coral reefs teeming with sharks and exotic ocean life. Join leading marine ecologists and National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Fellow, Enric Sala, as they explore this utopia for sharks and discover valuable clues about how to preserve this delicate ecosystem. In an expedition of a lifetime, National Geographic investigates the amazing web of life that exists on one of the planet’s last, pristine coral reefs.
National Geographic – Earths Force Field ( 2010 )
The Earths magnetic field, the protector of all life on Earth is under constant attack from deadly cosmic radiation. This invisible shield that we live in is weakening in a region over the South Atlantic, leaving it exposed to potentially lethal radiation. Is the Earth losing its magnetic field and doomed to a fate similar to Mars? Many scientists believe the answer lies in paleomagnetic data, and that this weakening may be a precursor to a magnetic field reversal; scientists know Earth is long overdue. However, humans were not around when the last reversal took place, so what does this mean for life?
National Geographic Explorer Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes ( 2011 )
The discovery of a human skull in the depths of Lake Superior begins a story that will take historian and author Brendon Baillod across two Great Lakes and a century of history. It takes him and a team of elite technical divers more than 20 miles off Milwaukee where they discover the wreck of one of Lake Michigans lost queens. It takes them to the remote waters of Lake Superior where they risk their lives to determine the identity of yet another lost ship. And it takes us into the forgotten life of a brave and stubborn woman who lived, and died, on these wild waters. Whether her presence cursed these lost ships, or a more earthly explanation can be found, the Great Lakes reputation as a graveyard for mariners stands firm.
National Geographic: Hunt for the Abominable Snowman ( 2011 )
Across the Himalayas are stories of the yeti, or abominable snowman. Half man, half ape, the yeti is said to roam only the most remote peaks, where people rarely venture. Now, veteran explorer and climber Gerry Moffatt sets out to find proof in a hunt that will test his stamina. As conventional scientific theories challenge ancient beliefs and credible witnesses, he works to separate fact from fiction and find hard evidence that the legend is real.
National Geographic Rebuilding Titanic ( 2010 )
Titanic: one of the greatest maritime legends in history. When she set sail in April 1912, she was the largest, heaviest, most expensive, and most luxurious manmade moving object on the planet. This two-hour documentary tells the incredible story of how the Titanic was built -- and who built it. To get to the heart of the story, a team of modern-day engineers will build iconic sections of the world's most famous ship, using the industrial methods of a hundred years ago.
National Geographic: Touched by Jesus ( 2010 )
Faith, by definition, means belief without proof. But what if science could shed light on some of Christianity's greatest mysteries? Using laboratory blood tests, fiber analysis and carbon dating, we'll put three controversial claims about Jesus to the test. Can true believers experience his suffering through spontaneous stigmata? Was the Shroud of Turin the actual cloth in which Jesus was buried? Did Jesus marry and have children?
National Geographic Great Expeditions Ghost Ships of the Black Sea ( 2011 )
Seven years ago, on his third trip to the Black Sea, Dr. Robert Ballard discovered a miraculously well-preserved Byzantine shipwreck, but his team could only take pictures. Now, Ballard returns with state-of-the-art technology and a revolutionary $1.5 million robot known as "Hercules" to excavate two shipwrecks for the first time ever, including one of the most pristine ancient vessels ever found. Ballard and his team have only two weeks, so they must work in perfect precision on their hunt for the Ghost Ships of the Black Sea.
National Geographic Tribal Secrets - The Dinka ( 2007 )
The Dinka live deep in southern Sudan, the largest country in Africa. NGC takes viewers to this remote landscape of Africa to show us customs and traditions at the very heart of their cattle-centric culture, including showering under urinating cows.
National Geographic - The Changing Ape ( 2010 )
In the sweltering heart of Senegal, in a place called Fongoli, a chimpanzee performs an earth-shattering act. She strips a branch of its leaves, chews the tip into a point and jams the tool into a hole in a tree, killing a bushbaby. In short, she has been making tools and using them to hunt. Only humans are supposed to be capable of that. Anthropologist Jill Preutz takes us deep into the fascinating world of the creatures she has studied for 9 years, giving us exclusive access to not only their groundbreaking hunting skills but their other strangely human ways. They spend most of their days on the ground, they splash in swimming holes and they even curl up in caves to sleep. With the help of experts on our earliest ancestors and newly discovered evidence of the chimp stone age, we take an eye-opening scientific journey that reveals as much about ourselves as it does about the remarkable chimps of Fongoli.
National Geographic Witness Caught by Disaster ( 2011 )
Culling together a range of amateur footage, photographs, and news reporters, paired with eye-witness interviews, NGC captures heart-pounding moments from inside some of the world’s worst natural disasters. An American photographer is buried alive during the Haiti earthquake. With the help of news footage and photos he took from inside the crumbled building, he shares his harrowing two-day story of being trapped inside.
National Geographic: Medieval Fight Book ( 2011 )
Violent, secretive, spiritual and packed full of knowledge, an obscure and mysterious manuscript called the Fight Book realistically depicts the bloody side of Europe in the Middle Ages. Through historical re-creations, CGI and leading historians, we reveal the surprising detail that proves medieval society was far more refined and peculiar than we realize.
National Geographic America's Secret Weapon ( 2009 )
Rare access to a highly classified division of the Defense Department reveals the latest generation of defense technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicles and hypersonic aircraft.
National Geographic Crime Lords of Tokyo ( 2011 )
Personal stories and candid interviews reveal the secret truth inside Tokyo’s infamous organized crime syndicate the yakuza and the law enforcement officers responsible for tracking them down
National Geographic Cameramen Who Dare Crocodile Ambush ( 2011 )
Cameraman Kim Wolhuter steps into the heart of a wild hyena clan. Mike Richards climbs 120 feet into the rainforest canopy to film a bird believed extinct. Filmmaker Vicky Stone creeps within feet of Africa’s largest crocodiles during their annual feast. Cave diving expert Shane Moore disappears into the Gateway to Hell. They get the shots that change the way we see our planet. They film untamed nature. They are the Cameramen Who Dare.
National Geographic: Earth Investigated - Killer Lakes ( 2010 )
Since the death of 1,700 people near a lake in Africa, scientists have uncovered a terrifying series of hazards in lakes across the world.
National Geographic Humanly Impossible The Glass-Eater ( 2011 )
Extreme performers such as glass eaters and sword swallowers push the human body to extraordinary limits. But how do they do it? Humanly Impossible follows a team of doctors and scientists to reveal the physiology behind bizarre and dangerous stunts that surpass average human capability. Doctors investigate The Great Nippulini to find out how he lifts up to 70 lbs. using only his nipples.
National Geographic Megafactories: Audi ( 2010 )
Audi AG (Xetra: NSU) is a German manufacturer of automobiles marketed under the Audi brand. The company is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany and has been a wholly-owned (99.55%) subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG) since 1964. Volkswagen Group relaunched the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi 60 range. Shortly thereafter the name was acquired as part of Volkswagen’s purchase of the Auto Union assets from former owner, Daimler-Benz. The company name is based on the surname of the founder August Horch, the name itself an English cognate with the English word “hark”, meaning listen — which when translated into Latin, becomes Audi.
National Geographic: Hunter Hunted - Dolphin Attack ( 2008 )
Hunter and Hunted investigates a mysterious — and chilling — aberration in the already tenuous relationship between man and beast. The latest in forensic science deconstructs and analyzes some of the most startling incidents on record. All of the clues together for the very first time uncover what really happened in these deadly attacks.
National Geographic: Mysteries Of The Bible - Remaking the Shroud ( 2010 )
Rarely do Christian artifacts grab global attention more than the Shroud of Turin. To many of the faithful, it's a ghostly life-sized image of Christ left after his crucifixion and before the Resurrection. To many skeptics, it is an ingenious forgery. The problem has been that no one could persuasively duplicate it or show how it was made. Armed with compelling new scientific and historical evidence, experts attempt to re-create the Shroud.
National Geographic And Man Created Dog ( 2010 )
In the ultimate canine ancestral story, National Geographic explores the genetic journey from wolf to dog. Travel back 100,000 years to meet the "mother of all dogs" and trace the evolution of her descendents over the eons, even as we evolved ourselves - from cave dwellers to modern humans. Find out what scientists are learning about dogs' unique ability to communicate with humans, and how powerful brain chemicals work to cement our affection for each other. Delve into the history of selective breeding and see how man created dogs to serve our needs as laborers, companions, hunters, herders, and warriors, as well as to suit our aesthetic fancy. From immense Great Danes and diminutive Chihuahuas to curly-haired poodles and streamlined greyhounds - it's no coincidence that dogs are in fact the most diverse mammals on the planet.
National Geographic Amish on Break ( 2011 )
Five Amish teenagers leave their sheltered community for the first time to spend four weeks abroad in the United Kingdom. It's a trip full of firsts — first time on an airplane, first visit to the ocean and first nightclub. We'll see how they react to the seedy streets of London, street performers and the hedonistic lifestyle of an indie rock band they befriend. We'll also see how their simple life clashes with that of the British upper classes.
National Geographic Wild : Evolutions Last Living Dinosaur ( 2010 )
From small viscous meat eaters to vegetarian giants, dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes. Remarkable new evidence suggests that one dinosaur did not become extinct but evolved into a new animal species we all know today.
National Geographic The Gunpowder Plot ( 2010 )
His attempt to blow up Parliament has seen Guy Fawkes go down in infamy, but the attempted coup was about much more than just one man. Hatched by a group of 13 conspirators, the 1605 plot came after decades of simmering religious tension in England. Fed by an atmosphere of fear and alienation, a group of disaffected young Catholics decided to assassinate King James I and the entire political establishment. Having smuggled of explosives into a cellar beneath the building, the plotters came within hours of the total destruction of the Houses of Parliament and the complete rewriting of history. Now with the help of CGI to recreate early 17th-century London, see how much damage would have been caused by the explosion, while dramatic reconstructions uncover the men behind the plan and explore what drove them to radicalism. This is the true story behind this historic act of treason. In one of the most famous plots in British history, Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Find out more about his plans.
National Geographic Fire Ants: Texas Border Massacre ( 2010 )
Deep in the heart of Texas, a community wages war against an unrelenting species of fire ants. These fearsome invaders are ravaging the land, the animals, and even the people. Their stings kill wildlife and maim farm animals. Nothing seems to stop them. They're everywhere and they get into everything. Now, National Geographic has found a stranger that says he has a secret weapon in this battle against these fire ants.
National Geographic: Walking with Lions ( 2003 )
Walking With Lions is more than just another wildlife documentary about lions. Husband and wife team Phil and Lynne Richardson lived with their 18-month-old daughter at a water hole amongst lions, elephants, and baboons in the African bush of northern Zimbabwe's Zambezi Valley. Using video technologies—like miniature infrared cameras and lenses for nighttime vision—helped them capture natural behavior without interfering with the wildlife.
National Geographic: Ben Franklins Pirate Fleet ( 2011 )
A lost piece of American history may have been uncovered deep in the sea a shipwreck thought to have belonged to a fleet of American privateers. In the late 18th century, the Irish Sea was a cauldron of kidnapping, thievery and unrepentant skullduggery. Governments, including the nascent U.S., hired sea raiders, or privateers, to pillage and steal from merchant vessels. Is it possible that this ship was on a mission from Benjamin Franklin?
National Geographic Deepest Dive - The Story of the Trieste ( 2011 )
A seven-mile voyage to the deepest part of the ocean, and the only two men in the world right for the job. Join Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy LT. Don Walsh in this remarkable documentary as they pilot the bathyscaphe Trieste into the abyss of the Pacific's Mariana Trench.
National Geographic Egypt Underworld ( 2011 )
DESCRIPTION New excavations are revealing more than we've ever known about Egyptian life after death. To the ancient Egyptians, life after death was a high-stakes underworld journey fraught with terrifying obstacles: fiery lakes of death, battles with bona fide monsters, and ultimately eternal death or resurrection with the sun. It's a journey each Egyptian believed was real, and for the pharaoh the stakes were even higher – the entire cosmos depended on the king's successful journey and resurrection. Now, new excavations are revealing more than we've ever known about what the Egyptians knew they'd encounter on their afterlife journey. Today Dr. Zahi Hawass is excavating a mysterious tunnel at the very bottom of Seti's tomb; a perilous tunnel dug far below the surface of the earth. On a true Indiana-Jones style quest in which Dr. Hawass will put his own life in jeopardy for the sake of discovery.
National Geographic Dino Autopsy ( 2010 )
Dino Autopsy: They call him Dakota, one of the most complete dinosaur mummies ever discovered, and after 67 million years of rest, National Geographic will bring him to life in Dino Autopsy. This rare find is one of the most important dinosaur discoveries in recent time. It makes every other dinosaur weve seen look like road kill, according to Dr. Phil Manning, the paleontologist leading the research. Unlike previous fossil finds of just bones and teeth, Dakota has survived millions of years still intact, with fossilised skin, tissue and perhaps even muscles, organs and DNA - a complete 3-dimensional dinosaur. Join Manning and his team of scientists at The University of Manchester, as they unearth the tomb and unlock the secrets of this prehistoric treasure, bringing us closer than ever before to how dinosaurs really looked, moved and survived in National Geographics Dino Autopsy.
National Geographic Africa's Lost Eden ( 2010 )
It was known as “the place where Noah left his Ark:” 4,000 square kilometers of lush floodplains in central Mozambique, packed with wild animals. But 15 years of civil war took a heavy toll—many species were almost completely wiped out for meat. Conservationists today are battling to restore the park to its former glory, and save it from present-day threats that could destroy it forever.
National Geographic Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty ( 2007 )
It is one of Egypt's enduring mysteries. What happened to Nefertiti and her husband, Akhenaten - the radical king, and likely father of King Tut? In a dark and mysterious tomb located in the Valley of the Kings, there is a small chamber with two mummies without sarcophagi or wrappings. At times, both have been identified as Queen Nefertiti by scholars, filmmakers and historians. But the evidence has been circumstantial at best.
National Geographic: Egypt's Hidden Treasures ( 2003 )
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is a world-renowned treasure house filled with some of the ancient world's most precious artifacts, including the famed burial mask of King Tutankhamun and the Royal Mummies of Luxor. The museum's collection is so large that it lacks the space to exhibit all its relics-some items haven't been seen since they were excavated from Egypt's archaeological sites as far back as 100 years ago. Locked away in dusty crates, scores of priceless artifacts remain all but forgotten in the museum's basement-until now. What secrets does the museum hold? EXPLORER joins National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, as he reveals some of these hidden treasures for the first time in a special exhibition to celebrate the museum's 100th birthday.
National Geographic: In the Womb - Identical Twins ( 2009 )
This installment of National Geographic's popular series In the Womb follows the embryonic and fetal journey of one of nature's most fascinating reproductive miracles—identical twins. Witness key moments—from the spontaneous splitting of a single fertilized egg into identical twins to the major milestones of twin fetal development, ending with their dramatic births. Along the way, learn how skin color is formed; what happens when aberrations in early development occur, producing conjoined twins; and how twins with ambiguous genitalia (hermaphrodites) can develop. Meet a pair of identicals who were separated at birth and met for the first time four decades later. Then, see dramatic 4-D ultrasound images of twins interacting in the womb in real time.
National Geographic Explorer - The Angel Effect ( 2011 )
A 9/11 survivor, an astronaut and a blue hole diver - all survived dramatically different traumatic events only to tell strikingly similar stories: each felt a mysterious presence that guided them to safety in their time of greatest peril. But what were these strange presences? Can they be explained? The devout call them guardian angels or divine encounters - others encounter a kind stranger. Could they have been angels? Phantoms? Or were their minds just playing tricks on them? EXPLORER delves deep inside this phenomenon to break down the barrier between science and the supernatural. When faced with life and death, the brain flips an "angel switch," and help arrives-at least for some. Dubbed the "Third Man Factor," hundreds have reported this mysterious phenomenon - and now, science is taking a closer look, zeroing in on the location and the mechanism in the brain they believe may be responsible for these visions.
National Geographic Deep Jungle The Beast Within ( 2005 )
Can the secrets of our past be found in the jungle? And what can it tell us about our future? Accompany researchers in NATURE’s Deep Jungle: The Beast Within as they explore tropical forests for clues about the origins of humans and what our own future might hold. In a bid to understand the genesis of human aggression, primatologist David Watts travels to Uganda’s Kibale National Park to study chimpanzees. In the past, researchers had witnessed these primates hunting, killing, and eating colobus monkeys. Watts, however, made a chilling new discovery that these primates also hunted and murdered their own kind. The theory under investigation is that violence may help chimp groups cement social ties.
National Geographic Megafactories: Rolls Royce ( 2010 )
Taking an average of 450 hours to build, with contributions from artisans, engineers and painters, find out how the Rolls-Royce Phantom is made.
National Geographic Wild Orca Killing School ( 2010 )
Throughout the oceans, orcas are supreme hunters, disposing of their prey with strength and cunning. However, even among these predators, one pod stands out for the daring lengths to which it will go for a meal. For years the orcas of Peninsula Valdez have run the remarkable risk of beaching themselves in order to catch sea lion pups, but now they are also targeting massive elephant seal pups. Can they perfect the dangerous technique, or have these killer whales taken on more than they can handle?
National Geographic Explorer Mystery of the Murdered Saints ( 2011 )
For the first time, the Catholic Church will allow scientific experts and historians to openly test the veracity of the remains of reported saints. NGC has exclusive access to the forensic investigation. Deep in the crypt below the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia lie a set of bones believed to be those of two ancient saints, Chrysanthus and Daria. For more than 1,500 years they've been hidden away ... until now.
National Geographic: Inside The Real NCIS ( 2010 )
They solve murders, catch spies, and prevent terrorist attacks. They are one of the most revered law enforcement agencies on the planet, and one of the least understood until now. Go behind-the-scenes with the federal agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). With re-enactments, on-location footage and interviews with agents, re-examine the agency's most challenging case - the bombing of the USS Cole - and see how the NCIS is staying one step ahead of the terrorists.
National Geographic: Incredible Human Machine ( 1997 )
NGC takes you on a journey through an ordinary, and extraordinary, day in the life of the most spectacular machine ever created: the human body.
National Geographic: Gulf Oil Spill ( 2010 )
It's one of America's biggest environmental disasters and the largest oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico since 1979. As experts scramble to stop the leak, find out what happened to the oil rig Deepwater Horizon as a blowout tore it apart, killing 11 of 126 men on board and sending oil toward Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coastlines. The special contains never-before-seen footage obtained from the U.S. Coast Guard, NGC's production crew and emergency response crews of the aftermath.
National Geographic Explorer Megapiranha ( 2011 )
Piranhas - the stuff of nightmares and legends. Theyre infamous for how fast they can devour prey, and are known to attack in groups of up to 100. Now, a team of scientists is heading to the Amazon to investigate a piranha mystery of immense proportions. A fossil of a giant jaw fragment has been identified as an ancient piranha, but with a terrifying twist: the tooth belonged to a fish seven times the size of existing piranha species.
National Geographic Hitlers Suicide Ship ( 2011 )
After battling in late 1939 with British cruisers off the coast of Uruguay, Hitler's prized "pocket battleship" and high-tech wonder, the Admiral Graf Spee was blown up by its own captain, Hans Langsdorff. Denounced by the Nazi regime, Langsdorff commits suicide shortly thereafter. National Geographic Channel reconstructs the first naval battle of World War II and retraces the events that led to the Graf Spee's ultimate destruction.
National Geographic's Untold Stories of WWII ( 2003 )
What if Hitler had had the A-bomb? Why did Japan's submarine sneak attack on Pearl Harbor fail? Could the kamikazes have turned the tide of war in the Pacific? Now these and other compelling stories about the secret weapons, ruthless tactics, and remarkable heroism of World War II can be told.
National Geographic Extraterrestrials Blue Moon ( 2007 )
The year is 2020. Orbiting high above the earth is a telescope, far more powerful than any before. It has just made a discovery that will ...
National Geographic Nefertitis Odyssey ( 2011 )
There are two strands to this intriguing documentary about the famous bust of the Egyptian queen, which was discovered in 1912 by German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt. The first is about Borchardt and how he pulled a bit of a swiftie on the Egyptians to get the thing back to Berlin, while the second is about what Nefertiti has been up to lately - being X-rayed and so on in a bid to dispel doubts about her authenticity.
National Geographic: Wild Lightning Reloaded ( 2010 )
Lightning is still wrapped in mystery this film reveals how researchers are unveiling secret after secret
National Geographic: Adventure - 62 Days At Sea ( 2011 )
The Tasman Sea is one of the world’s deadliest and most treacherous oceans, spanning 2,200 kilometres between Australia and New Zealand. No one had ever successfully navigated the Tasman by kayak although many had tried – one with a tragic outcome. This is the story of two young Australians, James Castrission and Justin Jones, who took on the Tasman and conquered it. In their tiny kayak they battled ten meter towering waves, massive storms, sharks and currents that conspired against them. After 62 days, 3318 kilometres and 1.7 million paddle strokes they finally reached the sands of New Zealand - and gained a place in history.
National Geographic: How To Build A Volcano ( 2011 )
Science partners with Hollywood special effects to build the world's largest model volcano. The plan: Create a four-story-tall, 150-foot-wide volcano that can erupt and spew simulated magma and ash. Scientists test cutting-edge scientific theories on the model to learn more about one of the most volatile natural forces on the planet. And follow the team as they brave the dangers of real volcanoes including getting hazardously close to an active lava flow to gather data that could be cruc Read more:
National Geographic: Worlds Deadliest Animals - North America ( 2010 )
Home to an array of wild creatures, North America harbours some of the world’s most predatory beasts, insects and arachnids. These animals have roamed the continent for millennia and perfected their techniques for taking down prey. From the painted deserts to the coastal waterways, the dense forests to urban backyards, they creep, crawl and live alongside humans. In the countdown of North America’s twelve deadliest species, their size, strength and fearsome reputation are put to the test against each other and only one can be crowned the supreme denizen of the natural world.
National Geographic: Bear Island ( 2007 )
The majestic Alaskan brown bear is the largest predator in southeastern Alaska, but its ancient haunts are under siege. As modern worlds close in, the great bear's world is shrinking and encounters between humans and bears are on the rise. Join researcher LaVern Beier as he uses cutting-edge technology to protect this extraordinary species. To observe on their own turf, without risking life and limb, LaVern attempts to deploy National Geographic's Crittercam, until now used almost exclusively on marine animals. Vern and his colleagues are on the cusp of a revolution in terrestrial field science: the opportunity to vicariously walk with bears into the deepest comers of their habitats.
National Geographic In The Womb Cats ( 2009 )
4-D ultrasound images show remarkable behaviour of a lion embryo and a cat embryo running in place and stretching in the womb.
National Geographics Most Amazing Moments ( 2004 )
For decades, National Geographic has remained at the forefront of innovative nature photography, and now fans can see all of their most spectacular clips ever captured on film in this amazing video. Watch as sharks attack a cameraman in a life-or-death struggle for survival, a reporter dodges rockets fired by the Taliban, natural disasters lay waste to entire cities, and cameras sink beneath the ocean surface in search of the Titanic. These adventures are too unforgettable to be fiction, so get ready for pulse-pounding adventure with the people who bring all of the action straight into your living room.
National Geographic Drain The Ocean ( 2009 )
Drain the Ocean is a documentary about ocean and its floor. The Caribbean, Hawaiian Islands, Atlantic Ocean Mountain Range, Spanish Underwater Tar-Pits, and several other well known underwater landscapes are explored
National Geographic Birth of The Solar System ( 2007 )
Where did our solar system come from? The advent of space flight and space-based telescopes gave us unexpected clues to how our solar system began.
National Geographic Ancient Megastructures Machu Picchu ( 2011 )
Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers. From the dreams that inspired them, to the blood and sweat that built them, discover the full story behind six magnificent structures that forever changed the landscape of architecture: Petra, Alhambra, St.Paul’s Cathedral, Hagia Sophia, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat.
National Geographic -The Truth Behind Crop Circles ( 2009 )
For centuries strange and dramatic designs have appeared in crop fields throughout southern England. Are they alien messages or the work of human artists and hoaxers? Are they connected to Stonehenge and the areas sacred pagan sites? National Geographic examines several crop circle sites to look for anomalies and attempt to construct an elaborate crop circle at night to uncover the truth behind this fiercely disputed mystery.
National Geographic Romes Buried City ( 2011 )
Rome is known as the eternal city, but what you see today is only the tip of the iceberg. Under this bustling modern metropolis are the remains of another "eternal city" entombed since the fall of Rome. Thousands of hidden acres of ancient Roman history are buried here: homes, sanctuaries, roads and even crypts. NGC unlocks the treasures of a city many have visited but few have seen, revealing its secrets one excavation at a time.
National Geographic Holiday in Outer Space ( 2012 )
Have a look at what space travel might be like through the eyes of visionaries, and learn about some of the most audacious projects ever. Space is an unforgiving environment. The journey to space equally so. Tiny errors of manufacture or judgement are hugely amplified in the marginal corridor out of Earth's atmosphere. This should not be in any way an obstacle to progress and exploration - the 'shuttlecock-style' return-to-Earth system of SpaceShipOne has the lowest-energy impact of any space transport system currently in service. It has been possible to book a flight on SpaceShipTwo for the last four years. Virgin Galactic already has hundreds of advanced bookings from a surprisingly diverse mix of people (mixed in the sense of having access to $200,000 for the price of a ticket).
National Geographic: Wild Jellyfish invasion ( 2011 )
ABOUT THE SHOW To the untrained eye, they're gelatinous blobs, driftingaimlessly on the ocean's currents. But jellyfish are amongthe most-feared and least-understood creatures on earth.And their populations are exploding across the world. Theylack sharp claws, piercing teeth or even a brain-but they arearmed with an amazing arsenal of weapons. For hundredsof millions of years, jellyfish have been evolving, developinginto the ultimate survivor. They have permeated everyocean on the globe, thriving in the arctic and the tropics. Inan ever-changing world where other species struggle to endure, jellyfish populations are on the rise.
National Geographic Megafactories: Porsche ( 2010 )
Built in Germany, the Porsche 911 is one of the world's most iconic cars – and has 14 variations to suit any driver's taste.
National Geographic: Writing the Dead Sea Scrolls ( -0001 )
For decades, theories and controversies have swirled around the question of the true origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- one of the greatest archaeological finds in history. We'll go beyond enclosed glass displays to examine actual scroll fragments up close and explore the caves where they were found. Then, we'll examine a new clue to the identity of the scrolls' writers -- a 2,000-year-old cup inscribed with a secret text. Could analysis of this finding unravel the mystery?
National Geographic Code breakers ( 2011 )
Experts in code writing and breaking tell tales of heroic risks and cat-and-mouse secrecy, where science meets deadly adventure and everyone from queens to soldiers to everyday citizens can pay the price
National Geographic Megastructures: Mega Breakdown - Italian Bridge ( 2011 )
The Piacenza bridge, 40 miles south of Milan. This steel and concrete bridge3 has connected the cities of Piacenza and Lodi, spanning a remarkable 3,300 feet across the Po River. But in 2009, a dangerous flood causes the Po's water level to rise more than 20 feet. On April 30th, disaster strikes: The northern end of the bridge collapses, taking with it four vehicles. The bridge has now become the latest challenge for a team of Italian deconstruction experts. With a radical plan, state of the art machinery, and a recycling mandate of 90%, Despe Demolizioni Speciali will have just 90 days to break this bridge12 down to make room for a new one.
National Geographic: Journey into Amazonia - The Land Reborn ( 2011 )
Each year the miraculous resurrection takes place, and a submerged kingdom rises to the surface.
National Geographic Stress Portrait of a Killer ( 2008 )
The serially overworked already know that stress is a near-constant fixture in modern-day living. But to what degree is stress affecting our bodies -- and is there any way to healthfully combat it? With a focus on the work of Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky, this National Geographic program looks at the latest science to see what researchers are learning about this insidiously silent killer.
National Geographic Direct From the Moon ( 2008 )
With stunning footage from the Kaguya lunar orbiter, NGC reveals images of the moon and Earth like never seen before, and unlocks the secrets of 4.5 billion years of Earth, moon and solar system history.
National Geographic Aftermath World Without Oil ( 2010 )
Find out how we might cope as food disappears, electrical power fails and winter turns the big cities into isolated pockets of concrete and glass. What will be more important to our survival — the technology to develop new sources of energy, or a change to a more sustainable way of life?
National Geographic Mighty Movers By Sea ( 2011 )
The Dutch port of Rotterdam is the largest in the world. More complex than its rival, Singapore, Rotterdam is both a port and a massive distribution center, with ten times the number of cargo terminals. Here, speed equals money”¦ and danger. At the wharf, a 200-foot high crane, with a reach longer than a city block, slings cargo ashore at the stunning speed of 300 feet per minute…
National Geographic Inside Hurricane Katrina ( 2006 )
From the creators of critically acclaimed Inside 9/11 comes another powerful journalistic account, Inside Hurricane Katrina. Go beyond the round-the-clock news coverage for a comprehensive look behind the devastation caused by nature's fury and human error. How did this happen? Can it happen again? Why weren't emergency personnel fully ready to respond to a real disaster? Using comprehensive analysis of events, hours of government audio tapes, and personal interviews, National Geographic takes viewers into the eye of Katrina to uncover the decisions and circumstances that determined the fate of the Gulf residents.
National Geographic Wicked Pirate City ( 2011 )
The Wickedest City in the World tells the story of the rise and fall of Port Royal, Jamaica home of the original Pirates of the Caribbean which catastrophically sank in an earthquake in 1692. An expedition team of archaeologists and scientists dive the underwater site for the first time in 20 years, to create an accurate 3D computer model of the ruined city. To bring Port Royal to life, historical experts dig deep into the worlds archives to piece together the fascinating story of Port Royals most swashbuckling character, Sir Henry Morgan, whose life is inextricably linked to the fortunes of the town. Alongside the unfolding diving expedition, Morgans story is retold in high quality action drama, seen through the eyes of a fictional privateer, Thomas Blakeway.
National Geographic: Pacific Ocean Paradise ( 2010 )
In a remote corner of the South Pacific, National Geographic Explorer Enric Sala – one of the world’s leading marine ecologists – leads an elite team into an isolated underwater Eden. Sharks reign in the southern Line Islands, where humans rarely visit and survival is still of the fittest. Completing a daring survey of life on the reef from the micro to the mega, the research team uncovers secrets in what could be the last unspoiled archipelago on Earth. Covering nearly 3,300 kilometres on the 30-day expedition, the team faces a host of dangers – exposed to powerful currents and huge waves. What they find calls into question everything we know about a healthy reef ecosystem. Along the journey, they find over three times as much coral as any other reef in the Indo-Pacific on Flint Island. Surrounding Malden Island – the test site of three nuclear bombs in 1958 – the team finds a reef exploding with life and ten times more sharks than any other studied reef on the planet. Millennium Atoll offers a surprising refuge for blacktip reef sharks while Starbuck Island has the second largest biomass of any reef ever studied.
National Geographic Kung Fu Monk ( 2005 )
"Raised in a 1500-year-old monastery, warrior monk Shi Yan Ming is considered such an amazing martial artist that the Chinese government declared him a national treasure. But he shocked the world by moving to New York City in 1992, marking the first time that a Shaolin monk has ever defected from China. He soon opened a temple in Manhattan, teaching Shaolin martial arts and Chan (Zen) Buddhism. New Yorkers flocked to see the master and his unbelievable physical feats: Yan Ming can shatter bricks on his head, sleep standing on one leg, and lie on a bed of nails while a sledgehammer crushes concrete blocks on his chest. But while the fighting monk embraces pain, his message is peace. His spiritual teachings have attracted an incredible variety of students. He's even been embraced by hip-hop culture, including De La Soul, the Wu Tang Clan and rap impresario RZA, who call him their "Sifu" or master. Combining interviews with hip-hop artists and Hollywood actors and footage of the monk practicing martial arts against the backdrop of graffiti-covered walls, Kung Fu Monk is the remarkable story of how one man is transforming an ancient Eastern tradition into a stunning Western sensation."
National Geographic - Return To The Giant Crystal Cave ( 2010 )
Venture deep beneath Mexico to visit one of nature's greatest wonders - a shimmering cathedral packed with 11-metre-long crystals, 1000 feet down in a working lead mine. This secret place is as deadly as it is beautiful. With a temperature of 45 degrees Celsius and humidity over 90 per cent, it could kill an unprotected human in 30 minutes. In fact, on the first scientific mission to explore it in 2007, it very nearly did. Despite the danger, our team has returned to revisit one of the world's most amazing subterranean spaces. The caves are gradually being re-submerged in the scalding waters that formed the crystals. In a race against time, one team explores the original site while another group risks their lives by descending into a newly drilled shaft in the hope of discovering an interconnected system of underground chambers.
National Geographic Ninja Shrimp ( 2012 )
In a global adventure that combines natural history with the world of biomechanics, wildlife filmmaker Natali Tesche sets out to discover what makes this shrimp so special.
National Geographic The Twins Who Share A Brain ( 2010 )
Meet Tatiana and Krista Hogan, a set of 2-year-old twins conjoined at the head. Like most conjoined twins, they share bone, veins and arteries, and in this sense, they share a brain. But their mother believes that because they share a thalamus, each girl can actually see and feel what the other is doing. National Geographic follows these little medical marvels to get an intimate look into their lives. Watch the Hogan family attempt to live as normal a life as possible.
National Geographic: Super weed ( 2009 )
Documentary revealing the science of marijuana, a plant containing 400 active chemicals and compounds that is one of the most widely-used illicit drugs in the world. Despite marijuana being illegal in most countries, the widely used drug is considered by scientists to be one of our most interesting plants.
National Geographic Megastructures Sinking An Aircraft Carrier ( 2009 )
This programme follows a specialist demolition team as it attempts to sink the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier in a bid to create the largest artificial reef in the world. Battling through thick steel plating and hazardous waste, the divers, marine architect experts, demolition teams, engineering units and local authorities discover the secret of sinking such a huge vessel and, in the process, write a new chapter in marine demolition
National Geographic: Man vs. Volcano ( 2011 )
Journey into the mouth of Mount Nyiragongo, Africa's most active volcano, and stand on the shore of the world's largest lava lake. Join an international team of scientists as they climb to the volcano's peak and then rappel directly into its mouth. Their goal: to collect a fresh sample from the deadly yet mesmerizing lava lake at the volcano's heart. Standing in their way is a 1300 foot sheer vertical drop, crumbling rock walls, and a roiling lava lake prone to sudden overflow.
National Geographic Explorer Stormageddon ( 2011 )
Historic snows and bitter cold across North America. Massive floods in Australia and Pakistan. Deadly mudslides in Brazil. Epic drought and wildfires in Russia. 2010 was one of the most destructive years in history. Now, Explorer presents the dramatic images of this catastrophic weather year — and introduces the people who risked their lives to capture them on film.
National Geographic Engineering Connections Airbus A380 ( 1969 )
The Airbus A380 is scheduled for its maiden flight in less than 12 months, and the team in Toulouse, France knows the entire world will be watching. While they slowly assemble the massive fuselage sections and giant wings, production snafus threaten to ground the entire project = and the pressure faced by the team begins to show.As the pieces are joined together like a giant jigsaw puzzle, dramatic tests are carried out on the Rolls Royce engines that will power the A390 and the landing gear that must support its enormous weight.
National Geographic Shark Men Surfs Up ( 2011 )
The Shark Men head to Southern California just off the shores of Malibu, and find the waters teeming with juvenile great white sharks just 300 meters from where beachgoers surf and swim unknowingly close by. Juvenile sharks are of keen interest to the Shark Men, who want to learn more about the younger years of the fish’s life cycle to help them better understand the whole story of the species.
National Geographic 21st Century Shark ( 2011 )
In warm waters around the world a cold-blooded killer hunts its victims. Mysterious in its movements, ferocious and feared, the terrifying Tiger Shark… distinctive in its dark stripes… These man-eaters are the stuff of nightmares… They can slip past our defences to savage us. Highly-adaptable hunters, they swallow up whatever they can catch. Even turtle shell is no defence against powerful jaws and saw-edged teeth.
National Geographic Islands Fiji ( 2011 )
This magical South Pacific paradise numbering more than 333 islands—from large, luxury-resort-dotted Shangri-Las to tiny palm-fringed atolls whose only inhabitants are lizards and birds—has long captured romantic fantasies. • Friendly Fijians do nothing, of course, to discourage such notions. • Visitors intent on getting beyond the poolside cocktails and candlelight dinners will find ready and eager guides to help explore the treasure of the alluring out islands, coral reefs, and unforgettable flora and fauna.
National Geographic Brain Games ( 2011 )
Description : Brain Games, the three-part special on National Geographic Channel, uses interactive experiments, visual illusions, and other mental tricks to reveal the inner-workings of the brain. Wanna shake someone out of their I-can-too-text/talk-and-drive conviction? Wanna see cocksure crime eyewitnesses recall nearly every detail wrong? "Brain Games" delivers three distinct and equally mesmerizing hours of cleverly staged exercises demonstrating how the brain does its job. You'll have great fun playing. Even when you learn just how (sigh) pathetic your own average performance has been. And that's after playful narrator Neil Patrick Harris gives us every opportunity to try again. (He even tells us how to do it.) Thankfully, NPH also explains why our minds betray us.
National Geographic: Super Factories – Caterpillar ( 2011 )
A truck the size of a two-story house, strong enough to carry 380 tons, at 25- feet tall 3550 horsepower, more than 30 Ferraris, this is the biggest mining truck in the world, the colossal 797 B. Built in the USA in Decatur Illinois. But how do you build a two-story goliath. It requires a specialized factory were everything is super sized from the plasma cutters and weld- guns to the torque tools and hand wrenches. Imagine installing a 12-foot wheel or an engine bigger than a car. From basic blue print to the completed mega truck, we will follow the building of CAT's most colossal creation
National Geographic Peru's Mass Grave Mystery ( 2010 )
High in the cloud forests of Peru is the mountaintop fortress of a lost civilization and an ancient legend of murder. The Chachapoya, or Cloud Warriors who lived over 400 years ago, vanished virtually overnight. For years, anthropologists have been hunting for who or what killed these people. Now, the discovery of a site with more than 80 corpses could solve this mystery. National Geographic joins a team of archaeologists and anthropologists who believe the answer is hidden in the bones-testing theories from an Inca massacre or an epidemic brought by the Spaniards to a ritual sacrifice or assassination by a rival tribe to finally close the case on this lost capital's ultimate collapse.
National Geographic Wild - Desert Seas ( 2011 )
Desert Seas narrated by David Attenborough tells the story of how the peninsula of Arabia transformed from an ocean millions of years ago to the desert it is today. The Gulf is now home to a myriad of sea creatures but, just as Arabia was once ocean, a mere 10,000 years ago this expanse of water was a swampy flood plain. Since it drowned as sea levels rose, the Gulf is now the world's hottest and saltiest open sea. The Red Sea, on the other hand, is a far older coral-fringed chasm formed as plate tectonics pulled Africa and Arabia apart; its reefs are prowled by huge moray eels and their shrimp entourages.
National Geographic Islands Galapagos ( 2011 )
Expedition Details The Galápagos Archipelago, Darwin's living laboratory, is home to an abundance of wildlife. Isolated from the mainland for millions of years, it is that rare wilderness where animals have no instinctive fear of humans. Traveling aboard the National Geographic Endeavour or National Geographic Islander, experience up close encounters with unique species such as flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, and domed giant tortoises.
National Geographics: Megastructures - Berlin Train Terminal ( 2009 )
Berlin's Grand Central will, literally and figuratively, reconnect East and West Germany, ushering in a new era of unification. Step into this megawork-in-progress as engineers race to complete Europe's largest train station before millions arrive for the World Cup football tournament. Can they pull off the last feat in time
National Geographic Wild Dam Beavers ( 2010 )
Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Grand Teton Mountains, witness the incredible story of one hectic beaver building season.
National Geographic: Megastractures - Airbus ( 2005 )
The Airbus A380 "superjumbo" is the largest civil aircraft ever built. Designed to carry 555 passengers in a three-class arrangement, it has one-third more seating capacity than a Boeing 747. A planned stretched version would carry 656 passengers, and an all-economy-class configuration would be able to carry more than 800 passengers.
National Geographic Grizzly Cauldron ( 2011 )
We document the two apex predators of Yellowstone - the grizzly and wolf as they once again meet head-to-head, vying to emerge on top. Grizzlies once reigned unchallenged as the top predators of Yellowstone, but everything changed when an old rival returned to the landscape. After almost a century without them, wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone and again play a vital role in the ecosystem that depends upon them. Once the sole rulers of this vast kingdom, grizzly bears are now re-learning how to cope with the rise of an equal competitor.
National Geographic China's Ghost Army ( 2010 )
Is every warrior's face different? How were 8,000 made in eleven years, when every one should have taken a month? Why does every warrior have a name hidden on their body? Could they originally have been brightly coloured? And how big must their firing kilns have been? There are still plenty of unanswered questions about Shihuangdi's Terracotta Army. Using face recognition technology, painstaking archaeological research and interviews with craftsmen who build life-size replicas today, experts unravel the mysteries of the two-metre tall, 300kg pottery figurines found 37 years ago in the tomb of China's first Qin Dynasty ruler, revealing why they were one of the most fascinating, and mysterious, finds of the last century.
National Geographic: Ballistics Investigated ( 2007 )
Talks about the history of guns/bullets, size of rounds, wound damage etc and future rounds.
National Geographic Hooked Extreme Noodling ( 2011 )
Leave your rod and reel at home NGC is going inside the extreme fishing world of noodling. We’ll travel overseas with an American fishing team to wrestle one of the world’s biggest river beasts by hand a monster Wels catfish. It’s a dangerous task, as Wels can stretch up to 15 feet long and weigh over 600 pounds! Elsewhere, fearless scientists are doing some hand fishing of their own to save a species.
National Geographic: Hooked - Chasing Marlin ( 2011 )
A team of experts are on a deep-sea mission to study the migratory patterns of a celebrated game fish the striped marlin. Collecting the data needed is a formidable task the fishermen will shoot a tag nearly 25 feet at a tiny target moving at speeds of up to 50 mph! And all of it will have to be pulled off in just seconds as marlin dont hang around for long. Elsewhere, an angler is yanked overboard by a 10-foot blue shark.
National Geographic Desert Seas ( 2012 )
Desert Seas narrated by David Attenborough tells the story of how the peninsula of Arabia transformed from an ocean millions of years ago to the desert it is today.The Gulf is now home to a myriad of sea creatures but, just as Arabia was once ocean, a mere 10,000 years ago this expanse of water was a swampy flood plain.Since it drowned as sea levels rose, the Gulf is now the world’s hottest and saltiest open sea.The Red Sea, on the other hand, is a far older coral-fringed chasm formed as plate tectonics pulled Africa and Arabia apart; its reefs are prowled by huge moray eels and their shrimp entourages.Splash into the waves that line this desert land and join us as we explore these waters in…
National Geographic Icebreakers Arctic Giants ( 2011 )
This episode reveals the engineering breakthroughs behind the Arctic\'s biggest icebreaking ship - the oil tanker Timofey Guzhenko. Weighing in at over 93 thousand tonnes, the Timofey Guzhenko is by far the biggest icebreaking ship to operate in the Arctic Ocean. It can smash through solid ice a meter and half thick and pulverize blocks of ice the size of a car with its huge propellers. But the Timofey Guzhenko wasn\'t designed and built in a day. It stands on the shoulders of historic engineering achievements that have allowed it to grow so big. This film charts the stories of four historic inventions, embodied by landmark machines - giants of the ice.
National Geographic Inside Cocaine Submarines ( -0001 )
Colombian drug traffickers are using a new secret weapon to smuggle cocaine north: drug submarines. Up to 100 feet long and nearly impossible to detect , they are capable of distributing several tons of coke in just one shipment. Dozens of subs are thought to be in operation between the coasts of Colombia and Mexico, and law enforcement estimates that another 70 will be built in the next year alone.
National Geographic Edge of the Universe: Planets from Hell ( 2002 )
Planets from Hell tells the intriguing and exciting story of the discovery of these hostile new worlds and explores the tantalizing possibility of one day finding a planet like Earth.
National Geographic Treasure Seekers Code of the Maya Kings ( 2001 )
They would tantalize explorers for hundreds of years. Great ruined cities lost in the jungles of Central America and Mexico. Who had built these great cities? It would take more than a century to unlock the secrets of the ancient Maya.
National Geographic Wild - City Of Ants ( 2011 )
Enter the secret world of one of the most perfect societies on Earth to see how millions of simple creatures form a collective brain, make decisions, move as a single being and attack as one.
National Geographic: Secret Shark Pits ( 2010 )
Why do dozens of sharks converge on underwater caves off the coast of Mauritius and why do they act so strangely while there? The discovery of what native Mauritian diver and keen naturalist Hugues Vitry calls “shark pits” is the origin of unanswered questions about the unusual behaviour of sharks in underground caves off the coast of Mauritius. Why do dozens of sharks aggregate in these pits? Why do they act so strangely while there? In a bid to answer these questions, Hugues teams up with shark scientist Ryan Johnson, to enter the underwater world of Mauritius and explore the mysteries of the “Shark Pits”.
National Geographic Hunting Hitlers Generals ( 2011 )
During World War II, Allied operatives went on secret missions to kill Adolph Hitler and his top officers, including Erwin Rommel. Allied Special Forces launched daring wartime missions to capture or kill Nazi generals where they were stationed on the front lines of war. National Geographic Channel captures the real-time drama felt as the Special Forces commanded these dangerous and complicated missions to exotic locations.
National Geographic: Animals Like Us Adoption ( 2009 )
Altruism, an act that bestows a benefit on the recipient while conferring a cost to the actor, is one of the central paradoxes of evolution. In the wild, where only the fittest survive, adopting other animals offspring is not really in line with Darwin.
National Geographic: Wild Surviving The Jungle ( 2010 )
This National Geographic reveals astonishing abilities that allow animals to survive a hostile world. ormally, they are too fast, too slow, or too hidden for us to see. Now, with new camera technologies and cutting edge animation, we reveal how these hard to believe moments actually occur– the “inside story” revealing the brilliance behind behaviour. Rising hundreds of feet from the dark depths of the tropical forest floor, through layers of twisting branch and canopy- the jungle’s vertical landscape pushes the limits of animal engineering.
National Geographic Casino Wars ( 2011 )
A real-life high-tech war is being waged on the neon-drenched battlefield sof Las Vegas, where millions of dollars are at stake. Today, modern gadgets including lasers and microcomputers are helping them beat the house. We’llmeet a former cheater who used a light-wand to swindle nearly 1 million from slot machines. Then, NGC gains exclusive access to a subterranean surveillance facility where the latest advancements in digital surveillance are being used.
National Geographic Ancient Megastructures Petra ( 2009 )
National Geographic Channel unlocks the secrets of revolutionary structures in a new series of Ancient Megastructures.Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.From the dreams that inspired them, to the blood and sweat that built them, discover the full story behind six magnificent structures that forever changed the landscape of architecture: Petra, Alhambra, St.Paul s Cathedral, Hagia Sophia, Machu Picchu and Angkor Wat. Ancient Megastructures: Petra We travel back through time to reveal how human endeavour would create one of the ancient world s most magnificent megastructures, the Khazneh.
National Geographic Treasure Tomb of the Warrior Queen ( 2011 )
She has been referred to as the King Tut of China. Fu Hao, the legendary warrior queen of China's first dynasty, was buried with treasures of bronze, jade and ivory, more than a hundred weapons and the remains of sacrificed humans. For years archeologists could only speculate about the people of the Shang dynasty, who were known for their excessive drinking and passion for human sacrifice - until now.
National Geographic: Lost Treasures of Afghanistan ( 2004 )
Although virtually unknown to the world public, Afghanistan's cultural heritage is one of the world's richest. Afghanistan was for a long time a cultural crossroads. The lost treasure represents a Silk Road melting pot of precious objects from China, India, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and ancient Afghanistan. Perhaps the most important of the lost treasures were the famed Bactrian gold pieces, great icons of Afghanistan's cultural heritage. The hoard—discovered in the fall of 1978 by Soviet archaeologists—included more than 20,000 gold objects from the 2,000-year-old Silk Road culture of Bactria, an ancient nation that covered parts of what is now Afghanistan.
National Geographic The Obama White House ( 2011 )
No need to watch The West Wing for an insight into a US President's life - this show hangs out with Barack Obama in the Oval Office. What is real life like in the White House? Until now, the only way to safely peer into The White House and skirt around those stern secret service chaps with sunglasses and earpieces welded to their heads was to watch The West Wing. Which is fine, if you're content with the fictional accounts of a President – however, it's a bit redundant once you've seen this compelling film that shadows Barack Obama.
National Geographic Nazi Hunters Gestapo Chief ( 2011 )
As Gestapo chief in Paris, Kurt Lischka was responsible for deporting 73,000 Jews and ordering the largest mass arrest in French history. Instead of serving time for his crimes after the war, a legal loophole allowed him to live openly in West Germany enraging Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, a husband-and-wife team of Nazi Hunters. Determined to bring him to justice, they plan a kidnapping that lands Beate in jail.
National Geographic My Life Is A Zoo ( 2011 )
Living the wild life doesn't always mean fun and partying for Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer. They live together with over 400 animal residents, and work together, rescuing exotic animals, rehabilitating local wildlife and running a struggling small zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
National Geographic Philly Mob ( 2011 )
After the godfather of the Philadelphia mob was assassinated, wise guys battled for the top position -- and the Mafia's code of silence began to crumble. Mafia soldier Nick 'The Crow' Caramandi and hit man Ron Previte describe gangster life in transition.
National Geographic Kissinger ( 2011 )
Gain a unique insight into the man who, more than any other individual, shaped the United States’ post-war foreign policy. With Nixon embroiled in Watergate, Henry Kissinger was, for a time, the most powerful figure in the world. Even after leaving office he continued to act as counsellor to successive presidents as well as governments around the globe. For many though, he is implicated in war crimes allegedly committed with his knowledge in countries from Cambodia to Chile. With exclusive access and more than 20 hours of interviews with Kissinger, this profile peels away the mystique around the man who, to this day, remains one of the most controversial figures in global politics.
National Geographic Destroyed By Nature ( 2011 )
Hard-hitting amateur, CCTV and news footage reveals how some of the world's biggest natural disasters took away people's lives, homes with tsunamis, earthquakes and mega-storms looming large in our memory, it seems Mother Nature is not feeling very nurturing towards us Earthlings of late. And the worst could be yet to come. In Destroyed by Nature, Nat Geo reveals what it’s like to be caught in the middle of devastating weather attacks. Using a combination of CCTV, amateur and professional footage and using harrowing first-hand accounts, we’re taken into the heart of the storm to see what terrors our planet is capable of unleashing on us. And the forecast for the future? It’s looking gloomy. Time to batten down the hatches.
National Geographic Everglades ( 2009 )
The Everglades 1.5 million acres are home to some of the most unusual creatures on the planet -- carnivorous plants, amphibious birds, fish that breathe air and cacti that grow in water. National Geographic goes beyond the tourist hotspots to explore the hidden reaches of this amazing National Park as never before.
National Geographic Wild Night Of The Lion ( 2011 )
It is only once the sun has gone down beyond the horizon that the deadly lion truly comes to life, using scent and sound to stalk and kill its prey. But this night-time hunting routine has always been virtually impossible to capture on film - until now. With the aid of new light-enhancing, heat-seeking technology, see how the starlight camera transforms pitch-black wilderness into an array of vibrant colours. Observe lions and their prey in crystal-clear detail as our team, at long last, gets the chance to properly study these untamed predators during their most active period. This film demonstrates not only how groundbreaking equipment can revolutionise wildlife programme making, but also the terrifying precision of the hunting lion after dark.
National Geographic Brilliant Beasts Dog Genius ( 2011 )
Just as the smart man’s best friend S? Scientists and educators to study canine intelligence in surprising new ways to discover new clues about our faithful companions.
National Geographic Megastructures: Mega Breakdown - Yankee Stadium ( 2011 )
Home to the New York Yankees for more than eight decades, host to 37 World Series and a Mecca for baseball fans worldwide: they don't come much more iconic than Yankee Stadium. Taking care to preserve as much valuable memorabilia as possible, the salvage crews set about dismantling the Bronx-based baseball shrine piece by piece.
National Geographic Ultimate Viper ( 2010 )
Vipers have been evolving their way toward the top of the reptile heap for millions of years. Armed with an amazing arsenal of deadly tools, vipers have proven to be remarkably successful predators. Sharpened by millennia of natural selection, vipers have used these traits to penetrate almost every continent on the globe. But in an ever-changing world where skills new and old are constantly put to test, how will these reptiles find new evolutionary paths in which to continue to advance?
National Geographic Explorer: Clash of the Americas ( 2011 )
It may have been one of the most cataclysmic geologic events of the last 60 million years, which shaped America as we know it today. The narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama, once buried below the sea, rose up and connected North and South America. This new land bridge unleashed an astonishing animal encounter: Prehistoric predators and prey each unique to their worlds came face-to-face for the first time.
National Geographic How To Build A Better Being ( 2010 )
National Geographic explores the unexpected genetic truths behind 'Spore,' the groundbreaking simulation game. In the game, players can design a new life form, such as a one-eyed web-footed creature with a snout, and then control their species' evolution. But how much real-world science is behind the game? Join video game pioneer Will Wright and leading scientists as they explore the genetic information we share with all animals. From prehistoric fish with wrists to 8-ton elephants with trunks, get powerful new insight into the origin of species and how our prized parts came to be. Then see how evolutionary creature-making is translated into a brave new world of gaming.
National Geographic: Cheating Death Tuna Cowboys ( 2007 )
Join the toughest muster in the world, when fearless tuna cowboys take on the perils of the deadly Southern Ocean and its sharks to round up their precious stock. Nick Pluker has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world; he is a wild sea-going cowboy who each year heads out into the perilous Southern Ocean to round up his herd - Southern bluefin tuna. The challenge is to muster the fish, defend the lucrative catch from sharks - eager for a taste of the valuable stock - and return safely to the tuna farm on the coast with every single fish alive and unscathed. For the first time ever the drama of one of these treacherous musters is captured on camera. Tuna Cowboys ventures 250 miles out to sea to witness the action-packed muster and the fearless wrangles as the cowboys take on the sharks while slowly making their way home.
National Geographic: Megafactories - Apache Helicopter ( 2010 )
Go inside the Boeing plant in Mesa, Arizona to witness how the Apache helicopter is built. Discover how it has evolved from the days of the Cold War into a 21st-century digital fighter.
National Geographic Tornado Intercept ( 2005 )
Join the quest to film a tornado-from the inside. Obsessed filmmaker Sean Casey takes us on a mission to capture the world's first IMAX footage from within the vortex of a twister in Tornado Intercept. Joining the team is renowned meteorologist Dr. Josh Wurman. He and his squad of mobile Doppler radar trucks tag along with Sean to capture vital data from a tornado's destructive base and aid Sean in his search. From the relative safety of a homemade tank known as the Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV), Sean and his team endure flying trees, downed power lines and frustrating technical malfunctions. Dr. Wurman guides the steel-plated TIV to one tornado after another but must battle unfamiliar terrain and uncooperative equipment along the way. As technology fails, the team resorts to strapping a horseshoe to the front of the TIV for luck. Sean finally finds himself in the path of a mid-sized tornado, but the team's equipment fails again. With the tornado shrouded by rain and without precise data, the team's imperfect plan is put to the test by a perfect storm. Will the TIV hold up to the abuse or will Mother Nature call an early end to filming?
National Geographic Through the Lens ( 1995 )
Through the Lens takes some of the most riveting adventure video's of the last decade and tells the story behind ...
National Geographic: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ( 2011 )
For over 12 years, more than 2500 people have been working at temperatures above 40 degrees centigrade, on a project that’s intended to become a national icon. The construction of the Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is destined to be the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. The construction is a huge multi-national undertaking bringing together designers, features, materials and suppliers from nearly every corner of the globe: Italy, Germany, Morocco, India, Turkey, Iran, China, Greece and the UAE. The final result is nothing short of spectacular, not only in sheer size, but also in architectural and creative beauty; this is not just a mega structure but an artistic statement on a massive scale.
National Geographic Lost Kingdoms of the Maya ( 1997 )
Over a thousand years ago, one earth's most advanced societies vanished, leaving behind temples, the ruins of cities, and works of art in the now-overgrown jungles of present-day Mexico and Central America. We call them the Maya, and the abrupt end of their civilization is still a mystery, although the people live on, still carrying forward some of the ancient traditions. There are many theories and many tantalizing clues left behind in their hieroglyphics, only recently interpreted, but archeologists still don't know for certain what happened. This special includes reenactments of ancient Mayan rituals along with scenes of the ruins
National Geographic Perilous Journeys The Roof of Africa ( 2011 )
Discover an African hidden treasure: Bushman rock art. But first, to get there, journey a perilous road to the top of one of the highest countries in the world, Lesotho. The dangerously steep and rugged Sani Pass has hairpin curves so sharp theyve earned names like "Suicide Bend," "Devils Elbow" and "Reverse Corner." Watch as the host makes this dangerous journey to disclose a rare treasure.
National Geographic The Romanovs ( 2010 )
When Russia’s last tsar, Nicholas II, and his family disappeared 90 years ago, eyewitness accounts said the family was brutally murdered. What really happened to them?
National Geographic: Gulf Coast Disaster ( 2011 )
It's one of America's biggest environmental disasters and the largest oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico since 1979. As experts scramble to stop the leak, find out what happened to the oil rig Deepwater Horizon as a blowout tore it apart, killing 11 of 126 men on board and sending oil toward Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coastlines. The special contains never-before-seen footage obtained from the U.S. Coast Guard, NGC's production crew and emergency response crews of the aftermath.
National Geographic Night Stalkers Hyena Gangs ( 2011 )
Unique night vision and thermal cameras penetrate the darkness to reveal Africa’s notorious hyenas hunting in their element. Thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate through Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve every year and the hyenas team up to hunt them cooperatively. Specially developed cameras reveal a rare, intelligent and playful side to the fascinating animals.
National Geographic Zambezi River Untamed ( 2011 )
Go on an extraordinary journey and explore one of the longest rivers on the African continent, the mighty Zambezi. Passing through or along six African countries, the river's story is one of constant change, of life and death. From the Zambezi's source in Zambia to the point at which it finally reaches the Indian Ocean after a magnificent journey of 2,700 kilometres, the fourth-longest flow in all of Africa passes through many diverse landscapes, making it a haven and resource for a rich selection of wildlife. But the river, perhaps best known for its magnificent Victoria Falls, is not just a natural phenomenon of awe-inspiring proportions. It is also home to many humans, providing them with food, water and even electricity.
National Geographic Navajo Cops ( 2011 )
In the heart of the American southwest, the 320 cops of the Navajo Police patrol some of the most rugged territory in the United States. These modern day warriors are on a mission to protect the largest Indian reservation in North America, and to preserve an ancient way of life. They must deal with big city crime like gangs, drugs, murders, and human trafficking while also protecting wildlife, cultural landmarks, and endangered archaeological sites. On a landscape straight out of the Wild West, they even square off against the supernatural, as they investigate attacks by beings with supernatural powers known as Skinwalkers.
National Geographic: Into Icelands Volcano ( 2011 )
In spring 2010, the nearly unpronounceable volcano Eyjafjallajkull spewed ash clouds across Europe, bringing international air traffic to a standstill. Now, for the first time ever, a team of explorers descend into the nearby Thrinukagigur volcano crater - the only place on earth where it is possible to enter an old magma chamber. Inside the crater, the team finds crucial evidence revealing the inner workings of Icelandic volcanoes.
National Geographic Murder in the Roman Empire ( 2011 )
Using forensics, archaeology and criminal investigation, experts look to solve the mystery of who murdered a 10-year-old child in an ancient Roman garrison in 213 AD.
National Geographic The Ghosts of the Mary Rose ( 2011 )
Ghosts of the Mary Rose uses the latest forensic techniques to investigate one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in British history: the identity of the crew of the Mary Rose. It reveals a startling new explanation for why the Mary Rose sank. The Mary Rose sank to the bottom of the sea on 19 July 1545. Almost the entire crew of around 400 sailors and soldiers died. Yet despite the massive loss of life, only one name for certain is known of the ill-fated crew: the Vice Admiral George Carew. This film follows Dr. Hugh Montgomery, a former diver on the Mary Rose, and an intensive care doctor at Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, as he tries to learn more about the men of the Mary Rose. Hugh takes three skeletons recovered from the wreck, and, with the help of leading osteoarchaeologists and forensic scientists, attempts to find out what jobs these men did, and what they were doing at the time the ship sank. The first skeleton was found in the hold of the ship. This man has an unusual shoulder injury. Was he a sailor who injured himself climbing the rigging? Or could he have been one of the archers on board? Divers recovered the skeleton of the second man in the ship’s galley. The location suggests he was a cook, but his bones tell a more complex story. One of the most intriguing skeletons was found on the main deck alongside a boson’s whistle. Was he an officer? And what role did he play in the sinking of the ship?
National Geographic CIA Confidential ( 2009 )
This DVD really gives very little information about the general workings of the CIA; instead it tells of the CIA involvement in Afghanistan in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden after 9/11 and in Pakistan searching for those involved in the 9/11 hijackings. There are basically two shows; `Hunt for Bin Laden' and `Pakistan Undercover`. The first deals with the CIA insertion into Afghanistan soon after 9/11 supporting units like the Delta Force element described in the book `The Horse Soldiers'. Emphasis is put on the CIA's use of Predator drone aircraft. Some of the actual agents describe what it was like to be on both missions. It is ironic that even though this DVD is dated 2009 and 8 years have passed, statements are made that give the impression Bin Laden will be captured before long.
National Geographic: Lost In China Kicked Out Of Gansu ( 2010 )
Getting kicked out of Gansu province by the Chinese government? All in a day’s work.
National Geographic Break it Down Locomotive Overhaul ( 2011 )
Follow a breakdown crew as they tear apart a 50-year-old locomotive and rebuild it from the frame up, using the latest energy-efficient technology. This four-axle train must boast 1,400 horsepower and ride the rails for another 50 years. Chains and cranes do the heavy lifting, as power tools crank, torches flare and fires blaze. In just eight weeks, this loco will undergo a complete transformation and emerge again as a lean, green pulling machine.
National Geographic: Science of Steroids ( 2010 )
Recent headlines reveal that more than a few sports, music and entertainment celebrities rely heavily upon performance enhancing drugs to operate steroids’ negative effects upon the body are discussed by professor of medicine, Dr. Goldberg.
National Geographic Explorer Inside the Nuclear Threat ( 2010 )
What could we do if we had evidence terrorists were close to acquiring nuclear weapons, or even making their own? How would we defend ourselves from a blast with fireballs hotter than the sun? Race from motorcade to helicopter to confidential meeting, as scientists and intelligence experts brief viewers on the hard facts about the world’s most lethal weapons – and the unbreakable physical laws that govern them.
National Geographic: The Virus Hunters ( 2009 )
Explorer investigates a provocative new theory that suggests that all life - including humans - is descended from viruses. To many people, viruses are simply agents for disease, but new evidence suggests viruses may possess far greater power.
National Geographic: Moonshine ( 2007 )
Explore the history of the rebel liquor that sparked a war between bootleggers and the law during prohibition and launched NASCAR as a nationwide sensation. NGC travels to Appalachia to uncover the secrets of this unlawful liquor.
National Geographic Inside: Bullets Over Boston The Irish Mob ( 2011 )
Mobster James "Whitey" Bulger and his gang drew the FBI, local officials and Bostons Irish community into a web of corruption, double cross and murder that rocked the city to its core. The gritty truth behind Bulger and his fellow mobsters is exposed as NGC relives the investigation through archival footage and firsthand testimony from those closest with the gangster.
National Geographic: The Secret Bible - The Rivals of Jesus ( 2008 )
In this National Geographic Channel special, historians investigate claims of other messiahs aside from Jesus who were said to heal the sick and raise the dead. They too claimed to be the "sons of God." So why has the story of Jesus withstood the test of time, while the other tales have all been forgotten.
National Geographic Predators at War ( 2005 )
Follow Africa's five mega-predators as they struggle for survival in a cruel season of deprivation on South Africa's Mala Mala Reserve. To survive, they must compete for the same resources using every physical and psychological weapon in their respective arsenals. Who will emerge as top predator? What will it take to survive? From the perspective of the very creatures now pitted against one another, Predators at War reveals the ultimate inside look at animal survival through groundbreaking images, innovative story-telling and the visual language of war.
National Geographic: Explorer - Easter Island Underworld ( 2009 )
Deep beneath the legendary Easter Island, National Geographic undertakes a groundbreaking expedition to map a vast cave system utilized by the people who carved these iconic statues. Protected by sheer cliffs, narrow labyrinths and underwater entrances, many of the caves have not been explored for decades. Recently discovered human remains and telltale artifacts reveal details of the island's intriguing history and culture.
National Geographic: Japans Hidden Secrets ( 2010 )
Japan... Most of its 127 million human inhabitants live squeezed into dense urban hotspots... This is the Japan we know; skyscrapers rise above the bright lights of a technological wonderland; a 24/7 lifestyle with a total dedication to work. But just outside the city limits lies a rough and wild Japan............... Located on the Pacific ring of fire, Japan was born out of volcanic eruptions. Its chain of 6852 islands stretches almost 3000km kilometers - with climates ranging from temperate in the North to subtropical in the south, it is a country of volcanic mountains, of rolling landscapes, of sun baked beaches and even rainforest. The geographical diversity leads to spectacular animal diversity. Wild Japan highlights the multiplicity of life on these shores as it takes you from hot spa bathing Macaques in the North, via Brown Bears and Raccoon dogs to the fiddler crabs and mud skippers in the mangrove swamps of the South; an Island hopping adventure around this vast and varied country.
National Geographic Wild Dolphin Army ( 2011 )
Dolphin Army on Nat Geo Wild shares the ups and downs of the spectacular world of Dolphins as they congregate in the search to find food.
National Geographic: Breaking Up The Biggest - Boeing 747 ( 2009 )
For years, when a jumbo jet reached the end of its lifespan, it would end up in a scrap yard. But now a team of recyclers is determined to reuse every piece. Witness each step of the process with the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association.
National Geographic Amish at the Altar ( 2010 )
In an age when online dating and reality TV abound, Amish romance looks anything but modern. Three couples - two Amish and one ex-Amish - share the traditions underlying courtship, engagement and marriage in Amish culture. From Rumspringa, the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a world outside the fold, to an intensive 18-week period of church evaluation that would test any couple's commitment, NGC cameras capture the details as the community prepares for the highly anticipated weddings.
National Geographic Americas Pirate Fleet ( 2011 )
Join the Deeptrek excavation team as they scour the Irish Sea for groundbreaking evidence of Benjamin Franklin's controversial navy in the America's Pirate Fleet. He may be celebrated as one of America's great statesman, but Benjamin Franklin had a lesser-known role in the American Revolution: as director of a cut-throat fleet of ruthless privateers. Tasked with capturing British merchant prisoners to exchange for US captives rotting in English jails, this rag-tag band of hired rogues terrorised the busy shipping channels of the British Isles. But their activities were, unsurprisingly, risky - and some of the specially commissioned ships never made it back to port. With local legend telling of a sunken vessel off the Welsh island of Holyhead, expedition leader Jay Usher and marine archeologist Jim Sinclair and their team hope to unearth conclusive proof that the lost ship was the Black Prince. Early dives confirm the presence of an 18th-century wreck but, faced with violent seas and a tight schedule, the race is on to find the lead vessel in Franklin's fleet, captained by legendary Irish pirate Luke Ryan. Will their swashbuckling search confirm that the sunken ship is connected to Franklin's pirate past?
National Geographic Earth Investigated Deep Space Probes ( 2009 )
NGC follows probe missions to planet Mars and Saturn's moon, Titan, in hope of answering a most fundamental question: Is there life elsewhere in our solar system?
National Geographic: Big Bigger Biggest - Sky Wheel ( 2011 )
Uncover the technological leaps forward that have enabled the world’s largest observation wheel – the Singapore Flyer – to be built. The Singapore Flyer is the tallest observation wheel on Earth, rising 165 metres into the sky. It can whisk 1,260 passengers around hourly to see a stunning 45 km panorama of three different countries below. Count down the five major innovations in observation wheels like the original Ferris Wheel and London Eye that have allowed the world’s highest observation wheel to be built.
National Geographic Egypt Secrets of the Pharaoh ( 1998 )
Ancient mysteries revealed at last...Who built the pyramids? What were the secrets of mummification? Which treasures were selected for the afterlife and why? For centuries, Egypt's pharaohs have kept these secrets to themselves...until now. Travel to a land of mystery and marvel as archaeologists investigate how the pyramids were actually built. Follow scientists as they re-create the ancient ritual of mummification and discover how the bodies of the pharaohs were preserved. And be there as cameras reveal the ancient underground vault that houses the mysterious ship of the Pharoah Khufu: his magnificent vessel for eternity.
National Geographic Natural Killers A Life with Bears ( 2008 )
“A fascinating personal story combined with fantastic insights into the world of the grizzly – this is an intimate portrayal of the man and the bears” Among the most powerful predators on Earth, the huge and solitary grizzly bear roams the wilderness of Alaska’s Alcutian Islands. For 10 years, film-maker Andreas Kieling has spent each summer recording the lives of these dangerous and unpredictable creatures at frighteningly close range. This time he is bringing his 10 year-old son Erik along to experience a life with grizzly bears for himself. Their dramatic adventures in this film really do push back the boundaries between man and bear. This one hour special shows us extraordinary and unique moments as Andreas Kieling and his son settle down to observe and, at times, interact with these giant predators. This is A Life with Bears.
National Geographic Explorer: Italy's Mystery Mummies ( 2009 )
Scattered across the island of Sicily, beneath picturesque churches, are thousands of mummified bodies. And most mysterious of all is one of the last to be enshrined: shes known as the sleeping beauty Rosalia Lombardo-- a child barely two years old when she died nearly a century ago, somehow her corpse remains flawlessly preserved. Now, for the first time, a scientific team of mummy hunters is on the case, unearthing hundreds of Sicilys miraculous dead, exploring how this baffling culture of mummification could operate within the Catholic Church itself, and finally, revealing the secret formula behind Rosalias perfect preservation.
National Geographic Video Mysteries of Mankind ( 1998 )
Investigation about the origin of Man and his evolutionary process, taking into account the new techniques that allow to determine the age of fossils, bones and footprints, and reconstruct a face from its skull.
National Geographic Writing the Dead Sea Scrolls ( 2010 )
The Dead Sea Scrolls are widely considered to be one of the greatest archaeological finds in modern history. More than a half century after their discovery, scientists are still trying to solve the mystery of who wrote them. With special access to the scrolls, National Geographic goes beyond the enclosed glass case to examine the actual texts up close and explores the caves where they were found. Witness as a new clue to the identity of the scrolls' writers is deciphered-a 2,000-year-old cup inscribed with a strange text. Could analysis of this finding unravel the mystery?
National Geographics Big Bigger Biggest Skyscrapers ( 2010 )
The tallest man-made structure on Earth towering nearly half a mile into the sky is the Burj Dubai Skyscraper in the Persian Gulf. This film reveals how seven ingenious technological breakthroughs enabled engineers to build this super-structure. From its double-decker elevators and fire-proof evacuation rooms to its unique wind-cheating design. Using a mix of stunning CGI animation and on-location filming, this film reveals the innovations that changed Skyscraper design forever and enabled them to grow in size and scale from BIG to BIGGER into the Burj Dubai the Worlds BIGGEST."
National Geographic Taking Down the Mob ( 2011 )
It’s one of the most explosive Mob investigations in New York City history, told by the detectives who hunted the mobsters involved—and two members of their own police force who were willing to kill for the Mafia.
National Geographic: The Great Inca Rebellion ( 2007 )
History reports that the mighty Inca were swiftly wiped out by a small band of Conquistadors. But, new evidence is being unearthed that may help re-write history. Remains of those who died in battle have been discovered, and for the first time physical evidence is suggesting that Spain's conquest of the Incan Empire may have actually taken twenty years. Brought to life through CGI reconstruction and reenactments, the untold epic saga of decades of guerilla warfare and rebellion are finally revealed as National Geographic uncovers the truth behind the Inca's last stand.
National Geographic Wild Nightstalkers Crocodiles ( 2011 )
Get up close and personal with the crocodiles of Sri Lanka and Kenya. Through the use of specially developed night vision cameras, the real nature and behaviour of these cold-blooded creatures is exposed. This revolutionary technology reveals, far from being simple killing machines, there's a sophisticated side to these fascinating reptiles.
National Geographic Struck by Lightning ( 2010 )
What really happens when 30 million volts of electricity charges through your body and you survive being struck by lightning? Now, meet survivors who live to tell their tale of being hit by a force that is faster than a speeding bullet and five times hotter than the sun as National Geographic unravels the science behind one of nature's most mysterious phenomena. With revolutionary brain imaging technology and 3-D CGI, travel inside the human body along the path of a lightning bolt.
National Geographic Crash Scene Investigation Train Collision ( 2011 )
The German InterCity Express was the ultimate in train travel. But in 1998, the train derailed and slammed into a concrete bridge. In seconds, 101 passengers were killed in the world’s worst high-speed rail disaster . What caused this tragedy.
National Geographic Explorer Born to Rage ( 2010 )
Explorers Inside the Warrior Gene examines some scary new science that links a single gene with violent behavior. Ex-punk rocker, turned commentator, Henry Rollins has struggled with feelings of aggression his whole life. Hes on a mission to find out if his rage is the product of his upbringing or if its in his genes. Henry recruits a colorful cast of characters in his quest for the truth: Outlaw bikers, mixed martial arts fighters, Buddhist monks, gang-bangers and the most aggressive NFL linebacker of them all, Dick Butkus. A DNA test reveals which of them carries the Warrior Gene and the results provide an extraordinary insight into the human psyche. This gripping human journey seeks to answer some of mans oldest questions like who are we and who controls our destiny?
National Geographic: Secrets Of The Tang Treasure Ship ( 2010 )
Historians have long speculated that thousands of wooden ships plied a Maritime Silk Route from the Middle East to China, braving long distances on white-capped seas, but time and the deep ocean have destroyed any evidence . . . until now. In 1998 German engineer Tilman Walterfang found a shipwreck from the 9th Century blanketed by intact gold, silver and ceramic items. As we uncover clues and reveal the story of the wreck, reenactments transport us back in time to an age of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor, when vicious seas ravaged wooden boats like matchsticks. Through interviews with maritime archaeologists and ceramic experts we bring these characters to life by examining unique items recovered from the wreck and painting a vivid picture of glorious 9th Century Tang China. We reveal where the treasure now lies, in high security storage in Singapore. We show the incredible 60,000 pieces recovered - amid them are unique gold and silver items never before seen. It is a time capsule from a distant seafaring age that will take generations to fully understand. We piece together the last days of the ship's journey before its untimely end in the treacherous straits of Indonesia and reveal one of the ancient world's greatest trading routes and the brave men who sailed it.
National Geographic Explorer: Climbing Redwood Giants ( 2009 )
They are giants—stretching more than 300 feet above the ground, with hidden gardens and mysterious predators thriving within their canopy. National Geographic reveals the unexplored environment of redwoods using high-tech aerial laser surveys and breathtaking imagery. Obsessive redwood climber Steve Sillett of Humboldt State University investigates their monster crowns, tallying biological material and discovering new record-breaking trees, while escaping falling branches and crashing trees in the process. Down below, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay charts the redwood range. It is an epic yearlong exploration to size up the past and future of this primeval tree threatened in 21st century California.
National Geographic Megafactories: Corvette ( 2008 )
Follow a new Corvette ZO6 through the entire production process. We start with just the frame and end up in the plant parking lot with a brand new super car.
National Geographic Shark Men Baby on Board ( 2011 )
The search for Amy, the missing great white thought to be pregnant, continues in unfamiliar water where long lines and gill nets endanger sharks.
National Geographic Inside: The Second Coming ( 2010 )
Meet three men who believe the Second Coming has already occurred and that they walk the Earth as the Messiah. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in the Philippines, claims to have built a worldwide following of six million. Sergei Torop, a former Russian traffic policeman, is believed by thousands to be the literal reincarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. Then, David Shayler, a former British MI5 agent and whistle-blower, claims to be the Jesus soul incarnated as man.
National Geographic Top Ten Kungfu Weapons ( 2006 )
A documentary on the weapons used in various styles and forms of kung fu rated by their destructive power
National Geographic Inside Straight Edge ( 2008 )
They call themselves Straight Edge, and while they are being classified as a violent gang in areas such as Salt Lake City and Reno, they aren't like any other gang you know: they reject drugs, drinking, smoking, and even casual sex. They're rebels against a society in which everything goes. National Geographic goes inside this growing youth movement caught between being a refuge for Americas kids and a dangerous gang wanted by authorities.
National Geographic Break it Down Porsche in Pieces ( 2011 )
Los Angeles, California — home to the rich and famous… and their sports cars. Luxury is king here, and some say nothing shows off better than a Porsche. But when those cars crash and burn in accidents, their wreckage comes to “LA Dismantlers for Porsche”. Here, an expert team tears down the totaled remains and pulls out the salvageable parts including the engines, transmissions, and seats — anything that wasn’t damaged in the impact. Now, the team’s got three new Porsches to tackle: a 2002 Boxster, a first-generation 911, and a 997 Carrera. Each car has components that customers have back ordered, so these fresh wrecks need to come apart now.
National Geographic In The Shadow of The Tiger ( 1999 )
This remarkable film follows the story of a mature female Siberian tiger called Katia and her one-year-old cub. Their travels introduce us to a remote part of Russia and to their conflict with their only natural enemy: Man.
National Geographic: Ancient MegaStructures - The Alhambra ( 2009 )
The Alhambra is the greatest example of Islamic military architecture in Europe. In 1238, the Moorish Sultan Muhammad I withdrew to Granada, in southern Spain, to create a bastion that would protect his family against Christian attack. It was here, against the backdrop of war and terror that Muhammad began a construction process that would span more than one and a half centuries and create one of the most beautiful palaces in the world. But just how did he construct such an impregnable fortress? How did he raise water from the river 100 metres below, to irrigate its gardens? And why is Greek geometry a crucial part of this Muslim masterpiece? See how ingenious engineering solutions and treacherous political betrayals gave birth to what is arguably the most perfect example of Moorish architecture in existence..
National Geographic: Megastructures Mega Breakdown -Train Overhaul ( 2009 )
Locomotives don't last forever. Eventually they go to a scrap yard to die. Their parts are cut up, melted down and ultimately reformed into new products. In this business, nothing goes to waste
National Geographic - How Life Began (2010) ( 2010 )
How did life begin? its one of the most fundamental and difficult questions that has challenged us for ages. Our planet is teaming with life, from the highest mountain to the deepest ocean; life is everywhere. But what was the firing pistol that started the evolutionary race? How did material go from non-living to alive? The Earth was already more than 600 million years old when life began. The planet had cooled down from its original molten state, developing a solid crust and oceans created from water vapour in the atmosphere. Many scientists think these primordial seas gave rise to life, with hot, mineral-rich volcanic vents acting as catalysts for chemical reactions across the surface of tiny water bubbles, which led to the first cell membranes. Other bubbles are thought to have formed self-replicating substances by attracting chemicals from around them. Over time the two combined to produce energy-using, living cells.
National Geographic: Ancient Megastructures - Istanbul's Hagia Sophia ( 2011 )
Discover how the church of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, rebuilt by the Roman Emperor Justinian, has survived 1,500 years of turbulent history.
National Geographic: Gabon - The Last Eden ( 2007 )
Gabon is an unlikely Eden where relentless predators stalk prey in lush forests and primates, who have not yet learned to fear man, live right alongside forest elephants. Against all odds, one visionary African leader and a group of dedicated scientists defied the conventional wisdom that insists oil and logging are the only way to bring prosperity to an impoverished land. Out of the wild they created 13 new national parks - and are now developing an eco-tourism industry to sustain them. Gabon: The Last Eden tells this amazing story with stunning footage - silverback gorillas defending territory, mandrill baboons faces splashed with day-glow color, and hippos wallowing in the ocean - exploring one of the planet's last true wildernesses and what is being done to save it.
National Geographic The Obama White House Through The Lens ( 2011 )
Pete Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he’s ahead of him. As the President’s chief White House photographer, Souza is the President’s shadow. Now, National Geographic will follow Souza inside the Obama White House – aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for posterity.
National Geographic Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge ( 2011 )
Stalk the Arctic ice with the fiercest predator, the polar bear, as it prowls one of the most forbidding places on the planet: a hidden kingdom of magnificent creatures. Armed with a keen sense of smell and backed up by 1,700 pounds, fur and fangs, the polar bear stands alone at the top of the food chain. Yet many other hunters manage to survive in and around harsh arctic waters from the savvy arctic fox to the massive, whiskered walrus. The Arctic ice is revealed as a place of danger and drama as animals are stranded on frozen waters, trapped between moving sheets of ice, and caught in the struggle to survive. Brave the worst that nature has to offer.
National Geographic Sinking Hitler's Supership ( 2011 )
In 1945, the voyage of the Wilhelm Gustloff is a last chance for thousands of terror-stricken German refugees desperate to flee Soviet troops. The ship is on its way to safety when its suddenly torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, sending more than 9,000 people to their deaths in the icy Baltic Sea. Now, NGC examines the events leading up to the catastrophe and looks for answers to the mystery surrounding the fateful night.
National Geographic Megastructures Shanghai Super Tower ( 2008 )
What do you get if you take sixty thousand tons of steel, 260,000 cubic meters of concrete, 500 dedicated Chinese workers and the best design brains in the business? The Shanghai World Financial Centre. At 101 floors high it will not only be the tallest building on the Chinese mainland but one that can withstand the toughest challenges Planet Earth can throw at a skyscraper… and even deadlier human threats.
National Geographic Our Atmosphere Earth Science ( 2010 )
Positioned outside of the Earth’s atmosphere, the Hubble Space Telescope has stared out over billions of light years, to the far-reaching corners of the universe. It is regarded as one of the most important scientific instruments ever built, deepening our understanding of the cosmos.
National Geographic Search for the Afghan Girl ( 2010 )
In 1985, the haunting picture of an Afghan refugee girl with startling sea-green eyes graced the cover of National Geographic magazine. Now, the search is on to find the nameless woman whose youthful image became a global symbol of wartime dignity, resilience, and survival. Journey to the Afghan-Pakistan border with the photographer who took this world-famous picture as he attempts to track down his anonymous subject. Follow clues and rumors through the twisting byways of a teeming refugee camp on a mission to solve this 17-year-old mystery. Witness FBI investigators applying cutting-edge eye-scanning and face-recognition technology to crack the ultimate "missing person" case. Follow the amazing story of how the National Geographic team searched for the mystery girl with the green eyes in The Search for the Afghan Girl.
National Geographic: Mystery Files Robin Hood ( 2010 )
Robin Hood is one of the first super heroes. Stories of robbing the rich and giving to the poor are legend. Now evidence has been discovered to prove that Robin was a real person. Unpicking the folklore to separate fact from fiction, historians are exposing the man behind the myth. With new evidence culled from ancient manuscripts and historic sites this mysterious figure finally steps out of the shadows.
National Geographic Inca Mummies: Secrets of the Lost World ( 2010 )
Discover startling new revelations about this extraordinary civilization. Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World transports you to remote Peruvian mountaintops with archaeologists as they explore a vast and previously unknown citadel. Venture into ancient dwellings, storehouses, and cemeteries as you investigate the mysteries of this intriguing site.
National Geographic Deep Sea Under the Pole ( 2011 )
DeepSea Under the Pole Is a revolutionary pioneer expedition and an innovative human adventure that combines ski trekking and scuba diving in one of the toughest climates on the planet This crew of eight young passionate divers, adventurers and explorers - in celebration of a century of conquest of the North Pole – represent the first time man will cover such a long distance, over 800km, while also executing dives at remote sites that reveal the hidden side of the polar ice cap; something never before seen by humankind. The focus of the expedition is to commemorate the hidden and difficult-to-access underside of the polar ice cap, a spectacular World Heritage Site that is now disappearing due to climate change. This vast upside-down universe is home to huge icy ceilings above and a seemingly invisible bottom below, rich with other mysteries. It is a universe of water and ice - a world of polar white, deep black, emerald green and clear turquoise.
National Geographic: Megafactories - BMW ( 2010 )
Take a behind-the-scenes tour and gain insight into BMW's high-tech and innovative manufacturing plants as they create the sleek and stylish Z4 Roadster.
National Geographic Killer Whales Of The Fjord ( 2005 )
“Dive under the clear waters of the Tysfjord in Norway to witness pods of killer whales that have learned a special way to catch their dinner.”
National Geographic Wild Make Me a Dino ( 2011 )
For hundreds of years, it was thought dinosaurs ruled the planet as scaly, reptilian beasts. But new findings are proving that theory wrong, and painting an entirely new picture of the dinosaur world.
National Geographic The Invisible World ( 1979 )
Each moment, events take place that the human eye cannot perceive because these occurrences are too small, too large, too fast, too slow or beyond the spectrum of visible light. Witness some of the captivating sights that will forever alter your knowledge and perception of the world around us. This 1979 classic video shows us that 'hidden' world. Different sizes, different spectrums, and even different rates of speed can illuminate the underlying processes that are beyond the limits of our eyes.
National Geographic Dawn of the Maya ( 2010 )
National Geography made this wonderful story on Maya which was the culture and civilization of America. It is amazing to learn of the Maya accomplishments and structures with ancient talent and craftsmanship in the absence of modern tools and education. They had the power, skill and resources to make buildings established. Contrary to the myth that Maya people were savages, they did develop sophisticated community compatible to other metro cities around the world. Why Europeans come, conquer and destroy by burning their books and killing the priests of knowledge? Mr Richard Henson was good in decoding and telling us Maya stories in hiss research. With such popular program, we share, understand and appreciate native American culture and civilization. The temples, pyramids and monuments are American wonders among Egyptian Pyramids and Great Wall of China.
National Geographic : Asteroids Deadly Impact ( 1997 )
Every year, millions of asteroids and comets or ''stray bullets'' streak through the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet! Some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth, in what many believe was the aftermath of a massive cosmic collision. Could something like this happen again? Scientists believe that the impact of an asteroid only a mile wide would be globally catastrophic. Join extraordinary geologist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife Carolyn who have remapped the heavens with their discoveries of more than 30 comets and hundreds of asteroids. Now that we know
National Geographic Jewels of the Caribbean Sea ( 2010 )
Take a spectacular journey. It starts right here with Jewels of the Caribbean Sea. Tour the depths of the Caribbean where, in waters famed for hidden treasures, another kind of wealth lies in abundance. From the coral reefs, across the plains, and through the grasses, stunning underwater photography allows you to get close up to creatures rare and fantastic. National Geographic cameras capture a baby sperm whale romping near the surface, a manatee settling down to sleep, and dolphins playing on the sandy plains. Observe predators such as the Caribbean reef shark and the barracuda hunting the weak and unwary. And witness an array of brightly colored, exotic creatures - nature's own living Jewels of the Caribbean Sea.
National Geographic Naked Science: Solar Force ( 2007 )
The level of cosmic rays emitted by the sun is anything but constant. Scientists are just now discovering the ways in which the sun's fluctuating output affects our planet's weather and overall climate.
National Geographic Holy War Inc. ( 2006 )
In 1997, Peter Bergen was the first Western journalist to secure a sit-down television interview with Osama bin Laden. Now, Bergen takes an in-depth look at the origins of al Qaeda.
National Geographic: Megafactories - NYC Subway Car ( 2011 )
Starting life as a sheet of metal in Brazil, New York's newest subway car is built to last 40 years, and can carry 1.6 billion riders a year.
National Geographic The Human Footprint ( 2007 )
In a National Geographic special event, The Human Footprint reveals the extraordinary impact that each of our lives has on the world around us. In a playful, surprising and thought-provoking portrait of our time on earth, National Geographic demonstrates, in a series of remarkable visuals, what makes up an average human life today and how everything we do has impact on the world around us. In this unique journey through life, it shows all the people you will ever know, how much waste you will produce, the amount of fuel youll consume and how much youve got to pack in during your 2,475,526,000 seconds on Earth.
National Geographic Inside the Soviet Circus ( 2011 )
Go behind the scenes at Moscow's Circus School and experience the magic and wonder of the performances that delight millions. See lion tamers risk life and limb, trapeze artists glide through the air, of course, the beloved clowns who inspire imagination and fantasy. With laughter as their language, the Soviet Circus bridges the gap between generations, borders, and all peoples of the world.
National Geographic Wild Chronicles: Penguins ( 2010 )
Discover how rising temperatures and climate change are providing additional threats to penguins in Antarctica.
National Geographic Inside the Nuclear Threat ( -0001 )
What could we do if we had evidence terrorists were close to acquiring nuclear weapons, or even making their own? How would we defend ourselves from a blast with fireballs hotter than the sun? Race from motorcade to helicopter to confidential meeting, as scientists and intelligence experts brief viewers on the hard facts about the world's most lethal weapons - and the unbreakable physical laws that govern them.
National Geographic Megafactories Aston Martin Supercar ( 2011 )
It's the British brand synonymous with wealth, style and, of course, James Bond.
National Geographic Earth Report: State of the Planet ( 2009 )
Earth Report investigates the impact that development has had on the environment and explores what is being done to protect our planet. The Northwest Passage opened for the first time in recorded history, much of the United States honeybee population mysteriously died and China bypassed the United States in total carbon emissions. Despite all of Earths ailments, there are glimmers of hope countries, businesses and individuals making great advances in eco-friendly policies and practices. In Earth Report, National Geographic takes the pulse of our planet and explores what kind of shape Planet Earth is in.
National Geographic Generals At War: The Battle Of The Bulge ( 2010 )
1944 – Adolf Hitler plays his last trump card – a gigantic offensive in the West, using his last troops and materiel. Leading the charge is Field Marshal Walther Model – a ruthless commander and loyal servant of Hitler. Model sends his armoured spearheads crashing through the weakly defended American lines of US General Omar Bradley, who is caught completely off guard. If Bradley can’t contain the German advance Adolf Hitler could win a victory that may end the Allies’ invasion of Germany.
National Geographic: Spain's Last Lynx ( 2008 )
Deep in the stunning wilderness of Andalusia the Liberian Lynx is on the brink of extinction. With the majestic predators population less than 200 animals, A female cat struggles to raise her young, perhaps the last hope for her kind.
National Geographic Grand Canyon: National Parks Collection ( 2009 )
Journey to one of Earths few landforms visible from space, a World Heritage site, and one of Americas most popular National Park with over nearly five million visitors a year. For scientists it is a place of baffling mysteries. How and when was it actually formed? Why does one of the planets deadliest diseases still endure in the Canyons premier carnivore the majestic mountain lion? What drove one of the largest birds on earth, the California Condor, to the brink of extinction? National Geographic joins a rare scientific odyssey down the Grand Canyons entire 277-mile length through some of the most treacherous rapids on the planet to try to unlock the mysteries of this great unknown. From the river still cutting through two-billion-year-old stone to the creatures roaming its incomparable back-country, the Grand Canyon still has secrets to tell.
National Geographic: Britains Underworld Glasgow ( 2010 )
See the remarkable story that covers half a century of crime in one of Britain's most violent cities.
National Geographic Naked Science Easter Island Eclipse ( 2010 )
Watch the rarest celestial occurrence, a total eclipse, as it happens above Easter Island -- one of the most mysterious and remote archaeological sites in the world -- broadcasting just hours after it occurs. The last time an eclipse occurred over the island site was A.D. 591. Follow scientists as they gather new research that could play a key role in the race to understand the sun and its extraordinary impact on Earth.
National Geographic Monkey Thieves: Heroes - Villains ( 2011 )
Monkey Thieves is an action-packed series dramatising the ultimate urban monkeys. It tells the story of the Galta gang, a sixty-strong troop of rhesus macaques who live in a beautiful Hindu Temple on the outskirts of Jaipur, in northwestern India. They enjoy a highly privileged status – revered by the local people as descendents of Hanuman, the monkey God.
National Geographic: The Grand Canyon ( 2008 )
The Grand Canyon, with its mile-high, multicolored rock walls, craggy cliffs, and sandy slopes, is the embodiment of nature's awesome power and surpassing beauty. Explore this site for more on this wonder of the natural world
National Geographic: Emperors of the Ice ( 2007 )
In the windswept, hostile environment of Antarctica, National Geographic's Crittercam team and Doctors Jerry Kooyman and Paul Ponganis of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography embark on a spectacular adventure of science and survival. Using Crittercam technology, they hitch a ride with the majestic emperor penguin to go places only penguins have gone before under the massive Ross Ice Shelf.
National Geographic: Lost In China Silk Road ( 2010 )
Heading to the rough and tumble frontier of western China, Jeff and Peter venture to the city of Kashgar – their first stop on the “Silk Road”.
National Geographic Inside Vegas Mafia ( 2010 )
In the 1950s, Mafia-built Las Vegas became a cash cow for organized crime, but when the richest man in the world arrived, things changed and the feds blew the lid on the original Gangster's Paradise.
National Geographic DoomsDay Volcano ( 2010 )
An eruption of Santorini some 3,600 years ago was one of the largest, yet most mysterious, natural calamities in human history and may have wiped out an entire civilization. Much of the evidence of its destruction has been lost at sea until now. National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard and an international team of volcanologists, armed with a state-of-the-art Remote Operated Vehicle fitted with HD cameras, dive into the belly of the Santorini's submerged caldera.
National Geographic 10 Things You Didnt Know About Avalanches ( 2011 )
Iain Stewart travels across mountain ranges and glaciers to reveal ten remarkable stories about avalanches. Over a million avalanches happen throughout the world each year, and yet we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the chaotic turbulence inside an avalanche. Scientists have had to put themselves right inside a raging avalanche to find out more. Stewart shows how the deadliest avalanche in history killed 18,000 people in three minutes; how Hannibal’s army was devastated by avalanches as he crossed the Alps to fight Rome; why an avalanche was key to one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time; and how global warming may increase the rate of ice avalanches in the future.
National Geographic Megastructures Tau Tona City Of Gold ( 2010 )
Located near Johannesburg, South Africa, the Tau Tona is a gold mine. The Tau Tona is the main economic life blood of Johannesburg, supplying half the world’s gold needs. It is the deepest and largest working mine in the world. Its main shaft is 3.6 km deep and consists of 800 km of tunneling. This episode gives viewers a tour of the dynamic systems involved in maintaining a working environment deep in the earth. It also provides a glimpse of what life as a mine worker is like in Tau Tona. Risking heat exhaustion, and with 10 earthquakes a day, the miners work through narrow tunnels to extract gold from a 25 cm thick gold vein
National Geographic: Megacities Mexico City ( 2009 )
It's the world's biggest city. It sprawls across more than 1,400 square kilometers. But for the 18 million people who live here, it's not just another metropolis. Mexico City is ground zero. This Mega-city violates the first rule of real estate: location. On one side: one of the world's most earthquake-prone hotspots. On the other: one of the world's most active volcanoes. And beneath their feet - a shaky foundation of landfill. To Mother Nature, Mexico City is one big target. And any moment, the Big One could hit. But against the most destructive force of nature, the city is tapping the power of science. From subways to freeways, Mexico City is harnessing cutting-edge technology to build in safety. Towering over the city is Latin America's tallest skyscraper - built to ride out an earthquake on giant shock absorbers. Most of all, the city is now armed with a slender line of defense: an earthquake detection system, built to give the city a one-minute warning before a quake arrives. Because today, the question isn't if another earthquake will hit - but when
National Geographic Australia's Aborigines ( 2010 )
In a spectacularly beautiful and remote corner of northern Australia, a handful of people are living in the twilight of their culture. After 40,000 years, the Gandiu Aborigines are transferring the knowledge of their mysterious culture to what may be their last generation. Travel to their distant land to meet the tribal elders, explore the ancient myths of the Dreamtime, and see the extraordinary wildlife that inspires their sacred rock paintings. Join National Geographic for a moving and memorable portrait of Australia's Aborigines.
National Geographic Lost In Space ( 2006 )
On March 16, 1966, Neil Armstrong and David Scott launch into space aboard the Gemini 8 capsule. The mission is to rendezvous and dock with the Agena space module , a critical step in reaching the moon.
National Geographic: Megafactories - Caterpillar ( 2010 )
With more horsepower than 30 Ferraris, CAT make the biggest mining trucks in the world, with 12ft wheels and engines bigger than a car.
National Geographic Secret Yellowstone ( 2007 )
National Geographic goes beyond the tourist hotspots and travels deep inside the 2 million acre national park to reveal the backcountry wilderness few have seen. Explore some of the 300 newly discovered waterfalls most tourists never get to see. Learn how wolves, back after five decades of absence from Yellowstone, are helping restore the balance in the ecosystem alongside the grizzly bear and bison. Finally, discover how the geology of Yellowstone with its giant well of molten lava underneath the surface is sometimes more dangerous than the wildlife. So serene and yet so dangerous; this powerful drama comes alive through satellite imagery and CGI animation.
National Geographic Congo Bush Pilots ( 2010 )
Bush piloting in the Congo, a country crippled by 30 years of war and famine, may be one of the world's most hazardous professions. Brave men and women risk life and limb to transport cargo to this remote region of the world. Landing strips are often little more than pitted dirt roads and local militia is known to fire on them, so what drives them to do it? Hear their harrowing accounts and witness firsthand the courage and skill it takes to land planes on some of the world's most challenging terrain.
National Geographic Narco State ( 2010 )
It's a raging drug war that has turned Phoenix, Arizona into the second kidnapping capital of the world. National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling embeds with the Phoenix Police Department as they investigate the latest drug-related kidnapping, uncover a cache of $3 million worth of marijuana and ambush suspects at a ransom drop-off. Then, cross the border and ride along with a photojournalist on his crime beat in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico - the deadliest city in North America. Hear voices from both sides of the battle, including a former cartel hit man, federal agents and victims who have survived horrific acts of violence.
National Geographic - My Musical Brain ( 2010 )
My Musical Brain combines the cutting-edge experiments of top neuroscientists and the experiences of top musicians such as Sting, Michael Buble, Feist and Wyclef Jean to reveal why music is so important in our lives. It explores our collective passion for music and illuminates how the brain uses music to create human experience
National Geographic Crash Scene Investigation Greek Ferry Disaster ( 2011 )
An idyllic, Greek get-a-way to the island of Paros turns into a watery nightmare when a passenger ferry grinds against jagged rocks, gouging open the side of the ship. As the ferry sinks in the midst of a raging storm, frantic passengers battle for life jackets and emergency rafts on the under-equipped boat. As the death toll climbs, questions multiply. Hear survivors, rescuers, and investigators recount the events surrounding the worst Greek shipping disaster in 30-years.
National Geographic Everest 50 Years on the Mountain ( 2003 )
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay made history as the first people to reach the top of Everest. Now, 50 years later, three sons of Everest's most celebrated climbers return to the mountain to challenge it again. Join their journey as they brave the elements and face death to climb 29,000 feet of wind-blasted rock and ice. And, relive the dramatic history of Everest from great triumphs to deadly tragedies, enduring rivalries and the unsung role of the Sherpa people - as National Geographic exposes the untold stories that lurk in the mountain's epic shadow and takes you on THE ultimate Everest experience.
National Geographic Megastructures Palm Island ( 2008 )
An enormous project is underway in the Arabian Gulf that will change the face of the coastline. It is so vast that it can be seen from space. Palm Jumeirah, one of the most audacious engineering projects the world has ever seen, is an artificial island in the shape of a massive palm tree. A breathtaking megastructure and an ambitious engineering feat, Palm Jumeirah is part of an even bigger plan to transform Dubai into one of the world’s premiere tourist destinations.
National Geographic Glacier National Park ( 2010 )
By any standard, Montana's Glacier National Park checks in as one of the most spectacular landscapes in the continental United States, with both massive carved-out glaciers and an "ice cycle" that supports ecosystems of over 2000 species of flora and fauna. But this only represents half of a very sad equation; the other is the fact that the park's glaciers are melting meteorically and may vanish within as little as 10 years. In this documentary, National Geographic visits the Continental Divide to examine the collapse of the park's most sizeable ice mountain, and asks probing questions about the reasons for this geological transformation. Supplements include an interactive 3D map and a 'Glacier National Park Explorer' feature.
National Geographic: A Decade Behind Bars - Return ToThe Farm ( 2007 )
NGC presents the world premiere sequel to the Oscar-nominated Sundance Award-winning documentary "The Farm." This special chronicles the last ten years at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The film captures pivotal moments and personal revelations from those incarcerated and recently freed their family members and in one case the alleged victims.
National Geographic Why Planes Crash Human Error ( 2010 )
Dramatic animations puts you on the scene when human errors cause planes to crash.
National Geographic Six Degrees Could Change The World ( 2011 )
In the 2004 eco-thriller The Day After Tomorrow, director Roland Emmerich dramatized the potential consequences of accelerated global warming. By combining stock footage with computer-generated imagery, the National Geographic special Six Degrees Could Change the World serves as a sort of nonfiction counterpoint. As NASA climate scientist James Hansen cautions, even two degrees Celsius represents a tipping point (from which there is no return). Based on Mark Lynas's Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet and narrated by Alec Baldwin, the program roams from the bushfire-ravaged suburbs of Southern Australia to the drought-stricken farmlands of Nebraska to the rapidly melting glaciers of Greenland. In the process, aerospace engineers, marine biologists, and ordinary citizens share their experiences and predictions. In the end, it's the actual events--rather than the speculative scenarios--that prove most alarming, like the 30,000 deaths that resulted from 2003's European heat wave. While a skeptic might dismiss that tragedy as a statistical anomaly, every continent bears the scars of climate change, like the deforestation of the Amazon and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. In order to inject some levity, Six Degrees detours to look at a British grape grower who has actually benefited from his country's drier environment and the carbon footprint involved in the creation of that all-American favorite, the cheeseburger (suffice to say, it's considerable). While some of the special effects are hokey--Hansen sitting at a floating desk, for example--the preponderance of compelling data helps to compensate for such lapses.
National Geographic Mysteries of the Bible Truth Behind the Dead Sea Scrolls ( 2006 )
Mysteries of the Bible travels back in time to the Holy Land to investigate the Bible's most fascinating mysteries.
National Geographic Yellowstone Winter ( 2010 )
With the brutal extremes of winter looming, naturalist Casey Anderson says good-bye to his grizzly bear companion Brutus, and treks deep into Yellowstone's back country to experience the park like most visitors never will.
National Geographic MegaStractures Money Factory ( 2008 )
Money. Everyone wants it, dreams of it and schemes for it. Find out how U.S. currency is made, faked and protected, and meet the mastermind behind one of the biggest counterfeit jobs in U.S. history.
National Geographic Kingdom of Blue Whale ( 2009 )
Big Blue sets out on an expedition to discover the secrets of the blue whale, and reveal its unknown calving and breeding grounds. National Geographic has supported the research of the worlds top blue whale scientist for years. Now, by working with them, we go on a mission around the globe. We dive deep under the surface with blue whales to discover what they do at depth. We use satellite tags to reveal their mammoth migrations. We identify individual whales to understand populations. DNA analysis reveals gender related behavioral differences. We explore the sea floor and water currents to uncover blue whale feeding strategies. Hydro acoustic microphones reveal whale song and whole dialects in blue whale communication. Ultimately we follow the California population of blue whales to a remote area of open ocean off Costa Rica . If we and our scientists are right, we will reveal the secret calving and breeding grounds of blue whales.
National Geographic Wild : Black Bears Unleashed ( 2005 )
A subspecies of the Asiatic black bear, Taiwan's native mammal is also its largest carnivore. The powerful caniforms are 1.2 to 1.9 meters tall, weigh 50 to 200 kilograms and have long, thick brownish-black fur. The distinctive white V-shaped mark on their chests resembles a victory sign, which seems somehow contradictory given their scarce number in Taiwan, though.
National Geographic: Ancient Megastructures - St.Paul's Cathedral ( 2009 )
Built in the aftermath of the Great Fire of London, Christopher Wren's cathedral took 36 years to be completed and remains an iconic landmark.
National Geographic Megastructures Panama Canal Unlocked ( 2006 )
It carries more than 14,000 ships a year over a nine-storey mountain range and some gigantic machines keep it flowing, including the world's biggest dipper dredge.
National Geographic Extreme Alaska Denali National Park ( 2008 )
ust 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, Denali National Park in Alaska is home to the tallest mountain in North America and covers an incredible 6 million acres of wilderness. Grizzlies, wolves and moose roam this terrain, but it is its altitude that defines which wild conditions - and creatures - dominate. Join NGC to experience unique landscapes full of hidden wonders and witness epic struggles for survival during the harsh winters.
National Geographic Wild Shane Untamed Ghosts of Madagascar ( 2011 )
Shane Reynolds ventures deep into western Madagascar, hoping to set foot in a sacred forest and encounter the elusive fossa.
National Geographic Bomb Hunters Afghanistan ( 2011 )
It’s the real Hurt Locker: the guys whose mission is to detect and destroy roadside IEDs in Afghanistan. For the 23rd Combat Engineers, their job doesn’t have any Hollywood glitz. Because it’s not a matter of if they’ll get hit it’s when. Crossing war zones for miles a day in search of hidden explosives, these men risk life and limb to secure some of the worlds most dangerous highways.
National Geographic: Ancient Megastructures - Machu Picchu ( 2010 )
Built to celebrate Emperor Pachacuti, creator of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is regarded as one of the planet's most awe-inspiring monuments.
National Geographic Megastructures Oilmine ( 2010 )
There is enough oil in the frozen wasteland of Canada's northern plains to free the US and Canada from dependence on Saudi Arabia within nine years. Extracting is a huge engineering project.
National Geographic Megastructures Steel ( 2009 )
Steel is one of the strongest materials on earth. It has altered civilisations and changed the course of history. From the soaring skylines in a vast metropolis to dinner tables across the world and razor sharp tools responsible for medical miracles: steel has helped sculpt life as we know it. Come face to face with this alloy's marvellous simplicity and the grand and innovative structures it has given birth to, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building.
National Geographic: Big, Bigger, Biggest - Sky Wheel ( 2008 )
The Singapore Flyer is the tallest observation wheel on Earth. Rising 165 meters into the sky, it can take 1,260 passengers every hour.
National Geographic Beijing Olympic Stadium ( 2010 )
With the 2008 Summer Olympics only months away, get an early look at the Beijing Olympic Stadium. Seating 91,000 people and daringly designed with 42,000 tons of steel woven in the shape of a bird's nest, it's one of the most ambitious construction projects ever attempted. Experience the vivid detail and goliath sense of scale of what will likely be the pride of Beijing. This special examines the unique features of the "bird's nest" stadium, following its design, engineering and construction up until its completion.
30 Years of National Geographic Specials ( 1995 )
Celebrates 30 years of televised specials by The National Geographic Society.
National Geographic: Clash of the Continents Part 1 End of Eden ( 2010 )
Imagine that an astronaut goes through a space-time warp, bringing him home after 250 million years have passed on Earth. Continents are unrecognizable and every trace of mankind has vanished. To envision what this spaceman would see, experts travel around the world rediscovering our past in order to make predictions about the future. Asteroid collisions, glaciations and sudden volcanism are what created our present world. What natural forces may be responsible for our demise?
National Geographic Pickpocket King ( 2011 )
Pickpocket King In 2005, members of an organised crime ring in Naples were so impressed by comedy pickpocket entertainer Bob Arno's light fingers that they offered him a chance to join their gang for $1,000 a day. He declined, returning to Las Vegas where he regularly delights audiences by inviting people up on stage to have their possessions unwittingly stolen. In this documentary, Arno heads to the Italian city billed as 'the pickpocket capital of the world' and where even he lost his Rolex to crafty scooter-riding bandits. There, he uncovers some of the world's most cunning thieves and hunts for pickpockets who can match his own unbelievable skills. He also ventures into the heart of an international crew of street thieves to discover just how easy it is to pinch for a living
National Geographic Rhino Rescue ( 2009 )
With fewer than 4,000 black rhinos left in the world today, Emmy-award-winning National Geographic filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert are teaming up with the Botswana Defense Force to launch a massive relocation effort.
National Geographic Science of Babies ( 2010 )
Human babies come into this world entirely helpless - unable to walk, talk or feed themselves. And, as any parent can testify, a remarkable transformation occurs over their first year. But what's happening behind what you can simply observe? From first breath to first step, National Geographic sheds light on the amazing developments in the first 12 months of life and how new research indicates that these growing abilities are much more flexible than previously known. Follow leading scientists as they study the remarkable plasticity of a very young brain, measure how early experiences influence the course of human development and deconstruct how babies can learn languages and even grasp math!
National Geographic: Clash of the Continents Part 2 End of Man ( 2010 )
The natural forces that shape our world have little time for human civilization. Suppose you returned to Earth 250 million years from today. Would the world have come full circle, as most scientists predict? Would all the land have come back together to form one gigantic supercontinent? Would only our fossils remain?
National Geographic's Volcano: Nature's Inferno ( 1997 )
"Riveting. The real thing...literally awesome." The Washington Post Travel around the world for a firsthand look at volcanoes - perhaps the most dazzling but destructive natural force on earth. Massive volcanic eruption can turn day into night, releasing the power of an atomic blast, spewing toxic avalanches of lava, gas, and ash. National Geographic Video transports you to some of the world's most notorious volcanoes, including Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines and Japan's Mount Unzen. Join volcanologists in their dangerous quest to forecast eruptions and save lives, putting you in the middle of the explosive excitement and human drama of VOLCANO: NATURE'S INFERNO.
National Geographic Megastructures Port Of Rotterdam ( 2005 )
The Port of Rotterdam is a marine freeway and one of the busiest ports. And on this particular day, the Harbour Control's skills and machines are put to the test when three most challenging ships in the world: 'The Berge Star', 'The Savana Express' and 'The Mighty Servant III', respectively known as 'The Mega Deep', 'The Mega Wide' and 'The Mega Tall' are received.
National Geographic Extreme Ice ( 2009 )
In the extreme, ice-bound regions of the earth, something unprecedented is happening. Everywhere, glaciers and ice sheets have begun breaking apart, and accelerating towards the oceans at alarming speeds.
National Geographic Clash of the Americas ( 2011 )
It may have been one of the most cataclysmic geologic events of the last 60 million years which shaped America as we know it today. The narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama, once buried below the sea, rose up and connected North and South America. This new land bridge unleashed an astonishing animal encounter: Prehistoric predators and prey - each unique to their worlds - came face-to-face for the first time. An armor-plated ancestor of the armadillo. A saber-toothed marsupial. A horse-like creature with three-toed feet. Evolutionary history changed forever as animals from the continents clashed.
National Geographic Hooked Monster Fish of Mongolia ( 2010 )
Aquatic ecologist Zeb Hogan continues his quest to find and protect the world's largest freshwater fish in the frigid rivers of Mongolia. He travels by plane, truck, and horseback to find the largest trout known as the Hucho taimen. This is not your everyday dinner trout. These monster fish can grow up to 6 feet in length, weigh up to 200 pounds and eat just about anything that crosses their path - including muskrats, squirrels and sometimes even another taimen.
National Geographic Tijuana Underworld ( 2012 )
In 1994 the DEA, FBI and IRS declare war on Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel. Undercover agents, drug kingpins, journalists and 8,000 Tijuana citizens are slain in the ferocious, ten-year conflict.
National Geographic Mengele Twin Mystery ( 2012 )
See scientists uncover the facts behind the bizarre remote Brazilian town full of twins.
National Geographic - Journey to the Edge of the Universe ( 2009 )
National Geographic presents the first accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) technology. Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope, Journey to the Edge of the Universe explores the science and history behind the distant celestial bodies in the solar system. This spectacular, epic voyage across the cosmos, takes us from the Earth, past the Moon and our neighboring planets, out of our Solar System, to the nearest stars, nebulae and galaxies and beyond - right to the edge of the Universe itself.
National Geographic Sharks in The City ( 2012 )
National Geographic Sharks in The City
National Geographic Mother Croc ( 2012 )
Crocodiles are much more than mere brutes. A crocodile’s maternal instincts emerge with the birth of her young as they navigate the dangerous first days before they become the killers we fear.
National Geographic Mystery Files The Virgin Queen ( 2012 )
Queen Elizabeth I’s relationship with her adviser the Earl of Leicester is the source of much gossip. When his wife dies in suspicious circumstances, rumours abound. Did the queen have her murdered?
National Geographic Wild India Elephant Kingdom ( 2011 )
To the south of the Himalayas lie wild plains, divided by the Brahmaputra river and home to the magnificent Indian Elephant. In this episode you'll also see red silk cotton trees and rare and beautiful creatures, from the smooth-coated otter to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, all living together in a perfectly balanced ecosystem.
National Geographic The Scorpion King ( 2011 )
Archaeologists and scholars investigate the real Scorpion King whose achievements may have layed the foundations of Egypt.
National Geographic The Truth Behind Zombies ( 2012 )
The Truth Behind Zombies explores the origin of zombies, their religious roots and whether mutated virus strains could cause devastation of zombie proportions. With commentary from zombie enthusiasts and cult experts, virologists and mathematical epidemiologists, this unique show separates the truths from the fiction that surrounds one of popular cultures most tangible monsters.
National Geographic Worlds Deadliest Sharks ( 2012 )
The world is home to an array of fascinating creatures that evolved to survive harsh environments and brutal competition.
National Geographic Mystery Files Lawrence Of Arabia ( 2012 )
Storyline: Could any of the Romanov family have survived or escaped their prison in remotest Russia in 1917? This programme explores the latest science and newly-discovered documents behind one of history's greatest mysteries.
National Geographic Kingdom of the Forest ( 2012 )
Vast primeval forests once stretched across almost all of Northern Europe. Centuries of development have destroyed most of these wilderness areas but in some places ancient woodland has survived.
National Geographic - Year Of The Storm ( 2011 )
Massive floods in Australia and Pakistan. Deadly mudslides in Brazil. Epic drought and wildfires in Russia. Historic snows and bitter cold across North America. 2010 was one of the most destructive years in history. In this hour, we present the dramatic images of this catastrophic weather year -- and introduce you to the men who risked their lives to capture them.
National Geographic Bloody Tales of the Tower Traitors ( 2012 )
All executions at the Tower and nearby Tower Hill were horrific, but a particularly unpleasant end awaited those who betrayed the Crown. In the first episode discover the contrasting fates of three very different traitors, including the case of the last person killed at the Tower by firing squad.
National Geographic Wild Lion Battle Zone ( 2012 )
Five lion prides in Africa compete for scarce food and each have adopted their own style of hunting. As a supremely adaptable predator, lions hunt anything they can catch. With different groups adopting new ways to capture their prey, see how these majestic big cats hunt in a world where only the most cunning and powerful survive. Can these creative killers really take down buffalo and giraffe?
National Geographic - Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist ( 2012 )
It was a headline-grabbing heist of NASA proportions. Each year, hundreds of students apply to NASA's prestigious Co-operative Education Program, but only a handful are accepted – allowing them to work alongside NASA's top scientists and go on to careers at NASA and elsewhere. In 2000, one "Co-op" showed an inordinate interest in the cache of moon rocks kept at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, repeatedly visiting the lab to examine them. Then the moon rocks mysteriously disappeared. Moon Rock Heist follows the trail of international intrigue surrounding the recovery of the rocks and reveals how law enforcement finally tracked down the thieves.
National Geographic - Inside Talibanistan ( 2010 )
Witness the fight on the ground and in the skies above this territory, known as "Talibanistan” For eight years the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have bogged down US and NATO troops in Afghanistan – all the while seizing territory and creating chaos in nuclear-armed Pakistan. In October 2009, under pressure from the US, Pakistan announced that it would launch a military campaign designed to destroy the Taliban. The Taliban responded with a series of brazen attacks against the Pakistani Army, the police, and civilians, leaving the US in doubt over Pakistan's ability to secure its nuclear weapons, and its own ability to fight the agile Taliban in Afghanistan. Witness the fight on the ground and in the skies above this territory, known as "Talibanistan”, during these explosive days. Who is winning this war and is this Obama's Vietnam or will he be the first to pacify Afghanistan?
National Geographic Wild - Snake Underworld ( 2012 )
Punk music legend and snake enthusiast Henry Rollins is on the trail of slithering species in Snake Underworld. Revealing how millions of Americans have welcomed the creatures into their homes as pets, Rollins meets some obsessive serpent lovers who deliberately seek out the most dangerous breeds they can get their hands on. From illegal snake smuggling, to underground breeders creating snakes not found in nature, to people who "self-envenomate" in the hopes of building up a tolerance to snake venom, Rollins uncovers those on the fringe of America's secret snake subculture.
National Geographic - The Truth Behind UFOs ( 2011 )
With thousands of UFOs sightings worldwide every year, can our alien experiences really all be put down to imagination? Alex Podovich of Las Vegas UFO Hunters travels to the Extra-terrestrial Highway in Nevada and Peter Merlin visits a supposed crash site in search of evidence of what happened.
National Geographic Wild Snake Underworld ( 2011 )
Punk music legend and snake enthusiast Henry Rollins is on the trail of slithering species in Snake Underworld.Revealing how millions of Americans have welcomed the creatures into their homes as pets, Rollins meets some obsessive serpent lovers who deliberately seek out the most dangerous breeds they can get their hands on.From illegal snake smuggling, to underground breeders creating snakes not found in nature, to people who "self-envenomate" in the hopes of building up a tolerance to snake venom, Rollins uncovers those on the fringe of America's secret snake subculture.
National Geographic - Drain the Great Lakes ( 2011 )
This fascinating documentary offers not only a window into the past, but also a peek into the future. As mankind's influence over them grows, what lies in store for the Great Lakes? Can they survive humanity's growing demands in the 21st century? Find out in the UK premiere of Drain The Great Lakes on Sunday 29 April at 8pm. North America's Great Lakes are the largest system of freshwater on Earth, but what wonders would be revealed if all the water were suddenly to disappear from Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario? Exposing the lakebeds for the first time in thousands of years, this insightful programme explores unseen geological treasures and lost human history hidden since the last Ice Age. Fusing cutting-edge science with vivid CGI Draining The Great Lakes allows you to see what truly lies deep below the waves.
National Geographic - Light the Ocean ( 2012 )
Light The Ocean is an entirely new perspective on the ocean world. By combining data from scientists around the globe with specially developed computer animation software we are able to turn the waters of the ocean crystal clear. We reveal spectacular underwater landscapes and hidden structures in the ocean itself. We show how landscapes and water interact on unimaginable scales to create an ocean world as diverse in habitats as anywhere on dry land. Our camera crews have also travelled the planet, from the Antarctic to the deep waters of the mid-Atlantic to capture spectacular new footage of the creatures that depend on these ocean habitats. We follow sperm whales as they dive into the dark depths of the Kaikoura Canyon off New Zealand and we descend to the underwater mountain ranges of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to find creatures never before seen.
National Geographic - Inside Google ( 2011 )
A behind the scenes look at Google today. From Google’s offices in China and Russia to the Googleplex (its Silicon Valley headquarters), uncover why this company’s corporate philosophy and attitude is so unique among major companies today.
National Geographic Scotlands Most Evil Murderer ( 2011 )
Revisiting the murders of serial killer Peter Manuel in Scotland in the late 1950s, and asking whether the state of his mental health should have prevented him from being hanged
National Geographic - Down To The Earth's Core ( 2012 )
Take a journey from the footpath to the centre of the planet in one epic unbroken step, smashing through more than 6,000 kilometres of solid rock to explore the hidden world beneath our feet. With its stirring soundtrack and commanding narration, it's initially unclear whether this documentary is supposed to enlighten or terrorise. Beneath our feet lies our greatest enemy, it begins. Suddenly we're falling down a coalmine in America's Midwest, marvelling at the fossilised plants that cover the ceiling. To understand how they got there, we have to go back 300 million years - and, thanks to clever computer-generated footage, we can. What follows is an informative account of our very own journey to the centre of the earth via 6000 kilometres of rock.
National Geographic Leopard Queen ( 2010 )
Manana is a wild leopard in Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Powerful, deadly and elusive, she could kill a man with ease, yet beside her sits John, unarmed and unharmed. John is a renowned wildlife cameraman who has filmed her for the past 16 years.
National Geographic Millennium Heist Diamond Geezers ( 2012 )
The story of how the police foiled a gang�s attempt to steal a 770-carat diamond that was on display at the Millennium Dome in November 2000.
National Geographic Generals At War El Alamein ( 2011 )
Generals At War: The Battle At El Alamein In 1942, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel and General Bernard Montgomery face off over a barren stretch of rocky desert in the Egyptian desert.
National Geographic Prehistoric Predators Terror Raptor ( 2010 )
Isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years, South America became home to creatures found nowhere else on Earth and top of the food chain in this strange land were the aptly named Terror Birds. Capable of killing large prey with a single blow from their massive beaks, meet the feathered fiends who once ruled a continent.
National Geographic - America the Wild: Stalking the Mountain Lion ( 2012 )
Naturalist Casey Anderson and cat expert, Tyler Johnerson, set out to track one of North America's most elusive ghosts: the mountain lion. Armed with specialized camera technology, Casey and Tyler hope to document "never before seen" footage of mountain lions living in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Aided by Tyler's keen hound dogs, the same strategy employed by leading cat researchers, Tyler and Casey get hot on the heels of this formidable and cunning predator – an animal capable of jumping vertically nearly twenty feet in a single leap and taking prey much larger than its distant relation, the bobcat.
National Geographic The Last Maneater Killer Tigers of India ( 2009 )
Sunderbans (Forest of Beauty) is in West Bengal, India, and is the only place on Earth that is the natural habitat of Royal Bengal Tigers that have never known to be fearful of humans. One tiger has been known to kill three fully grown men, leaving behind orphans and widows who belong to poor tribes, dependent on harvesting wild honey and fishing, in a swampy mangrove region. About 80 people are killed annually by these ferocious beasts with razor-sharp jaws, whose forepaws can shatter bones, and sharp teeth can pierce a skull in one bite. Amidst religious superstitions, the narrator attempts to explain the cause behind their taste for human meat in a region devoid of electricity, roadways, firearms and safe drinking water, and why the villagers continue to live there despite of being stalked and mauled on land and water alike.
National Geographic Wild America the Wild Wolverine King ( 2012 )
Casey Anderson finds himself on “mission impossible” – a quest to film an elusive animal whose legend is almost larger than life, the Wolverine.
National Geographic - Wild Deepsea Under the Pole ( 2011 )
An intrepid crew of scientists and explorers takes the ultimate plunge—scuba-diving beneath the North Pole.
National Geographic Wild Animal Attacks On Vacation ( 2012 )
An investigation of the dangerous creatures that lurk in the Caribbean, including sharks, sting rays, hound fish and crocodiles.
National Geographic Sex In The Stone Age ( 2012 )
A fragment of a pinky bone and a tooth twice the size of today’s average molar are the only remnants of a species we now know lived at the same time and place as modern humans—and interbred with them. They are a part of us we never knew existed. What did these “people” look like? And how do they fit into what we thought we knew about our biological development as a species?
National Geographic in The Womb Fight For Life ( 2012 )
Every newborn baby is a miracle. But for some, the journey to birth is the most dangerous they’ll ever endure. Follow four extraordinary pregnancies that faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
National Geographic Wild - Squid Vs Whale ( 2012 )
What happens when two marine giants go head to head a thousand feet beneath the sea? Go on a mission into the deep, a mission into the unknown, to unravel one of Earth’s great wildlife mysteries.
National Geographic Royal Maya Massacre ( 2005 )
Sixteen skeletons - the remains of a 9th century Mayan royal family - are discovered in a mass grave, revealing a sordid tale of sex, greed, rivalry... and the final clues to one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world: what caused the collapse of the Maya Empire? Who were these people? What tragic and violent plot sent them to the bottom of a centuries-old cistern? Was it disease? Starvation? Or murder? A crack team of experts from Guatemala's Forensic Anthropology Foundation is hot on the trail. The royal massacre and subsequent collapse of other kingdoms suggest something even more insidious: a bloody power struggle among rival royal families. Exclusive access to one of the most important finds in Maya archaeology combines with the latest in forensics, gripping recreations and advanced computer graphics to present a dramatic tale of how sex, greed and royal power struggles led to the undoing of an ancient superpower.
National Geographic Dino Death Trap ( 2007 )
A fossil mother lode in the Gobi Desert is providing a window into a critical period of the Jurassic period when dinosaurs gained the huge size but where few fossils have been found.
National Geographic - Worlds Deadliest Animal Battles ( 2012 )
Life in the animal kingdom involves constant battles for food, territory and sex. Take a look at how these great struggles within a species play out, as creatures use every tool at their disposal in the fight for dominance.
National Geographic Wild - Leopards of Dead Tree Island ( 2012 )
A dramatic, real-life tale of three leopards plays out in Botswana's Okavango Delta. This is prime habitat for Africa's most secretive big cat. Leopards normally avoid each other but this island is the common hunting ground for all three individuals as they are drawn together by the changing seasons and the movement of their prey. What unfolds is an in-depth look into their lives; following the tension, drama and, in the end, heart wrenching tragedy, as all three seek a common goal - to dominate one of the Okavango's most prized leopard territories.
National Geographic - Phantom Killer Mystery ( 2012 )
Experts search for the opportunist killer behind a spate of cattle attacks in Florida. But with bears, panthers, coyotes and gators on the loose, can they identify the culprit?
National Geographic Wild - Lost Sharks of Easter Island ( 2012 )
Shark expert Enric Sala and his team of scientists begin their search for these deep sea monsters with a high seas adventure, setting out from Chile to brave the tempestuous Southern Pacific Ocean. Their first stop, Easter Island, is a land of mammoth stone statues and a population with a cultural memory full of catastrophes. Diving underwater reveals an ocean desert that the team are quick to document.
America Before Columbus ( 2009 )
It is the year 1491. America is a vast land with vast resources. Millions of bison roam beside huge forests, the waters are teeming with fish, and in the sky huge flocks of birds block out the sun. But America is not a pristine wilderness. It is an old continent, inhabited by a hundred million people. They live in complex urban societies that know little of each other. Some of them are expanding, others declining. On the Upper Mississippi River Valley is Cahokia, one of the continent's largest civilisations. From atop the Andes, the Inca rule a kingdom of six million. In the Amazon basin, the Beni people flourish. They have built a vast infrastructure of earthworks, orchards, canals and causeways. These peoples all have sophisticated agricultural techniques. They grow crops and domesticate animals unknown to the rest of the world.
National Geographic Wild Maneater Manhunt Wolf ( 2012 )
The second fatal wolf attack in U.S. history.
National Geographic: Very odd couples ( 2012 )
In Washington, a young couple’s profound height difference – his 6ft 4 to his wife’s 2ft 8 generates unwanted attention from outsiders. In San Francisco, female author Lon has shunned monogamy and now lives happily in a ‘triad’ with husbands Dany and Troy. While in Sydney, Lisa talks about discovering her husband’s gay double-life. Examine unconventional relationships, from a woman who’s in love with a man three times her height to a marriage made up of three partners.
National Geographic Wild Sharks Of Pirate Island ( 2012 )
Divers search the Pacific off Costa Rica for hammerhead sharks.
National Geographic Wild Wild Amazon ( 2012 )
Wild Amazon takes you deep into the heart of the Amazon on a journey you will never forget! Home to the largest rainforest and mightiest river on earth, the Amazon is home to a huge variety of creatures greater than anywhere else in the world, from the elusive jaguar to diminutive leaf cutter ants; where turtles strike as fast as a snake and spiders protect frogs. Using stunning photography, Wild Amazon showcases these creatures as well as the people they share their home with. Plus, learn more about the man made threats affecting the future of the Amazon as scientists investigate just how the web of life operates before it’s too late.
National Geographic The 2 Million Year Old Boy ( 2012 )
A paleoanthropologist father and his son make an amazing discovery of ancient hominid remains in South Africa that challenges the conservative field of paleoanthropology to revisit the story of how we became human.
National Geographic - Templars Lost Treasure ( 2012 )
A fascinating exploration of the legends accredited to the mysterious religious and military order of the Knights Templar. The Order of the Templar, created after the first Crusade and disbanded by the King of France in 1307, gave birth to fabulous legends which persist to this day. Despite in-depth research, many enigmas still surround this mythical order and its legends - not least whether mysterious discoveries at Gisors and Oak Island can really hold the fabled Templar treasures. Now, this insightful documentary relives an epic adventure based on facts, places, puzzles and legends that feed faiths and have fascinated generations.
National Geographic Hunt For El Chupacabra ( 2012 )
An investigation into the fanged reptilian creature that is believed to have first killed and then drunk the blood of livestock in Puerto Rico and elsewhere
National Geographic Wild Anaconda Killer Snake ( 2012 )
For people all over the world over, snakes are both fascinating and terrifying creatures. Capable of stoking a primal fear in the human mind, many legends have sprung up surrounding them. Anaconda: Killer Snake? follows snake expert Dr Jesus Rivas as he goes beyond the myths and tracks down one of the largest species of serpent on Earth: the South American anaconda. Travelling through the Llanos region of Venezuela searching for the elusive creature, Jesus explores the region’s swamps and lagoons, explaining the animal’s behaviour and dispeling many of the stories surrounding them. His wife and DNA expert, Dr Sarah Corey, joins him in his pursuit and together they attempt to find out whether the region’s anacondas have similar DNA – a problem that could ultimately have disastrous consequences for the survival of the species. But to solve the puzzle, first the couple must locate and capture the massive snake – which in itself is no easy feat…
National Geographic LA Street Racers ( 2012 )
Follow the young drivers at Custom Performance Racing as they attempt to take Compton’s illegal racing scene from the street to the circuit.
National Geographic: The Truth Behind ( 2011 )
Myth or reality? Fact or fiction? The Truth Behind takes a forensic look at the world's most popular and enduring mysteries, from the "lost" city of Atlantis to the Loch Ness monster, UFOs to crystal skulls. Using the latest scientific technology, expert opinions, and ground-breaking experiments, this series explores the most fascinating and perplexing of unexplained phenomena, delving deep into the science behind the legends.
National Geographic Lost World Of The Pacific ( 2012 )
Lost World of the Pacific For years, elders on Easter Island have claimed their ancestors fled from a land called Hiva which sank as a result of a great disaster. Like all legends of lost civilisations, their stories have captivated explorers throughout time who have searched in vain for the mysterious land in the Pacific, drawing the conclusion that the Easter Island natives were telling tall tales. Now, however, the sceptics might have to eat their words. New scientific evidence points to a remote island chain in Polynesia, suggesting it was the centre of an ancient and thriving civilisation. For 400 years, they have been known as the Marquesas Archipelago, but before they were simply called the Isles of Hiva. So could the legend of the lost land be true? This documentary combines archaeological and geological evidence with tales passed down through generations, uncovering a dramatic history of cannibals, vast stone cities, human sacrifice, and the epic voyagers who colonised the Pacific centuries before Columbus made it to America.
National Geographic Wild Japans Wild Secrets ( 2012 )
Just a short way out from the modern metropolis that is Japan lies a totally different country. Explore this little-known Land of the Rising Sun.
National Geographic: Is It Real? Vampires ( 2012 )
National Geographic explores centuries of vampire lore and legend—unearthing new science and insights on superstition and psychology.
National Geographic Special Space Launch - Along For the Ride ( 2012 )
Nestled in the barren steppes of southern Kazakhstan is the Russian-run Baikonur Cosmodrome, the oldest and largest space facility in the world.
National Geographic Wild War Elephants ( 2012 )
In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, elephants are in crisis: Years of civil war and ivory poaching have left them frightened and hostile toward humans. In a new National Geographic Television film, the world’s foremost elephant researcher Dr. Joyce Poole, in a documentary by her brother, cameraman Bob Poole, works to build trust and retrain the animals away from their violent behavior. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Pooles, NGTV Sr. Producer David Hamlin, and Mateus Mutemba, Gorongosa National Park Administrator.
National Geographic History's Toughest Prisons ( 2012 )
If you think debtors today have a hard time, go back 300 years with Piers Hernu to London’s Fleet Prison. Greed and fraud leads to one of the biggest financial meltdowns ever. Thousands of investors lose everything. Sound familiar? Except this was nearly 300 years ago and the losers are thrown not just into debt, but into one of the most brutal prisons of all time. Who better to investigate than former city boy turned gold smuggler Piers Hernu. He found himself sharing a crowded cell in Nepal. But that was a picnic compared to the hell of London’s notorious Fleet prison. Toffs and commoners alike were banged up under the brutal regime of governor Thomas Bambridge. Georgian society was horrified to discover the torture, cruelty and death that took place behind the walls of Fleet Prison, conveniently located on the edge of the City Of London.
National Geographic The BTK Killer ( 2012 )
In one of the most significant CSI developments of the 20th Century, British investigators caught and convicted a murderer using DNA screening for the first time. Colin Pitchfork raped and murdered 15-year old Leicestershire schoolgirls Lynda Mann in 1983 and Dawn Ashworth in 1986. Find out how similar DNA techniques helped close a notorious Kansas cold case 20 years later, as the sadistic ‘Bind, Torture, Kill’ murderer Dennis Rader was finally brought to justice.
National Geographic Lost Mummies Of Papua New Guinea ( 2012 )
Join Nat Geo cameras on a grisly quest to Koke in Papua New Guinea, as they seek a perfectly preserved example of mummification.
National Geographic Nordic Wild Reborn ( 2012 )
As the bitter Arctic winter loosens its grip, Scandinavia’s young animals explore their home. But the gentler seasons won’t last long; these bear and fox cubs, barnacle goose chicks and young owls are going to have to grow up fast.
National Geographic Alcatraz Surviving The Rock ( 2012 )
A look at how inmates including Al Capone and `Birdman’ Robert Stroud coped with the tough conditions of the notorious prison in San Francisco Bay.
National Geographic L.A Street Racers ( 2012 )
The mean streets of Compton can be a scary place to grow up – and nowhere more so than on its deadly 200kph illegal racing circuit. In LA Street Racers, meet the speed freaks dicing with death in the City of Angels as they seek an escape from LA’s notorious drug and gang problems. With thousands of dollars on the line – and the potential for a nasty stretch behind bars if the cops catch up with them – the stakes couldn’t be higher as customised supercars tear up the tarmac night after night. Join the young drivers and mechanics at notorious street racing team ‘Custom Performance Racing’ as they plot a path from residential racing to the professional petrol head circuit. With a massive event looming at Fontana Raceway, CPR knows that a successful performance could allow them to leave the streets behind forever.
National Geographic Wild Predator CSI Zombie Sealions ( 2012 )
What could possibly link together the dead sealions, pelicans falling from the sky and Alfred Hitchcock? And what consequences does that have for us?
National Geographic Submarine Patrol The Mission ( 2012 )
What starts as a 10-month intelligence-gathering mission against international piracy, becomes something altogether more dangerous as the submarine is diverted to the simmering cauldron of a conflict zone.
National Geographic Wild Blood Ivory Smugglers ( 2012 )
Following an upsurge in elephant poaching and ivory smuggling, the undercover agents set out to establish what’s really going on. In Kenya’s national parks, it documents the horrific reality of elephant poaching, and in China its covert investigations expose startling information about how the ivory smuggling underworld works and the role of the Chinese Government in driving the black market.
National Geographic Street Racing Zero Tolerance ( 2012 )
Most cops patrol the streets in a regular squad car, but for some, keeping the peace requires a rather different beast. Street Racing: Zero Tolerance premieres on Thursday 14 June at 9pm and follows the high-octane home of a seriously high-stakes street racing sub-culture in Kent, Washington State, where you’re more likely to find the police force in a modified Dodge Challenger than a Black Maria. With illegal night-time races on the streets of this town reaching speeds of over 120mph, an elite task force of law enforcement officers is used to stop the would-be Lewis Hamiltons in their tracks – whatever it takes. It’s the ultimate game of cat and mouse, where one false turn could lead to tragedy. Fasten your seatbelts…
National Geographic 21st Century Sex Slaves ( 2011 )
A covert special forces unit and an international team of undercover investigators hunt down a notorious sex trafficking ring but, with millions of dollars at stake, the ring will kill to survive.
National Geographic Hiroshima Nuclear Apocalypse ( 2012 )
See how the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 was a moment that changed the world.
National Geographic Explorer ( 2003 )
A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. A news-style journal format is now used instead of the more traditional format of the specials.
National Geographic Man-Made Cologne Cathedral ( 2012 )
The enduring fascination with Germany’s Gothic masterpiece, the Cologne Cathedral.
National Geographic Nazi Secrets ( 2012 )
Learn some surprising facts about this infamous political party’s hidden past in Nazi Secrets. Their horrifying crimes left an indelible stain on European history, but there are still many questions around about the Nazi party. From SS terror-chief Heinrich Himmler’s secret obsession with witches, to the schizophrenic cousin Hitler gassed to death, this series reveals the sensational secrets that could revolutionise your understanding of Hitler’s regime. This is the story told by those closest to the Fuhrer and his henchmen, who have finally dared to speak on camera.
National Geographic - Evacuate Earth ( 2012 )
If we faced a countdown to destruction, could we build a spacecraft to take us to new and habitable worlds? Can we Evacuate Earth? NGC's two-hour special examines this terrifying but scientifically plausible scenario by exploring how we could unite to ensure the survival of the human race.
National Geographic Wild Balkans ( 2012 )
Surveying these striking and stark landscapes, one might think they’ve ventured into the Middle-earth of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Indeed the Balkan Peninsula is home to a variety of regions that border on mythical. In Croatia’s Kopacki Rit Wetlands, land mines keep people away, but enable native wildlife to thrive. Further south, Montenegro’s Tara River carves through Europe’s longest and deepest canyon, and neighboring forests provide refuge to rare animals such as the Balkan Lynx. To the east, millions of birds flock to the Danube Delta to feast on swarms of mosquitoes. And at the west of the Balkans is Skadar Lake, a remarkable landscape of peaks and water. This is a journey to a world seemingly forgotten by time. This is the wild Balkans.
National Geographic Doomsday 2210 ( 2012 )
It happened to the Romans, the Anasazi, and the Mayans and, inevitably, one day our own modern civilisation will also fall. In this two hour special discover how a future civilisation might be baffled as to why the population of these once-great cities would suddenly abandon their technology and architecture, and turn their homes into ghost towns. Some experts believe that there is a very real risk this could happen, and the collapse of the world as we know it is closer than we think.
National Geographic The Whale That Ate Jaws ( 2012 )
The great white shark and the killer whale are the most formidable predators in the sea. These animals are so dangerous that they would never challenge each other…or so we thought. One morning, off the Californian coast, a boatload of tourists witnessed the ultimate clash of the titans: an unexpected killing challenges the great white shark’s supremacy as the ultimate predator when one became prey to a killer whale. The Whale That Ate Jaws examines this extraordinary incident. Featuring amazing underwater footage of two whales feeding on the shark, this show reveals an astonishing new perspective on the relationship between the ocean’s two top predators.
National Geographic Wild Ancient Sea Monsters ( 2012 )
Recently, paleontologists unearthed the fossilized remains of a 35-foot, 240 million-year-old ichthyosaur in Nevada’s Augusta Mountains and instantly knew this creature would have been the ocean’s top predator. Join the investigation as scientists attempt to understand where this unique creature fits in the evolutionary history of the first sea reptiles. Both in the lab and in the field, paleontologists search for clues to explain how a species that originally came from land transformed over millions of years into a purely aquatic creature.
National Geographic Living on the Moon ( 2012 )
The day before the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11, NGC presents Living on the Moon. Man has always dreamed of living on the moon, and now a team of NASA scientists is proving that dream could be achieved in our lifetime. We take viewers inside Constellation, the space program’s plan to establish a human outpost on the moon by 2020. Take a closer look at the plans under way, from upgraded space suits to housing modules and moon vehicles, and examine the challenges ahead, such as finding water, making oxygen, growing food and protecting residents from deadly radiation. Then, using 3-D animation, we’ll visualize how the remarkable outpost will take shape.
National Geographic Narco Bling ( 2012 )
Using the wealth, culture and seized bounty of Mexican drug traffickers—narco bling—as a jumping off point, correspondent Mariana van Zeller explores the strange and dangerous netherworld of the largest and most successful of the Mexican drug cartels, led by one of the world's most wanted criminals.
National Geographic Wild Deadly Snakes ( 2012 )
Did you know that the world’s fastest, strongest and deadliest snakes are much closer to home than you could ever imagine? Discover more secrets behind some of the stealthiest predators on the planet in the World’s Deadliest Snakes. Profiling some seriously lethal snakes in the serpent army, this programme features slithery predators that strike without warning to others that move at blinding speed. Don’t miss World’s Deadliest Snakes and catch demonstrations on the devastating array of killing tactics at their disposal; from secret weapons to split-second death strikes, find out why these are some of the most feared beasts on the planet.
National Geographic Titanics Nuclear Secrets ( 2011 )
In 1985, National Geographic Explorer in Residence Dr. Robert Ballard solved one of the greatest nautical mysteries of the 20th century when, while on a top secret naval assignment, he found the final resting place of the RMS Titanic. Now, join the legendary explorer as he reveals the details behind this story of stealth, subs and superpowers ripped from the pages of a Cold War spy thriller. Learn how Ballard?s search for Titanic became the cover story to ward off Soviet suspicions, and dive to the ocean floor to explore the covert expeditions that gave Ballard the cutting-edge forensic evidence that would lead him straight to Titanic within a matter of days.
National Geographic Death Collectors ( 2012 )
When a person dies in Vegas without next of kin, it’s the job of the Las Vegas Public Administrator's Office to piece together an entire life from its remnants, secure valuables, find a will, and seek out heirs.
National Geographic - The Night Stalker ( 2012 )
Fingerprints have been used for identification purposes for centuries, but their role in CSI is a relatively recent phenomenon. It took the pioneering work of Argentine anthropologist Juan Vucetich in 1892 to realise their crime-cracking potential – and in doing so, inspire the techniques used to snare Richard Ramirez, the infamous ‘Night Stalker’ who terrorised Los Angeles almost a century later.
National Geographic Jesus The Missing Years ( 2012 )
While his birth, childhood, later years and death are all well documented in the gospels of the New Testament, a question mark continues to hang over how Jesus spent his time between the ages of 12 and 30. This baffling gap spans the period that stretches from his preaching in a temple as a young boy, right up to the point at which, as a grown man, he first met John the Baptist. On Monday 27 December at 8pm, Jesus: The Missing Years explores the 18-year gap that incredibly, nobody knows anything about. The debate continues to rage over where the young Christ was during these ‘missing years’. Some wild theories have claimed that he travelled far and wide, with India and Tibet being possible destinations. Others claim it is far more likely that he remained in Nazareth, leading a humble life working as a carpenter. Now, scholars and theologians are using clues from ancient texts to piece…
National Geographic Russian Bigfoot ( 2012 )
Does a man from the Paleolithic still walk this planet? In Mongolia and Russia, rumors about hairy, ape-like creatures swirl the remote mountains. It's known as the "Almas" and many say it could be a relic Neanderthal. We join a cryptozoological creature seeker trying to find evidence of the creature's existence in Mongolia; a Russian hominologist who claims to have evidence - skulls and hair samples -- which may prove the wildman's existence -- and a team of scientists in New York with access to the ultimate key, Neanderthal. Could some Neanderthals still live and breathe today?
National Geographic Templars The Last Stand ( 2012 )
The order of the Knights Templar has generated centuries of doubt, intrigue and deadly conspiracy. Templars: The Last Stand is a revelatory documentary, featuring Dr Ronnie Ellenblum and his world-class team of archaeologists who will shed light on one crucial part of the Templars’ dark past: their downfall. Offering a new analysis of the little-known Battle at Jacob’s Ford, Dr Ellenblum suggests this was the scene of one of the Templars’ worst defeats and a critical turning point in the Crusades. Attempting to assemble a timeline for the bloody six-day siege, the team heads to the Holy Land to dig for evidence, hoping to prove that the Knights died here in their hundreds. Could the traumatised human remains found belong to the slain warriors of the Knights Templar themselves? After so many years of uncertainty, could this discovery finally provide a vital breakthrough in understanding th…
National Geographic Hitlers GI Death Camp ( 2011 )
Deep inside the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, newly discovered artifacts, photographs and journals tell the story of 350 American GIs who were held as prisoners of war in one of Hitler's most secretive slave labor camps, known as Berga. There, the soldiers lived and died alongside European Jews—many becoming grim statistics in Hitler's Final Solution. But miraculously, their will to survive and even to fight back at the Nazis remained strong. Now, 60 years later, these survivors from Berga have come forward to tell an unforgettable story of dogged survival, heroism and unparalleled courage.
National Geographic 400 Million Dollar Emerald ( 2012 )
The "Bahia Emerald" was unearthed in 2001 in Brazil. It weighs 840 pounds and contains roughly 180k carats of emerald crystals, making it on of the largest ever found.
National Geographic Wild Kingdom Of The Oceans Giants Of The Deep ( 2012 )
Diving into the planet’s waters, Kingdom Of The Oceans features astonishing footage that showcases the majesty of the underwater world. Shot at over 50 locations around the world and with eighty different species, this breath-taking four-part special offers a deeper insight into the aquatic side of nature, from the coastal shores to the open sea. With almost three quarters of the Earth’s surface covered by water, the oceans host a variety of remarkable wildlife – from the large to the tiny, and from the hunters to the hunted. Splash to the depths of the seas to experience the thrill of the chase as predators stalk their prey and get up-close with a variety of marine animals, from the gigantic blue whale t
National Geographic Drunken States Of America ( 2012 )
For millions of Americans, the Labor Day weekend is the last big party of the summer. For the cops and emergency medical teams of Maricopa County, Arizona – like their counterparts across the U.S. – it can mean chaos, blood, and violence. Drunken States of America premieres on Thursday 28 June at 9pm and follows the mayhem that can be attributed to mostly one thing: alcohol! Too many Labor Day revellers cross the line between a good time and dangerous intoxication. The consequences can be severe, ranging from physical injuries to prison. In this one-off show, experts explain the psychological and physical effects of drinking, traffic patrols search for people driving under the influence, hospital emergency rooms deal with victims of drunken shootings and knife attacks, and meet the repeat drink drive offenders who are working on chain gangs in desert jails.
National Geographic 10 Ways To End The World ( 2012 )
More than 99.9% of all species that have inhabited the Earth are extinct – could mankind be next? Black holes hurdling through space, deadly asteroids able to wipe out northern Europe in a single blow, hostile extra-terrestrials…science has introduced you to a host of galactic doomsday scenarios that could jeopardize your planet. But, these cosmic catastrophes are second tier to the dangers that Mother Nature – and mankind itself – can inflict. Will a supervolcanic eruption alter our planet’s atmosphere so completely that we stand little chance of survival? Could a pandemic on a scale larger than the 1918 Spanish influenza sweep the globe? Or, will mankind’s quest to push the bounds of scientific understanding ultimately lead to its demise?
National Geographic Roman Murder Mystery ( 2012 )
A historical and archaeological investigation of a Roman outpost near Hadrian’s Wall named Vindolanda, home to soldiers, wives, slaves and local Britons.
National Geographic Las Vegas Lock Up ( 2012 )
An insight into the city’s Clark County Detention Centre, where prostitutes, drunks, petty thieves and aggressive gang members gather, and violence can erupt at any time.
National Geographic Wild Amazon Claws ( 2012 )
Long ago, giant, odd-looking creatures roamed the plains and forests of South America. Larger than elephants, these behemoths wielded foot-long, dagger-like claws with their huge, muscular arms. They lived alongside our distant human ancestors, but less than 10,000 years ago they mysteriously disappeared. It seemed that the “fellowship of the claw” had come to an end. Or had it? Giant ground sloths belonged to the Xenarthra family, an ancient and bizarre group of mammals that evolved shortly after the dinosaurs went extinct. Xenarthrans continue to roam South America today, and though none are as large as their supersized ancestors, they are truly among the strangest creatures on the planet
National Geographic Hitler\'s G.I. Death Camp ( 2011 )
Survivors recall the haunting story of a Nazi concentration camp where American GI’s became victims of the Nazi’s final solution, working and dying as slave labourers.
National Geographic Worlds weirdest ( 2012 )
World's Weirdest is an amazing series where you will see the strangest, freakiest, weirdest, and just plain "out of this world" behaviours ever seen in the animal kingdom. From beasts that develop their babies in their mothers back; to strange adaptations that enable creatures to survive in extreme environments; to alien-looking body parts and camouflage, World's Weirdest will cover it all.
National Geographic Wild Sydney Shark Attacks ( 2012 )
Marine biologists use an underwater surveillance system to investigate why sharks have begun to prey on humans in waters surrounding Sydney, after three attacks in as many weeks.
National Geographic Wild Sixgill Shark Into The Abyss ( 2012 )
The sixgill shark is a primitive looking giant that is rarely encountered by divers. For Natali Tesche-Ricciardi, finding this elusive shark is an ultimate challenge. Her search is made all the more difficult by the dangers of the Mediterranean's treacherous Messina Strait - a narrow channel of water where sixgills are sometimes seen. Using state of the art ROV and submarine technology, Natali enters the depths of the Messina Strait. To help her search, she can draw on a unique study of these sharks conducted 6,000 miles away in Puget Sound, where young sixgills make strange nightly appearances beneath the pier of the Seattle Aquarium. It turns out that the shark's sensitivity to light could explain much of their behavior. Natali's dive in the submarine reveal many of Messina's fascinating secrets, but no sixgill sharks. Could the sub's powerful lights be scaring off these ...
National Geographic Wild Secret Brazil ( 2012 )
Heavy rains transform the dry land of the jaguar into a water world, and wildlife filmmakers Lawrence Wahba and Haroldo Palo Jr. capture the dramatic milestones. See giant river otters prepare dens, noisily warning off jaguar intruders. Caimans and giant storks seize the chance to feast on fish in lagoons. The tallest birds in the Pantanal build their nests on trees along the river; caimans nest at ground level.
National Geographic: Americas Lost Treasures ( 2012 )
Across America there are forgotten links to our history. Family heirlooms and found objects with unexpected value and amazing stories just waiting to be discovered. Each episode of America’s Lost Treasures will follow our team of two cast members on their quest to find these treasures, uncover their stories, and choose one item that deserves to take its place in a museum. The chosen object each episode will be on loan to the National Geographic Society’s special exhibition of America’s Lost Treasures, and the object owner will receive a $10,000 award.
National Geographic's Most Amazing Moments ( 2004 )
The cinematographers and filmmakers of National Geographic have, over the years, amassed an amazing array of footage showcasing the beauty of the planet's natural resources. This collection catches animals in their own habitat as they battle for supremacy in the wild and captures the power and strength of Mother Nature in all forms of weather. Plus, viewers get to hear firsthand about the challenges of documenting such phenomena.
National Geographic - Forecast Disaster ( 2012 )
Weather gets scarier by the day. In the blink of an eye, waters can sweep away villages, winds can tear through communities, avalanches can bury sleepy mountain towns, and the earth can quiver, crippling entire regions. Hosted by adventurer and NBC News special correspondent Ben Fogle, Forecast: Disaster sets out to reconstruct Earth's most devastating natural forces. Each episode examines the science behind the planet's most destructive weather forces using experts, advanced engineering technology and science, as well as firsthand accounts of what it feels like to be caught in the midst of nature's fury.
National Geographic Wild Python Hunters ( 2010 )
Pythons have invaded the Everglades, where they flourish in warm, wet habitat that has an abundant buffet of native species to feast on. The giant snakes were imported to North America as pets, but released or escaped into Florida's wetlands they are proliferating, challenging alligators for the top of the food chain, and potentially positioning themselves to invade much more of the United States. Conservation biologist Stuart Pimm has dedicated his life to protecting species--but an infestation of 16-foot alien snakes in Florida's iconic Everglades National Park has got him wondering how to eradicate this one. He is worried about the impact on indigenous species--and what could happen if pet owners release other big reptiles into the watery wilderness.
The Lost JFK Tapes The Assassination ( 2009 )
News footage, radio reports, audio recordings and home movies of the day the president died are assembled into a detailed timeline.
National Geographic Inside Tokyo Mafia ( 2013 )
Tokyo. Orderly…modern…and seemingly safe. But this vast neon city hides a dark secret. For the millions who live here, it’s something you don’t see every day, and you may never encounter it face to face. For people on the inside, however, nothing could be more obvious than the power of Japan’s infamous organized crime syndicates known as the yakuza. This evocative and groundbreaking documentary takes you inside this secretive underworld to meet the real yakuza, thugs and high-ranking bosses, plus the people who write about their every move, and the cops who track them down. Incredible personal stories and candid interviews reveal an organization both honorable and corrupt, violent and restrained, compassionate and driven by an insatiable greed.
National Geographic Inside 21st Century Warship ( 2012 )
In the modern world of international terrorism, rogue states and bloody civil wars, the landscape of conflict is evolving and new and deadly threats are posed to global safety every day. In this one-off show, exclusive access reveals how the US Navy has enhanced its combat credentials by constructing one of the most sophisticated classes of warship in the world – the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Constructed in aluminium, these ships are the first of its kind and are designed to be as lightweight as possible, allowing them to operate in shallow coastal waters. Providing insight into its battle capabilities, 21st Century Warship follows two LCS vessels as they’re trialled in preparation for their full integration into the US naval fleet. The ships, equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, are shown in intricate detail and put to the test for the first time.
National Geographic Worlds Toughest Fixes ( 2008 )
World's Toughest Fixes is an American reality series that premiered on the National Geographic Channel on September 28, 2008. It features Sean Riley participating in various "tough fixes"; repairs and renovations done on equipment that is very large or dangerous. Riley is an expert in heavy duty rigging and load bearing, and works with other specialized engineers to tackle these uniquely difficult jobs.
National Geographic Top Secret ( 2013 )
There is another America out there, a shadowy hidden America of top-secret programs, off-the-map facilities and "undisclosed locations" protected by a wall of secrecy, deception and misinformation. Some of these targets are obvious. They’re layered behind fences, barbed wire, guards, and cameras. Our host Jake Ward will work every angle he can and call on his sources - on and off the record - to take us as deep inside each secret site. He’ll take us on a journey that uncovers sites that are less obvious, from sensitive labs tucked into strip malls to secret projects being developed in plain sight. Jake’s forte is following the clues, no matter where they lead.
National Geographic Nazi Temple of Doom ( 2013 )
What links Adolf Hitler, Heindrich Himmler and a priceless Celtic cauldron recently discovered at the bottom of a lake in Bavaria? In this film an investigation uncovers allegations of mafia involvement, an international fraud trial where millions of dollars are at stake and a forensic discovery that stuns the archaeological world and steers the mystery towards Himmler’s SS shrine at Wewelsburg and Hitler’s obsessive quest for the Holy Grail. This seemingly priceless and beautiful object has brought death and disaster to everyone who has attempted to own it but who did make it and why?
National geographic Ancient Megastructures ( 2009 )
Discover the secrets of revolutionary structures in Ancient Megastructures. Certain landmarks have captured the imagination and awe of modern-day architects and engineers around the world as they work to solve the mystery of how their ancient forebears were able to construct such beautiful, timeless and revolutionary structures with none of the machines and materials available to modern engineers.
National Geographic Headhunters Of WWII ( 2013 )
The grisly tale of Major Tom Harrisson, an eccentric British officer who revived the ancient custom of headhunting in Borneo in 1945.
National Geographic Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid ( 2013 )
Ravaged by looters, earthquakes and erosion, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara is falling apart. Can experts win the race to save this precious pyramid and preserve its treasures?
National Geographic Cleopatra The Last Pharaoh ( 2013 )
The Search for Cleopatra Archaeologists search for the true face—and the burial place—of the “world’s first celebrity.”
National Geographic The Whale That Ate Jaws ( 2010 )
Off the coast of San Francisco, an unexpected killing challenged the great white shark's supremacy as the ultimate predator when one became prey to a killer whale. Whale-watchers witnessed a stunning act of nature as a killer whale rose to the water's surface with a great white in its mouth and held it there for 15 minutes. Even more amazing, biologist Peter Pyle was nearby and able to get underwater footage of two whales feeding on the shark. They ate the liver and then departed the scene, leaving the rest to the birds. The incident raised questions, such as how did the killer whale take the huge shark without a struggle? And why did the whales only eat the shark's liver?
National Geographic I Didn't Know That ( 2012 )
I Didn't Know That is an action-packed series in which industrial scientists, Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips, find extraordinary facts behind ordinary everyday objects that we take for granted. From airbags to teabags, toothpaste to tea, condoms to crash helmets, each episode is a mind-blowing cavalcade of crazy demonstrations and facinating information about everyday stuff!
National Geographic Stalking Hitlers Generals ( 2013 )
During World War II, Allied operatives went on secret missions to kill Adolph Hitler and his top officers, including Erwin Rommel. Allied Special Forces launched daring wartime missions to capture or kill Nazi generals where they were stationed on the front lines of war. National Geographic Channel captures the real-time drama felt as the Special Forces commanded these dangerous and complicated missions to exotic locations.
National Geographic Warrior Graveyard: Ghost of the Crusades ( 2013 )
Six 800-year-old skeletons have been discovered at a crusader castle in Jordan. For hundreds of years, only legends could hint at how these men possibly members of the Knights Templar met their fate while battling a Muslim army. Now, though rigorous forensic investigation, Warrior Graveyard examines every stab wound, sword slash and arrow strike to reveal telltale signs of horrific violence, including dismemberment, bludgeoning and even ritual execution.
National Geographic Attack Of The Big Cats ( 2012 )
There may be nearly 40 different species of wild cat running around, but only a few make it into the big cat club, including the lion, tiger, leopard, and jaguar. They're armed with an arsenal of weapons and bulk to back up one hell of an attitude. In their world, nothing is small and many things are surprising. So get ready for a vicious lesson on what makes a big cat a big cat.
National Geographic Moors Murderer Right to Die ( 2012 )
Ian Brady's crimes are some of the worst Britain has ever seen. Along with his lover Myra Hindley, Brady murdered five Manchester children. Four decades later, the sadistic killer is on hunger strike and wants to die himself. Bringing together a team of psychologists, and featuring interviews with police officers who took part in the original investigation, this drama-documentary looks again at Brady's life, investigates his shocking crimes and asks whether this unrepentant killer should be allowed to starve himself to death. Can people in a civilised society let a man guilty of repulsive crimes decide when he wants to die?
National Geographic: Inside Russias Toughest Prisons ( 2010 )
For the first time, three prisons across Russia unlock their doors to an international film crew.
National Geographic Warrior Graveyard Samurai Back From The Dead ( 2013 )
Investigators have unearthed a gruesome mass grave along the beaches of Kamakura, Japan. The grave is filled with thousands of skeletons that date back to 1333 a time when the people there incurred the wrath of the emperor and fought in a series of bloody battles. With new forensic examination, Warrior Graveyard examines the remains of six people killed at the beaches of Kamakura to gain insight into the secrets of the samurai.
National Geographic: Access 360 World Heritage - Cappadocia ( 2013 )
What does it take to safeguard the world's most famous places? How do you maintain buildings that are thousands of years old? How do you secure a historical structure that contains millions of dollars worth of artifacts? In this new series, we take you on an exclusive, all-access tour behind the scenes of select UNESCO World Heritage Sites to illuminate the work that goes into running and maintaining these treasured monuments, buildings, national parks and even entire cities, ensuring that they survive in the best possible conditions for future generations to enjoy.
National Geographic World's Biggest Festival: Kumbh Mela ( 2013 )
Experience the dazzling spectacle of spiritual fervour and collective diversity as Hindus from across the globe converge on the Maha Kumbh Mela.
National Geographic Warrior Graveyard Ghosts of The Crusades ( 2013 )
Six 800-year-old skeletons have been discovered at a crusader castle in Jordan. For hundreds of years, only legends could hint at how these men possibly members of the Knights Templar met their fate while battling a Muslim army. Now, though rigorous forensic investigation, Warrior Graveyard examines every stab wound, sword slash and arrow strike to reveal telltale signs of horrific violence, including dismemberment, bludgeoning and even ritual execution.
National Geographic Extreme Neighbors ( 2013 )
Most Americans think the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is a thing of the past, but for residents of Harmony, N.C., they're the neighbors. When KKK members Chris and Tanya plan a rally in Harmony, residents set out to stop them. Led by Barbara and Terry, citizens of Harmony do everything in their power to make the Klan feel as unwelcome as possible. However, Barbara and Terry decide to attend the rally themselves to see if they can understand why their extreme neighbor do what they do.
National Geographic Witness Joplin Tornado ( 2013 )
On May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, a city of 50,000 in the southwest corner of the state. Packing winds of more than 200 miles an hour, the tornado tore through the center of the city, tearing off two floors of the city’s main hospital, demolishing churches and businesses, and rendering whole neighborhoods unrecognizable. More than 150 people lost their lives in the storm, and the devastation to the city was enormous. Yet the outpouring of support, both from within the com.
National Geographic: Ultimate Survival Alaska ( 2013 )
They are some the toughest, most extreme survivalists that Alaska has to offer. Going head to head, eight men of a rare breed are about to take the ultimate test of survival in Arctic conditions that only National Geographic could inspire. Dropped in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness by bush plane, with only their raw, mountain-man ingenuity, they’ll navigate through treacherous glaciated river valleys, barren ridgelines, and high mountain peaks, battling hunger, hostile predators, and perilous weather conditions along the way. Like the original National Geographic explorers, for those who succeed there is no grand prize, just the well-fought pride of having conquered the grueling challenges that Mother Nature can throw at them. It's an epic competition series where the only prize is survival.
National Geographic: Machu Picchu Decoded ( 2013 )
A National Geographic documentary about the fascinating and mysterious pre-Columbian Inca lost city of Machu Picchu. Deep in the Andean mountains lays a mysterious ruin named Machu Picchu. For 400 years it sat abandoned on its misty cliff, the quintessential lost city in the jungle. Rediscovered in 1911, it contained no written records or carvings, nothing that could shed light on its history. For a century since, it has defied the endless scores of visitors and scientists who attempted to understand its purpose. Who were the mysterious people who built it and why did they build it here? Today an international team of archeologists, engineers and scientists are finally piecing together the clues. Together they are discovering astonishing new burials, revealing the intricacies of its ingenious engineering and finally decoding the secrets of Machu Picchu.
National Geographic Card Shark ( 2013 )
Cunning, trickery and manipulation, explore the world of card cheating with master magician Drummond Money-Coutts.
National Geographic Ultimate Tutankhamun ( 2013 )
World renowned archaeologists are taking a 21st century approach to ancient history, conducting a forensic investigation into Tutankhamen's cause of death.
National Geographic When Continents Collide ( 2013 )
It may have been the most cataclysmic geologic event of the last 60 million years. The narrow, 400-mile-long Isthmus of Panama, once buried below the sea, rose up and connected North and South America. This new land bridge unleashed an astonishing animal encounter as prehistoric predators and prey each unique to their worlds came face to face for the first time. An armor-plated ancestor of the armadillo. A saber-toothed marsupial. A horselike creature with three-toed feet. Evolutionary history changed forever as animals from the continents clashed. Today, scientists are on a quest to discover what happened, how and why. Which creatures survived and which were vanquished? Learn about the migration of animals north and south and their transformed evolutionary trajectories. And examine the fossils to see which animals disappeared and which ones managed to move.
National Geographic: Going Ape ( 2013 )
A documentary series highlighting the similarities between human customs and ape behavior.
National Geographic Yellowstone Battleground ( 2013 )
For generations, grizzlies reigned unchallenged as the top predators of Yellowstone. Everything changed when an old rival returned to the landscape. After almost a century without them, wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone and again play a vital role in the ecosystem that depends upon them. Once the sole rulers of this vast kingdom, grizzly bears are now re-learning how to cope with the rise of an equal competitor. This story documents the two apex predators of Yellowstone as they once again meet head-to-head vying to emerge on top.
Posted by celik_taylan 2 years, 1 month ago.

thank you soooooo much im crazy about national geog. u saved me a lot of time

Posted by sethr001 2 years, 1 month ago.

nice collection. Thank you for taking your time to put them together and post them.

Posted by starwarself 2 years, 1 month ago.

omg i give u kerna for making this u must be out of ur mind

Posted by kellysgirl 2 years, 1 month ago.

My goal is to watch every single one...wish me luck.

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