Archives for July, 2011

WILD Fall Preview

Can’t wait till fall? Neither can we! Check out what’s coming soon to the WILD lineup: Meet the freshest faces of Nat Geo WILD. Three rugged, adventure-seeking experts answering the “call of the wild.” And one veteran who will give them all a run for their money. Also coming up: Animals Say the Wildest Things:…

NGC Fall Preview

There’s a lot on our plate this fall, and we want to give you a little taste. Check out some new additions to the NGC programming lineup, as well as some of your favorite returning series coming soon: Rocket City Rednecks and Mad Scientist—Two New Series Coming this October: These ain’t your average rocket scientists.…

National Geographic marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with new perspective on the day that changed America and the world, as well as events set in motion over the last decade. This special week of programming includes George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview, which features the former president discussing in intimate detail the…

Rats!!!   Dr. Brady Barr is looking to do a show about rats and wants to hear your rat tales.  Have a creepy crawly encounter with a member of the rodent realm?  Tell Brady all about it, and it could wind up in his show on Nat Geo WILD!  Anything could work, from encounters with…

It was one of the greatest heists of the ancient world: A group of thieves broke into the treasure-rich tomb of King Amenemhat III who was buried in one of the most complex pyramid vaults ever designed and made away with a fortune. Pulling a job of this scale would have taken the expertise and…

Tonight, Robert Pringle will be tweeting live along with the premiere of his episode of Locked Up Abroad: Drug Dealer Revenge. Follow @LockedUpAbroad on Twitter at 10 p.m. EST to watch and chat live with Robert. In the meantime, check out some our most pressing questions… and get ready to ask your own tonight. Before…

It’s early morning at Metro State Prison for Women in Atlanta, Georgia. A line of police cars waits outside the gate, bringing with them the next set of inmates who will embark on their time in the state’s prison system.  Inside the gates, in the prison’s sallyport, we stand alongside the officers… waiting, watching, and…

Written by Martin Pupp (Associate Producer) To start the filming of this episode we’ve decided to begin at Kalkriese, site of the famous Varus Battle where the Germans slaughtered three entire Roman Legions in 9 AD.  It may seem odd to start an episode about the powerful Roman army at the site of one of…

Cocaine, once a drug exclusively for the rich and famous is now the most popular class A drug in Britain.  More than 1.2 million people took it in the UK last year.  This film follows three users on nights out on coke and uses cutting edge computer graphics to journey inside their bodies and brains…

It’s the middle of the night in the Northern Territory and our Monster Fish film crew is setting out on the East Alligator River to catch crocodiles, something unusual for Monster Fish shows which focus on giant freshwater fish. Crocodiles are an iconic tourist attraction in the Northern Territory , so we can’t avoid including…

North Pole Dinos

By Jasper James, Executive Producer Right away I need to confess – this isn’t my first dinosaur film.  I’ve got a bit of a habit of bringing dinos back to life – I was one of the makers of Walking with Dinosaurs and a host of other prehistoric TV monsterfests.   But dinos, like anything, go…

Tonight, Chris Chance will be tweeting live along with the premiere of his episode of Locked Up Abroad: Daredevil Drug Runner. Follow @LockedUpAbroad on Twitter at 10 p.m. EST to watch and chat live with Chris. In the meantime, check out some our most pressing questions… and get ready to ask your own tonight. Can…

Firework Technology

It’s believed that fireworks were accidentally discovered in China about 2,000 years ago when a cook mixed three ingredients together – charcoal, saltpeter and sulfur – while working in a field kitchen. Since fireworks were introduced to the United States (sometime in the mid-1600s), fireworks have become big business – last year alone, $190.7 million worth…