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Behind the Scenes of COSMOS: Animating History

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey features all of the scientific wonder and captivating visuals of Carl Sagan’s original Cosmos. But one way that the two programs differ is their treatment of historical moments in science. While the original Cosmos used historical recreations to transport viewers back in time, the creators of the new series sought out…

Behind The Scenes Of “Diggers'” – Favorite Finds

Each week, KG and Ringy of Diggers uncover treasures and duds both big and small. But do you ever wish you could ask the Diggers dudes about their best bounties? Here, Ringy gives us a behind-the-scenes look at one of his favorite digs – the smallest artifact he’s ever uncovered. Tinier than a pea, Ringy’s tiniest find…

Cosmos Deeper Dives: Re-imagining the Ship of the Imagination

If you caught COSMOS last night on National Geographic Channel, you may be feeling a little small. In the context of the cosmos, we are but a speck of dust afloat  in staggering immensity. But we don’t think small. And while a mere four centuries ago, with no telescopes, our tiny world was unaware of…

For Dr. Pol, Animals Always Come First

Learning to keep up with Dr. Pol has always been a challenge for the crew, and one that has taken a few seasons to learn to do properly. He walks fast, drives fast, and he’s always on the move. And with his veterinary business as his absolute first priority, he doesn’t like to stop for…

Q&A With Rob Lowe on Playing John F. Kennedy

“The best way I can honor him is to make him a man again.”  What does it mean to you to be playing John F. Kennedy? I have always been an admirer of the Kennedy family — and of JFK in particular. And I’ve always had a connection to him — maybe because I was…

Q&A With Will Rothhaar on Playing Lee Harvey Oswald

“To me, he is not a monster. He is a man who did a monstrous thing.”   Every American, it seems, knows the name Lee Harvey Oswald, but very few know much about him as a man. What was it like to play a character like this? From the very first conversations I had with…

Q&A With Michelle Trachtenberg on Playing Marina Oswald

“She was just an innocent victim and a girl who loved a man, and the man did something terrible.”   Of the four main characters in Killing Kennedy, Marina is probably the least known. How did this affect your portrayal of her? It was always in the back of my mind that Marina is still…

Q&A With Ginnifer Goodwin on Playing Jackie Kennedy

“The story is so riveting and personal and intimate and relatable and devastating and ugly and idyllic, all at the same time.” What was it like to play such an iconic character? There was a bit of pressure going into playing Jackie Kennedy, as I’m sure there was with any of the roles in this…

Behind the Scenes of the Doomsday Castle Promo Shoot

Check out the Nat Geo cast and crew on the set of their promo shoot for Doomsday Castle. You may not realize how much goes into what becomes a 30 second commercial, and here’s a glimpse into just how involved it all really is. There’s more to those 30 seconds (that made the final promo)…

Remaking History

It’s history in the (re)making. Killing Kennedy, National Geographic Channel’s latest documentary project, kicked off filming earlier this summer, meaning there are plenty of behind the scenes footage and inside photos of the incredible talent coming our way! It’s the second docudrama of its kind for National Geographic and it’s boasting some fantastic talent for…