Tag archives for Specials

For April Fools’ Day, Nature Videos With A Crazy Twist

What’s better than a night of classic National Geographic nature specials? A night of classic National Geographic nature specials overdubbed by the guys from “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” of course. Tonight, Nat Geo Channel presents Total Riff Off, an evening of wacky commentary from the minds behind the famous TV show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”  Three of the…

Brothers In War: The Charlie Company And The War In Vietnam

A true band of brothers, the Charlie Company was one of the last combat infantry companies in the Vietnam War to be drafted, trained and sent to battle together. Brothers In War tells the gripping story of the Charlie Company, tracing their journey of terror, pain and camaraderie from boot camp to combat to home.…

Get To Know COSMOS Host Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science is an endless search, binding the generations in a constant quest for learning. Continuing the tradition of bringing the universe down to Earth is Neil deGrasse Tyson, the ideal scientist to transport a new generation of viewers to the cosmos. Born and raised in New York City, Tyson was infatuated with science from a…

Betty White Gets Catty In Her First-Ever Documentary

Did you know – Betty White’s two childhood dream jobs were a Hollywood actress and a zookeeper? While Betty ended up striking it big on-screen instead of wrangling zoo animals, with over 60 years in show business under her belt, her love of animals, as she says, “goes back to the womb.”As the spokeswoman for National Geographic’s…

Guarding the Grid: The Electric Power Sector

By Scott Aaronson, Senior Director for National Security Policy at the Edison Electric Institute The National Geographic Channel’s docudrama, American Blackout, depicts a 10-day nationwide blackout caused by a cyber attack. The film’s fictional cyber attack causes significant physical damage to the U.S. electric utility infrastructure that within a day brings down the entire grid.…

Swimming with Crocodiles

While some animals have a reputation for being notoriously dangerous, there is always the unusual exception. Growing up in South Africa, Roger Horrocks, naturally developed a fear of a dangerous local predator, the giant crocodile. It was only until his first, face to face, underwater encounter with a crocodile that he began to question his…

First Look: Killing Kennedy

Are you ready for the first glimpse into the cataclysmic and entangled journey centered around one of the most memorable moments of US history? An event that shook the nation decades ago continues to alter the state of the nation, and the course of history, is still just as powerful nearing it’s 50th anniversary. Rob…

Confederacy’s Secret Weapon aka Sweaty Death-Mobile

One of the greatest challenges of making this film was using dramatic recreations to illustrate the different scenarios that may have led to the loss of the Hunley and her crew.  There are about a half-dozen theories that we chase down in the show, and each one had to be re-enacted, in part, inside an…

Filming the Samurai Subs

By: Writer/Director Devon Chivvis, Wild Life Productions Motion sickness. Diesel Fumes. Bunks with a 1 foot clearing to the ceiling.   Aboard the KOK mothership, this is the easy part.  Tomorrow I will be directing from inside a 7-foot diameter sphere at depths of over 3,000 feet.  This is not your average expedition, nor your average…

Heroin and Marijuana

This past Sunday, in the miniseries Drugs, Inc., Nat Geo exposed the worlds of Cocaine and Meth, telling the stories of growers and producers, traffickers, dealers, users, cops, and doctors who live in the world of drugs. Now, get a 360 degree view of the worlds of Heroin and Marijuana in their premieres this Monday…