National Geographic Channel: Explorer, Vol. 2Closed Captioning
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Explore modern and ancient cultures with Explorer. Celebrating more than 54 Emmy awards, the longest-running documentary series on cable television opens eyes to new worlds and new perspectives. It's a journey for the mind with unforgettable adventures, extraordinary stories, and remarkable destinations.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoInside Guantanamo||The naval base at Guantanamo Bay secured a place in the annals of history when the first wave of detainees from America's War on Terror-men dubbed "the worst of the worst"-arrived in 2002. A symbol of freedom protected or freedom tragically betrayed, the controversies of Guantanamo embody the thorny issues of America's fight against an enemy that wears no uniform, has no address and will declare no armistice, and an administration's battle to keep prisoners beyond the reach of due process in American courts. The goings-on inside the wire encircling this highly classified camp have been a closely held government secret-until now. For the first time, National Geographic exclusively captures day-to-day life in the most famous prison in the world-exploring the ongoing daily struggle between the guard force of dedicated young military personnel and the equally dedicated detainees, many of whom are still in legal limbo after being held for seven years.||1:31:45||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoEaster Island Underworld||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.||45:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoSecrets of Florence||National Geographic visits unearthed Roman theaters, medieval streets, and secret tunnels, bringing new light to Florence's lesser-known, dark history. Art detective and National Geographic Fellow Maurizio Seracini reveals history using a thermocamera to reveal long-lost architectural layers in some of the city's most famous landmarks.||50:05||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideo24 Hours After Asteroid Impact||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.||50:27||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoSolitary Confinement||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.||52:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoJourney to an Alien Moon||Europa - an icy moon of Jupiter over 480 million miles away from Earth - may be our best hope for finding alien life in our solar system. Scientists believe that on Europa there is a liquid ocean buried beneath its icy crust. To find out if this alien ocean holds life, a team needs to get there, penetrate the ice shell, and navigate in an alien sea. Meet the scientists, adventurers, and engineers who are determined to launch a mission to Europa - and follow them through the challenges, frustrations, and triumphs that come with planning a distant mission to an alien world. Through CGI and quests to the edge of our planet, National Geographic goes on a journey to an alien moon to answer the basic question: are we alone in the universe?||49:54||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoFatal Insomnia||You climb into bed, turn off the light, and close your eyes, but you can't fall asleep. For most of||50:00||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoTalibanistan||Eight years after 9/11, the Taliban remains a formidable enemy, maintaining a shadow government that||48:43||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoElectronic Armageddon||Based on Richard Muller's book, Physics for Future Presidents, National Geographic investigates the||50:06||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoAlbino Murders||With whitish hair and skin, as well as pale, light-sensitive eyes, people with albinism usually||50:20||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoInside Bioterror||They are some of the most lethal substances on earth - transmitted through food, water, the people||50:06||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoCan the Gulf Survive?||With exclusive access to BP's clean up operations, National Geographic investigates what happened to||46:03||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoLost Mummies of New Guinea||In Papua New Guinea, there are people who may be the last on Earth with living memory of a practice||45:38||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoHow Man Tamed the Wild||Animal domestication was a major prerequisite for human civilization to evolve. Join National||45:55||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoBorn to Rage||Were you born to rage? Is the need for anger management in your genes? Many, like ex-punk rocker||45:45||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoAmerican Hostage||Journalist Terry Anderson was kidnapped and then held prisoner by Muslim extremists for seven years||46:16||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoLost Cannibals of Europe||Cannibalism has long been considered a dark chapter in man's history. Yet we think of it only as||46:06||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoHow to Build a Beating Heart||Science may be on the verge of producing a limitless supply of replacement parts by regenerating||45:56||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoClash of the Americas||It may have been one of the most cataclysmic geologic events of the last 60 million years which||46:17||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoMan vs. Volcano||National Geographic joins an international team of scientists on a mission to unlock the hidden||44:59||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|21||Closed CaptioningVideoMystery of the Murdered Saints||For the first time, the Catholic Church is allowing scientific experts and historians to openly test||45:22||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|22||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Angel Effect||A 9/11 survivor, an astronaut, and a blue hole diver all survived dramatically different traumatic||45:32||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|23||Closed CaptioningVideoGhost Ships of the Great Lakes||The discovery of a human skull in the depths of Lake Superior begins a story that will take||45:21||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|24||Closed CaptioningVideoMega Piranha||Piranhas-the stuff of nightmares and legends. They're infamous for how fast they can devour prey,||45:24||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|25||Closed CaptioningVideoStormageddon||Massive floods in Australia and Pakistan. Deadly mudslides in Brazil. Epic drought and wildfires in||45:08||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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Ok i am the first to write a review yay me..
But anyways the season is excellent as is most national geographic society programing this explores in depth many topics.
Endless shots of concerned-looking advisors, cheesy effects
After getting halfway through "Inside Bioterror," I thought my head would explode if I saw another shot of that huddle of concerned-looking advisors gathered around a table, or that line of cop cars speeding down a Washington street, or that ER with gasping civilians on gurneys. The information provided was interesting enough, but didn't come close to having the makings of a decent video presentation. Not what I would have expected from NG Explorer at all.