The clock is ticking as December 21, 2012 approaches. While the fate of the world looms, H2TM opens the gates to the origins, traditions and stories behind the impending grand finale. Whether through the wrath of Revelations, the prophecies of Nostradamus, or the divinations of the Mayans, the six-part series Countdown to Apocalypse defines what individual societies believe and fear and how they are preparing for the end. From purchasing underground shelters and securing “bug-out” rooms, to preaching the message of God's divine fury, each one-hour episode reveals these societies’ plans of protection and redemption. Modern scientists will also dissect the potential apocalyptic threats, whether from the skies above or from the devious minds of mankind. As ancient prophecy and modern science collide Countdown to Apocalypse begs the question- "Are you prepared?"