National Geographic Channel: Explorer, Vol. 4HDClosed Captioning
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National Geographic's Emmy-award winning series returns with new episodes that open a window on hidden parts of the world, unlock mysteries both ancient and modern, and investigate stories of science, nature, and culture.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFinding the Lost da Vinci||Leonardo da Vinci's "The Battle of Anghiari" vanished 500 years ago, with only copies rendered by other artists left behind to confirm its existence. Scientist and art enthusiast Maurizio Seracini, has dedicated 36 years to tracking down the missing mural, and seems to be on the verge of uncovering the hidden fresco behind the walls of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.||46:28||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoNarco Bling||Using the wealth, culture and seized bounty of Mexican drug traffickers - narco bling - as a jumping off point, correspondent Mariana van Zeller explores the strange and dangerous netherworld of the largest and most successful of the Mexican drug cartels, led by one of the world's most wanted criminals.||46:27||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoOmens of Apocalypse||The year 2011 gets off to a disturbing start. On New Year's Eve, blackbirds die in Beebe, Arkansas by the thousands. Nearby, fish and more birds perish. Then a wave of unsettling animal deaths seems to sweep the globe. Are the deaths connected? A wide-ranging story begins with an investigation of the blackbirds' death and ends by assessing how the human mind is inspired, or derailed, by seeming patterns or coincidences in nature.||46:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSecret Lives of the Apostles||In a mere three or four decades, the seeds of a global religion spread across the Roman Empire. In an age with no Internet, no mass media, no planes, trains or fossil fuel, how did it happen? National Geographic investigates the mysterious decades following Jesus' death, and the group of 12 common men who traveled thousands of miles, risked their lives and sacrificed everything to spread Jesus' message.||45:51||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSearch for the Head of John the Baptist||It is potentially one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the history of Christianity, the ruins of one of the oldest monasteries in Europe. Here, under the location where the altar once stood, scientists have dug up an exquisite marble box holding what they believe to be the bones of John the Baptist, the man who baptized Jesus. If the date of the bones lines up with the Bible's profile of John, could it finally solve the mystery of what happened to his remains after his beheading, 2,000 years ago?||46:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoKenny and Zoltan's Venom Quest: Welcome to the Snake Pit||Venturing through the seas off Song Doc in search of sea snakes, in the markets and the back alleys of Le Mat Village in Hanoi for kraits and cobras, and in the jungles for the elusive and endangered king cobra, Kenny and Zoltan put themselves at risk hunting these snakes in the name of science and adventure. To add to the challenge, they must do all this while being followed by famed photographer Mattias Klum and the National Geographic Magazine crew who must meet their assignment goals and deadlines while avoiding any mortal bites. Can they accomplish their goals and get in some cave diving for Kenny, or will that end up being the most dangerous challenge of all? From finding Venom Viagra and an elusive king cobra in the jungle, to Mattias' close encounter with a cobra's bite, to sharing a life-threatening experience in an underwater cave, Kenny and Zoltan show how science can be an adventure.||46:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoExtreme Civil War Reenactors||From the firing on Fort Sumter to the iconic battlefields of Manassas/Bull Run and Gettysburg, the mecca of reenacting, find out how far they're willing to go to relive history. Travel back in time with them to document how the Civil War was lived, felt and fought. Through the experiences of three unique characters - a former Marine who served in Iraq, a teenager bent on joining the elite ranks and a man who claims to be the reincarnation of a Gettysburg soldier - we get a candid look inside this deeply passionate community, and emerge with a new understanding of the sacrifices we made as a nation to preserve the Union.||46:01||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoConfederate Flying Machine||The history of aviation may never be the same. Forty years before the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, frantic inventors and engineers rushed to create steam-powered flying machines that they hoped would decide the fate of the Civil War. Mark Ragan, author and project historian of the Hunley (a Civil War submarine), recently discovered shocking new evidence suggesting that both sides of the conflict were struggling to craft steam-powered flying machines, capable of bombing the enemy.||46:00||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideo21st Century Sex Slaves||Sex tourism may be one of Thailand's most profitable industries. Many of the foreign men who enter the country as tourists come for sex the demand is high, and the market is massive. Servicing this demand are women trafficked from all over the world, including those lured to Thailand by a vicious Thai-Uzbek ring. Most Uzbek women who work in the industry come to Bangkok out of financial desperation; they believe they'll get good jobs, but they end up as slaves.||45:55||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMaya Underworld: The Real Doomsday||Venturing into vast underwater graveyards of Mayan human sacrifices in Mexico, journalist Diego Buñuel searches for new revelations about the infamous upcoming doomsday. Using groundbreaking National Geographic technology, Diego and a team of archaeologists literally light up the abyss to explore these underwater tombs and gain key insight into why some believe the Maya may have predicted an impending apocalypse.||45:09||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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When Rupert Murdoch's reality challenged and lowbrow NewsCorp Fox unit got in bed with National Geographic (NGTV) the result is this:
thin, lowbrow crap instead of the excellent work of decades of National Geographic on TV.
It's sad, because nobody used to do it better than National Geographic, but they sold their soul to Murdoch. Save your money.
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- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Mar 18, 2012
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