The Best of National Geographic Collection Volume 4 features 6 programs that showcase amazing explorations, incredible stories, and groundbreaking discoveries. This stunning collection includes Explorer: 25 Years, Tornado Intercept, Gospel of Judas, Masters of the Arctic Ice, Blackbeard: Terror at Sea, and the 3-part Prehistoric Predators. See the Title Tab for details about each program.
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Explorer 25 Years
National Geographic celebrates the 25th anniversary of Explorer, the longest running documentary series in cable television history, with a commemorative special. Hosted by Lisa Ling, the 25th anniversary special looks back at how the world has changed in a quarter century and how the award-winning Explorer series has chronicled our changing world.
90 minutes. © 2010
This groundbreaking one-hour event takes you into the whirling devastation of a tornado's heart as cutting-edge science meets over-the-edge filmmaking to capture incredible images of what happens inside one of nature's deadliest phenomena! Witness the construction and first deployment of the revolutionary Tornado Intercept Vehicle8,000 pounds of 1/4'' armor plating, bulletproof windows, state-of-the-art IMAX camera, and a crew of hardcore, thrill-seeking filmmakers.
52 minutes. © 2006
Gospel of Judas
He's one of the most hated men in history: Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus. Hidden for nearly two thousand years, an ancient Gospel emerges from the sands of Egypt that tells a very different version of the last days of Jesus and questions the portrait of Judas Iscariot as the evil apostle. Join National Geographic and a team of biblical detectives as they race to determine the authenticity of this ancient document, piecing together its delicate pages before they turn to dust.
87 minutes. © 2006
Masters of the Arctic Ice
Journey to the top of the world to witness firsthand how the planet's changing climate is affecting the creatures that inhabit the icy Arctic. See how the quickly melting Arctic ice affects the survival skills of ringed seals, polar bears, and narwhals. National Geographic's Crittercam technology provides a never-before-seen perspective on this changing world. See how the resourceful creatures of the Arctic are learning to adaptfrom their own point of view.
52 minutes. © 2007
Blackbeard: Terror at Sea
Go inside the cunning mind of a charming criminal genius as National Geographic tells the dramatic story of this fearsome pirate who preyed on Caribbean trade routes. Blackbeard: Terror at Sea charts the exploits of Englishman Edward Teach, an intelligent and charismatic leader who confounded the powers of England and Virginia as he overtook and pillaged 40 ships in two years, stealing hidden cargo and precious exports to and from the Caribbean. Featuring sea chases, cannon battles and swordplay Blackbeard: Terror at Sea provides an exciting dramatization of one of the most notorious men in American history.
88 minutes. © 2006.
Travel back in time and go face-to-face with the most ferocious animal giants of the Ice Age&$151;the saber-toothed cat, the short-faced bear, and the dire wolf. Using heart-racing computer animation, National Geographic's Prehistoric Predators brings these lethal creatures to life in a startling portrait of their wild existence and puzzling extinction in the ancient Americas. Join leading paleontologists as they uncover fossilized bones of these super-predators, revealing details about their lives and disappearance from the Earth.
1 disc; 135 minutes. © 2007.