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National Geographic Explorer 

A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Salvatore Vecchio Salvatore Vecchio ...  Narrator / ... 40 episodes, 2004-2011
Peter Coyote ...  Narrator / ... 37 episodes, 1999-2011
Lisa Ling ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 20 episodes, 2003-2011
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. A news-style journal format is now used instead of the more traditional format of the specials. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com> and Douglas Burnette <littlerubberfeet@yahoo.com>

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English

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7 April 1985 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Very well done and some AMAZING computer graphics.
12 June 2006 | by toddsquadxyzSee all my reviews

Wow. What a great documentary. The CG (computer graphics) is worthy of a Hollywood blockbusters. Just very well put together and entertaining. Congratulations on such wonderful work. From the producing to the rendering this is just brilliantly put together. If you have any interest in submarines, then this show is for you. I hope they put it out on DVD. I would be interested in seeing the research that went in to it. Also, I'd like to see the production pipeline that created the wonderful CG images. I think this idea should be pursued in serial form. Of all the documentaries from Nat Geo I think this is one of the best.


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