Apollo 11

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{4.5/5} “Be advised, lots of smiling faces in this room and all over the world, over.” Apollo 11, released in 2019 The Apollo 11 mission landed on the Moon and returned to Earth in 1969. Thousands of people camped out to witness the spacecraft’s launch live. Hundreds of people were involved on the day, getting […]

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

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{5/5} “When we cleaned the ground, we found four shafts filled with sand… If we can find the whole family buried in the shafts after 4500 years, that would be better than finding gold.” Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb, released in 2020 Saqqara is the oldest stone pyramid in the world. In 2018 Egyptian archaeologists […]

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

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{5/5} “I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the science.” Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World, aired in 2021 This 3-part documentary depicts the year that Greta Thunberg, a young climate activist, travelled to learn more about the changing climate from experts and to speak to […]

Prehistoric Planet

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{5/5} “His great size and his battle scars are evidence that he is a survivor, and that perhaps in her eyes makes him an attractive partner.” Prehistoric Planet, aired in 2022 Using the latest scientific information, this miniseries brings to life new information about dinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus rex could swim, although their young would be in […]

Eden: Untamed Planet (season 1)

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{5/5} “Nazca boobies… they’re a lifeline for an innocent-looking land bird. A finch, just 10 cm tall. Its ancestors were marooned here millennia ago. And without enough wing power to escape, they turned to a life of crime.” Eden: Untamed Planet (season 1), aired in 2021 Helena Bonham Carter narrates this 6-episode season bringing you […]

Other TV shows I’ve watched lately

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Here are some shows that I’ve seen a few episodes of, vacation edition. The previous iteration of this list is here. Finding Your Roots Celebrities, and sometimes non-celebrities, find out about their ancestors on this show. I found it enthralling. The guests are presented with copies of significant documents like newspaper clippings and birth certificates. […]

Documentaries

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Here is an update to this list. I’m listing both movie documentaries and TV documentaries here. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 Fahrenheit 11/9 The Fog of War Guns, Germs and Steel An Inconvenient Truth Jane […]

Chaos on the Bridge

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{4.5/5} “Some writers chafed at Gene’s vision of a better future where there was no conflict… I liked the dramatic constraints it put on me as a writer… I had to find new ways to tell stories.” — Brannon Braga Chaos on the Bridge, released in 2014 When Paramount decided they were going to create […]

Documentaries

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here is an update to this list. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 Fahrenheit 11/9 The Fog of War Guns, Germs and Steel An Inconvenient Truth Jane Lost in La Mancha Planet Earth Planet Earth II […]

Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “It will not be we who reach Alpha Centauri and the other nearby stars. It will be a species very like us, but with more of our strengths and fewer of our weaknesses.” — Carl Sagan Cosmos: Possible Worlds (season 2), aired in 2020 We learn about Baruch Spinoza, and the Polynesian voyagers. We […]