19 titles.

1. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Red: Part Two (2013)
The Callen gang and the Red Team continue to pursue Spears and other bad guys; G and Sam play Ari, who gives the name of Ramirez, a major player in illegal immigration; three members of the Red Team make a roadside meet with two of Ramirez's thugs and overcome them; Paris and her buds check out a house at the Salton Sea, where they find the bodies of Ramirez and 14 others; G and Sam join them; Eric finds the man with a red scarf, who fills in many blanks for Sam and Claire; Hetty realizes that Spears is not the executioner; G and Paris at the same time get into two separate gunfights with two people in two different parts of the same hotel; both G and Paris succeed, although Roy lends a hand to Paris (albeit by disobeying her); the two teams eventually put the pieces together correctly; Hetty tells Granger that they got the whole thing wrong from the outset; the two of them chuckle and lift their glasses together.
2. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
An earthquake in the Salton Sea unleashes a horde of prehistoric mollusk monsters. Discovering the creatures, a Naval officer and several scientists attempt to stop the monsters, but they escape into the canal system of the California's Imperial Valley and terrorize the populace.
An earthquake unleashes a giant mollusk in California's Salton Sea. The site is near a military base and the first victim is a navy skydiver testing parachutes and the two sailors sent to collect him from the water. Soon Naval Investigator Lt. Commander John "Twill" Twillinger is on the case. They find the sailors' boat which is covered with a white goo. Soon Navy divers are looking for the missing men and recover a large round sac which they recover and sent the base lab. One of the divers is killed in an encounter with the creature and they think the crisis is over. They don't realize that the sac they transported to the lab is in fact the creature's egg and another mollusk hatches, this time on the base.
3. Modern Marvels (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Engineering Disasters 18 (2006)
Engineering disasters highlighted include a coal mine in China, a crane collapse in Milwaukee, ground water contaminated with gasoline additives, and the hazards of radiation. Also profiled are the environmental disasters that plagued the Salton Sea in California and the Aral Sea in Asia.
4. Bombay Beach (2011 Documentary)
Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a beautiful vacation destination for the privileged and is now a pool of dead fish. Film director Alma Har'el tells the story of three protagonists. The trials of Benny Parrish, a young boy diagnosed with bipolar disorder whose troubled soul and vivid imagination create both suffering and joy for him and his complex and loving family. The story of CeeJay Thompson, a black teenager and aspiring football player who has taken refuge in Bombay Beach hoping to avoid the same fate of his cousin who was murdered by a gang of youths in Los Angeles; and that of Red, an ancient survivor, once an oil field worker, living on the fumes of whiskey, cigarettes and an irrepressible love of life. Together these portraits form a triptych of manhood in its various ages and guises, in a gently hypnotic style that questions whether they are a product of their world or if their world is a construct of their own imaginations.
5. 10 Things You Don't Know About (2012 TV Series)
Episode: The Hoover Dam (2014)
The Hoover Dam is an iconic American landmark, yet within its massive walls lie tales long buried. From harrowing accounts of the men who built it, to the shocking ways they were kept in danger. There were explosive ideas on how to make a dam so large, and even more incredible ways to protect it. From the Colorado River to California's Salton Sea, Henry's journey to find unknown facts about the Hoover Dam is as colossal as the structure itself.
6. Forgotten Planet (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Abandoned America (2011)
A brief look at the rise and fall from greatness of various locations in the United States such as Detroit, the Salton Sea, Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and the towns of Picher, Oklahoma and Bodie, California. The decay of these sites as they are retaken by nature have strange beauty that is difficult to look away from.
Forgotten Planet takes a look at ghost towns in American. It visits Pichard in Oklahoma (abandoned due to mining related lead poisoning), the Salton Sea (abandoned due to fertilizer run on off), Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard (abandoned due to radioactive contamination), Detroit (depopulated due to economic changes), and Bodie in California (abandoned after its mines ran out of gold).
7. Highway Dragnet (1954)
Mrs. Cummings, a free-lance magazine photographer and a recent widow after her husband committed suicide, and her model, Susan, are on an assignment to cover resorts California and Nevada. Driving west from Las Vegas they pick up Jim Henry, a recently-discharged Marine, who is hitchhiking to the home of a friend near the Salton Sea. Meanwhile, back in Las Vegas, a blonde known casually by Jim, is found murdered. Jim becomes the object of a manhunt directed by Police-Lieut. White Eagle of the Las Vegas police.
8. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004 Documentary)
Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular desert resort and has since developed into a refuge for a community of oddballs.
9. SOS: The Salton Sea Walk (2017 Documentary)
The Salton Sea, California's largest lake, is rapidly drying up. After 2017, the largest rural to urban water transfer will exponentially accelerate the rate at which the sea shrinks, exposing acres of dried lake bed. The exposed playa, containing 100 years worth of farm chemicals, could become airborne, sending billowing clouds of toxic dust towards major population centers in the Southwest. Located 230 feet below sea-level, in a desolate pocket of Southern California's Colorado Desert, the plight of the sea is largely ignored. There are a few outspoken people who claim to know how to save it. Randy Brown, community activist, set out to do something no one had ever attempted - to walk the entire shoreline of the sea. In June of 2015, with temperatures reaching 120 degrees, he set out on his 6 day, 115 mile journey. His mission - to raise awareness for the sea, a forgotten place of extraordinary beauty, silently threatening to make itself known once again. Will the people be inspired to save it before it's too late?
10. Natural Heroes (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Sea Animal Rescuers (2009)
SEA ANIMAL RESCUERS - (two short films) PAPA TORTUGA- Fernando Manzano was just 16 years old when he found his calling. For the last 31 years, he has dedicated himself to bringing the Lora turtle back from the edge of extinction. In the small town of Tecolutla, Mexico, he has battled mother nature, natural predators and poachers. All without any outside financial support. SALTON SEA RESCUE RANGERS - The mysterious Salton Sea is a critical stopover for the survival of millions of migrating birds. A devastating outbreak of avian botulism killed thousands of birds, including the endangered California brown pelican. The US Fish & Wildlife rangers of the Sonny Bono National Refuge now run daily airboat patrols around the Sea looking for sick birds, as early detection is essential for survival.
11. Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants to Rule the World (1985 Video)
It features Curt Smith driving an antique Austin-Healey 3000 sports car around numerous Southern California locales, including Salton Sea and Cabazon. Interspersed with these clips are shots of the full band performing the song in a London studio.
12. Breaking Point (2015 Documentary)
The worst ecological disaster in US history is quickly approaching, yet very little is being done to stop it. A casualty of the 'water wars' in the Southwest, California's largest lake is disappearing. The receding Salton Sea reveals a toxic mix of fine dust and chemicals that is threatening the health of millions. The Salton Sea has reached its breaking point, and time is running out.
13. Saltwater (2014)
Under the thick gray fog and rain clouds of a San Francisco winter, Jenny's wedding approaches. She adores her fiancé, but is on edge about something she can't quite put her finger on. Then she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in her wedding dress, and everything seems to fall into place. She knows she must get married in that dress. Jenny's fears and doubt ignite into an obsessive journey to her estranged aunt's home at the Salton Sea, an environmentally devastated and long forgotten vacation spot, in search of the dress. In the blazing arid heat of this decimated landscape, and amid piles and piles of three generations of her family's hoarding, Jenny searches; looking for the dress, looking for her family's past, and looking for herself. In the brightness of the desert there is nowhere to hide and Jenny is forced to make some of the hardest decisions of her life so that she can realize her future.
In search of her grandmother's wedding dress, Jenny travels to the Salton Sea. Amid the brutal ecological disaster of the Sea and mounds of family debris, she reconnects with her eccentric Aunt and begins to uncover a murky family history. As she starts to see the beauty of the neglected oasis and its inhabitants, she realizes her life is not what she thought. When secrets emerge, she must make hard choices about her future to be free from the past.
14. Desert Regatta (1932 Documentary)
In California's southeast corner is the Salton Sea, where the salinated water has buoyancy that allows small craft to set speed records. Racers come from around the U.S. Boats arrive by car, truck, and train; they're carefully unloaded; they're weighed and classified; and, time trials and races begin. A few women compete. Pete Smith narrates. The film uses slow motion and running the film backwards to examine occasional gaffes, but the emphasis is on speed and the difficult turns.
15. Pathé News, No. 3 (1917 Short Film)
Washington, D.C: Thomas W. Lawson, the Boston financier, arrives to defend his charge that Government officials profited on the stock market panic by an advance tip on the President's note. Phoenix, Ariz: Economical city officials decry the waste of destroying a valuable collection of liquors confiscated under the dry law and use the bubbling fluid to sprinkle the streets. Subtitle: Crowds follow the sprinkler to see, if not to taste their favorite brands as they are poured out freely. New Orleans, La: Beautiful summer weather marks the opening of the winter racing season at the Gulf City Fair Grounds with the running of the New Year Handicap. Subtitles: They're off ! Nip and tuck they vie for the honors, but Jockey Lyke urges his little colt Syrian ahead at the finish. In Russia: Impressive religious ceremonies are held by each Cossack regiment before it departs for the front and the army priests sacredly bless the troops. Subtitles: The regimental flag is also sprinkled with the holy water. The officers pledge their lives to ultimate victory. The Belgian Front: Madame Tack, who has received many decorations for bravery, makes daily visits to her "poilus" in the trenches, despite her advanced age. What to Do Until the Doctor Arrives. Subtitles: Little girls crave to learn their sex's art of sewing at an early age. One of the processes they imitate is to place materials in the mouth, which often are accidentally swallowed. Place the victim over a chair, head down, and pat the back until the object swallowed is coughed up. Children permitted to play in the kitchen sometimes come to grief by being scalded with hot water. Cut away the garment and pour oil on the burned parts, which is both soothing and healing. Chicago, Ill: The winter sport season is in full swing as expert skaters compete in a two mile handicap derby at Humboldt Park. Subtitles: S. Larsen, the noted Norwegian, covers the distance in six minutes fifty-two seconds. The girls are not to be outdone and have their own little race. Skiing is popular sport in Upper Michigan for those who know how. Niland, Cal: The mud volcanoes, recently discovered in the Salton Sea, give increasing indications of violent eruptions, threatening the entire country-side around. Subtitle: The craters are full to the brim with the boiling mud. Carlisle, Pa: Students of the Carlisle Indian School prepare their part of the inaugural ceremonies of President Wilson, in which they will participate. Subtitles: The cave dance. Back to nature. Hard, Cold Winter (Magazine Section): Animated Cartoon. Subtitle: Having sold the clothes off his back, Uncle Sam is ready to face the future after the war. Dayton, Ohio (Cincinnati only): Dayton Beach is converted into a winter resort when Jack Gulick braves the icy waters of the Ohio to win a wager.
16. Gamma Wray (2014 Documentary)
After his first encounter with William Wray during an art opening in Los Angeles in May 2013, French visual artist Loic Zimmermann felt the need to follow the California based painter and document his artistic process. This inspiring year long journey of an uncompromising artist, takes us from historical downtown LA to the abandoned towns of Salton-Sea and back to the Artists light filled loft in the LA foothills. The filmmaker explores the artists connections with the superhero impersonators he's portraying for his recent series "Fortress of Delusion" as well as technique he uses to achieve his masterful paintings. It is a film that captures the moments of an Artists thoughts, his motivations, and his understanding of the mechanics behind the bridge between representational and abstract imagery within the painted canvas. It is a moving document of a great American painter!
17. The Enduring Call (2009 Short Film)
California's Salton Sea, the vast inland lake that was once a paradise of biodiversity, is now an ecological netherworld where nature struggles to exist. When a beautiful young Eco-activist travels there to investigate a sudden and mysterious disappearance of endangered wildlife, she enlists the help of a science teacher and ex-boyfriend. Together, they uncover a terrifying secret in the waters, unlock the passion still in their hearts, and risk everything in a haunting encounter with unpredictable forces.
18. Popular Science (1936 Documentary)
This series entry starts with the narrator saying 'No more lost airplanes.' He then explains how the first practical airplane flight recorder sends signals back to a control center, where the plane's position is plotted by lights on a large board. Other reports include the production of dry ice from gas reserves near the Salton Sea, an early telephone answering machine, pearls produced by abalone at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the structure of various crystals under the microscope.
19. We Have No Name, Strange Woman (2008 Short Film)
'We have no name strange woman' is a meditation on the shrinking boundaries between the urban and desert landscapes. Images of the Salton Sea, a man-made "accident" and the largest (and only) saltwater lake in California, are juxtaposed with abandoned motor homes and the desolate industrial districts of East Los Angeles, giving rise to moments of both uncanny resemblance and striking divergence. An unexpected beauty emerges from the wasteland, as the lake is currently the home to a number of endangered species who have been displaced from the wetlands of Southern California due to rapid over-development. 'We have no name strange woman' is a document of the persistence of life to thrive in and amongst the ruins of failed human developments.
19 titles.