Latest Titles With Eileen Campion


1. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb (2017)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

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An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades after ... See full summary »

Director: Giulia Clark | Stars: Tim Dow, Qin Fang, Robert Hurford, Mike Loades

Votes: 19

2. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Chinese Chariots Revealed (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Giulia Clark | Stars: Tim Dow, Qin Fang, Robert Hurford, Mike Loades

Votes: 15

3. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Death Dive to Saturn (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn's breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join Nova on a suspenseful ride during Cassini's final hours as it dives into Saturn's atmosphere.

Director: Terri Randall | Stars: Cees Andriesse, Todd Barber, Sean Brooks, Brent Buffington

Votes: 16

4. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Eclipse Over America (2017)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans witnessed the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. As in all total solar eclipses, the moon blocked the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Gorst | Stars: Amir Caspi, Nicky Fox, Holly Gilbert, Don Hassler

Votes: 14

5. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Ghosts of Stonehenge (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Nick Gillam-Smith | Stars: Oliver Craig, Jane Evans, Janet Montgomery, Mike Parker Pearson

6. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Killer Floods (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Oliver Twinch | Stars: Mikaël Attal, Victor Baker, Jenny Collier, Roger Denlinger

7. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Killer Hurricanes (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Oliver Twinch | Stars: Mike Chenoweth, Jeff Donnelly, Kerry Emanuel, Amy Frappier

8. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Killer Volcanoes (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Volcanologists search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged the medieval earth into a deep freeze. Investigate the geologic evidence from Greenland all the way to Antarctica to identify the 750-year-old culprit.

Director: Oliver Twinch | Stars: Nelia Dunbar, Nugraha Kartadinata, Jean-Christophe Komorowski, Franck Lavigne

Votes: 12

9. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Poisoned Water (2017)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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In this special report, NOVA investigates the water disaster in Flint and unravels a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of water systems across the country. Discover the delicate ... See full summary »

Director: Llewellyn M. Smith | Stars: Elin Betanzo, Kim Cecil, Miguel Del Toral, Darnell Earley

Votes: 28

10. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Search for the Super Battery (2017)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel McCabe | Stars: Guenter Conzelmann, George Crabtree, Alexis Georgeson, Denise Gray

Votes: 33

11. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Secrets of the Forbidden City (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Director: Ian Bremner | Stars: Dina D'Ayala, Jonathan Dugdale, Rob Dwyer-Joyce, Jim Griffiths

Votes: 6

12. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Secrets of the Shining Knight (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic manufacturing process. Master armorers re-engineer the Greenwich armor - considered some of the greatest armor ever made - and then put it to the test.

Director: Peter Yost | Stars: Dirk Breiding, Tobias Capwell, John Cronin, Andy Deane

Votes: 14

13. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Secrets of the Sky Tombs (2017)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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The towering Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that humanity settled. Scaling sheer cliff sides, a team of daring scientists hunts for clues to how ancient people found their ... See full summary »

Director: Liesl Clark | Stars: Mark Aldenerfer, Pete Athans, Anna Di Rienzo, Jacqueline Eng

Votes: 27

14. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Nuclear Option (2017)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to ... See full summary »

Director: Miles O'Brien | Stars: Tadafumi Asamura, Michael Aziz, Lake Barrett, David Brenner

Votes: 33

15. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Origami Revolution (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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The centuries old Japanese art form has gone high tech. Building with examples in biology and applying sophisticated mathematics, computer software and good old fashion imagination it looks... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Holt, François-Xavier Vives | Stars: Daniel Aukes, David Baker, Aaron Chevalier, Erik D. Demaine

Votes: 26

16. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Ultimate Cruise Ship (2017)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ... See full summary »

Directors: Martin Gorst, Steve Morgan, Mat Stimpson | Stars: Stanislas Mercier De Lacombe, Frank Del Rio, Marcello Giordano, Jean-Jacques Jeunet

Votes: 22

17. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Why Trains Crash (2017)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A look at several recent train crashes, their causes and a technological solution which should make such events occur much less often.

Director: Larry Klein | Stars: Seiji Abe, Luis Carrasquero, Steven Ditmeyer, Sarah Feinberg

Votes: 19

18. Nova (1974– )
Episode: 15 Years of Terror (2016)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Investigate the psychology of a terrorist and examine how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers.

Director: Miles O'Brien | Stars: Hany Farid, Michael Frederick

Votes: 24

19. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Bombing Hitler's Supergun (2016)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Historians and engineers investigate how Allied forces conspired to destroy Hitler's "supergun".

Director: Ian Duncan | Stars: Charlie Adcock, Cari Beauchamp, John Bell Jr., Hugh Hunt

Votes: 34

20. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped? (2016)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Sarah Holt | Stars: Sean Bohan, Arthur Carter, Tony Estrella, Alison Goate

Votes: 20

21. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Creatures of Light (2016)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Deep-sea scientists study the undersea world of creatures that flash, sparkle, shimmer or glow.

Stars: Marc A. Branham, David Gruber, Vincent Pieribone, John Sparks

Votes: 28

22. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Great Human Odyssey (2016)

TV-PG | 113 min | Documentary, Biography

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Numbering no more than a few thousand, tiny groups of intrepid humans began to move out of Africa-eventually dominating the planet. How did these early humans acquire the skills, technology... See full summary »

Director: Niobe Thompson | Stars: Sarah Anzick, Berhane Asfaw, Kalepa Baybayan, Yonas Beyene

Votes: 38

23. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Himalayan Megaquake (2016)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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On April 25, 2015 a devastating earthquake rocked Nepal, wiping out villages and leaving thousands dead. Through eyewitness footage, expert interviews, and stunning graphics, NOVA reveals ... See full summary »

Directors: Dick Bower, Liesl Clark | Stars: Lok Bijaya Adhikari, Perry Bartelt, Laxman Bahadur Basnet, Harley Benz

Votes: 21

24. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Iceman Reborn (2016)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth. Now, newly discovered evidence sheds light not only on this mysterious ancient man, but on the dawn of civilization in Europe.

Director: Bonnie Brennan | Stars: Alexandra Adams Sockell, Carlos Bustamante, Herlien Declerck, Aaron Deter-Wolf

Votes: 58

25. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Life's Rocky Start (2016)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place-a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid... See full summary »

Director: Doug Hamilton | Stars: Jeffrey L. Bada, Ruth Blake, Peter Coveney, David Flannery

Votes: 37

26. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Memory Hackers (2016)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. But how does it work? Neuroscientists using cutting-edge techniques are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory. By studying a ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Lee Strachan | Stars: Jan Maxwell, Matt Walker, Andre Fenton, Roddy Roediger

Votes: 48

27. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Mystery Beneath the Ice (2016)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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What happened to a quarter quadrillion krill and what does it mean for some of our favorite animals; penguins, whales and seals. Scientists are determined to find out if we should relax, worry or panic.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Angus Atkinson, Hugh Ducklow, Ulrike Freier, Albrecht Goetz

Votes: 17

28. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Operation Lighthouse Rescue (2016)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Engineers work to save historic Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard, which is falling victim to the ocean's erosion of the island's cliffs.

Stars: Izolda Bush, Len Butler, Holly Herbster, Gabe Matyiko

Votes: 24

29. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Rise of the Robots (2016)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world ... See full summary »

Director: Terri Randall | Stars: Ronald Arkin, Rodney Brooks, Armando De La Rosa, Teresa Ghilarducci

Votes: 25

30. Nova (1974– )
Episode: School of the Future (2016)

TV-PG | 113 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Once the envy of the world, American schools are now in trouble. Can the science of learning- including new insights from neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators-reveal how kids' ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Bertelsen | Stars: Amir Abo-Shaeer, Rene Alderete, Russlynn Ali, Patrice Bain

Votes: 17

31. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Secret Tunnel Warfare (2016)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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To avoid trampling historical "World War I trench warfare tunnels" in Belgium archaeologists were brought to clear a path for the construction of a pipeline.

Director: John Hayes Fisher | Stars: Alexandra Churchill, Peter Doyle, Paul Reed, Jay O. Sanders

Votes: 16

32. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Super Tunnel (2016)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.

Director: Joby Lubman | Stars: Andy Alder, Ed Batty, Roy Butcher, Phil Duffy

Votes: 38

33. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Treasures of the Earth: Gems (2016)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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This program explains the formation, chemistry, variations and allure of the most notable gemstones; diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, jade and opals.

Directors: Kate Dart, Doug Hamilton | Stars: Debbie Berebichez, Lung S. Chan, Lisa Dong, Robert Hazen

Votes: 33

34. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Treasures of the Earth: Metals (2016)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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History's most important metals and how they advanced civilization.

Director: Terri Randall | Stars: Aomawa Baker, Edo Berger, Jeanette Caines, Helen M. Chan

Votes: 34

35. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Treasures of the Earth: Power (2016)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Drill down to discover the treasures beneath our feet that power our world. Fossil fuels-coal, oil, and natural gas-powered the industrial revolution and allowed us to build a way of life ... See full summary »

Directors: Kate Dart, Doug Hamilton | Stars: Paul Ekins, Zhiqiang Feng, Janice Gillespie, Liz Hajek

Votes: 27

36. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Vikings Unearthed (2016)

TV-PG | 113 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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They were pioneering warriors, expert seafarers, and colonists of the North Atlantic realm. The Vikings even claimed in their sagas to have reached America. Now, renowned archaeologist ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Lilley | Stars: Jette Arneborg, Martin Biddle, Tom Birch, Doug Bolender

Votes: 46

37. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Wild Ways (2016)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa's elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of... See full summary »

Director: James Brundige | Stars: Michael Chase, Thomas Chobe, Martin Davis, Harvey Locke

Votes: 28

38. Inside Einstein's Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary

7.6
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Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.

Director: Jamie E. Lochhead | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, David Tennant, Hamza Ripley Abdallah, Sean Carroll

Votes: 80

39. Caring for Mom & Dad (2015 TV Movie)

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Director: Larkin McPhee | Star: Meryl Streep

40. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Animal Mummies (2015)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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Animal mummies from the Egyptian catacombs are examined. Also discussed, the role of animals in Egyptian beliefs.

Director: Jon Eastman | Stars: Robert Ashby, Stephen Buckley, Joann Fletcher, Salima Ikram

Votes: 15

41. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Arctic Ghost Ship (2015)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. NOVA is on board as a Canadian team makes a breakthrough discovery of one of Franklin's lost ships--a vital new clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.

Director: Ben Finney | Stars: Neil Affleck, Richard Allinson, Mapalu Ashoona, Neil Bennett

Votes: 36

42. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Big Bang Machine (2015)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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On July 4, 2012, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that seems like a tantalizingly close match to the elusive Higgs ... See full summary »

Director: Gaby Hornsby | Stars: Jon Butterworth, Sean Carroll, Adam Davison, Lyn Evans

Votes: 32

43. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Chasing Pluto (2015)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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NOVA captures New Horizons' historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the spacecraft's nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to reveal the first ever detailed images of this strange, icy world at the very edge of our solar system.

Director: Terri Randall | Stars: Alice Bowman, Mike Brown, Andrew Cheng, Sigrid Close

Votes: 41

44. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Cyberwar Threat (2015)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Cyber weapons have the ability to inflict physical damage on factories, power plants and pipelines.

Stars: James Bamford, Eric Chien, Richard Clarke, James Comey

Votes: 38

45. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Dawn of Humanity (2015)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Deep in a South African cave, an astounding discovery reveals clues to what made us human.

Director: Graham Townsley | Stars: Zeresenay Alemseged, Lee Rogers Berger, Pieter Boshoff, Steven Churchill

Votes: 90

46. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Mystery (2015)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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Istanbul's magnificent Hagia Sophia has survived on one of the world's most active seismic faults, which has inflicted a dozen devastating earthquakes since Hagia Sophia was built in 537 AD... See full summary »

Directors: Gary Glassman, Olivier Julien, Larry Klein | Stars: Carlo Agliati, Caprice Benedetti, Joan R. Branham, Ahmet Cakmak

Votes: 37

47. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Invisible Universe Revealed (2015)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope. In honor of Hubble's landmark anniversary, NOVA tells the... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yost | Stars: James Crocker, Drake Deming, Sandra Faber, John M. Grunsfeld

Votes: 47

48. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Lethal Seas (2015)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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A deadly recipe threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth's oceans. We've known for years that oceans absorb about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Ingleton | Stars: Melissa Anne Cohen, Sue Cudd, Danielle Dixon, Scott Doney

Votes: 21

49. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making North America: Human (2015)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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The influence of geology on the human occupation of North America is described.

Director: Gwyn Williams | Stars: Brian Atwater, Doug Bamforth, Chris Goldfinger, Carrie Howard

Votes: 26

50. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making North America: Life (2015)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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North America's geological history answers some curious riddles about life on the continent. Why were there so many dinosaur species in western North America? Why were there fish in Kansas ... See full summary »

Director: Gwyn Williams | Stars: Chuck Bonner, Doug Boyer, Kirk Johnson, Tyler Lyson

Votes: 29

51. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making North America: Origins (2015)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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The shaping of North America, including palm trees that once thrived in Alaska and an eruption that nearly tore the Midwest in two.

Director: Peter Oxley | Stars: Kirk Johnson, David Loope, Cameron McLean, A.B. Olevic

Votes: 35

52. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Nazi Attack on America (2015)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Following the attack on Pearl Harbor German seizes the opportunity to attack cargo ships along the United State East coast while the United States is unprepared. This program describes the ... See full summary »

Directors: Owen Palmquist, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Bob Ballard, Robert Church, Gordon Claudius, Homer H. Hickam Jr.

Votes: 39

53. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Nuclear Meltdown Disaster (2015)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Four years after one of history's worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who ... See full summary »

Director: Miles O'Brien | Stars: Chuck Casto, Masatoshi Fukura, Takeyuki Inagaki, Naoto Kan

Votes: 27

54. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Petra: Lost City of Stone (2015)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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More than 2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy merchants who ... See full summary »

Directors: Gary Glassman, Olivier Julien | Stars: Sue Alcock, Leigh-Ann Bedal, Ueli Bellwald, Cecilia Feldman

Votes: 45

55. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Secrets of Noah's Ark (2015)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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A new version of the biblical flood story includes instructions for assembling an ark.

Director: Nic Young | Stars: Azzam Alwash, Michael Coogan, Irving Finkel, Alessandro Ghidoni

Votes: 40

56. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Sinkholes-Buried Alive (2015)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing the 36-year-old as he slept. His body was never found. Bush was a victim of a... See full summary »

Director: Larry Klein | Stars: Byron Anderson, John Boudreaux, Jeremy Bush, Rachel Bush

Votes: 36

57. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Sunken Ship Rescue (2015)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people. ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Tullio Balestra, Yurij Bean, Jim Conroy, Sergio Girotto

Votes: 33

58. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Great Math Mystery (2015)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour -- a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel McCabe, Richard Reisz | Stars: Derek Abbott, Eduard Asaryan, Liz Bohannon, Maria Chudnovsky

Votes: 107

59. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Alien Planets Revealed (2014)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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From PBS - It's a golden age for planet hunters: recently, they've discovered more than 750 planets orbiting stars beyond our sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even ... See full summary »

Directors: Nathan Williams, Ben Bowie | Stars: Natalie Batalha, David Charbonneau, Lewis Dartnell, Kevin Heng

Votes: 55

60. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Ben Franklin's Balloons (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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From PBS and NOVA - The epic first stage in the adventure of human flight didn't begin with the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk but with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th century Paris. ... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Bégoin | Stars: Benjamin Cleyet-Marrel, Tom Crouch, Guillaume de Montgolfier, Roland de Montgolfier

Votes: 35

61. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Bigger Than T. Rex (2014)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

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A team of palaeontologists led by Nizar Ibrahim go in search of Spinosaurus, a giant meat eater believed to be even larger than Tyrannosaurus rex.

Director: Chad Cohen | Stars: Peter Dodson, Nizar Ibrahim, Matt Lamanna, Christiano Dal Sasso

Votes: 109

62. Nova (1974– )
Episode: D-Day's Sunken Secrets (2014)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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From PBS - On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships... See full summary »

Directors: Doug Hamilton, Marc Jampolsky | Stars: Peter Thomas, Andy Sherrell, Henry J. Hendrix, Rick Atkinson

Votes: 28

63. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Emperor's Ghost Army (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Nova's examination or how thousands to terra cotta soldiers in Qin dynasty's terra cotta army were created digresses into reviews of Qin history and technology.

Director: Ian Bremner | Stars: Andrew Bevan, John Clements, Xiuzhen Li, Mike Loades

Votes: 93

64. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Escape from Nazi Alcatraz (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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From PBS - Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Cook, Ian Duncan | Stars: J.W. Best, Jim Carter, Grismond Davies-Scourfield, George Drew

Votes: 30

65. Nova (1974– )
Episode: First Air War (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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An exploration of the development of aerial warfare in World War One.

Director: Nick Green | Stars: Gene de Marco, Malcolm Frazer, Peter Hart, Trevor Henshaw

Votes: 71

66. Nova (1974– )
Episode: First Man on the Moon (2014)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A look inside the life of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.

Directors: Duncan Copp, Christopher Riley | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Carol Armstrong, Dean Armstrong, Janet Armstrong

Votes: 105

67. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Ghosts of Murdered Kings (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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From PBS - A corpse found in a bog in the hills of Ireland's County Tipperary dates to the Bronze Age, more than 3,000 years ago. A CAT scan reveals a violent demise: the body covered in ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Hart | Stars: Pauline Asingh, Marie Cassidy, Henry Chapman, Joann Fletcher

Votes: 26

68. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Great Cathedral Mystery (2014)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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From PBS - The dome that crowns Florence's great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore -- the Duomo -- is a masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the ... See full summary »

Director: David Murdock | Stars: Jonas Elmore, T. Russell Gentry, Ross King, Paolo Penko

Votes: 32

69. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius (2014)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Director: Graham Russell | Stars: Alice Auersperg, Lloyd Buck, Nicola Clayton, Jane Goodall

Votes: 22

70. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses (2014)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Director: Matt Barrett | Stars: Gregory Berns, Justin Gregg, Brian Hare, Alexandra Horowitz

Votes: 27

71. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest? (2014)

TV-G | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Director: Andrew Thompson | Stars: Frans de Waal, Kathleen Dudzinski, Justin Gregg, Brian Hare

Votes: 19

72. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Killer Landslides (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Just before 11 a.m. on March 22, 2014, an ominous rumble startled the residents of the community of Oso, Washington. It was the terrifying sound of what would become the United States' ... See full summary »

Director: Liesl Clark | Stars: Brook Alongi, Mike Blankenship, Dayn Brunner, Randy Fay

Votes: 68

73. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Killer Typhoon (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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From PBS - It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan -- what some are calling "the perfect storm" -- slammed into the Philippines, ... See full summary »

Directors: Dick Bower, Daniel McCabe | Stars: Carlito Arias, Carmelita Bantilan, Georgina Bulasa, Cat Carter

Votes: 17

74. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Rise of the Hackers (2014)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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From PBS and NOVA - Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data... See full summary »

Director: Kate Dart | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Mat Honan, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 140

75. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Roman Catacomb Mystery (2014)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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From PBS - Beneath the streets of Rome lies an ancient city of the dead known as the catacombs, a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, a cemetery for the citizens of ancient Rome. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Olding | Stars: Philippe Blanchard, Dominique Castex, Raffaella Giuliani, Delphine Henri

Votes: 28

76. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Vaccines - Calling the Shots (2014)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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The science of vaccination, and the personal medical consequences when too many people decline to cooperate in the public health measure.

Director: Sonya Pemberton | Stars: Sharon Washington, Simon Fensterszaub, Jane Zucker, Alison Singer

Votes: 61

77. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Why Planes Vanish (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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An examination of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and how airplane tracking systems could be improved to prevent a similar occurrence.

Directors: Miles O'Brien, Tristan Quinn | Stars: Les Abend, Chris Ashton, Richard Castaldo, Mike Dalton

Votes: 109

78. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Why Sharks Attack (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

6.0
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From PBS - In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Geiger | Stars: Wendy Benchley, Shaun Collin, Steve Huskey, Ryan Kempster

Votes: 68

79. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Wild Predator Invasion (2014)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

6.1
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Director: Nick Clarke Powell | Stars: Al Arcia, Tim Bowers, Kira Cassidy-Quimby, Mark Cunningham

Votes: 8

80. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Zeppelin Terror Attack (2014)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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From PBS - In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. But the... See full summary »

Director: Ian Duncan | Stars: Ian Castle, Tony Edwards, Andy Elson, Eric Grove

Votes: 30

81. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Ancient Computer (2013)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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The arms and faces of ancient statuary litter the seabed at the site of a shipwreck off the coast of Greece. But that's not the most interesting find. Encrusted with over 2,000 years of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Beckham | Stars: Mike Edmunds, Tony Freeth, Panagiotis Tselekas, Dimitris Kourkoumelis

Votes: 43

82. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday? (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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The asteroid that exploded over Siberia--injuring more than 1,000 and damaging buildings in six cities--was a shocking reminder that Earth is a target in a cosmic shooting range. From the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonathan Challis, David Hutt, Brian Leckey | Stars: Craig Sechler, Ed Lu, Mark Boslough, Dan Durda

Votes: 31

83. Nova (1974– )
Episode: At the Edge of Space (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Between the blue sky above and the infinite blackness beyond lies a frontier that scientists have only just begun to investigate. In "At the Edge of Space," NOVA takes viewers on a ... See full summary »

Directors: Keisuke Hatate, Tomohiro Inoue, Taro Ishii, Atsuki Yamazaki | Stars: Craig Sechler, Ronald Williams, Earle Williams, Kerri Cahoy

Votes: 51

84. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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This four part series describes the origins and diversification of life on earth with Australia as a microcosm. This episode describes the history of Earth from its initial formation ... See full summary »

Stars: David Flannery, Jim Gehling, John Paterson, Richard Smith

Votes: 42

85. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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In the early Paleozoic Australia is a coastal region of the super-continent Gondwana making it the scene of life's invasion of the land. But not all the action was on land as fish began to ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Paxman, Richard Smith, Kate Trinajstic, Lisa Worrall

Votes: 37

86. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Until recently there were very few known dinosaur fossils in Australia. But there are highways full of footprints which along with the recently found skeletal fossils tell uniquely ... See full summary »

Stars: David Elliott, Judy Elliott, Tim Flannery, Scott Hocknull

Votes: 41

87. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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The Paleogene opens with the dinosaurs extinct and much of the world's water freezing out in Antarctica as Australia breaks free of Gondwana to chart it's own course. As in the rest of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Archer, Tim Flannery, Neil Hewett, Gavin Prideaux

Votes: 34

88. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Building Pharaoh's Chariot (2013)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots.

Director: Martin O'Collins | Stars: Demetri Goritsas, Stephen Harvey, Bela Sandor, Mike Loades

Votes: 62

89. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Cold Case JFK (2013)

TV-14 | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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From PBS and NOVA: Cold Case JFK. For decades, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has fueled dark rumors of conspiracies and mishandled evidence. Now, fifty years later, NOVA asks: Could ... See full summary »

Director: Rushmore DeNooyer | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Mike Haag, Josiah Thompson, G. Robert Blakey

Votes: 170

90. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Decoding Neanderthals (2013)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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What happened when the first modern humans encountered the Neanderthals? Did they make love or war?

Director: Nick Clarke Powell | Stars: Corey Johnson, John Hawks, April Nowell, Ed Green

Votes: 103

91. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Doomsday Volcanoes (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. What can we do to prepare for the coming disaster?

Director: Duncan Copp | Stars: Ian Davies, Demetri Goritsas, John Grattan, Chris Hayward

Votes: 25

92. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Earth from Space (2013)

TV-G | 113 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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EARTH FROM SPACE is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet.

Stars: Waleed Abdalati, David Adamec, Charlie Bristow, Carl Feldman

Votes: 65

93. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Ground Zero Supertower (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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From PBS - NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the completion of One World Trade Center.

Director: Terri Randall | Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Steven Plate, T.J. Gottesdiener, David Childs

Votes: 89

94. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making Stuff Colder (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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From PBS and NOVA: Cold. For centuries we've fought it, shunned it and huddled against it. Cold has always been the enemy of life, but now it may hold the key to a new generation of science... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Liota | Star: David Pogue

Votes: 28

95. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making Stuff Faster (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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From PBS and NOVA: Are there physical limits to how fast humans can go? David Pogue wants to find out how much we can tweak physiology and engineering to move humans and machines even ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Bicks, Vincent Liota, Anna Lee Strachan | Stars: Christopher Baran, Mike Beller, Sebastiaan Bowier, Carlos Casas

Votes: 29

96. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making Stuff Safer (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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From PBS and NOVA: Is it possible to engineer an absolutely safe world for ourselves? Host David Pogue explores the extent to which science and technology can protect us from monumental ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Bocklund, Evan Breedlove, Pete DeMuth, Chris Gerdes

Votes: 19

97. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Making Stuff Wilder (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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From PBS and NOVA: What happens when engineers open up nature's toolbox? David Pogue explores bold innovations inspired by the Earth's greatest inventor, life itself. From underwater wi-fi ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel McCabe | Stars: Joanna Aizenberg, Angela Belcher, Benjamin Charrow, Maria Davis

Votes: 26

98. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Manhunt: Boston Bombers (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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How did investigators transform the chaos of the Boston Marathon Bombing into a coherent trail of clues, pointing to the accused killers?

Director: Miles O'Brien | Stars: Miles O'Brien, William B. Evans, Kevin Tucker, Marios Savvides

Votes: 60

99. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Megastorm Aftermath (2013)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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From PBS - In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean and the East Coast of the United States, killing hundreds and causing tens of billions of dollars... See full summary »

Director: Miles O'Brien | Stars: Craig Sechler, Marc Mende, David Holland, Daniel F. Mundy

Votes: 52

100. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Meteor Strike (2013)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Scientist relish the wealth of data available from the Chelyabinsk meteor impact to determine, for the first time, the physical details of a large meteor strike.

Stars: Corey Johnson, Richard Greenwood, Mark Boslough, Caroline Smith

Votes: 62