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Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Underwater Photography

7 April 1985
Explorer visits Japan's Izu Oceanic Park with photographer and diver David Doubilet.
David Doubilet ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 2: Iceland Breakthrough

7 April 1985
A daring team of twelve men run a wild Icelandic river, the Jökulsá á Fjöllum, from its source in a huge glacier to its mouth at the Arctic Ocean.

Season 1, Episode 3: Pantanal

7 April 1985
The Pantanal region in Brazil is the home of howler monkeys, jaguars, anteaters, birds, and even web-footed deer.

Season 1, Episode 4: Denali Wilderness

7 April 1985
Alaska's Denali also known as Mount McKinley towers over one of the most diverse wildernesses in the world. It contains grizzly bears, wolves, and caribou.

Season 1, Episode 5: Human Powered Vehicles

7 April 1985
Explorer goes to England in order to look at some novel bicycle designs.

Season 1, Episode 6: Cajun Carver

14 April 1985
Explorer profiles Andrew "Tan" Brunet a Cajun decoy carver and poet.
Andrew Brunet ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 7: Elusive Depths of Mexico

14 April 1985
An international team of spelunkers explore the limestone caves of Chiapas Mexico.

Season 1, Episode 8: Herculaneum: Voices from the Past

14 April 1985
Explorer examines the ruins of the Roman city of Herculaneum which was destroyed along with Pompeii in 79 A.D. by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Bingo O'Malley ... Narrator

Season 1, Episode 9: Beyond the Wall

14 April 1985
Explorer examines the ancient way of life practiced by China's Mongolian people.

Season 1, Episode 10: Amateur Naturalist: Upstream, Downstream

14 April 1985
Self-trained naturalist Gerald Durrell explores the River Wye in Wales and examines its creatures.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 11: Merlin's Bats

14 April 1985
Explorer profiles Dr. Merlin Tuttle who is investigating bats deep in the caves of Texas.
Merlin D. Tuttle ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 12: Holy Stone

20 April 1985
Explorer goes to the heart of Italy's marble country with American artist Helaine Blumenfeld and discovers a sculptor's paradise in the village of Pietrasanta.
Helaine Blumenfeld ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 13: Arctic Paradise

20 April 1985
A family of modern pioneers create a living built of self-sufficiency in Canada's Yukon.

Season 1, Episode 14: Water, Birth, the Planet Earth

20 April 1985
Explorer looks at the intimate connection between life and water by examining water's role in evolution.

Richard Kiley ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Season 1, Episode 15: Bite for Survival

20 April 1985
Explorer looks at the life cycle of the mosquito the insect responsible for more human deaths than any other.

Season 1, Episode 16: Mid-Ocean Dive

20 April 1985
Explorer follows Emory Kristof and his high-tech crew as they probe the ocean depths off of Bermuda and look at the bizarre, fluorescent underwater lifeforms.
Emory Kristof ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 17: Puppets of Palmero

28 April 1985
Explorer profiles the Cutticchio family who carry on a four generation tradition of the small theaters of Palmero, Italy.

Season 1, Episode 18: In Pursuit of the Boar

28 April 1985
Explorer looks at the feral pigs of French countryside and the men who hunt them for sport.

Season 1, Episode 19: Irving Johnson, High Seas Adventurer

28 April 1985
Explorer profiles Irving Johnson who has traveled the oceans for more than six decades and has recorded many of his adventures on film.
Irving Johnson ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 20: Siberia: The Endless Horizon

28 April 1985
Explorer takes the Trans-Siberian Express across the frozen frontier of the Soviet Union.

Season 1, Episode 21: Elegant Craftsman

28 April 1985
Explorer profiles George Nakashima a 79-year-old furniture builder whose views his craftsmanship as spiritual work.
George Nakashima ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 22: Voodoo in Haiti

5 May 1985
Explorer follows a group of pilgrims who are hiking to a sacred waterfall in Haiti for ritual cleansing. Their rites combine both Roman Catholicism and Voodoo.

Season 1, Episode 23: Amateur Naturalist: Matchbox Menagerie

5 May 1985
Naturalist Gerald Durrell returns to Greece and recaptures his childhood interest in small creatures.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 24: Life by the Fingertips

5 May 1985
A french free climber attempts to scale a sheer wall of rock with only his fingertips and toes.
Patrick Edlinger ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 25: The Land that Devours Ships

5 May 1985
Explorer follows an expedition of divers who are using a revolutionary submarine suit to explore the remains of the Breadalbane a British ship lost in the arctic ocean.
Joseph MacInnis ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 26: Garden of Eden

5 May 1985
Explorer looks at the threat of extinction that is facing wildlife.

Season 1, Episode 27: Cape Disappointment

5 May 1985
Explorer follows a group of Coast Guard trainees as they hone their skills by guiding ships through rough seas at the National Motor Lifeboat School in Washington State.

Season 1, Episode 28: Kodo: Japanese Drummers

12 May 1985
Explorer visits the island of Sato where communal musicians preserve the ancient Japanese art of drum-beating.

Season 1, Episode 29: Lanzarote: Land of Parched Earth

12 May 1985
Explorer goes to the volcanic island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands where its people cultivate an almost lunar landscape.

Season 1, Episode 30: On Angel's Wings

12 May 1985
A trio of daredevils travel to Angel Falls. Two of them hang glide from the top of the falls while the third attempts a parachute jump.
Gerry Breen ... Himself
Rodolfo Gerstl ... Himself - Paraglider Pilot
Kelvin Wilson ... Himself - Hang Glider Pilot

Season 1, Episode 31: The Incredible Heap

12 May 1985
Explorers looks at the work of mice, spiders, lice, and snakes when it examines the art of making compost.

Season 1, Episode 32: Patagonia Penguins

12 May 1985
Explorer travels to the desert of southern Argentina where volunteers capture penguins for a study focusing on their conservation.

Season 1, Episode 33: Avalanche Institute

19 May 1985
Explorer goes to the Swiss Alps where scientists study the causes of avalanches.

Season 1, Episode 34: The Little World of Dietmar Fill

19 May 1985
Explorer watches as the camera of wildlife photographer Dietmar Fill reveals microscopic life in an Australian Lake.
Dietmar Fill ... Himself - Photographer

Season 1, Episode 35: Masters of Murano

19 May 1985
Explorer looks at the artisans of Murano, Italy who make masterworks of Venetian glass.

Season 1, Episode 36: Alyeska - Arctic Wilderness

19 May 1985
Explorer goes to Alaska and observes the cycle of the seasons and its effects of wildlife.

Season 1, Episode 37: Angels of War

19 May 1985
Residents of Papua New Guinea recall the horrors of military occupation during World War II.

Season 1, Episode 38: Mohawks High Up

26 May 1985
Explorer follows a group of death-defying Mohawk Indians as they tread the narrow steel girders of an under construction Manhattan skyscraper.

Season 1, Episode 39: Signatures of the Soul

26 May 1985
Explorer looks at the history of tattooing, both primitive and modern, and discussing its use as an ornament, badge, and personal statement.

Season 1, Episode 40: Drought

26 May 1985
Explorer looks at the powerful effects of a drought in Australia.

Season 1, Episode 41: The Superliners: Twilight of an Era

26 May 1985
Explorer looks at the first half of the 20th century when magnificent ocean liners ruled the sea.

Season 1, Episode 42: Shooting Africa

2 June 1985
Wildlife photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand goes on a photo safari in Kenya's Masai Mara Natural Reserve.

Season 1, Episode 43: Our God Is a Woman

2 June 1985
Explorer visits an island off the coast of West Africa where women are in complete control.

Season 1, Episode 44: God's Acre

2 June 1985
Explorer looks at the insect and animal life teeming at a thousand year old parish in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire.

Season 1, Episode 45: Las Fallas Festival

9 June 1985
The festival of Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain, celebrates the working class with music, fireworks, and giant sculptures.

Season 1, Episode 46: Stranded

9 June 1985
Explorer investigates why some whales fling themselves onto beaches and die. Is it confusion or suicide?

Season 1, Episode 47: Amateur Naturalist: The Other New Yorkers

9 June 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell discover a complex ecosystem in the middle of New York City. It includes feral dogs, rats, and migratory birds.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 48: Bate's Car

16 June 1985
Harold Bate has developed a car that runs on methane.
Harold Bate ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 49: Over Ice

16 June 1985
A team of Frenchmen give a dramatic and unnarrated glimpse into the world of ice climbing.

Season 1, Episode 50: The Sky's the Limit

16 June 1985
National Geographic celebrates the bicentennial of hot-air ballooning. It follows a balloon safari in East Africa, observes a recreation of the first balloon flight by the Montgolfier brothers, and goes to Paris for the Gordon Bennett Race.

Season 1, Episode 51: The Sharks

16 June 1985
National Geographic looks at sharks and follows a particular close encounter with a Great White in a shark cage.

Season 1, Episode 52: Koalas: Out on a Limb

23 June 1985
Scientists work to cure a contagious disease that threatens Australia's beloved koalas.

Season 1, Episode 53: The Samurai from Twickenham

23 June 1985
A 35-year old pilot from England becomes the first foreigner to participate in Japan's ancient Soma Festival.
Michael Jay ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 54: Korup: An African Rain Forest

23 June 1985
Explorer visits Korup a rain forest on the coast of Cameroon.

Season 1, Episode 55: Cuna Initiative

30 June 1985
On Panama's northeast coast the Cuna Indians protect their heritage and help preserve 5000 acres of tropical rain forest.

Season 1, Episode 56: African Hunters

30 June 1985
Explorer examines a stunning paradox of African wildlife conservation: animals are sacrificed to the big-game hunting industry in order to raise revenue for the preservation of national parks.

Season 1, Episode 57: Birth of a Ship

30 June 1985
A French marine carpenter works with lumberjacks and sail-makers in the construction of a 19th century vessel.
Yvon Clochet ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 58: The Lady and the Owl

7 July 1985
Explorer goes to Ontario to visit a woman who has dedicated her life to the care and rehabilitation of injured owls.
Kate McKeever ... Herself
Larry McKeever ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 59: Amateur Naturalist: Jam Jar Jungle

7 July 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell unveil a hidden world lurking in a tranquil pond in Kent, England.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 60: Salim Ali's India

14 July 1985
Explorer profiles 87-yeard old Dr. Salim Ali who is considered to be the "grand old man of Indian ornithology".
Salim Ali ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 61: Bile for Survival

14 July 1985
Explorer examines the life cycle of the mosquito which is responsible for more human deaths than any other creature.

Season 1, Episode 62: Thoroughbred

14 July 1985
Explorer looks at the breeding, training, racing, and trading of Thoroughbreds.

Season 1, Episode 63: Dolphin Touch

14 July 1985
In Shark Bay along the Australian coast a group of wild dolphins makes direct contact with local inhabitants.

Season 1, Episode 64: Saudi Camel Race

21 July 1985
In Saudi Arabia, over two thousand camels hurtle through the desert sand in a nineteen kilometer race to win first prize from the king.

Season 1, Episode 65: The Brendan Voyage

21 July 1985
A five man crew braves the North Atlantic Ocean in an effort to recreate the legendary voyage of Saint Brendan.
Timothy Severin ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 66: Ethiopia: the Hidden Empire

21 July 1985
National Geographic surveys the African land once known as Abyssinia. It visits monasteries, castles, deserts, and the fertile highlands.

Season 1, Episode 67: Alaskan Grizzlies

28 July 1985
Explorer takes a close-up look at the Alaskan grizzly bear.

Season 1, Episode 68: Over Sand

28 July 1985
Stunning sand formations in Algeria serve as a backdrop to breathtaking scenes of rock-climbing.

Season 1, Episode 69: Amateur Naturalist: Creatures of the Sun

28 July 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell go to Arizona's beautiful Sonoran Desert and examine how indigenous creatures have adapted to the severe heat.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 70: Conquest

28 July 1985
The United States and Soviet Union jockey for predominance in the conquest of space.

Season 1, Episode 71: Guardian of the Everglades

4 August 1985
Environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas champions the cause of the Florida's Everglades.

Season 1, Episode 72: The Polar Bears

4 August 1985
Polar bears roam wild on an arctic island.

Season 1, Episode 73: Water: A Fresh Look

4 August 1985
Walter Sigl swims among piranhas and walks under ice as he pursues his hobby of freshwater filming.
Walter Sigl ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 74: Taquile on Titicaca

11 August 1985
Ancient Inca traditions of communal government and handwoven colorful clothing endure on Taquile Island in Peru.

Season 1, Episode 75: Song Dog

11 August 1985
A study in Yellowstone National Park presents information on the life cycle of the coyote.

Season 1, Episode 76: Vidal in Venice

11 August 1985
Author Gore Vidal presents an affectionate look at the history and people of his native city Venice.

Gore Vidal ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 77: Tornado Alley

18 August 1985
Storm chasers canvas the Great Plains in search of tornadoes.
Bob Ballard ... Himself - Host
Donald Burgess ... Himself
Robert Davies-Jones ... Himself
Mike Foster ... Himself
David Hoadley ... Himself
Sarah Hoadley ... Herself
Jim Leonard ... Himself
Chuck Robertson ... Himself
Lou Wicker ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 78: Amateur Naturalist: Wetland Wilderness

18 August 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell visit France's Camargue a marshland that is rich in wildlife.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 79: Brooklyn Bridge

18 August 1985
Explorer examines the dramatic and sometimes tragic history of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Season 1, Episode 80: Interplast

25 August 1985
American medics in Peru share technology and expertise with local doctors.

Season 1, Episode 81: The Shrimp Fisher

25 August 1985
Explorer offers a lyrical portrait of a Dutch fisherman at work in the Netherlands' Waddenzee.

Season 1, Episode 82: Shadows in the Forest

25 August 1985
Man and gorilla learn to coexist in the mountains of Rwanda.

Season 1, Episode 83: Australia: The Timeless Land

25 August 1985
National Geographic explores the wonders of down under.

Season 1, Episode 84: Cameras on the Move

1 September 1985
Garrett Brown inventor of the Steadicam and Skycam takes his mobile cameras on the road.

Garrett Brown ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 85: Amateur Naturalist: A Monarchy of Trees

1 September 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell explore England's 900-year-old New Forest.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 86: Formula R: Reindeer Racing

8 September 1985
Laplanders hold a race of reindeer to celebrate the end of winter.

Season 1, Episode 87: Cloudwalker

8 September 1985
Renowned climber Jeff Lowe attempts to climb Alaska's fearsome Moose's Tooth mountain.
Jeff Lowe ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 88: Polar Bear Alert

8 September 1985
National Geographic goes to Churchill, Manitoba, to look at the life of polar bears.

Jason Robards ... Himself - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 89: Fireworks Maker

15 September 1985
Marcelo Ramos creates fireworks to light up Mexican fiestas.
Marcelo Ramos ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 90: Birdsville

15 September 1985
The inhabitants of a small Australian town play host to thousands at an annual horse race.

Season 1, Episode 91: Desire of the Moth

15 September 1985
Explorer looks at the life cycle of the moth from larva to winged creature of the night.

Season 1, Episode 92: Smoke Jumpers

22 September 1985
Parachuting firefighters battle to save the nation's forests.

Season 1, Episode 93: Supercharged

22 September 1985
Explorer looks at the history of the Grand Prix from 1924 to 1939.

Season 1, Episode 94: Impressions of Venice

22 September 1985
A poetic portrait of Venice set to the music of Tomaso Albinoni.

Season 1, Episode 95: Veterinary Vanguard

29 September 1985
Animals get first-class care at a high-tech hospital.

Season 1, Episode 96: Journey to Hainan

29 September 1985
On China's unspoiled island of Hainan, tropical beauty surrounds village life.

Season 1, Episode 97: Family of Chimps

29 September 1985
Chimpanzees in a Dutch zoo have create an interesting social structure.

Season 1, Episode 98: Amateur Naturalist: Between Ice and Fire

29 September 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell journey to Canada's northern forests.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 99: Camel Man

6 October 1985
Noel Fullerton steaks across the Australian desert in search of the wild dromedary.
Noel Fullerton ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 100: The Highly Exalted

6 October 1985
Cowboys on a northern Nevada cattle ranch tell tales of life on the range.

Season 1, Episode 101: Gaelic Poet

6 October 1985
Majestic Scottish landscape frame Sorley MacLean as he evokes his life and reads from his works.
Sorley MacLean ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 102: Archaeological Detectives

13 October 1985
Archaeologists uncover ancient Roman ruins on the island of Cyprus.

Season 1, Episode 103: Fall Line

13 October 1985
Daredevil skier Steve Shea descends a near-vertical slope in Wyoming's Tetons.
Steve Shea ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 104: Tree of Life

13 October 1985
A giant fig tree in the tropical forest of Belize hosts a myriad of creatures both large and small.

Season 1, Episode 105: Man of Wheat

13 October 1985
A teacher turned former recounts forty years of hardship and satisfaction.

Season 1, Episode 106: The Sherpa of Nepal

20 October 1985
The future of the Sherpa is uncertain as Western ways encroach on their traditional life-style.

Season 1, Episode 107: Filming the Impossible

20 October 1985
Explorer travels the world with Britain's most adventurous cameraman.
Leo Dickinson ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 108: Amateur Naturalist: Living on the Edge

20 October 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell explore tidal pools on Jersey and climb the shore cliffs of the Shetland Islands.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 109: Whale Roundup

27 October 1985
Eskimos on Canada's Churchill River capture beluga whales for aquariums on the East Coast.

Season 1, Episode 110: Yukon Passage

27 October 1985
National Geographic follows as four adventurers retrace the path of Klondike gold seekers.

Season 1, Episode 111: Return of the Bald Eagle

27 October 1985
Due to one man's efforts, Massachusetts shelters bald eagles.

Season 1, Episode 112: Old Skull, New Look

3 November 1985
Top scientists use modern tools to study the ancient Taung skull.
Raymond Dart ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 113: Cradle of Mankind

3 November 1985
Richard Leakey traces the archaeology of Kenya's Rift Valley.

Richard Leakey ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 114: Kamoya Kimeu Honored

3 November 1985
National Geographic honors fossil hunter Kamoya Kimeu.
Kamoya Kimeu ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 115: The Edge of Earth and Sky

3 November 1985
Explorer follows the perilous launching of hot air balloons in the Venezuelan Andes.

Season 1, Episode 116: Alaska's Big Bears

3 November 1985
Explorer takes a closeup look at Alaska's brown bears as they hunt, fish and frolic.

Season 1, Episode 117: The Amish

10 November 1985
Follow the Amish as they speak for themselves in this portrait of their gentle ways.

Season 1, Episode 118: Niagara Falls

10 November 1985
Niagara Falls is an embodiment of power and beauty that has inspired millions.

Pino Moreau ... Spanish Narrator (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 119: Amateur Naturalist: Feast of Grass

10 November 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell meet rhinos in the Umfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 120: The Last Place in England

17 November 1985
Isolated Sennan Cove suffers from the harsh elements and fierce feuds.

Season 1, Episode 121: Marsupials Down Under

17 November 1985
Explorer looks at Australia's tiny honey possum, the termite-hungry numbat, and the amazing pygmy glider.

Season 1, Episode 122: Shiva's Disciples

17 November 1985
A young buy dances in Kerala, Inda, where Shiva a dancing god is deeply revered.

Season 1, Episode 123: Backstage at the Beaver Pond

24 November 1985
Explorer looks at the challenges of the wildlife filmmaker.
Ellie Dutcher ... Herself
Jim Dutcher ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 124: Amateur Naturalist: Guardians of the Meadow

24 November 1985
Gerald and Lee Durrell examine England's hedgerows which are the homes to many creatures.
Gerald Durrell ... Himself
Lee Durrell ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 125: Morocco's River Rose

24 November 1985
The Oum Er-Rbia River in Morocco is explored with a kayak.

Season 1, Episode 126: Triumph of the Nomads

24 November 1985
Australia aborigines flourished in a harsh world before the Europeans came.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Opera Vertical

2 February 1986
Explorer profiles Patrick Edlinger as he scales the cliffs that overlook the Verdon River in southeast France.
Patrick Edlinger ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 2: Cowgirls

2 February 1986
National Geographic looks at three generations of contemporary female ranch hands who are riding, roping and roughing it way out West.

Season 2, Episode 3: Messengers of the Gods

2 February 1986
Explorer looks at cranes who are consider by some to be messengers of the Gods.

Season 2, Episode 4: Brooklyn's Pigeon Game

9 February 1986
Flocks of pigeons fly high above Brooklyn in an unusual urban sport.
Tom Chapin ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 5: Monterey Bay Aquarium

9 February 1986
Explorer goes on a tour of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
Tom Chapin ... Himself - Host

Season 2, Episode 6: Singapore Street Opera

16 February 1986
Explorer goes to Singapore to look at the art of Chinese street musicians.

Season 2, Episode 7: Episode #2.7

16 February 1986
Explorer offers a salute to wildlife film-making pioneers Martin and Osa Johnson.
Martin E. Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)

Osa Johnson ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 2, Episode 8: Pygmy Chimps: Star Students

23 February 1986
A four-year old chimpanzee named Kanzi demonstrates extraordinary language skills when manipulating geometric symbols called lexigrams.

Season 2, Episode 9: The Bells of Whitechapel

23 February 1986
Explorer goes to the famous British bell foundry in Whitechapel and investigates the use of bells.

Season 2, Episode 10: Ama Divers

2 March 1986
Explorer goes to Japan in order to observe female abalone divers.

Season 2, Episode 11: Episode #2.11

2 March 1986
Explorer profiles Edward S. Curtis a famous anthropologist and filmmaker who studied the traditions of the Navajo, Kwakiutl, and Hopi Indians.
Edward S. Curtis ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 2, Episode 12: Episode #2.12

9 March 1986
Explorer looks at footage of Teddy Roosevelt's exploration of the Amazon.

Theodore Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 2, Episode 13: Tabasco Tradition

9 March 1986
Explorer goes to Avery Island in Louisiana in order to witness the making of Tabasco sauce.

Season 2, Episode 14: Falconer

16 March 1986
Explorer examines the art of falconry with birdmaster and conservationist Morley Nelson.
Bill Burnham ... Himself - Director, Peregrine Fund
Morlan Nelson ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 15: Marathon Winter

16 March 1986

Season 2, Episode 16: Quest for the Atocha

23 March 1986
Mel Fisher searches 16 years for the treasure of the Spanish galleon Atocha which sank almost 300 years ago.

Martin Sheen ... Narrator (voice)
Mel Fisher ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 17: Cowboys and Conservationists

30 March 1986
Explorer goes to Nevada to look at cowboys and their life on the range.

Season 2, Episode 18: Kalash

6 April 1986
Explorer visits the a remote pagan tribe in Pakistan.

Season 2, Episode 19: Episode #2.19

13 April 1986
National Geographic looks at the African wildlife artwork of zoologist Jonathan Kingdon.
Jonathan Kingdon ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 20: North Pole Passage

13 April 1986

Season 2, Episode 21: Comet Watchers

27 April 1986
Comet watchers go to Mauna Kea in Hawaii to view Halley's comet.

Season 2, Episode 22: Fire Bombers

27 April 1986
Explorer follows flying tankers as they work to battle a wildfire.

Season 2, Episode 23: Dive for Adventure

4 May 1986
National Geographic follows a group of explorers as they visit an underwater vessel.

Season 2, Episode 24: Man of the Trees

4 May 1986
A conservationist work to protect virgin forests from destruction.

Season 2, Episode 25: Episode #2.25

25 May 1986
Explorer follows a golden eagle as it is learning to fly.

Season 2, Episode 26: Episode #2.26

25 May 1986
Explorer looks at the wildlife in a Central American rain forest.

Season 2, Episode 27: Athos: The Holy Mountain

25 May 1986
Explorer goes to Greece to visit the monks and monasteries of Mount Athos.

Season 2, Episode 28: Episode #2.28

1 June 1986
Explorer looks at historical travel footage of Lawrence Copley Thaw and his wife Peggy as they sail from Paris to British India.
Lawrence Copley Thaw ... Himself (archive footage)
Peggy Thaw ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 2, Episode 29: Caged in Fear

1 June 1986
Explorer goes to Australia to follow divers as they test a sharkproof cage against a great white.

Season 2, Episode 30: High Altitude Hang Gliding

8 June 1986
Explorer goes to the Telluride Hang Gliding Festival in Colorado.

Season 2, Episode 31: Episode #2.31

15 June 1986
National Geographic chronicles an annual log drive down Canada's Coulonge River.

Season 2, Episode 32: Equestrian

15 June 1986
Explorer looks at the history of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna which is home to the famous Lipizzaner stallions.

Season 2, Episode 33: Suzhou

22 June 1986
Explorer travels to the Chinese city of Suzhou considered by many to be the "Venice of the East".

Season 2, Episode 34: Episode #2.34

22 June 1986
Explorer follows the annual Australian yacht race from Sidney to Hobart.

Season 2, Episode 35: Episode #2.35

29 June 1986
Explorer examines Rembetika the Greek version of blues music.

Season 2, Episode 36: China Freefall

29 June 1986
An American championship skydiving team goes to China to take on a local team in a friendly competition.

Season 2, Episode 37: Big City Bike Messengers

27 July 1986
A bike courier makes deliveries through New York City's gridlocked streets while dreaming of becoming a world-class racer.
Alan Caplan ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 38: In the Spirit of Stradivarius

27 July 1986
Explorer visits the ship of René Morel who specializes in repairing stringed instruments using tools and techniques perfected in the seventeenth century.
René A. Morel ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 39: Right Up the Zipper

3 August 1986
Leo Dickinson and Norman Kent go to Florida to film an attempt to set a free fall parachute records involving 100 skydivers.
Leo Dickinson ... Himself
Norman Kent ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 40: Episode #2.40

10 August 1986
Explorer looks at the lives of water spiders and bitterlings.

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Bee Alert

14 September 1986
Explorer looks at the Africanized Bee and the danger it poses to human safety and agriculture.

Season 3, Episode 2: Episode #3.2

14 September 1986
National Geographic takes a trip sailing off the coast of New England.

Season 3, Episode 3: Episode #3.3

14 September 1986
Explorer looks at historical travel footage of Lawrence Copley Thaw and his wife Peggy as they tour India on a land yacht.
Lawrence Copley Thaw ... Himself (archive footage)
Peggy Thaw ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 3, Episode 4: Episode #3.4

21 September 1986
Explorer profiles naturalist and conservationist Miriam Rothschild.
Miriam Rothschild ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 5: Humpbacks of Hawaii

21 September 1986
National Geographic goes to Hawaii in order to examine the life and habitat of humpback whales.

Season 3, Episode 6: Episode #3.6

21 September 1986
An all-male glee club from Yale takes a trip to China.

Season 7

Season 7, Episode 10: Marijuana Gold Rush

2 December 2011

Season 8

Season 8, Episode 9: Point of No Return

1 May 2016

Season 9

Season 9, Episode 1: Call of the Wild

10 January 2016

Season 9, Episode 2: Episode #9.2

21 November 2016
Correspondents investigate racial profiling, the $80 billion prison industry and more. Michael Moore is guest panelist.
Bryan Christy ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 3: Episode #9.3

28 November 2016

Season 9, Episode 6: Episode #9.6

19 December 2016
Explorer takes you to Jerusalem where a religious ritual is more like a rave, plus Dr. Deepak Chopra admits why even he loses his cool sometimes.
Peter Sagal ... Himself - Host

Season 10

Season 10, Episode 1: The Secret History of Grillz

6 March 2017

Season 10, Episode 14: Space Food

5 June 2017

Season 10, Episode 15: Deep Flight

7 September 1997

Season 10, Episode 17: Going the Distance: The Secrets of the World's Oldest Runner

26 June 2017
Host Ali Wentworth sits down with civil rights pioneer the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.; and meet an Indian endurance runner who may be 119 years old.
Bob Girandola ... Himself - Associate Professor of Human Biology
Dr. Pankaj Naram ... Himself - Authority on Ancient Healing
Dharam Pal Singh ... Himself - oldest marathon runner alive

Alexandra Wentworth ... Herself - Host

Season 11

Season 11, Episode 2: Jungle Pilots

27 September 1998

Season 11, Episode 10: Paradise Lost

25 April 1999

Season 18

Season 18, Episode 8: King Kong in My Pocket

29 June 2003

Season 19

Season 19, Episode 1: Female Suicide Bombers: Dying to Kill

13 December 2004

Season 19, Episode 2: The Perfect Swarm


Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 19, Episode 3: Deadly Love

The bizarre world of Spider Sex is explored.
Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 19, Episode 4: Killer Cats


Salvatore Vecchio ... Himself / Narrator

Season 19, Episode 5: The True Face of Hurricanes

24 January 2005

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 19, Episode 6: Witchcraft Murder

7 February 2005

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 19, Episode 7: Inside Shock & Awe

14 February 2005
National Geographic examines the hardware, strategic planning, and rationale behind the initial attacks of the Iraq War.
Tariq Aziz ... Himself (archive footage)
Stephen Biddle ... Himself - Author, Military Power
Tami Davis Biddle ... Herself - Author, Rhetoric & Reality in Air Warfare

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Michael Delong ... Himself - Author, Inside CentCom (as LT Gen Mike Delong)
Tommy Franks ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Gillet ... Himself - APTN Correspondent

Saddam Hussein ... Himself (archive footage)
Kris Kral ... Herself - National Geographic Producer

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Ivan Oelrich ... Himself - Strategic Weapons Analyst
Harlan Ulman ... Himself - Author - Shock & Awe
Salvatore Vecchio ... Himself - Narrator

Season 19, Episode 8: Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores

7 March 2005

Season 19, Episode 9: Hogzilla

13 March 2005

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 19, Episode 10: Surviving Maximum Security

25 March 2005
National Geographic and host Lisa Ling document the world behind the walls of California's Maximum Security prison at Sacramento. In intimate portraits of inmates and guards, this documentary uncovers what it takes to survive life behind bars, amidst some of the hardest gangs and most notorious criminals in America.

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess

Season 19, Episode 11: Violent Earth

22 April 2005

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 19, Episode 12: Elephant Rage

5 June 2005

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 19, Episode 13: Search for Adam

16 June 2005

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 19, Episode 29: Ice Dogs

15 November 2003

Season 19, Episode 45: Avalanche: Surviving Tragedy

25 April 2004

Season 20

Season 20, Episode 1: Secrets of the Tornado


Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 2: Collapse

13 September 2005

Season 20, Episode 3: Mysteries of Survival

7 October 2005

Chris Batchelder ... David Boomhower
Michael Finnegan ... Pablo Valencia
Jesse Gonzales ... Camper
Alan Shackelford ... Charles Horton
Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator
David Waldron ... Camper

Season 20, Episode 4: Pyramids of Fire

4 October 2005

Season 20, Episode 5: Nightmare in Jamestown

11 November 2005
National Geographic examines Jamestown the first permanent English settlement in North America. It looks at forensic and archaeological evidence that tells a story of famine, disease, violence, and cannibalism.
Bill Kelso ... Himself - Archaeologist

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Doug Owsley ... Himself - Forensic Anthropologist
Beverly Straube ... Herself - Jamestown Curator
Salvatore Vecchio ... Himself - Narrator

Season 20, Episode 6: Last Days of the Maya

The remains of a royal massacre uncovered at an abandoned Maya city are providing clues to the ancient mystery of why that civilization collapsed 1,200 years ago.
Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator (as Savatore F. Vecchio)

Season 20, Episode 7: Super Chopper

28 November 2005
National Geographic examines the science and engineering behind the EH101 helicopter which has been chosen by the Department of Defense to be the new Marine One.

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Robert Mason ... Himself - Author, 'Chickenhawk'
Massimo Porro ... Himself - Helicopter Pilot
Salvatore Vecchio ... Himself - Narrator

Season 20, Episode 8: Super Snake!


Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 9: World's Most Dangerous Gang

Explorer investigates Mara Salvatrucha (also known as MS 13) a power 50,000 person gang that stretches across North America.

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Ismael Cisneros ... Himself - MS13 Gang Member
Bob Freeman ... Himself - Detective
Luis Li ... Himself - Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
Brenda Paz ... Herself - Informant (archive footage)

Season 20, Episode 10: Super Sub

17 May 2006

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 11: Super Rig


Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 12: Science of Surveillance


Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator (as Salvatore F. Vecchio)
Robert McCallister ... Himself
Bill Page ... Himself
Hans Peter Pfister ... Himself
John Daugman ... Himself
Peter Power ... Himself
Jeff Rosner ... Himself
Joseph Gallucci ... Himself (as Deputy Inspector Gallucci)
Eben Moglen ... Himself
Ryoni Schouten ... Himself
Joe Van Galen ... Himself
Chia Shen ... Herself

Season 20, Episode 13: Fire Ants: Texas Border Massacre


Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 14: Outsmarting Terror


Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 15: Drowning New Orleans

30 May 2006

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 16: Killer Cane Toads


Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 17: Python vs. Gator

16 August 2006

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 20, Episode 18: Ultimate Bear

30 August 2006

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 21

Season 21, Episode 1: L.A. Future Quake

6 September 2006

Season 21, Episode 2: The Truth Behind the Lost Ark

10 September 2006

Season 21, Episode 3: Ultimate Hippo

13 September 2006

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 21, Episode 4: Ultimate Cat

20 September 2006
Explorer goes around the world to look at the biology and behavior of big cats including lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs.
Salvatore Vecchio ... Himself - Narrator

Bhagavan Antle ... Himself - Director, T.I.G.E.R.S. (as Dr. Bhagavan Antle)
Dennis Ikanda ... Himself - Wildlife Specialist
Frank Mendel ... Himself - Anatomist (as Dr. Frank Mendel)
Matthew Omojola ... Himself - Researcher
Dairen Simpson ... Himself - Wildlife Specialist
Edward Walsh ... Himself - Researcher

Season 21, Episode 5: World's Most Dangerous Drug

18 October 2006
Explorer examines the powerful and highly addictive drug methamphetamine also known as "meth". Correspondent Lisa Ling charts meth's impact in the United States and in the world.
Jason Gates ... Himself - Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Janelle Hornickel ... Herself (voice) (archive footage)
Coby Kempe ... Himself - Former Meth Addict
Bret King ... Himself - Corrections Officer
Mike Krantz ... Himself - Portland Police Department

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Correspondent
Gregory Mark ... Himself - Neuroscientist
Henry Nipper ... Himself - Toxicologist
Michael Wamsley ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Jonathan Raymond ... Michael Walmsley (uncredited)

Season 21, Episode 6: Attack of the Killer Bees

6 December 2006

Salvatore Vecchio ... Host
Nicholas T. King ... Dock Worker
Geoffrey Berkin ... Connecticut Beekeeper

Teresa Berkin ... Connecticut Beekeeper's Wife

Season 21, Episode 7: Super Carrier

13 December 2006
National Geographic Explorer follows the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as they prepare for action in Iraq.
Russell Ariza ... Himself - Commander, U.S.S. Eisenhower
Evan Baumgartner ... Himself - Pilot, U.S.S. Eisenhower
Brent Blackmer ... Himself - Lead Pilot, U.S.S. Eisenhower
Dan Cloyd ... Himself - Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Eisenhower
Charlie Escher ... Himself - Junior Pilot, U.S.S. Eisenhower
John Richmond ... Himself - Commander, U.S.S. Eisenhower
Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator
Matt Woo ... Himself - Pilot, U.S.S. Eisenhower

Season 21, Episode 8: Secret Lives of Jesus

17 December 2006

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 21, Episode 9: Iraq's Guns for Hire

21 January 2007
National Geographic examines the work of US hired Mercenaries and Private Security Contractors in Bagdad Iraq.
Phil Armstrong ... Himself - Private Contractor
Steve Finlayson ... Himself - Private Contractor
Pete Hayes ... Himself - Private Contractor
Lee McClellan ... Himself - Private Contractor
Robert Young Pelton ... Himself - Author, 'Hired Guns'
Dave Shields ... Himself - Private Contractor
Ben Thomas ... Himself - Former Private Contractor
Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 21, Episode 10: FBI Takedown

31 January 2007

Season 21, Episode 11: Ultimate Shark

19 February 2007

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator (voice) (as Salvatore F. Vecchio)
Olivier Destrez ... French Version (voice)
Stephen M. Kajiura ... Himself
Michel Montana ... French Version (voice)
Cécile Musitelli ... French Version (voice)
Philippe Sollier ... French Version (voice)

Season 21, Episode 12: Doomsday Volcano

28 February 2007

Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator

Season 21, Episode 13: Aryan Brotherhood

4 March 2007
National Geographic examines the Aryan Brotherhood with in depth jail-house interviews with former members.
Joey L. Blanch ... Herself - Federal Prosecuter
Matt Buechner ... Himself - California Special Services Unit
Vernell Crittendon Jr. ... Himself - Correctional Office, San Quentin
Casper Crowell ... Himself - Former Aryan Brotherhood Enforcer
Terri K. Flynn ... Herself - Federal Prosecuter
Michael Thompson ... Himself - Former Aryan Brotherhood Leader

Season 21, Episode 14: Inside North Korea

27 February 2007
Posing as a medical coordinator, Lisa Ling gains access to North Korea offering viewers a chance to see inside the "Hermit Kingdom".
Michael Breen ... Himself - Author, 'The Koreans'
Brian Green ... Himself
Kim Il-Sung ... Himself (archive footage) (as Il Sung Kim)
Kim Jong-il ... Himself (archive footage) (as Jong-il Kim)

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Correspondent
Ahn Myong ... Himself - Former North Korean Prison Guard
Sanduk Ruit ... Himself - Eye Surgeon (as Dr. Sanduk Ruit)
Joo Sung Il ... Himself - North Korean Defector
John W. Towers ... Himself (as Colonel John W. Towers)
Norbert Vollertsen ... Himself - Human Rights Activist
Chun Ki Won ... Himself - Pastor, Human Rights Activist

Season 21, Episode 15: Struck by Lightning

11 April 2007

Mary Ann Cooper ... Herself - Physician and Director, Lightning Injury Research Program
Justin Norris ... Himself - Lightning Strike Survivor
Tim Samaras ... Himself - Electronics Engineer
Salvatore Vecchio ... Narrator (voice)
Carl Young ... Himself - Meteorologist

Season 21, Episode 16: Jellyfish Invasion

8 August 2007

Season 21, Episode 17: Science of Dogs

15 August 2007
National Geographic looks at dogs and investigates how humans have taken an active role in shaping their appearance and behavior through selective breeding.
Gregory Acland ... Himself - Cornell University
Gustavo D. Aguirre ... Himself - University of Pennsylvania
Mike Christman ... Himself - President, Dogo Argentino Club of America
Trey Fondon ... Himself - Evolutionary Biologist

Rodd Houston ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Dan Jacobs ... Himself - Missy's Owner
Jean Jacobs ... Herself - Missy's Owner
Adam Miklosi ... Himself - Eötvös Loránd University
Alice Moon-Fanelli ... Herself - Tufts University
James Serpell ... Himself - University of Pennsylvania
Klim Sulimov ... Himself - Dog Breeder

Season 22

Season 22, Episode 1: Ultimate Crocodile

12 September 2007
Explorer looks at crocodiles in order to explain what makes them such powerful predators.

Rodd Houston ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Adam Britton ... Himself - Crocdile Scientist
Garry Lindner ... Himself - Ranger
Colin McHenry ... Himself - Crocdile Scientist
Mason Meers ... Himself - Crocdile Scientist
Tom Nichols ... Himself - Ranger
Alicia Sorohan ... Herself - Crocodile Attack Victim
Bill Sorohan ... Himself - Crocodile Attack Witness
Jane Tanswell ... Herself - Crocodile Attack Witness
Jeff Tanswell ... Himself - Crocodile Attack Victim

Season 22, Episode 2: Science of Babies

19 September 2007
National Geographic looks at the first twelve months of a baby's life. It examines human development in regard to facial recognition, language learning, walking, and perception.

Rodd Houston ... Narrator (voice)
Karen Adolph ... Herself - Professor of Psychology, New York University
Jeffrey Lichtman ... Himself - Professor of Molecular Biology, Harvard University

Daniel Lieberman ... Himself - Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
Mark Lustig ... Himself - Pediatric Opthomology, NYU Medical Center
Charles Nelson ... Himself - Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Karen Rosenberg ... Herself - Professor of Anthropology, University of Delaware
Deb Roy ... Himself - Director of Cognitive Machine Group, MIT Media Lab
Carla Schatz ... Herself - Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University
Karen Wynn ... Herself - Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Season 22, Episode 3: Mammoth Mystery

7 October 2007

Season 22, Episode 4: Heroin Crisis

23 October 2007

Season 22, Episode 5: Inside the Body Trade

11 November 2007
National Geographic examines organ transplantation and the growing worldwide black market organ trade.
Heather Augustin ... Herself - Transplant Patient
Ronald Busuttil ... Himself - UCLA Medical Center
Eric De Leon ... Himself - Transplant Patient
Perry Lange ... Himself - Lifenet Health

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Correspondent

Season 22, Episode 6: Ultimate Viper

21 November 2007

Season 22, Episode 7: China's Secret Mummies

2 December 2007

Hami Belal ... The Husband

Season 22, Episode 8: The Last Christians of Bethlehem

9 December 2007

Season 22, Episode 9: Science of Evil

9 January 2008
National Geographic investigates the psychological and neurobiological basis for evil.
Jonathan Cohen ... Himself - Center for Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University
Joshua Greene ... Himself - Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

Rodd Houston ... Narrator
Roy Ratcliff ... Himself - Mandrake Road Church of Christ
Aya Schneerson ... Herself - Un World Food Program

Philip Zimbardo ... Himself - Professor of Psychology, Standford

Season 22, Episode 10: Inside Sumo

30 January 2008

Rod Houston ... Narrator

Dan Kalbfleisch ... Himself

Season 22, Episode 11: Testosterone Factor

13 February 2008

Season 22, Episode 12: Alaska's Last Oil

12 March 2008

Season 22, Episode 13: Border Wars

26 March 2008

Season 22, Episode 14: Death of the Iceman

1 April 2008

Season 22, Episode 15: Shark SuperHighway

8 April 2008
National Geographic examines the evolution and behavior of the hammerhead shark and follows a team of scientists that are attempting to track their migratory patterns.
Demian Chapman ... Himself - Pew Institute for Ocean Science, Guy Harvey Research Institute
Eduardo Espinoza ... Himself - Galapagos National Park Service
Alex Hearn ... Himself - Charles Darwin Foundation

Rodd Houston ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Stephen M. Kajiura ... Himself - Florida Atlantic University
James Ketchum ... Himself - University of California, Davis
Peter Klimley ... Himself - University of California, Davis (as A. Peter Klimley)
Philip J. Motta ... Himself - University of South Florida
Kara Yopak ... Herself - University of California, San Diego

Season 22, Episode 16: Finding Anastasia

29 April 2008

Michael Coble ... Himself

Peter Coyote ... Narrator
Anthony Falsetti ... Himself
Dr. Ludmila Likova ... Herself
Sergei Pogorelov ... Himself
Aleksey Nikolaeyvitch Romanov ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Sarandinaki ... Himself
Vladimir Soloviev ... Himself
Tsar Nicholas II ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 22, Episode 17: Tunnel to a Lost World

3 June 2008
When engineers started building the deepest submerged tunnel in the world, along the worst fault line on the planet, they knew this would be a tough project. But the greatest challenge doesn't lie in the future, it lay in the past.

Hayati Akbas ... Captain

Season 22, Episode 18: Mystery of the Mummy Murders

4 June 2008

Season 22, Episode 19: Science of Cats

10 June 2008

Peter Coyote ... Narrator (voice)

Season 22, Episode 20: Gorilla Murders

1 July 2008
Explorer investigates the murder of six gorillas in Virunga National Park and reveals a very real conflict between conservationists and business interests.
Matthieu Cingoro ... Himself - Lawyer

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator
Augustin Kambale ... Himself - Park Ranger
Honore Mashagiro ... Himself - Former Director of Virunga National Park
Paulin Ngobobo ... Himself - Park Ranger
Laurent Nkunda ... Himself - General
Brent Stirton ... Himself - Photographer

Season 22, Episode 21: Zoo Tiger Escape

10 August 2008

Peter Coyote ... Narrator (voice)

Randy Miller ... Himself

Season 23

Season 23, Episode 1: Moment of Death

2 September 2008
National Geographic Explorer examines the physical and psychological changes experienced by the human in the moments before and after death.
Benjamin Abella ... Himself - University of Pennsylvania, Emergency Medicine
Tarun Arora ... Himself - Chief Resident, Neurosurgery
Lance Becker ... Himself - University of Pennsylvania, Emergency Medicine
Bill Bondar ... Himself
Monika Bondar ... Herself
Debbie Ceasar ... Herself - Registered Nurse

Peter Coyote ... Narrator
Stephen Donahue ... Himself - Director, Hartford Hospital Simulation Center
Leonard Hayflick ... Himself - Professor of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco
David Hovda ... Himself - Director, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center
James Hughes ... Himself - Bioethicist, Trinity College
Elias Jimenez ... Himself - Son
Kathy E. Magliato ... Herself - Director of Women's Cardiac Services, St. John's Health Center
Lewis Marshall Jr. ... Himself - The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Sam Parnia ... Himself - Author, 'What Happens When We Die'

Mary Roach ... Herself - Author, 'Stiff: the Curious Live of Human Cadavers'
Michaela Roser ... Herself
Al Sullivan ... Himself
Hiroyoshi Takata ... Himself - Cardiovascular Surgeon, Hartford Hospital
Paul Vespa ... Himself - Director of Neurocritical Care, UCLA Medical Center
James Whinnery ... Himself - Major General, US Air Force (Retired)
Jennifer Youngblood ... Herself - Registered Nurse

Season 23, Episode 2: Congo Bush Pilots

16 September 2008

Season 23, Episode 3: Lost Cities of the Amazon

23 November 2008
This film examines one of the greatest tragedies in human history - the destruction of the Native Amerindians by European disease.

Iyad Hajjaj ... Father Gaspar Carvajal

Hayati Akbas ... Conquistador

Roy Allen III ... Percy Fawcett
Grant Buckerfield ... Raleigh Rimmel

Peter Coyote ... (voice)

Season 23, Episode 4: Secret History of Gold

25 September 2008
Here are the stories of people in pursuit of that most precious metal; gold. A prospector gathers tiny specks of gold in the Peruvian rain forest. Dubai grows into a global gold trading center. A treasure hunter is on the trail of lost Spanish gold plundered form the Incas. And an investigator pursues the gold previously pursued by the perpetrators of the Brinks Mat gold robbery.

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator
Will de Meo
Mark James Fernandes ... Security Guard (as Mark Fernandes)

Matt Florio ... Security Guard
Clayton Glad
Dante Puleio
Ben Wolff

Season 23, Episode 5: Marijuana Nation

2 October 2008

Marc Emery ... Himself

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Narrator

Season 23, Episode 6: Guns in America

5 December 2008

Christian Jones ... Gang Member
Neal McNeil ... Gang Member

Season 23, Episode 7: The Virus Hunters

13 January 2009

Jo Mani ... Victim

Peter Coyote ... (voice)

Season 23, Episode 8: Italy's Mystery Mummies

3 February 2009

Jon Austin ... Assistant to Dr. Salafia
Timothy Beagley ... Capuchin Monk
Jordan Chapman ... Salafia's Corpse
Richard Falzone ... Dr. Alfredo Salafia

Michael Andrew Reed ... Monk

Season 23, Episode 9: Monster Fish of the Congo

10 February 2009

Season 23, Episode 10: Peru's Mass Grave Mystery

24 February 2009
In the cloud forests of Peru are the remains a lost civilization and an ancient legend of mass murder. For hundreds of years, anthropologists have been hunting for who or what killed these people.

Peter Coyote ... (voice)
J. Marla Toyne ... Herself - Physical Anthropologist

Season 23, Episode 11: T-Rex Walks Again

10 March 2009

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator

Season 23, Episode 12: Inside Guantanamo Bay

5 April 2009
Explorer takes an inside look at the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention camp. It chronicles the daily routines of both captives and guards and considers the legal status of the detainees.
Omer Al-Madani ... Himself - Detained, 2002-2008
Said Ali Al-Shihri ... Himself - Guantanamo Recidivist (archive footage)
Moazzam Begg ... Himself - Detained, 2003-2005
Bradford Berenson ... Himself - Associate White House Legal Counsel, 2001-2003

Wolf Blitzer ... Himself - Reporter (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)

Katie Couric ... Herself - Reporter (archive footage)

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Salim Hamdan ... Himself - Guantanamo Prisoner (archive footage)
Sarah Havens ... Herself - Civilian Defense Attorney
Pat McCarthy ... Himself - Staff Judge Advocate, Guantanamo 2006-2008 (as Captain Pat McCarthy)
Abdullah Mehsud ... Himself - Guantanamo Recidivist (archive footage)
Alberto J. Mora ... Himself - Former Navy General Counsel
Ali Shah Mousavi ... Himself - Detained, 2003-2006 (as Dr. Ali Shah Mousavi)

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage)

Colin Powell ... Himself - Secretary of State, 2001-2005 (archive footage)
Michael Ratner ... Himself - President, Center for Constitutional Rights
Paul Rester ... Himself - Director, Joint Intelligence Group, Guantanamo

Donald Rumsfeld ... Himself (archive footage)

Bob Schieffer ... Himself - Reporter (archive footage)
Pauline Storum ... Herself - Director, Public Affairs, JTF Guantanamo (as Commander Pauline Storum)
Charles Swift ... Himself - Former Military Defense Attorney
David Thomas ... Himself - Commander, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo (as Rear Admiral David Thomas)
Bruce Vargo ... Himself - Commander, Joint Detention Group, Guantanamo (as Colonel Bruce Vargo)
Haji Rohullah Wakil ... Himself - Detained, 2002-2008
Donald Woolfolk ... Himself - Former Deputy Commander, US Army Intelligence and Security Command
Abdul Salam Zaeef ... Himself - Detained, 2002-2005 (as Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef)

Season 23, Episode 13: Child Mummy Sacrifice

2 June 2009

Season 23, Episode 14: Easter Island Underworld

9 June 2009

Peter Coyote ... (voice)

Season 23, Episode 16: Kingdom of the Blue Whale

11 August 2009

Tom Selleck ... Narrator (voice)

Season 24

Season 24, Episode 1: Sex, Lies, & Gender

15 September 2009

Peter Coyote ... Narrator
Tiger Devore ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 2: Chimps on the Edge

22 September 2009

Peter Coyote ... (voice)

Season 24, Episode 3: Climbing Redwood Giants

29 September 2009
Explorer follows two team as they explore and film the giant redwood forests of North America.
Jim Able ... Himself - Forest Consultant

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Todd Dawson ... Himself - University of California at Berkeley
Michael Fay ... Himself - Conservationist
Lindsey Holm ... Herself - Researcher
Michael Nichols ... Himself - Editor at Large, National Geographic Magazine
Steve Sillett ... Himself - Humboldt State University

Season 24, Episode 4: Mystery of the Disembodied Feet

27 October 2009

Peter Coyote ... (voice)

Season 24, Episode 5: Inside LSD

3 November 2009

Peter Coyote ... (voice)
Dan Gordon-Levitt ... Himself - Flow Artist (as Burning Dan)
Patrick Hare
Isham Randolph

Season 24, Episode 6: Secret History of Diamonds

10 November 2009

Season 24, Episode 7: 24 Hours After Asteroid Impact

24 November 2009

Season 24, Episode 8: Nazi Mystery: Twins from Brazil

29 November 2009
Auschwitz, 1943. Joseph Mengele - the Nazi doctor known as "Angel of Death " - conducts a series of horrific human experiments. Experiments designed to determine if twins hold the key to building a blond-haired, blue-eyed master race for Adolf Hitler. Now a writer says he has evidence that the fertility experiments may not have ended, but secretly continued, 20 years later, deep in the Brazilian outback. There, in a tiny farming town, among the 80 households are some 44 pairs of twins. Blond, blue-eyed twins. With exclusive access to the secret agents that trailed him, to the scientists now uncovering the facts behind the fantastical phenomenon we go inside the largest investigation ever launched to find the definitive answer. Did Mengele unlock the Secret of the Twins?
David Bromley ... Actor - 'Salesman'

Peter Coyote ... Narrator
Gerard Gaughran ... Actor - 'Joseph Mengele'
Lucas N. Hall ... Van Driver / Salesman

Season 24, Episode 9: Narco State

13 December 2009

Lisa Ling ... Herself

Season 24, Episode 10: Camp Leatherneck

31 January 2010
National Geographic Explorer offers an inside look at Camp Leatherneck the U.S. Marine base of operation in Afghanistan where more than 10,000 soldiers are charged with fighting the Taliban.
Gabriel Christianson ... Himself - Lieutenant

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator
Gerard Dempster ... Himself - Captain
Al Faxon ... Himself - Colonel
Jason Hanson ... Himself - First Sergeant
Jason Huber ... Himself - Corporal
Michael Kobel ... Himself - Corporal
John Mann ... Himself - Corporal
Adam Muncy ... Himself - Master Sergeant
Brian Spindler ... Himself - Lance Corporal
Wesley Drake Swain ... Himself - Corporal (as Drake Swain)

Season 24, Episode 11: Python Wars

9 February 2010

Peter Coyote ... (voice)

Season 24, Episode 12: Vampire Forensics

23 February 2010
During an excavation on an island off of Venice, explorers discovers a mass gravesite of what seem to be victims of the black death in the 16th century. One unusual skull caught their attention. There was a brick shoved into the skull's mouth. Top Italian Forensics investigates why.
Michael Bell ... Himself - Folklorist
Matteo Borrini ... Himself - Forensic Anthropologist

Peter Coyote ... Narrator (voice)

Eric Nuzum ... Himself - Author, The Dead Travel Fast

Season 24, Episode 13: Inside the Nuclear Threat

2 March 2010

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage)
Tim Brown ... Himself
Pascal Fias ... Himself
Kim Jong-il ... Himself (archive footage) (as Jong-il Kim)
Tenzin Lama ... North Korean Bomb Technician / Secret Service

Kevin Leigh ... U.S. Secret Service
Richard Muller ... Himself
Lorrie Smith ... World Leader
Salvatore Vecchio ... (voice)

Season 24, Episode 14: Electronic Armageddon

15 June 2010
A scenario is explored concerning a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) generated by a nuclear weapon exploding in the upper atmosphere or a solar flare, that could have devastating results by wiping out all electronics in an instant.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ... Himself (archive footage)
Roscoe Bartlett ... Himself (as U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett)
Doug Biesecker ... Himself - Space Weather Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Yvette D. Clarke ... Herself (as U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke)

Peter Coyote ... (voice)
William R. Graham ... Himself - Science Advisor, Reagan Administration
Kim Jong-il ... Himself (archive footage) (as Jong-il Kim)
John Kappenman ... Himself - Electrical Engineer

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Lubell ... Himself - Vice-President, L-3 Communications
Richard Muller ... Himself (as Prof. Richard Muller)
Peter Pry ... Himself (as Dr. Peter Vincent Pry)
Henry Schwartz ... Himself - Owner, Steuben Foods
Lorrie Smith ... White House Staffer
Juan Eloy Carrera ... US Senator (uncredited)

Season 24, Episode 15: Solitary Confinement

11 April 2010
National Geographic explores solitary confinement and the devastating psychological effects of isolation. Some say that the practice helps to control unruly prisoners while others argue that it is tantamount to torture.
Johnny Alvarado ... Himself - 2 Years in Solitary
John Cacioppo ... Himself - Social Neuroscientist, University of Chicago
Larry Claice ... Himself - 5 Years in Solitary

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Douglas Edwards ... Himself - 10 Years in Solitary
Josue Gonzales ... Himself - 5 Years in Solitary
Stuart Grassian ... Himself - Psychiatrist, Harvard Medical School, 1974-2002 (as Dr. Stuart Grassian)
Susan Jones ... Herself - Warden, CSP
Martha K. McClintock ... Herself - Psychologist
Larry Reid ... Himself - Warden, CSP 2002-2007
Justin Rueb ... Himself - 13 Years in Solitary

Season 24, Episode 16: 25 Years

19 April 2010
Two hour special celebrating the first 25 years of National Geographic's Explorer series.

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess

Season 24, Episode 17: Journey to an Alien Moon

20 April 2010

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator

Season 24, Episode 18: Fatal Insomnia

27 April 2010

Salvatore Vecchio ... (voice)

Season 24, Episode 19: Talibanistan

8 June 2010
National Geographic heads to the front in Pakistan and Afganistan to see first hand the fight against the Taliban.
Matthew Arnold ... Himself - Human Terrain Team

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
John Green ... Himself - Human Terrain Team
Malik Naveed Khan ... Himself - Inspector General
Tresha Mabile ... Herself - National Geographic Producer
Baitullah Mehsud ... Himself (archive footage)
John Nagl ... Himself - Center for a New American Security

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage)

Richard Parry ... Himself - Cameraman

David Petraeus ... Himself - United States Central Command (as General David Petraeus)

Season 24, Episode 20: Fighting Back: Stories from the Spill

7 July 2010

Season 24, Episode 21: Inside the DEA

10 August 2010

Alejandro Chamorro ... Spanish National Police
Kenneth Christopher ... Sensei

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator
Henry A. Fiorini
Aaron Lasher ... Spanish Police Officer
Alexis Martinez ... Monzer Al-Kassar's Driver reenactment

Melia Morgan ... Monzer Al-Kassar's Maid reenactment
Joseph Norat
Omar Seif
Javier Siut

Season 24, Episode 22: 24 Hours After Hiroshima

17 August 2010
Using information from the investigation following the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, this documentary outlines the immediate 24 hours following the massive explosion. The first atomic bomb contained 140 lbs of enriched uranium and reduced the downtown to a wasteland with 70,000 people killed immediately. Another 40,000 died three days later when a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The Army spent 10 weeks studying the impact of the explosion focusing on thermal flash. The immediate impact was that some were vaporized leaving only atomic shadows. Triangulating these led them to conclude that the bomb exploded only a few hundred yards from its intended target. There was heavy damage for 3 miles in every direction. A great many were burned but there was very little information about radiation poisoning at the time. Today, scientists are still studying but the study continues today with the study of 120,000 Hiroshima survivors.

Season 24, Episode 23: Albino Murders

24 August 2010

Chike Chukwuma

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator
Don Hooper

Jeff Wilburn (as Hasani Issa)

Season 24, Episode 24: Inside Bioterror

31 August 2010

Peter Coyote ... (voice)

Karn Ford ... Biomedical Researcher (as Karn Henderson)
Justin Herber ... Terrorist

Lil Rhee ... Japanese Bioterrorist

Kimberly Spak ... Nurse

Season 25

Season 25, Episode 1: Can the Gulf Survive?

9 November 2010

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator

Season 25, Episode 2: Lost Mummies of New Guinea

16 November 2010

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator

Season 25, Episode 3: How Man Tamed the Wild

23 November 2010

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator

Season 25, Episode 4: Born to Rage?

14 December 2010
Why does our modern world remain so violent? Explorer's Inside the Warrior Gene examines the work of a new breed of scientists who believe the answer may lie not in society, but in our DNA.
Rene Arreola ... Gang Leader

Alastair Bayardo ... Adult Gilbert

Cazzey Louis Cereghino ... Paul's Best Friend

Philip Day ... Henry's Father

Daniel Van Dyke ... Dr. Han G. Brunner

David Fernandez Jr. ... Himself

Gabriela Fresquez ... Cheating Wife
Randy Hetrick ... Himself
Matt Horwich ... Himself
Neil Hudson ... Himself
J.W. ... Paul White

Lola Kelly ... Abused Sister
Lenin Pacas ... Adult Hector

Lenny Porterfield ... Gangbanger

Henry Rollins ... Himself

Season 25, Episode 5: American Hostage

17 January 2011

Kareem Hamdy ... American Hostage Taker

Isaac Nashed ... American Hostage Taker
Ran Nikfam ... Driver / Kidnapper

Robert Sciglimpaglia ... Tom Sutherland

Season 25, Episode 6: Lost Cannibals of Europe

24 January 2011

Shana Greenbaum ... Cavewoman

Christopher Meloni ... Himself - Narrator

Season 25, Episode 7: How to Build a Beating Heart

2 February 2011

Season 25, Episode 8: Clash of the Americas

14 February 2011

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator

Season 25, Episode 9: The Real George Washington

12 April 2011

John Benjamin Hickey ... Himself - Narrator

Season 25, Episode 10: Mystery of the Murdered Saints

19 April 2011
For the first time, the Catholic Church will allow scientific experts and historians to openly test the veracity of the remains of reported saints. NGC has exclusive access to the forensic investigation. Deep in the crypt below the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia lie a set of bones believed to be those of two ancient saints, Chrysanthus and Daria. For more than 1,500 years they've been hidden away ... until now.

Tim Matheson ... Narrator

Season 25, Episode 11: The Angel Effect

26 April 2011

Juan Eloy Carrera ... Office Worker

Peter Coyote ... Himself / Narrator

Season 25, Episode 12: Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes

10 May 2011

Bob Baillod ... Boat Captain

Joseph Bearor ... Reporter
Paul Degaeta
Jitka Hanakova ... Boat Captain
Jay Hansen ... Boat Captain

Tim Hopper ... Himself / Narrator

Lisa Ling ... Herself
Jack Melanson
Robyn Nast
Jeffrey Pelkey

Season 25, Episode 13: Megapiranha

3 May 2011

Tim Hopper ... Himself / Narrator

Season 25, Episode 14: Stormageddon

29 May 2011

Salvatore Vecchio ... Himself / Narrator

Season 26

Season 26, Episode 1: Brain Games: Watch This!

9 October 2011

Season 26, Episode 2: Brain Games: Pay Attention!

9 October 2011

Jennifer Lynn Tune ... Yoga instructor / Herself

Season 26, Episode 3: Brain Games: Remember This!

9 October 2011

Season 26, Episode 5: The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden

6 November 2011

Season 26, Episode 6: JFK: The Lost Bullet

20 November 2011
High-resolution scanning methods and high-definition computer technology applied to films details the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Season 26, Episode 7: How to Build an Ancient Man

23 November 2011

Season 26, Episode 8: To Catch a Smuggler

27 November 2011

Mike New ... Narrator

Season 26, Episode 9: Hitler's G.I. Death Camp

18 December 2011
The story of 350 American POWs held at a reclusive and secret concentraion camp administered by the Nazi regime.

Liev Schreiber ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Steve Luckert ... Himself - Chief Curator, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (as Dr. Steven Luckert)
Mitchell Bard ... Himself - Author, Forgotten Victims
Kyra Schuster ... Herself - Berga Curator, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Anthony Acevedo ... Himself - Medic, 70th Infantry Division
Ed Slotkin ... Himself - 106th Infantry Division
Norman Fellman ... Himself - Rifleman, 70th Infantry Division
Morton D. Brooks ... Himself - Rifleman, 42nd Infantry Division
Paul Frenkel ... Himself - Berga Civilian Prisoner
Paul Molnar ... Himself - Berga Civilian Prisoner

Season 26, Episode 10: 400 Million Dollar Emerald

29 January 2012

Margo Dane ... Mrs. Thomas

John K. Frazier (as John k Frazier)
Denny Heide ... Narrator (Brazil) (voice-over)
Harold Pappy Tucker ... Ken Conetto

Season 26, Episode 11: The Man Who Can Fly

12 February 2012

Season 26, Episode 12: Moon Rock Heist

4 March 2012

Season 26, Episode 13: Finding the Lost da Vinci

18 March 2012

Season 26, Episode 14: Under Cover: Tennessee Dog Fighting

Navigating a sea of lies and manipulation, animal rights activist Chris DeRose works with informants to bring both rural and inner city dog fighters to justice.
Chris DeRose ... Himself

Unknown Season

Afghanistan Revealed

November 2001

Africa Extreme

18 March 2001
National Geographic Explorer follows Wildlife Conservation Society ecologist J. Michael Fay as he surveys a forest ecosystem. Fay and photographer Michael Nick Nichols take a 15-month journey across 1,200 miles of dense jungle from northern Congo to the coast of Gabon. They meet armed poachers, wild animals, raging rapids, stinging caterpillars.

Dave Fennoy ... Narrator (voice)

Animal Minds

16 April 1995
Pet owners have sworn for years that their animal companions are thinking and feeling. This film examines the work of scientists investigating this point of view. In doing so, some very complex and flexible behaviors among a variety of animals are shown, from an African gray parrot that solves logic problems to a chimpanzee entertaining herself by making faces in a mirror. We may not be the only creatures to solve problems with mental pictures, fashion tools, make sounds to communicate, or be creative.

Antarctica: Life in the Freezer

14 March 1994

Robert Urich ... Himself - Host

Atlantic Dash

Follow the adventures of a 1000 mile catamaran race from Ft Lauderdale FL to Virginia Beach VA. The catamarans were filmed from helicopters, fixed wing planes, camera-boats - and a blimp.

Baghdad Bound: The Devil Dog Diaries


Battle of the Arctic Giants

10 April 2004

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Adam Ravetch ... Himself - Correspondent

Best of Explorer

January 2001

Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings

23 December 2001
A look at the background for Tolkien's mythology, hence the movie's mythology.
Phil Crowley ... Narrator (voice)
John Howe ... Himself - Conceptual Designer of LOTR
Peter McHugh ... Additional Voices

Oliver Muirhead ... Additional Voices
Alan Lee ... Himself - Conceptual Designer of LOTR

Billy Boyd ... Himself / Peregrin 'Pippin' Took

Dominic Monaghan ... Himself / Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck

Sean Astin ... Himself / Samwise 'Sam' Gamgee

Christopher Lee ... Himself / Saruman the White
John Garth ... Himself - Tolkien Historian
Martin Carver ... Himself - Archeologist (as Martin Carver PhD)

Richard Taylor ... Himself - Director: Weta Workshop

Orlando Bloom ... Himself

Cate Blanchett ... Herself / Galadriel
Pekka Huttu-Hiltunen ... Himself - Music Instructor
Jussi Huovinen ... Himself - Finnish Rune Singer

Wade Davis ... Himself - Anthropologist: National Geographic Explorer In-Residence
Markku Nieminen ... Himself - Dir. of Kalevala Institute, Juminkeo (as Marku Nieminen)
Tom Shippey ... Himself - Tolkien Scholar (as Tom Shippey Ph.D.)

Liv Tyler ... Herself
Rayner Unwin ... Himself - Tolkien Publisher
Jane Chance ... Herself - Professor: Rice University (as Jane Chance Ph.D.)

Philippa Boyens ... Herself - Co-Screenwriter LOTR
Michael Fay ... Himself - Ecologist

Peter Jackson ... Himself - Director

Ian McKellen ... Himself / Gandalf the Grey
Chris Upton ... Himself - Historian

Big Sur-Wild California

30 March 2010

Bloodhounds on the Scent

January 1993

Bog Mummies

1 June 2008

Braving Brazil


Cheetah Chase


China's Lost Girls

20 June 2004
Lisa Ling examines China's reproductive policies as she follows a group of families who travel there in order to adopt a baby girl.
Lisa Foaken ... Herself - Adoptive Parent
Richard Foaken ... Himself - Adoptive Parent
Denise Hall ... Herself - Adoptive Parent
Marissa Hall ... Herself - Adopted Child
Rich Hall ... Himself - Adoptive Parent
Gary King ... Himself - Adoptive Parent

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Donna McPhillips ... Herself - Adoptive Parent
Tracie Noles-Ross ... Herself - Adoptive Parent (as Tracy North-Ross)
Ya Qing ... Herself - Parent
Olsen Ross ... Himself - Adoptive Parent (as Orson North-Ross)
Wu Shuichang ... Himself - Village Leader

Climbing Introduction Pinnacles NM


Robert Wade Baker ... Himself (as Robert W. Baker)

Congo Trek

Explorer J. Michael Fay hikes 2,000 kilometers through central Africa to encounter gorillas, chimps, elephants and other animals.
Michael Fay ... Himself

Crocodiles of the Orinoco

25 April 2004

Dancing with Stingrays

April 1990

Deadly Encounters

Deals with the dangerous work that wildlife cinematographers sometimes do. It features sequences filmed by many shooters working for National Geographic Television.

Desert Warriors

Short documentary explores U.S. Military activities in the Mojave Desert.

Doctor Cockroach


Feasts of the Giant Sharks


Forgotten Desert

27 January 2002
National Geographic Explorer goes to the Gobi desert in China to reveals the desert's secrets. Photographer George Steinmetz, writer Don Webster, and champion paraglider Alain Arnoux travel by foot, camel, and air to record the beauty of the Gobi's landscape and collect the stories of its people.

Lance Lewman ... Himself - Narrator
Alain Arnoux ... Himself - Paraglider
George Steinmetz ... Himself - Photographer
Don Webster ... Himself - Writer

Ghosts of the Bayou

October 1993

Girl Power

23 July 2005

Mireya Mayor ... Herself - Correspondent

Greyhounds: Running for their Lives

3 January 1993

Haunt of the Hippo

25 November 2001
National Geographic Explorer goes to the Mzima Springs in Kenya to examine the intricate web of life that revolves around hippopotamuses. It looks at the role of these bulky, yet graceful, animals in the food chain and examines how these herbivores help maintain an ecological balance in the spa-like environment of the Mzima.

Holy War, Inc.

18 November 2001
National Geographic Explorer follows journalist Peter Bergen as he takes a look at influential terrorist leader Osama bin Laden and the inner workings of his far-reaching terrorist network Al-Qaeda. It examines the motivations and aspirations of the terrorist network and looks at Western counter-terrorism efforts against him.
Jonathan Bryce ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Peter Bergen ... Himself - Correspondent

Hornets from Hell

27 October 2002
National Geographic Explorer takes an up-close look at the largest hornet in the world Japanese giant hornet. The two-inch predator combines both power and aggression in its small form. It can call as many as forty honeybees in a minute. Their painful venom has even taken the lives of some human beings.
Masato Ono ... Himself - Entomologist

Hostage Crisis Massacre

28 October 2011
When the media becomes a player in a real-life hostage situation - and the police are unprepared - negotiations break down and the tragic results are broadcast live around the world.

In the Shadow of Saddam

This episode follows National Geographic photographer Reza, who photographed the region of northern Iraq now protected by the UN and known as Iraqi Kurdistan. He returns after 20 years to document the changes.

Inside Bethlehem

15 December 2007

Inside NFL Films: The Idol Makers

17 August 1997
National Geographic Explorer takes a behind-the-scenes looks at NFL films. It follows the cameramen, videographers, and filmmakers as they take viewers inside the process of filming games for broadcast and for posterity. It follows the filmmakers as they prepare for they most important job: capturing the drama of the Super Bowl.

Keith David ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Into the Lost World

22 February 2004

Mireya Mayor ... Herself - Correspondent

It's Magic

9 January 1992

Jihad: Afghanistan's Holy War

14 December 1986

Killer Cats of the Kalahari

28 December 2003
Cheetahs in Africa's Kalahari Desert are in a race for survival.

Killer Crocs of Uganda

30 May 2004

Killer Whales: Wolves of the Sea

3 October 1993

LA's Sunset Boulevard

1 October 1994

Liberia: American Dream?

29 November 2003

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Michael Davie ... Himself - Correspondent

Life on the Line

19 December 1993
Profile of Philippe Petit, the world's greatest high wire artist.

Philippe Petit ... Himself

Lifestyles of the Wet and Muddy

29 May 1996

Boyd Matson ... Himself - Host

Lighthoue to Go


Lost Empire of Tiawanaku

This short documentary explores the Tiawanaku culture of pre-Incan Bolivia.

Lost Subs: Disaster at Sea

28 July 2002
Explorer examines four submarine disasters: Russia's Kursk, the USS Squalus, Soviet K-19, and the USS Thresher.
Bob Ballard ... Himself - Underwater Explorer (as Dr. Robert Ballard)
Tengiz Borisov ... Himself - Vice Admiral, Russian Navy
Carl Bryson ... Himself - USS Squalus Crewmember
Erick Encarnacion ... Himself - US Naval Submarine School
Peter Huchthausen ... Himself - Author, K-19: The Widowmaker
Rick Low ... Himself - Commander, USS Portsmouth
Raymond McCoole ... Himself - Reactor Control Officer, USS Thresher

Joe Morton ... Himself - Narrator

Brian Nagel ... Maness
Lee Spencer ... Himself - Medical Officer, USS Portsmouth
Mark Szymanski ... Himself - Machinist's Mate, USS Portsmouth
Nadezhda Tylik ... Herself - Sergei Tylik's Mother
Natalia Tylik ... Herself - Sergei Tylik's Wife
Sergei Tylik ... Himself - Kursk Crewmember (archive footage)
Nikolai Zateyev ... Himself - Commander, K-19

Man vs. Volcano

20 December 2010

Mystery of the Inca Mummy


Nightmares of Nature

October 1995

North America's Last True Wilderness

15 October 2000

North American Wildlife


Northern Exposures


Omens of Apocalypse

22 March 2012

On Thin Ice

23 May 2004

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess
Adam Ravetch ... Himself - Correspondent

Owls: Silent Hunters

17 November 2002
National Geographic Explorer takes an up close look at owl. It follows nature expert Fergus Beeley as he looks into why owl make such ideal nocturnal birds of prey. He also examines the fossil record to reveal that owls have been polishing their predatory skills for over 40 million years.
Fergus Beeley ... Himself - Wildlife Expert
Ron David ... Himself (narrator)

Passion for Pythons

15 September 1997


8 July 2001
Explorer examines the experience of people fortunate enough to survive life-threatening encounters with poisons of the natural world. Many animal and plant species use poison as their weapon of choice when dealing with both prey and predators. Although it is often harmful, poison can also be used by modern medicine to heal.

Portuguese Bullfight


Psychic Gold Hunt


Pam Caragol Wells ... Narrator

Pursuit of the Giant Bluefin


Raising the USS Monitor


Bobbie Scholley ... Herself
Rick Cavey ... Himself - Diving Officer
David Mindell ... Himself (as Dr. David A. Mindell)
Jeff Johnston ... Himself - Archaeologist
John Broadwater ... Himself - NOAA (as Dr. John Broadwater)
Christopher Murray ... Himself - Diving Supervisor (as Capt. Christopher Murray)
Eric Emory ... Himself - Forensic Archaeologist

Renegade Lions

18 April 2004

Return of the Mummy

13 March 2004

Lisa Ling ... Herself - Hostess

Roar: One Man's Pride

24 April 2004
A profile of cinematographer Tim Liversedge in the Kalahari Desert.

Search for the Afghan Girl

15 March 2002

Boyd Matson ... Himself - Host
Sharbat Gula ... Herself - The Afghan Girl

Search for the Battleship Bismarck

National Geographic Explorer and Bob Ballard search the depths of the Atlantic for the remains of the German battleship Bismark.

Richard Kiley ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Bob Ballard ... Himself - Oceanographer
Ludovic Kennedy ... Himself - Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Tartar
Johannes Zimmerman ... Himself - Signalman, HMS Hood
Ted Briggs ... Himself - Signalman - HMS Hood
Burkard Von Müllenheim-Rechberg ... Himself - 4th Gunnery Officer, Bismarck
Otto Höntzsch ... Himself - Anti-Aircraft Gunner, Bismarck
Joe Brooks ... Himself - Midshipman, HMS Dorsetshire
Heinrich Kuhnt ... Himself - Machinist, Bismark
Todd Ballard ... Himself

Search for the Lost Ark

A British journalist's search for the Ark of the Covenant. Shot on location in Ethiopia, Israel, and Egypt.

Searching for Extraterrestrials

4 December 1994

Secret Killers of Monterey Bay

Scientists track a special type of killer whale, called "transients", which hunt whales, seals and dolphins in Monterey Bay. Along the journey, they discover another type of hidden killer that threatens all life in the Bay.
Nancy Black ... Herself - Marine Biologist

Secret Weapons

16 March 2003

Stalking Leopards

30 June 2002
National Geographic television special about the lives of leopards.

Keith David ... Narrator

Taking Down the Mob

30 September 2011

Terminal Velocity

21 July 2002
National Geographic Explorer takes a look at the peregrine falcon one of nature's boldest and fastest predators. It follows a researcher who is attempting an unorthodox way to get insight into the bird's amazing speed by following it in mid-flight after jumping out of a plane.
Mark Calland ... Himself - Speed Sky Diver
Ken Franklin ... Himself - Falconer

The Battle for Midway

14 April 1999
National Geographic follows underwater explorer Bob Ballard as he searches for the aircraft carrier sunk during the Battle of Midway.

Peter Coyote ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Yuji Akamatsu ... Himself - Veteran
Bob Ballard ... Himself - Undersea Explorer (as Dr. Robert Ballard)
Richard Halsey Best ... Himself - Veteran (as Dick Best)
Lloyd Childers ... Himself - Veteran
Harry Ferrier ... Himself - Veteran
Piers Gibbon ... Narrator (Himself)
Bill Surgi ... Himself - Veteran
Haruo Yoshino ... Himself - Veteran

John Ford ... Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) (uncredited)

The Body Snatchers

16 January 2000

The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden (26.5)

6 November 2011

Peter Bergen ... Himself - Correspondent

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage)

Chris Marvin ... Himself

The Last Voyage of the Lusitania

10 April 1994
A study of the last voyage and sinking of the Lusitania by a German U-boat on May 7, 1915.

Martin Sheen ... Narrator (voice)
Bob Ballard ... Himself
Chrissy Aitken Barnett ... Herself
Alice Lines Drury ... Herself
Avis Dolphin Foley ... Herself
Elsie Hook Hadland ... Herself
Frank Hook ... Himself
Audrey Pearl Lawson Johnston ... Herself
John Light ... Himself (archive footage)
Cecil Richards ... Himself
Edith Williams-Wachtel ... Herself

The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal

23 May 1993
Explorer follows Bob Ballard and veterans from both America and Japan as they search for ships that were sunk during the Battle of Guadalcanal.

George Bush ... Himself - Introductory Host (as George H.W. Bush)

Stacy Keach ... Himself - Narrator
Bob Ballard ... Himself - Expedition Leader
Martin Clemens ... Himself - Veteran
Bert Doughty ... Himself - Veteran
Harry Horsman ... Himself - Veteran
Aarvil Jones ... Himself - Veteran
Leonard Joslin ... Himself - Veteran
H. Stewart Moredock ... Himself - Veteran
Sadanobu Okada ... Himself - Veteran
Saburô Sakai ... Himself - Veteran
Michiharu Shinya ... Himself - Veteran
Thayer Soule ... Himself - Veteran
Akio Tani ... Himself - Veteran
Thomas Titiulu ... Himself - Guadalcanal Native
Roy Uyehata ... Himself - Veteran
Alexander A. Vandegrift ... Himself - General (archive footage)
Bert Warne ... Himself - Veteran
Jackie Wintle ... Herself - Mary's Daughter
Mary Wintle ... Herself - Wife of Veteran
Kurato Yoshiie ... Himself - Veteran

The Making of Searching for Extraterrestrials


Eitan Weinreich ... Himself

The Missing Years


J.V. Martin ... Narrator

The Pigeon Murders

5 October 2000

The Search for Kennedy's PT 109

24 November 2002
National Geographic Explorer followers oceanographer Robert Ballard as he searches for the wreckage of John F. Kennedy's PT 109 in the South Pacific. It also examines the heroic tale in which Kennedy struggled to save his crew after his boat was sunk during a collision with a Japanese destroyer. It also interviews two Solomon Islanders who helped to rescued Kennedy.
Bob Ballard ... Himself - Oceanographer

The Supernatural


The Truth Behind Loch Ness


The Ultimate Crocodile

25 August 2002
National Geographic Explorer travels to the wilds of Africa to examine the Nile crocodile one of the worlds most deadly and feared predators. Once almost decimated by hunters, the Nile has made an amazing recovery. The ancient species now rules the rules like the lions rule the savanna.

Tiger's Eye


Tiniest Lemur: King Kong in My Pocket

29 June 2003

Top Dogs


U-Boats: Terror on Our Shores

9 December 1991
One of Germany's greatest victories in World War II was called "Operation Drumbeat". All but forgotten, it was the worst naval defeat in United States history. National Geographic's U-BOATS: TERROR ON OUR SHORES turns back the pages of time for a haunting look at the battle that claimed 4,000 lives and destroyed 400 ships.

Venice Burning


Vietnam's Unseen War: Pictures from the Other Side

20 January 2002
Explorer looks at the Vietnam war from the perspective of North Vietnamese war photographers.

Keith David ... Himself - Narrator
Van Bao ... Himself - Vietnamese Photographer
Quang Chung ... Historical Reenactment
Quang Dung ... Historical Reenactment
Hong Hanh ... Historical Reenactment
Thu Huong ... Historical Reenactment
Van Hiep Mai ... Historical Reenactment
Quang Minh ... Historical Reenactment
Duyen My ... Historical Reenactment
Mai Nam ... Himself - Vietnamese Photographer
Le Nguyen ... Historical Reenactment
Ng Thanh Nhan ... Historical Reenactment
Thanh Nhan ... Historical Reenactment
Tim Page ... Himself - Photographer
Thu Tan ... Historical Reenactment
Quang Tháng ... Historical Reenactment
Doan Cong Tinh ... Himself - Vietnamese Photographer
Le Minh Troung ... Himself - Vietnamese Photographer
Minh Tuan ... Historical Reenactment
Quoc Thanh Vuong ... Historical Reenactment

Visions of the Deep

December 1992

Volcano Hunters




Water Blasters

26 December 1993

Paul Sorvino ... Narrator

Wild Encounters


Wild Passions

This program deals with Wildlife Cinematographers, and the "passion" they have for their work. It shows National Geographic cinematographers at work, clips of their sequences, and interviews. We (George D. Dodge & Kathleen M. Dodge) were one of the husband and wife teams they featured.

Wildlife Wars


Wolf Pack

31 August 2003
Newly introduced wolves in Yellowstone National Park face daunting challenges.

Zaire River Journey

National Geographic photographer Robert Caputo voyages into the heart of Zaire on a massive riverboat, capturing images of a proud and energetic people.

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