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A brief account of the Earth's geological progression, from its creation 4.6 billion years ago to scientists' predictions of its demise more than 2.5 billion years in the future. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Geoffrey Boulton ... Himself (as Prof. Geoffrey Boulton)
Gary Stevens ... Himself (as Prof. Gary Stevens)

Dan Durda ... Himself (as Dr. Dan Durda)
Martin Van Kranendonk ... Himself (as Dr. Martin Van Kranendonk)
Mark A.S. McMenamin ... Himself (as Prof. Mark McMenamin)
Páll Einarsson ... Himself (as Prof. Pall Einarsson)
Paul McNeil ... Himself (as Dr. Paul McNeil)
Frederick Rich ... Himself (as Prof. Frederick Rich)
Reese Barrick ... Himself (as Dr. Reese Barrick)
Jack Robey ... Himself (as Dr. Jack Robey)
Adrian Pfiffner ... Himself (as Prof. Adrian Pfiffner)
Wayne Ranney ... Himself
Finnur Palsson ... Himself
Joerg Schaeffer ... Himself (as Dr. Joerg Schaeffer)

Corey Johnson ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoffrey Notkin ... Himself

Directed by
Peter Chinn 
Writing credits
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Peter Chinn  written by

Produced by
Stuart Carter .... executive producer
Lucy Haken .... assistant producer
Kirstie McLure .... executive producer
Susan Werbe .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Jason Ellson 
Film Editing by
Huw Jenkins 
Production Management
Marie-Louise Frellesen .... production manager
Sound Department
John Bergman .... sound
Adam Butler .... sound mixer
Monroe Cummings .... sound
Steve Higgs .... sound
Kirk Johnson .... sound
Scott Montgomery .... sound
Guy Satchwell .... sound
Jonah Torreano .... sound
Scott Wilkinson .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Ellson .... camera operator
David Flett .... camera operator
Sean Leslie .... camera operator
David Swan .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Steve Gilbert .... on-line editor
Other crew
Alain Gerente .... archive material
Edward Herrmann .... narrator
Sofia Ismail .... researcher
Deborah Kelley .... archive material
Cherry Lews .... archive material
Emily MacDowell .... programming coordinator
Kirstie McLure .... head of production
Phillip Playford .... archive material

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90 min
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Glorious, 19 November 2010
Author: jcravens42 from Portland, Oregon, United States

Whether its the pilot from 2007 or an individual episode of the 2009 series, I love love love the History Channel's How the Earth Was Made. These documentaries take the 4.5 billion year history of the Earth and turn it into a glorious tribute to the natural forces of the universe, giving the viewer a sense of wonder and awe. It's impossible to multi-task while watching the show -- put your laptop or smart phone away and drink in those visuals while the wonders of science get explained in an easy-to-understand way. Earth science has often been beyond my grasp because of boring presentation; How the Earth Was Made takes that information and presents it in a way that is absolutely accessible and wondrous. In addition to the feast of visuals and information these documentaries provide, the information sticks with you, making hiking/walking through natural landscapes an even more awe-inspiring experience. The show also presents the stories of the various scientists, professional and amateur, who have helped us understand historical geology, including plate tectonics. Great stuff!

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