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Decoded: Season 2: Episode 12 -- What if I told you Harry Houdini's death was not an accident, as we've been led to believe, but an act of murder? Most contend the world's most famous magician died when one of his tricks went fatally wrong.
Decoded: Season 2: Episode 8 -- Best-selling author Brad Meltzer and the team race against time to decipher ancient prophecies that warn of worldwide destruction in the year 2012.
Decoded: Season 2: Episode 6 -- What if I told you Billy the Kid wasn't killed by Pat Garrett? For a more than a hundred years, it's been believed that Sheriff Pat Garrett shot the Kid dead in 1881.
Decoded: Season 2: Episode 5 -- What if I told you that for two thousand years, many of the world's most powerful men have pursued an ancient artifact they believed would bring them unparalleled power?
Decoded: Season 2: Episode 3 -- Does Mount Rushmore, one of America's greatest icons of Democracy have a more sinister meaning? Buddy, Mac and Scott travel to Big Sky country to decode the intended message possibly hidden within this great American symbol.

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
2 December 2010 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Novelist Brad Meltzer and a team of investigators delve into historical mysteries.
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Cast

 (Series Cast [4])
Brad Meltzer ... Himself - Host / ... (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Buddy Levy ... Himself - Professor / ... (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christine McKinley ... Herself - Engineer / ... (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Scott Rolle ... Himself - Attorney / ... (12 episodes, 2010-2011)

Series Writing credits
Dominique Navarro (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rob Blumenstein (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Johnathan Walton (5 episodes, 2010-2011)

Series Produced by
Julie Auerbach .... executive producer (23 episodes, 2010-2012)
Russell McCarroll .... executive producer / executive producer: History (23 episodes, 2010-2012)
Stewart Shields .... line producer (20 episodes, 2010-2012)
Gary Auerbach .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Gail Berman .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lloyd Braun .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ron Brody .... field producer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tina Gazzerro .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Robin Humbert .... segment producer (11 episodes, 2011)
Mark Cole .... co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bruce Halford .... post story producer (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Marisa Kagan .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
David McKillop .... executive producer: History (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brad Meltzer .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Eugene Stein .... executive producer: BermanBraun / executive producer (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Leigh E. Carlson .... coordinating producer (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Stacia Crawford .... assistant coordinating producer / associate producer (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Joshua Harnden .... supervising producer (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Bill Langworthy .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Joe Van Ek .... story producer (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Christy Wegener .... story producer (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Benjamin Cohen .... associate producer (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rob Mancini .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2010-2011)
Pete Berg .... segment producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christopher Burt .... segment producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bryn Freedman .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Johnathan Walton .... story producer / producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jake Laufer .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2011)
Rob Blumenstein .... story producer (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Natalie Neurauter .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Christina Louviere .... segment producer (4 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Ahmad .... associate producer / assistant producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Amanda L. Ahmad .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Chris Hanley .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Amy Barron .... story producer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Original Music by
Scott Greer (22 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Toby Birney (22 episodes, 2010-2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Patrick Luce (11 episodes, 2011)
Madelaine Jereczek (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Joey Castro (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Frank Lagnese (7 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jesse Friedman (4 episodes, 2011)
Mark Baum (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Larry Frank (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bert Glatstein (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Joseph Lorenzetti (3 episodes, 2010)
Mike Ferrone (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Stephanie Barkley (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Iadarola .... assistant makeup artist (1 episode, 2010)
Robin Ryant .... make-up (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Sean Ervin .... post-production supervisor (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Seph Ternes .... production manager (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Henry Capanna .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Art Department
Dominique Navarro .... props (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Fernando Muga .... sound mixer / audio mixer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Alena Cochran .... visual effects artist (23 episodes, 2010-2012)
John Mitchell .... lead visual effects artist / visual effects artist (23 episodes, 2010-2012)
Patrick Hibbs II .... visual effects artist (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jeff Fuller .... visual effects artist (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Caleb Drewel .... digital compositor (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Desiree Lunsford .... visual effects supervisor (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Daniel Scruggs .... visual effects supervisor (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Eksuzian .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Michael Kellogg .... digital imaging technician (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Fiore Cosimo .... grip (2 episodes, 2011)
Ryan Ferguson .... electrician (2 episodes, 2011)
Sam Graydon .... assistant camera / camera assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Casting Department
Elya Beer .... casting (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Ryant .... wardrobe (1 episode, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Shane Lefler .... colorist / on-line editor (23 episodes, 2010-2012)
Aziza Ngozi .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matthew Simpson .... lead assistant editor (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Robert Lanford .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nicole King .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Josh Miller .... post-production coordinator (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
AJ Havrilla .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Patrick Luce .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2010)
Ezra Paek .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2010)
Samantha DeGhetto .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Brandon Crooks .... post production supervisor / post supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Sheila Urizar .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Michael Buck .... lead assistant editor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Devin Powers .... composer: additional music / music supervisor (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Justin Marcellus .... composer: additional music (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Other crew
Natalie Neurauter .... researcher (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Casey Elliott .... story assistant (11 episodes, 2011)
Leigh E. Carlson .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Marisa Kagan .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Amy Chaffin .... story editor / story assistant (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jennifer Klein .... story editor / story assistant (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alexandria Scott .... story editor / story assistant (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Amanda L. Ahmad .... story assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Trina DeMattei .... production assistant / set production assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Kat Hess .... production assistant / set production assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Jen Klein .... researcher / story assistant / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Decoded .... lead researcher (3 episodes, 2011)
Jorge Del Pinal .... researcher (3 episodes, 2011)
Marietta Durst .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kevin Scott Page .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Maritsa Arteaga .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Shannon Lively .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Josh Miller .... story assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
 

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"Brad Meltzer's Decoded" - USA (complete title)
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36 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Submoronic...F-, 24 September 2011
Author: Eschete from Louisiana

Last night, I watched a show on the "History" Channel called "Decoded" about the supposed "mystery" surrounding the Georgia Guidestones, a bizarre monument erected by an anonymous millionaire near Atlanta in 1980. I feel stupid even using the word "mysterious" in relation to this collection of large granite slabs, because there are some people who know exactly who paid the half-million dollar price-tag, but were sworn to secrecy in order to secure the patron's business (and entice tourists).

The show starts with the sophomoric and hasty assumption that the builder was a Rosicrucian, based on the pseudonym of the monument's builder, "R.C. Christian" and the cross-like shape of the monument, and then runs with that assumption for the rest of the show, investigating no other possibilities, not even in passing. Keep in mind, this was aired on the History Channel. The channel calls itself that; that just blows my mind.

The show's host/narrator, Brad Meltzer, makes appearances from time to time to act as wooden as humanly possible and ask maddeningly stupid questions that add absolutely nothing to the investigation. And what an investigation! The fieldwork is handled by a gang of three other blithering morons who go off on unfocused tangents that make a nine-year-old boy drinking red Kool-Aid in a room full of video games and toy guns look laser-like by comparison.

Here's the "arc" the investigators follow during the course of this sub-moronic television show: Who made this monument?--Rosicrucians did it—Who were the Rosicrucians?—Rosicrucians are scary--Rosicrucian mind control techniques—Using the brain to control artificial limbs(!) in a lab—Rosicrucians are harmless old women into New Age crap—Sweaty old dude remembers meeting the guy who paid for monument in 1979—NASA astronomer says solar flares no big deal—Investigators somehow come to the conclusion that solar flares could destroy human society because antennas and power girds won't work--Edgar Cayce's predictions about North America—Edgar Cayce wasn't a crank--2012 is scary—We don't know who made this monument—The End.

This is not an exaggeration. The show was this disjointed and melodramatic. And pointless. The cause of popular awareness of what historical research entails was set back by 3000 years watching this hunk of crap show.

And, America: whenever you meet someone who claims to be a doctor and he has large piercings in his ears and is carrying a map depicting what Edgar Cayce said would happen to America and earnestly relays to you that Edgar Cayce was "usually right," I would HOPE that you would demand to see/hear this person's credentials.

And "looking it up on the Internet" is NOT research, America. Jesus! I cannot remember ever feeling such rage at a television show, mostly because I know—call me smug or superior, fine—I KNOW that the audience is generally going to be too stupid to spot the slag-heap of logical and procedural flaws that make this show the piece of crap that it is.

The History Channel sucks. Take it from me, I'm a doctor. No. Really. Trust me.

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