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"Nova" Mystery of Easter Island (2012)

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Nova: Season 40: Episode 3 -- Easter Island has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722.


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7 November 2012 (Season 40, Episode 3)
Easter Island has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. | Add synopsis »
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Interesting and educational, but, as expected, a little slow. See more (1 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Lance Lewman ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Carl Lipo ... Himself - Archaeologist
Sergio A. Rapu Haoa ... Himself - Archaeologist (as William Pitt Sergio Rapu Haoa)
Terry Hunt ... Himself - Archaeologist
Umi Kai ... Himself - Artisan
Max Beach ... Himself - Industrial Designer
James Diedesch ... Himself - Design Engineer
Rod Hall ... Himself - Concrete Specialist
John Flenley ... Himself - Pollen Analyst
Patrick Kirch ... Himself - Archaeologist
William Pitt ... Himself - Wildlife Biologist

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andy Awes 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Maria Awes  uncredited

Produced by
Lynn M. Anderson .... post-production producer (as Lynn Anderson)
Paula Apsell .... executive producer
Andy Awes .... executive producer
Andy Awes .... producer
Maria Awes .... executive producer
Maria Awes .... producer
John B. Bredar .... producer
Laurie Cahalane .... coordinating producer
Patrick Carey .... associate producer
David Condon .... development producer
Ben Krueger .... associate producer
Lisa Mirowitz .... producer
Sergio Mata'u Rapu .... associate producer (as Sergio Rapu)
Pamela Rosenstein .... development producer
Karinna Sjo-Gaber .... associate producer
Meghan Sparks .... associate producer
Howard B. Swartz .... executive producer
Stephen Sweigart .... supervising producer
Melanie Wallace .... senior series producer
Original Music by
Chris Beaty 
Cinematography by
Bo Hakala 
Film Editing by
Andy Awes 
Brad Keeley 
Bradley Keely 
Production Management
Maria Awes .... production manager
Patrick Carey .... post-production manager
Nathan Gunner .... post-production manager
Jonathan Loewald .... production manager
Johnita Moran .... production manager
Brett Reinke .... post-production manager
Art Department
Tyler Howe .... senior designer
Sound Department
John McFadden .... sound recordist
Cheryl Ottenritter .... sound mixer
Kelly Pieklo .... sound editor
Kelly Pieklo .... sound mixer
Sergio Mata'u Rapu .... sound recordist
David J. Russ .... sound editor (as Dave Russ)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mathew Knight .... camera operator
Aina Paikai .... assistant camera
Paul Stoll .... camera operator
Colin Threinen .... camera operator
Animation Department
Kipp Crawford .... animator
Andy Lefton .... animator
Tom Reiner .... animator
Editorial Department
Michael H. Amundson .... post-production on-line editor
Tim De Chant .... digital editor
Spencer Gentry .... post-production on-line editor
Carl N. Jacobs .... on-line editor
Alex Kreuter .... post-production editor
Rebecca Nieto .... post-production editor
Kevin Russell .... assistant editor
Michael Sandness .... colorist
Michael Sandness .... on-line editor
Cassie Wentlandt .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ray Loring .... music theme
John Luker .... music theme
Rob Morsberger .... music theme
Walter Werzowa .... music theme
Other crew
Lauren Aguirre .... media director (as Lauren S. Aguirre)
Kristine Allington .... project coordinator
Kate Becker .... researcher
Linda Callahan .... production coordinator
Eileen Campion .... publicist
Rachel Connolly .... education director
Allison Eck .... production assistant
Linzy Emery .... compliance manager
Sarah Erlandson .... paralegal
Ohnna L. Flahive .... researcher
Janice Flood .... talent relations
Rachel Gesserman .... educational coordinator
Ivan Hadingham .... senior science editor
Dan Hart .... developer
Scott Kardel .... talent relations
Karen Laverty .... publicist
Maiken Lilley .... educational coordinator
Victoria Louie .... publicist
Alan Ritsko .... managing director
Anna Rothschild .... production assistant
Martine Schroeder .... production assistant
Laura Beth Ward .... production coordinator

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Condon  development producer
Daniel Hart  developer
Mark Hobson  (episode "Orangutan - Man of the Forest")
Alan Kwan  developer
Lisa Leombruni  development associate
Tacita Morway  developer

Produced by
D.J. Roller .... producer (one episode)
Original Music by
James Yannatos 
Cinematography by
Sam Henriques (lighting cameraman) (multiple episodes)
D.J. Roller (multiple episodes)
Sound Department
G. John Garrett .... production sound mixer (multiple episodes) (1985-)
Rob Whitehurst .... sound recordist (1992-)
Other crew
Gary Martyn .... production assistant
Sallie McGuire Nicholas .... production assistant
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

53 min
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Interesting and educational, but, as expected, a little slow., 11 May 2015
Author: carbuff

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Another solid Nova program, but as usual, it is just a bit slow and lacking in punch.

I really believe that a show can be both educational and lively at the same time and Nova programs generally could use more life and emotion.

With that said, their proposed suggestion for how the Easter Island statues were moved seems plausible, and it was fun to watch them work it out in the tropical paradise of Hawaii.

The other insights into Easter island history and culture were interesting also.

Overall, a well-spent 50 minutes, but it could really have been juiced-up some with no loss in educational value.

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