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Salvatore Vecchio ...  Narrator / ... 40 episodes, 2004-2011
...  Narrator / ... 37 episodes, 1999-2011
...  Herself - Hostess / ... 20 episodes, 2003-2011
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A weekly series of short documentary segments funded by the National Geographic Society and done in the style of the National Geographic Specials. In 2003, the show was re-branded National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. A news-style journal format is now used instead of the more traditional format of the specials. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com> and Douglas Burnette <littlerubberfeet@yahoo.com>

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Premiered on Nickelodeon in 1985; moved to SuperStation WTBS (TBS) in 1986; moved to CNBC in 1999; moved to MSNBC in 2001; retitled as Ultimate Explorer in 2003 and moved to National Geographic Channel in 2005 and reverted back to its original "Explorer" name. See more »

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Very well done and some AMAZING computer graphics.
12 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Wow. What a great documentary. The CG (computer graphics) is worthy of a Hollywood blockbusters. Just very well put together and entertaining. Congratulations on such wonderful work. From the producing to the rendering this is just brilliantly put together. If you have any interest in submarines, then this show is for you. I hope they put it out on DVD. I would be interested in seeing the research that went in to it. Also, I'd like to see the production pipeline that created the wonderful CG images. I think this idea should be pursued in serial form. Of all the documentaries from Nat Geo I think this is one of the best.


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