Naked Planet (1999–2000)
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The history, mystique, and allure of Niagara Falls.

Director:

Tony Mitchell

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Episode credited cast:
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Bailey George Bailey ... Himself
Daniel Dumych Daniel Dumych ... Himself
Piers Gibbon Piers Gibbon ... Narrator
John Kinney John Kinney ... Himself
Peter Kowaski Peter Kowaski ... Himself
Patrick McGreevy Patrick McGreevy ... Himself
Keith Tinkler Keith Tinkler ... Himself
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This documentary looks at the history, geology, and mystique of one of planet Earth's greatest wonders. Niagara Falls has long been a magical place, alluring and attractive, a place of extremes that draws both daredevils and engineers, honeymooners and suicides, pilgrims and dreamers. Since 1901 sixteen people have ridden over the Falls in a barrel, with five dying in the attempt. While 50,000 honeymooners visit each year, a suicide takes place about once every two weeks. The five Great Lakes contain 1/5 of the entire world's supply of fresh water, and the Niagara River, which drains four of them, is the largest river in the world by volume of water carried per mile. In the 1890s Niagara was at the center of the technological revolution in electrical power generation. Today the Falls have been thoroughly tamed--by day only 50% of the total amount of water flowing through the Niagara River goes over the Falls, dropping to 25% at night; the rest is diverted through massive hydroelectric... Written by yortsnave

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1999 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Niagara Falls, New York, USA

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Narrator: There is a place where, every second, more than half a million gallons of water tumbles over towering cliffs three thousand feet wide. A place where it free-falls a spectacular one hundred and seventy feet before plunging into a seething cauldron far below. These thundering waters reflect Nature at its most powerful and most destructive, and its most magical and alluring. This is Niagara Falls. As one of the natural wonders, our love affair with Niagara has spanned the past three ...
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