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Saints & Strangers

This is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on a chartered ship for a place they had never seen. Of this group, half are those we think of as "pilgrims," religious separatists who abandoned their prior lives for a single cause: religious freedom. The other half, the "merchant adventurers," had less spiritual and more material, real-world objectives. This clash of values created complex inner struggles for the group as they sought to establish a new colony, compounded by a complicated relationship with the local Native American tribes. The conflicting allegiances among these groups culminated in trials of assimilation, faith, and compromise, that continued to define our nation to this day.


Origins

Hosted by Jason Silva, Origins: The Journey of Humankind rewinds all the way back to the beginning and explores the innovations that made us modern.


Hostile Planet

Hostile Planet, a six-part series executive produced by cinematographer and director Guillermo Navarro, producer Martha Holmes, Tom Hugh-Jones and Bear Grylls, draws attention to the most extraordinary accounts of animals that have adapted to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs.


The Legend of Mick Dodge

Twenty-five years ago, Mick Dodge left the modern world behind. He ventured deep into the Hoh Rainforest in the Pacific Northwest, kicked off his shoes (literally!) and made his home in the trees, hidden in the moss. He was only rarely seen by the outside world, until he agreed to let our film crew record his unusual life.


Year Million
National Geographic Channel,

2017

| Reality
Rating: 5/5

From the moment our ancestors smashed two rocks together to forge the first tool, technology and imagination have propelled humanity forward. But now, technology has the power to shape a future beyond our imagination. What was once conceived by science fiction as entertainment is now the blueprint great scientists use to project the future of our world.


Chain of Command

Chain of Command delivers extraordinary insight into a line of authority and responsibility as never seen before, including a rare on-camera sit down with General Joseph Dunford Jr, the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From the halls of power at the Pentagon in Washington DC to the front lines in Iraq, Afghanistan; Somalia; Niger; and South America, and to the surprising ISIS recruiting ground of Trinidad and Tobago, viewers will see firsthand how decisions made at the Pentagon have a direct impact on service members on the ground, fighting to protect Americans and their allies from radical extremists.


The Boonies
National Geographic Channel,

2016

| Reality
Rating: 3/5

In the age of technology, the world is getting smaller, and some people go to extreme lengths and places to escape. For a rare breed, homesteads are still far too close for comfort. For them, independence means re-defining "off the grid." A collection of unique individuals are hiding out where no one else thinks to look - "above the grid" in the trees, "below the grid" in caves, "outside the grid" on a remote island, and "beyond the grid" on the mountaintops. They say that any true refuge comes at a price...but some people are willing to pay it.


National Geographic Explorer

National Geographic Explorer or Ultimate Explorer, travels around the world exploring topical news stories. Hosted by Lisa Ling, Explorer visits locations with unique events and fascinating stories.


Drain the Oceans

Using advanced underwater scanning systems, scientific data and art digital recreations, the 10-part factual program will look to solve modern and ancient mysteries from beneath the ocean waves.


American Genius

The show looks at those who mentally put the pedal to the metal. These are stories of beautiful, hyper-creative mad minds. We may think we know them because our country, and the world, still reaps the benefits of their extraordinary thinking, but our goal is to go way behind IQ, and way beyond the known eccentricity.