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China's Dragon EmperorChina's Dragon Emperor

The story of Qin Shi Huang is as epic in life as it is in death. Crowned as a boy king over 2,000 years ago, he grew to unify China for the first time, establishing a new form of government, uniform laws, and a single writing system that is still in use today. He also ordered the construction of a royal tomb that is larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza and is guarded by a massive army of terracotta warriors. Explore the transformative life and magnificent afterlife of China's first emperor.


Great Blue WildGreat Blue Wild
Smithsonian Channel, 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

To catch a glimpse of some of the most spectacular natural wonders on the planet, you have to journey deep beneath the oceans. Dive into lush undersea gardens filled with vibrant vistas and otherworldly creatures.


China's Forbidden CityChina's Forbidden City

In the heart of Beijing lies the largest palace in the world, The Forbidden City. For five hundred years, it served as the home of the almighty Emperors of China along with their wives, concubines, and entourages of tens of thousands of eunuchs and civil servants. But the Forbidden City is more than an imperial residence; it is the center of the universe, a unique complex of structures revealing a hierarchy of power both imperial and divine.


Rise of the SupercarrierRise of the Supercarrier

An inside look at the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest and most powerful warship ever built for Britain's Royal Navy.


Humongous MovesHumongous Moves
Smithsonian Channel, 2017 | Documentary
Rating: 2/5

Across land, sea, and air, they carry the most massive, fragile, and expensive cargoes on the planet to destinations hundreds, even thousands, of miles away. Follow the teams of engineers tasked with planning and executing the world's most nail-biting moves. Through each daring and dangerous relocation and amidst tough conditions and tight deadlines, these heavy haulers must overcome incredible challenges to get their colossal cargoes to their new homes.


Zoo VetsZoo Vets

It takes a special kind of veterinarian to act as dolphin surgeon one day, tiger dentist or camel acupuncturist the next. Meet the ultimate medical multitaskers, the men and women tending to thousands of species at zoos and aquariums across the country. These caretakers work around the clock, making life and death decisions and pushing the limits of veterinary science to treat their patients. They are diversified doctors, facing endless varieties of anatomies, personalities and peculiarities, but united by one trait: an immense love of animals.


Garden SecretsGarden Secrets
Smithsonian Channel, 2010 | Documentary
Rating: 2/5

Meet the experts who make the Smithsonian Gardens a stunning living museum year round. See how our horticulturists work tirelessly to overcome urban conditions and freezing temperatures. Learn how all gardeners, from amateur to seasoned, can use their secrets to make their own gardens grow.


Extreme AfricaExtreme Africa
Smithsonian Channel, 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Take an exhilarating trek through a range of African landscapes where survival is by no means guaranteed. It's an intriguing look at the resilience of life in the face of harsh and overwhelming odds.


Great Parks of AfricaGreat Parks of Africa
Smithsonian Channel, 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Scattered throughout the wild lands of Africa are a number of protected havens that shelter some of the continent's most iconic wildlife. Explore these majestic natural sanctuaries dedicated to the preservation of the continent's rich yet vulnerable wildlife heritage.


Battle for the AtlanticBattle for the Atlantic

The stakes were simple. Win the Battle of the Atlantic, win the war. For six years, an undulating warzone spanning 2,800 miles was the setting for one of the most bitterly fought battles of World War II. German U-boats ravaged convoys of British Canadian supply ships, sending thousands of merchants to a watery grave, along with millions of tons of vital supplies. Britain was cut off and on the brink of surrender, an act that would give Hitler control of Europe. Britain had to somehow turn the tide. The outcome of World War II depended on it.