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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.


Wild IsraelWild Israel
Smithsonian Channel, 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

From the spectacular shores of the Red Sea to the scorching heat of the Negev desert, Israel boasts a diverse array of natural landscapes. Explore the vast kaleidoscope of animal and plant life that populate its dramatic topography.


Civil War 360Civil War 360

Take a journey back in time and immerse yourself in a 150-year-old battle that nearly split our nation in two. This three-part series explores famous and little known aspects of the Civil War, from the perspectives of the Union, the Confederacy and the millions of enslaved people struggling for freedom. Hosted by Ashley Judd, Trace Adkins, and Dennis Haysbert, all of whom had ancestors greatly affected by the war, this series delivers fresh insights and untold tales, brought to life through dramatic recreations and the Smithsonian Institution's vast collection of artifacts.


Mysteries of EvolutionMysteries of Evolution

The evolutionary journey of life on Earth spans millions of years - and the results are as diverse as they are jaw-dropping. Travel through time as we explore the amazing adaptations that help certain species excel within their environments.


Waterworld AfricaWaterworld Africa
Smithsonian Channel, 2016 | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Embark on a safari to a diverse and astonishing wilderness, like no other on Earth. From the mangrove forests of southern Africa to the natural abundance of the Okavango Delta, this series is a powerful testament to the amazing ability water has to spark life where none existed before.


Macro WorldsMacro Worlds

Insects play a vital role in the ecosystem of the world. Thousands of fascinating species lurk beneath the surface of Europe and most are undiscovered and waiting to be found. A team of researchers enters the giant jungle of creatures to discover just what is beneath the soil. The little kingdom is an idyllic slice of strange beauty full of a variety of different insects -iridescent jeweled beetles, many types of bees, and other otherworldly types. Despite their tiny sizes these inhabitants play a large role in the ecosystem of the world.


Discovering the CosmosDiscovering the Cosmos

Unleash your imagination and embark on mankind's next giant leap into space exploration.


Amazing MonkeysAmazing Monkeys

Retracing the astonishing rise of monkeys through evolution on Earth for almost 60 million years.


Angkor: Land of the GodsAngkor: Land of the Gods

Angkor Wat is the largest temple on the face of the Earth and is a symbol of one of the greatest empires in the history of Southeast Asia. And yet, for centuries, the sacred structure remained lost within the tropical forests of Cambodia, along with the history of the young king who built the temple. Discover the story of Suryavarman II and how he ushered in the golden age of the Khmer Empire. See how Angkor Wat was constructed over four backbreaking decades, and witness the monument in its true glory and splendor, as it appeared 900 years ago.


Attack and DefendAttack and Defend

Across the planet, every animal-predator or prey-has survival advantages honed by millions of years of evolution. Watch some of nature's most accomplished survivors as they put their talents to the test, with their very lives at stake.