Explorer - Season 3

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Episode Guide

  • Zoo Tiger Escape
    Episode 33
    On Christmas Day 2007, a 243-pound Siberian tiger named Tatiana escaped from her open-air enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo and mauled three young men. Before long, one 17-year-old boy and the 4-year-old tigress lay dead. Zoo Tiger Escape investigates the how and why of what really happened that night-from the possible motivational factors that led the tiger to escape, to the complex evolution of enclosure design.moreless
  • 2/11/07
    In prison, inmates do whatever it takes to outwit officers. It's an ongoing game of cat and mouse-a game for control. And the more rules and regulations that are imposed on the prisoners, the farther they'll go to get an upper hand. At North Carolina's Alexander Correctional Institution, the game is never ending.moreless
  • 5/30/06
    Follow Lisa Ling and a National Geographic film crew through the wreckage of post-invasion Iraq as they search for the Treasure of Nimrud-one of the world's most spectacular caches of golden jewels and dazzling crowns. Discovered in the late 1980s and then hidden away in 1990, many feared this collection was lost forever until it was finally located in the flooded vaults and burned out wreckage of Iraq's Central Bank.moreless
  • Heroin Crisis
    Episode 20
    Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on earth. Stronger, purer and easier to get than ever before. The newest forms of heroin can be snorted or smoked--rather than injected--attracting millions of new users. National Geographic investigates how the war in Afghanistan has inadvertently unleashed a deluge of heroin, feeding addicts from Kabul to Europe to America's heartland.moreless
  • Aryan Brotherhood
    Episode 14
    In the maximum-security prison world of murderers, they are the most feared. With nicknames like "The Beast" and "The Hulk," The Aryan Brotherhood are the most violent criminals behind bars. National Geographic goes behind bars to unveil the secrets of the vicious gangs of white supremacists in prisons. Jailhouse interviews and surveillance footage reveal their deadly tactics.moreless
  • Last Christians of Bethlehem
    Christians have lived in Bethlehem for centuries, but in today's political climate, they have fewer reasons to stay.
  • 1/21/07
    Private security contractors in Iraq's war zone risk their lives to protect VIPs and transport critical supplies.
  • Super Carrier
    Episode 8
    The USS Eisenhower is the pinnacle of aircraft carrier technology. The 97,000-ton steel monster boasts next-generation radar and combat capabilities and is run by 6,000 personnel. See it in action during her final trials before combat.
  • Inside North Korea
    Inside North Korea
    Episode 1
    Cross into North Korea, one of the world's most secretive nations, for a rare glimpse of the country and its dictator Kim Jong II.
  • Tornado Intercept
    Episode 1
    This groundbreaking one-hour event takes you into the whirling devastation of a tornado’s heart as cutting-edge science meets over-the-edge filmmaking to capture incredible images of what happens inside one of nature's deadliest phenomena! Witness the construction and first deployment of the revolutionary Tornado Intercept Vehicle - 8,000 pounds of armor plating, bullet-proof windows, state-of-the-art camera, and a crew of hardcore, thrill-seeking filmmakers. Plunge into the killing zone of tornadoes capable of generating 300-mph-plus winds as researchers risk life and limb to shoot never-before-seen footage from within these monster storms. From stunning computer-generated imagery, to riding shotgun in the first vehicle ever to take a camera into a tornado’s vortex, it's extreme, adrenaline-driven science.moreless