Explorer - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • 4/16/09
  • Explorer 5 - Chimps on the Edge
    Explorer attempts to unravel the complex relationship between humans and chimps that live together.
  • Kingdom of the Blue Whale
    Blue whales are the largest creatures to ever inhabit the earth -- yet despite their size, we know precious little about them.
  • Narco State
    Narco State
    Episode 15
    Follow the police as they investigate the latest drug-related kidnapping, uncover marijuana and ambush suspects at a ransom drop-off.
  • Inside Death Row
    Inside Death Row
    Episode 14
    Death Row talks to inmates approaching execution in Huntsville, TX, as well as loved ones and players in the act of execution.
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    Deep beneath the legendary Easter Island, National Geographic undertakes a groundbreaking expedition to map a vast cave system utilized by the people who carved these iconic statues. Protected by sheer cliffs, narrow labyrinths and underwater entrances, many of the caves have not been explored for decades. Recently discovered human remains and telltale artifacts reveal details of the island's intriguing history and culture.moreless
  • Explorer - Secret History of Diamonds
    From a warlord's coffers, to the prestigious diamond market. Just how far are we willing to go to possess these remarkable jewels?
  • Inside Guantanamo
    Episode 11
    The naval base at Guantanamo Bay secured a place in the annals of history when the first wave of detainees from America's War on Terror-men dubbed "the worst of the worst"-arrived in 2002. A symbol of freedom protected or freedom tragically betrayed, the controversies of Guantanamo embody the thorny issues of America's fight against an enemy that wears no uniform, has no address and will declare no armistice, and an administration's battle to keep prisoners beyond the reach of due process in American courts. The goings-on inside the wire encircling this highly classified camp have been a closely held government secret-until now. For the first time, National Geographic exclusively captures day-to-day life in the most famous prison in the world-exploring the ongoing daily struggle between the guard force of dedicated young military personnel and the equally dedicated detainees, many of whom are still in legal limbo after being held for seven years.moreless
  • T. Rex Walks Again
    Episode 10
    How could a tiny Tyrannosaurus rex baby grow into a six-ton super carnivore? Dinosaur builder Hall Train and renowned paleoartist Jason Brougham team up with top scientists to uncover the truth about this fascinating creature and to create the world's most accurate, fully skinned, mechanical replica of a walking juvenile T. Rex. Join National Geographic as the hidden secrets of the Tyrannosaurus Rex are revealed.moreless
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    Europa - an icy moon of Jupiter over 480 million miles away from Earth - may be our best hope for finding alien life in our solar system. Scientists believe that on Europa there is a liquid ocean buried beneath its icy crust. To find out if this alien ocean holds life, a team needs to get there, penetrate the ice shell, and navigate in an alien sea. Meet the scientists, adventurers, and engineers who are determined to launch a mission to Europa - and follow them through the challenges, frustrations, and triumphs that come with planning a distant mission to an alien world. Through CGI and quests to the edge of our planet, National Geographic goes on a journey to an alien moon to answer the basic question: are we alone in the universe?moreless
  • 2/10/09
    Join the search for an elusive man-sized predator that may hold the key to evolutionary science.
  • 2/3/09
    Scattered across the island of Sicily, beneath picturesque churches, are thousands of mummified bodies. And most mysterious of all is one of the last to be enshrined: she's known as the "sleeping beauty"-Rosalia Lombardo. A child barely two years old when she died nearly a century ago, Rosalia's corpse remains flawlessly preserved. Now, for the first time, a scientific team of mummy hunters is on the case, unearthing hundreds of Sicily's miraculous dead, exploring how this baffling culture of mummification could operate within the Catholic Church itself, and finally, revealing the secret formula behind Rosalia's perfect preservation.moreless
  • Virus Hunters
    Episode 6
    To many people, viruses are simply agents for disease, but they may possess far greater power than originally thought. Some experts now believe that viruses helped give rise to the first complex cells, played a role in the diversification of life, drove evolution, and perhaps gave us emotions. National Geographic investigates a provocative new theory that suggests that all life-including humans-is descended from viruses.moreless
  • Guns In America
    Episode 5
    Three hundred million citizens, 270 million guns, five stories, and one common thread: all are a part of Guns in America. National Geographic tells the story of America's connection to guns through the eyes of its citizens. From gangs to local law enforcement to gun hobbyists to a young mother, this documentary explores the lives of people with guns.moreless
  • Moment of Death
    Episode 1
    Death: it fascinates, it frightens, and those who face it and survive often look at life in a whole different way. National Geographic's Moment of Death looks at what happens to us when we die, why dead isn't always dead, and how mind and the body sometimes challenge science when it comes to the tipping point between life and death.moreless