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Modern Marvels

Season 6 Episode 9


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 13, 1999 on The History Channel
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Episode Summary

Bombs...the most feared and powerful weapon in any nation's arsenal. What began as incendiary devices in the 7th century has evolved into weapons that can literally blow the human race off the face of the earth! From the use of diseased carcasses flung over castle walls to Greek Fire to today's smart bombs, we review the evolution of bombs.moreless
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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • In addition to Hitler's V-1 jet-propelled bomb, Germany also produced the more powerful V-2 model. It was the first man-made object to actually leave the atmosphere of the Earth.

      • Roger Bacon, an English friar, was the first to put on paper the forumula for gunpowder in the 13th century. He was so frightened by the danger of this mixture, he codified it by using nearly indecipherable anagrams.

      • Trinitrotoluene (TNT) does not contain nitroglycerin. It actually consists of triple nitrated toluene.

      • Nitroglycerin is not a mixture of acids and glycerin. It is actually the product of that mixture.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: From multiple warheads to bunker busters, from smart bombs to hydrogen fusion, bombs have evolved into devices that can literally blow mankind off the face of the Earth. Now: Bombs, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Yann Debonne
        Writer: Noah Morowitz
        Producer: Yann Debonne
        Producer: Noah Morowitz
        Additional Segment Producer: Scott Goldie
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Consulting Producer: Ron Nelson
        Associate Producer: Bob Petrella
        Associate Producer: Kristina Djokic
        Editor: Robert Potter
        Editor: Motoshi Wakabayashi
        Additional Segment Editor: Jason Steinberg
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Alan Ett Music Group
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Lisa Blackwood Hope
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Clearance Supervisor: Leslie Anne Clark
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Allison Boon
        Production Controller: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: April Brown
        Accountant: Lisa Casella
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Accountant: Paulette Pantoja
        Researcher: Julieann Pavesi
        Researcher: Uldis Balodis
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Coordinator: Brad Skiles
        Post Coordinator: Leanne M. Anaya Reece
        Post Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
        Voice over Coordinator: John Knapp
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Post Assistant: Kevin McCartney
        Camera: Aron brown
        Camera: James Buckley
        Camera: Doug Crawford
        Camera: Shaun Donahue
        Camera: Marcus Glasgow
        Camera: Edward Springer
        Camera: Liz Watkins
        Field Audio: William Bass
        Field Audio: James Becker
        Field Audio: Ray Bennett
        Field Audio: Stan Bohnhoff
        Field Audio: Jonathan J. Cohen
        Field Audio: Eric Fox
        Field Audio: Mike Kimball
        Field Audio: Marty Zimmerman
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
        Animation: Victor Bornia
        Historical Consultant: Eglin Air Force Base
        Historical Consultant: Los Alamos National Laboratory
        Historical Consultant: USS Lincoln

        Special Thanks
        Eglin Air Force Base
        Los Alamos National Laboratory
        Mark Miller
        Rex Swenson
        USS Lincoln

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC
        1998, 2003, 2005

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