Modern Marvels

Season 9 Episode 17

The World's Biggest Machines

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM May 14, 2002 on The History Channel
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The World's Biggest Machines
Join us for a look at the biggest, heaviest, tallest, longest, meanest machines on the planet! We'll see what these monsters do and how they operate, and how they're designed and assembled. Machines investigated include the largest draglines, excavators used in mining; the biggest dump truck; port cranes; a front-end loader with an 80-ton bucket and the largest tires of any vehicle; the cruise ship, the Voyager of the Seas; a 240-foot tall wind generator; and a fusion reaction machine the size of a football field.moreless
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    • TRIVIA (9)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: Astounding, enormous, immense, colossal, words don't do them justice. Stand back tiny Earthlings for the attack of the metal monsters. Now, the World's Biggest Machines, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Carl D. Gilmore
        Sr. Development Eng., Bucyrus International, Inc.

        Tony Hendrickson
        Gen. Superintendent, Bucyrus International, Inc.

        Keith Haddock
        Author, Extreme Mining Machines

        David M. Land
        Dir. of Engineering, Bucyrus International, Inc.

        Lyndon B. Johnson (archival footage)

        John F. Kennedy (archival footage)

        Thurston Vickery
        Manager, United States Alliance

        Kevin Nicolello
        Terminal Manager, Hanjin Shipping

        Paul L. Griffin
        Product Manager, LeTourneau, Inc.

        Mark Barr
        Chief Engineer, LeTourneau, Inc.

        Francis Bartley
        Mgr. R&D, Liebherr Mining Equipment Co.

        Reggie Trass
        General Manager, Liebherr Mining Equipment Co.

        Tony Muresu
        Hotel Director, "Voyager Of The Seas"

        Tormod Isaksen
        Chief Engineer, "Voyager Of The Seas"

        Tor I. Olsen
        Captain, Voyager Of The Seas"

        Beatrice Blomquist
        Historian Menominee Range Hist. Foundation

        Robert Paul
        VP/Dir. of Sales North America, Nordex

        Dan Guevara
        Service Engineer, Nordex

        Edward Moses
        Project Manager, National Ignition Facility

        Glenn Hermes
        Operations Manager, National Ignition Facility

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Luke Ellis
        Producer: Luke Ellis
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Editor: Andre Vaillancourt
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Kevin Cloud
        Production Manager: Kathlene Exner
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Hildie Katibah
        Archivist: Nilda Pergola-Jensen
        Researcher: Diane Wai
        Clearance Assistant: Gabe Martinez
        Historical Consultant: Keith Haddock
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Post Production Assistant: Montgomery Jesselton Kingsley
        Camera: Brandon Green
        Camera: Peter Krajewski
        Camera: Marc Linn
        Camera: Jesse Phinney
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Victor Bornia
        Graphics: Barry Hill
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Assistant Production Accountant: Dennis Luciani
        Production Coordinator: Michael Z Davis
        Assistant Production Coordinator: James Wiser
        Production Assistant: Rasi Delgado

        Special Thanks:
        Arch Coal, Inc
        Dianne Castelaz-Chiapusio
        Hanjun Shipping
        Paul Lang
        United Space Alliance

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra

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