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NOVA, Alien Planets Revealed
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directed by Nathan Williams, fl. 2008; produced by Darlow Smithson Productions, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2014), 54 mins
It's a golden age for planet hunters: NASA's Kepler mission has identified more than 3,500 potential planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. How did we come upon this distant planet? Combining startling animation with input from exper...
directed by Nathan Williams, fl. 2008; produced by Darlow Smithson Productions, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2014), 54 mins
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NOVA, Ancient Computer
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directed by Mike Beckham; produced by Mike Beckham, Images First, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2012), 54 mins
An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world's first computer.
directed by Mike Beckham; produced by Mike Beckham, Images First, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2012), 54 mins
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NOVA, Ape Genius
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produced by NOVA and National Geographic Film & Television, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2008), 54 mins
The great apes which include chimps, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos, seem to have rich emotional lives similar to our own. But just how smart are these animals? A new generation of investigators is revealing the secret mental lives of great apes that are turning out to be far smarter than most experts ever imagi...
produced by NOVA and National Geographic Film & Television, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2008), 54 mins
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NOVA, Apollo 13: To the Edge and Back
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directed by Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987 and Noel Buckner, fl. 1984; produced by Noel Buckner, fl. 1984 and Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987, Central Independent Television, WGBH Boston and TV Asahi, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2004), 1 hour 26 mins
They were 200,000 miles from Earth when an explosion crippled their spacecraft, stranding them, perhaps forever. Relive the thrilling true story of the catastrophic flight of Apollo 13 and the crew's heroic battle against the odds in this NOVA documentary, through first-hand accounts from the pilots, their familie...
directed by Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987 and Noel Buckner, fl. 1984; produced by Noel Buckner, fl. 1984 and Rob Whittlesey, fl. 1987, Central Independent Television, WGBH Boston and TV Asahi, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2004), 1 hour 26 mins
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NOVA, Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening
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directed by Richard Smith, fl. 2013; produced by Richard Smith, fl. 2013, Essential Media and Entertainment, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2013), 54 mins
What can Australia reveal about how Earth was born and how life took hold? Join NOVA and host Dr. Richard Smith as they journey back to the very beginning of the Australian story in 'Awakening.' The first stop is Western Australia, around four and a half billion years ago, where we encounter an Earth shortly after...
directed by Richard Smith, fl. 2013; produced by Richard Smith, fl. 2013, Essential Media and Entertainment, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2013), 54 mins
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NOVA, Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes
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directed by Richard Smith, fl. 2013; produced by Richard Smith, fl. 2013, Essential Media and Entertainment, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2013), 54 mins
How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues in 'Life Explodes.' Half a billion years ago, Australia was still part of the super-continent Gondwana. The oceans were teeming with weird and wonderful animals, but the world above the waves remained an almost lifeles...
directed by Richard Smith, fl. 2013; produced by Richard Smith, fl. 2013, Essential Media and Entertainment, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2013), 54 mins
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NOVA, Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters
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directed by Richard Smith, fl. 2013; produced by Richard Smith, fl. 2013, Essential Media and Entertainment, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2013), 54 mins
'Monsters' begins Down Under at the dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs. Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects the giants that stalked the Great Southern Land and discovers that some of these animals were among the largest ever to have...
directed by Richard Smith, fl. 2013; produced by Richard Smith, fl. 2013, Essential Media and Entertainment, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2013), 54 mins
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NOVA, Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures
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directed by Richard Smith, fl. 2013; produced by Richard Smith, fl. 2013, Essential Media and Entertainment, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2013), 54 mins
In the wake of the catastrophic asteroid impact believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs, Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage across southern seas. With host Richard Smith, NOVA travels the walkabout continent to uncover how it became the strange land it is today. In this final episode, 'Strange Creatures,...
directed by Richard Smith, fl. 2013; produced by Richard Smith, fl. 2013, Essential Media and Entertainment, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2013), 54 mins
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NOVA, Ben Franklin's Balloons
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directed by Stéphane Bégoin, fl. 2004; produced by Jean-Marc Robert, fl. 2010-2014 and Sylvie Barbe, fl. 2002-2014, Docside Production, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2014), 54 mins
The first stage in human flight didn't begin with the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, but with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th century Paris. In a period of just 19 months, humanity not only left the ground for the first time--a moment as significant as the Apollo moon landing--but thanks to a handful of bri...
directed by Stéphane Bégoin, fl. 2004; produced by Jean-Marc Robert, fl. 2010-2014 and Sylvie Barbe, fl. 2002-2014, Docside Production, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2014), 54 mins
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NOVA, The Bible's Buried Secrets
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produced by NOVA, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2009), 1 hour 54 mins
Go on a scientific journey to the beginnings of modern religion, and dig into both the Bible and the history of the Israelites through the artifacts they left behind. The film focuses on the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) as the foundation for the great monotheistic religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. T...
produced by NOVA, in NOVA (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2009), 1 hour 54 mins
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