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  • 1995-12-03T05:00:00Z on Discovery
  • 45 mins
  • 1 hour, 30 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary

Discovery Channel (formerly The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply "Discovery") is an American basic cable and satellite television channel (which is also delivered via IPTV, terrestrial television and internet television in other parts of the world).

7 episodes

1995x01 On Jupiter

  • Season Premiere

    1995-12-03T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

This 53 minute program - narrated by actor John Hurt - chronicles the story of Jupiter starting with Galileo Galilei's Jupiter observations in the 1600's through the impacts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy on July 16-22, 1994. Computer animations and information are provided to give the viewer a solid background on the significance of Galileo's encounter with Jupiter. Also featured are interviews with comet discoverers Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy, Caltech planetary scientist Andrew Ingersoll, Galileo Project Manager Bill O'Neil and other members of the Galileo mission team.

1995x02 Wings: Harrier

  • no air date — 45 mins

This episode will profile the Harrier, the revolutionary jet that hovers. With a camera mounted in the cockpit Wings viewers will get the pilot’s eye view of vertical landing amongst the trees aboard an aircraft carrier. This program will examine the aircafts role in both the war between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands and the Gulf War. But mostly focuses on the view of the AV-8B in the U.S. Marines used in the first Gulf war.

1995x04 Nile: River of Gods

  • no air date — 45 mins

Coursing 4,000 miles through three countries, the Nile River sustains some of the world's richest wildlife habitats and has shaped the ways and beliefs of cultures since the beginning of recorded history. Narrated by Academy Award-winner F. Murray Abraham, this spectacular film takes you on an odyssey of exploration as you journey down the entire length of the Nile. Nile: River of Gods, an exploration of the Nile, its history and wildlife, is both a journey of discovery from the mountains of Central Africa to the teeming Egyptian Delta, and a voyage through time from the days of the earliest Pharaohs to the present. The life of the great river, depicted on the walls of ancient Egyptian tombs, endures in the customs of the peoples of the Nile even today.

1995x05 Carrier: Fortress at Sea

  • 1995-03-29T05:00:00Z — 45 mins

An in depth look at life aboard an aircraft carrier. Filmed aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson (CVN-70) as it embarked on its 6-month mission to enforce the "No-Fly Zone" over Kuwait.

Documentary re-creating the mysterious sinking of the cargo ship "Edmund Fitzgerald" on November 10, 1975 in Lake Superior. Features dramatic re-enactments of events aboard the doomed ship, and actual live-action footage from a descent to the wreck during the summer of 1995.

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