Destroyed in Seconds

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  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (349)

Destroyed in Seconds is a television series that highlights various natural disasters and catastrophes that have become famous for destroying things. As the name implies, many of the topics covered occur very rapidly or are complete surprises to everyone involved. Along with showing the actual event, Destroyed in Seconds also tends to focus not only on what happened during a catastrophe or failure but also on why it happened and how it could be prevented in the future. Unlike many reality TV shows, Destroyed in Seconds is meant to be both educational and dramatic. When featuring a major catastrophe the show involves numerous experts and analysts that give their opinion on what likely happened and why. In many cases the show also features actual accident reports or investigations from the accident to give the story more credibility. Most episodes of Destroyed in Seconds cover two or more major events from start to finish. The encompassing idea of Destroyed in Seconds is to show the audience just how much damage can be done by seemingly small or unimportant occurrences. Many of the featured accidents involve airplane crashes, architectural failures, or other massive failures of some sort. The drama presented throughout the show helps keep viewers engaged and on the edge of their seats. Destroyed in Seconds was created by and airs on Discovery Channel. By combining the use of real life footage and reenactments, animation, and expert testimony the show has become somewhat of an educational reality show that both entertains and educates at the same time. Many episodes have also featured well-known disasters that happened in very recent years, as opposed to historical events or events that are not as well known.

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Episode 24
24. Episode 24
February 6, 2011
Car crashes into a computer store. Snowmobile jump comes up short. Wheelstander flips his car. A driverless motorcycle and a mad bull take aim at a crowd, and a forest fire experience is caught on camera.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
February 6, 2011
Diners hit by a surprise tornado, an explosive crash during a stunt show, a fire threatens an entire city block, incredible bus crashes caught on camera, and space-race rocket explosions.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
February 6, 2011
A spectacular crash on a notorious ski run, two cranes collapse at a construction site, a skateboarder lcatches big air and then crashes down, a massive fireworks explosion shatters windows, and a daredevil takes on the Grand Canyon.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
November 4, 2010
Catastrophic flooding topples a hotel, a passenger falls out of a hot air balloon, a rare Ferrari plummets down a set of stairs, dozens of chemical-filled drums explode into flames, and mulitple cars keep slamming into one tattoo parlor.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
November 4, 2010
Two Porsches collide at triple digit speeds, a massive refinery explosion sets off a shockwave, a torrent of water explodes through a storm wall, a severly injured snowmobiler must drive himself to the hospital, and a bull launches his rider skyward.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
May 16, 2010
Storm chasers become storm victims, a paint factory explodes in flames, a snowmobile crashes, a motocross flip goes horribly wrong, and a plane crashes at sea.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
May 16, 2010
Host Ron Pitts brings clip after clip of the most shocking destructions caught on tape and explores the cause behind the effect of those catastrophes.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
May 16, 2010
Host Ron Pitts brings clip after clip of the most shocking destructions caught on tape and explores the cause behind the effect of those catastrophes.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
May 16, 2010
A Mexican gas pipeline explodes, a powerboat crashes at over 100 MPH in the Persian Gulf, a reporter covers hurricane destruction, a sea plane crashes just after take off, and a motorcycle back flip ends in disaster.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
March 13, 2010
A power boat breaks apart in the middle of a race, a metro train plows into a pick up truck, a fighter jet crashes during a test flight, a fiery blast guts a historic Nebraska building, and a cameraman is nearly hit by a dragster.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
February 7, 2010
The ultimate snowmobile stunt goes horribly wrong. A toxic cloud threatens thousands in a major American city, A 100-ton train slams into a bus. A drag boat racer ejects at 165 miles an hour, and a skydiver cartwheels out of control.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
February 7, 2010
A race car driver loses control at 150 miles an hour, A propane gas explosion forces hundreds to flee, a bi-plane crashes into a crowded lake, trains slam into trucks and a huge wall comes crashing down on a worker.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
December 3, 2009
A bakery is hit twice by out of control cars, a historical building collapses, a base jumper takes a hard hit, a massive flood hits a historic town, and a rocket explodes just after take-off.
Episode 63
10. Episode 63
August 18, 2010
A surprise tornado at a diner, a stunt show crash, fire threatens an entire city block, bus crashes caught on camera, and space-race rocket explosions.
TBA
9. TBA
December 17, 2009
A motorist plows through a Kansas City hall, explosions rock a British oil depot, a rodeo rider is trounced by a raging bull, multiple crashes on a city bus line, and an ATV back flip gone wrong.
TBA
8. TBA
December 17, 2009
Lightning causes an oil tank to explode, a Russian fighter jet crashes as an air show, a motorist plows into a store front, fire causes a motel roof to collapse, and a chain reaction motorcycle crash.
Episode 53
7. Episode 53
December 10, 2009
Clips include an explosion of an oil tank caused by lightning; a Russian fighter jet crashes at an air show; a store front is destroyed by a motorist.
Episode 48
6. Episode 48
December 10, 2009
Clips caught on film include an unbelievable crash at a famous race track, a helicopter makes a crash landing on a navy destroyer, a farm in Iowa is hit by a tornado, a shopping mall is torn apart by an explosion and a rodeo bull flings his rider into the air.
Episode 55
5. Episode 55
December 3, 2009
Residents flee an Australian propane explosion, a tornado destroys a Kansas ranch, the crash of an ultra light airplane, a one million dollar powerboat disintegrates, and crashes plague an infamous race track.
Episode 54
4. Episode 54
December 3, 2009
A professional skier gets caught in an avalanche, a welder's torch sets chemical tanks ablaze, powerful winds take window washers for the ride of their lives, a famous motorcycle daredevil crashes and a New York City landmark collapses.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 17, 2009
A building packed with chemicals explodes in flames, a pro skier comes up dangerously short, a river goes on a rampage, a car crashes into a crowded waiting room and a jet plunges into the sea.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 10, 2009
Fire fighters battle explosions during a chemical blaze, police ram a suspect's car to stop a chase, a helicopter crashes at a Spanish air show, a motorcycle stunt goes disastrously wrong, a landslide destroys a pit mine.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 10, 2009
An s-u-v slams into a convenience store, an arson fire sets-off a massive blast, the strongest tornado to ever hit Canada, a world-class biker suffers a face-first crash and close calls in the U.S. space program.
Description

Destroyed in Seconds is a television series that highlights various natural disasters and catastrophes that have become famous for destroying things. As the name implies, many of the topics covered occur very rapidly or are complete surprises to everyone involved. Along with showing the actual event, Destroyed in Seconds also tends to focus not only on what happened during a catastrophe or failure but also on why it happened and how it could be prevented in the future.

Unlike many reality TV shows, Destroyed in Seconds is meant to be both educational and dramatic. When featuring a major catastrophe the show involves numerous experts and analysts that give their opinion on what likely happened and why. In many cases the show also features actual accident reports or investigations from the accident to give the story more credibility. Most episodes of Destroyed in Seconds cover two or more major events from start to finish.

The encompassing idea of Destroyed in Seconds is to show the audience just how much damage can be done by seemingly small or unimportant occurrences. Many of the featured accidents involve airplane crashes, architectural failures, or other massive failures of some sort. The drama presented throughout the show helps keep viewers engaged and on the edge of their seats.

Destroyed in Seconds was created by and airs on Discovery Channel. By combining the use of real life footage and reenactments, animation, and expert testimony the show has become somewhat of an educational reality show that both entertains and educates at the same time. Many episodes have also featured well-known disasters that happened in very recent years, as opposed to historical events or events that are not as well known.

Destroyed in Seconds is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (63 episodes). The series first aired on August 21, 2008.

Where to Watch Destroyed in Seconds

Destroyed in Seconds is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Destroyed in Seconds on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Discovery.

  • Premiere Date
    August 21, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (349)