Marine Machines

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 5.4  (5)

Marine Machines is an intriguing documentary series that takes a closer look at the immense vessels that enable humans to navigate and explore the vast open ocean. The show was produced by CreateSpace and first aired in 2004. It explores the technologies behind some of the biggest and most advanced ships on the planet, providing an up-close and personal insight into the inner workings of these modern marvels.

The series is divided into several episodes, each one focusing on a specific type of marine machine. From warships to cruise ships, submarines to oil tankers, this series has it all covered. One of the most impressive things about this show is the sheer amount of detail given to each machine. Viewers are taken on a journey through the history of each vessel, tracing its development from primitive designs to their modern-day state-of-the-art incarnations.

In each episode, viewers get to see and explore some of the hidden, intricate systems that make these machines work. This includes everything from engine rooms and bridge controls, to the hydrodynamics of the hulls and sophisticated navigation and communication systems. It’s an incredible experience to see how these machines are built, how they function, and how they are controlled by the crew who work diligently to ensure their safe operation.

Throughout the series, viewers get to meet a range of people who work on these marine machines. From engineers and designers to captains and crew members, we are introduced to a vast range of characters who are all passionate about the machines they work on. Their enthusiasm is infectious, and it’s fascinating to see the level of expertise and dedication that goes into building and maintaining these vessels.

One of the most impressive episodes of the series focuses on the USS Ronald Reagan, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier that is the centerpiece of the US Navy’s 7th fleet. This episode delves into the impressive process involved in building this behemoth of a ship, from its massive engines to its advanced communications and weapon systems. The episode also provides an in-depth look at the daily life of the crew members who work on board the Reagan, giving viewers a sense of what it’s like to live and work on one of the most impressive warships in the world.

Another memorable episode takes viewers inside the world of luxury cruise ships. This episode explores the incredible attention to detail that goes into creating these floating hotels, from the plush cabins and gourmet restaurants to the on-board entertainment and recreation facilities. We get to see the level of teamwork and coordination that’s required to keep these massive vessels running smoothly, as well as the measures taken to ensure the safety and comfort of the passengers on board.

In addition to its focus on the machines themselves, Marine Machines also takes a broader look at the history of shipping and maritime travel, tracing the evolution of these technologies through the ages. From the humble beginnings of wooden rafts to the incredible speed and power of modern-day ships, this series provides a fascinating insight into the evolution of seafaring technology.

Overall, Marine Machines is an riveting and educational series that offers a unique perspective on the technology behind some of the most impressive machines on the planet. With its incredible attention to detail, expert interviews, and in-depth exploration of the inner workings of these vessels, it’s a must-watch for anyone with an interest in engineering, technology, and the vast and mysterious world of the open ocean.

Marine Machines is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on August 11, 2011.

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13. Rescue
February 11, 2005
When everyone else runs for the high ground, rescuers risk their lives to save those in need. They combine their courage with the capabilities of their amazing marine machines to get the job done.
Risky Business Underwater
12. Risky Business Underwater
December 16, 2011
Every day, around the world, thousands of men and woman dive to work. They repair and maintain offshore oilrigs, search for victims of tragedy and crime, even plunge into tanks of raw sewage, performing dangerous, but essential, jobs.
A Bombs and Other Weapons Lost at Sea
11. A Bombs and Other Weapons Lost at Sea
December 26, 2011
Our coastlines and harbors are littered with tens of millions of unexploded shells, mines, and even atomic bombs. Finding them is tough, risky work, but for a boatload of American fisherman, searching for a 40-year-old hydrogen bomb is an obsession.
War: Striking from Below
10. War: Striking from Below
December 16, 2011
As the age of giant battleships steams to a close, modern combat at sea has become a contest of on-shore stealth, wave-skimming hovercraft, scuba-wearing commandos, and an arsenal of deadly accurate missiles, torpedoes, and mines.
Stealth: Shadows On the Sea
9. Stealth: Shadows On the Sea
December 15, 2011
Naval tactics have changed since the days of great battleships. Broadside firefights have been replaced by concealed precision strikes. Since the invention of radar, hiding a ship in open water is difficult, but not impossible with new stealth technology.
Harnessing the Power of the Seas
8. Harnessing the Power of the Seas
October 13, 2011
Visit fascinating new installations in England, France, Iceland, Scotland, Denmark, and Canada for a close-up look at how scientists and engineers are converting the raw fury of the ocean into an infinite supply of non-polluting energy.
Dreams of Atlantis
7. Dreams of Atlantis
August 10, 2011
15 meters below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, teams of astronauts and aquanauts are living, working, sleeping and studying the marine environment in a self-contained habitat called Aquarius. Its a vision of a future of life undersea.
The American Queen
6. The American Queen
October 3, 2011
The largest Sternwheeler ever built plies the Mississippi River, complete with old fashioned tunes and riverboat gamblers. Its steam powered engine gets a close up look along with its many decks and shallow draught construction.
Extreme Diving
5. Extreme Diving
October 8, 2011
It is one of the most popular and revolutionary Marine Machines ever invented. For the past 60 years, Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, or scuba, has enabled millions of enthusiasts to enter an unseen world of wonders.
Iceberg Wars
4. Iceberg Wars
September 26, 2011
Icebergs are the biggest most menacing killers marauding the seas. This is the story of the International Ice Patrol, and others who protect the shipping, fishing and oil and gas platforms from these floating bullies.
Hollywood Underwater
3. Hollywood Underwater
September 23, 2011
When the script calls for underwater action, movie-makers dive in with custom-made cameras, sunken sets, and mechanized monsters. Meet the innovators of JAWS and Pearl Harbor, tour an animatronic aquarium, and learn about digital water.
Clearing the Maritime Highways
2. Clearing the Maritime Highways
August 11, 2011
The worlds maritime highways require constant maintenance by powerful diggers and dredgers. Meet the huge suction draggers spewing silt, self-guided robotic beavers and other powerful digging machines.
Exploring Extreme Depths
1. Exploring Extreme Depths
August 11, 2011
Deep below the surface of the ocean an amazing new generation of powerful machines is hard at work. They carry dream pioneers to the bottom of the sea to repair pipelines or confront bizarre deep-sea creatures.
Where to Watch Marine Machines
Marine Machines is available for streaming on the CreateSpace website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Marine Machines on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    August 11, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (5)