National Geographic Specials

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  • 2008
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.6  (312)

Over the past 30 years, National Geographic has been known for its specials on things such as nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and many more neat and unique topics. National Geographic Specials explore topics that range from phenomena in our natural world to well known and often misunderstood man-made objects, the infamous terrorist network, al Qaeda, or something as simple as the largest organ of our bodies, skin. National Geographic Specials amazing films that are designed to both educate and entertain its viewers as they explore all of these interesting subjects and many more.

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Drain the Bermuda Triangle
40. Drain the Bermuda Triangle
June 14, 2015
In this one-hour special, National Geographic Channel explores the Bermuda Triangle's ominous reputation by draining the water from it to see what exactly lies below the surface of the mythical triangle. With the aid of data from sophisticated sonar surveys, see what the ocean floor looks like below the Bermuda Triangle.
Drain the Titanic
39. Drain the Titanic
June 14, 2015
It's been widely thought the Titanic broke apart while still on the water's surface. But new evidence suggests another scenario.
I Am Dying
38. I Am Dying
June 13, 2015
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T. Rex Autopsy
37. T. Rex Autopsy
June 7, 2015
Go inside a full-size T. rex for the first time ever to reveal how the 65-million-year-old beast may have lived.
The Last Shangri-La
36. The Last Shangri-La
June 7, 2015
Life endures in a tiny Buddhist kingdom where nature and religion have combined to form the world's last Shangri-La.
Ultimate Dino Survivor
35. Ultimate Dino Survivor
June 7, 2015
The Tyrannosaurus rex was the top predator of its day. But new fossils reveal that the life of the Tyrannosaurus rex and its cousins was brutal, and devastating injuries were routine. Probing fossils using cutting-edge techniques, we reveal the source of injuries, reconstructing predation attempts that went wrong and titanic battles where T. rex teeth were sunk into adversaries.
Driving America: Birth of the VW Bug
34. Driving America: Birth of the VW Bug
May 25, 2015
The story of the VW Beetle's American debut is stranger than fiction.
Alaska Bush Pilots
33. Alaska Bush Pilots
May 24, 2015
Airplanes and bush pilots are critical to life in Alaska, but the rugged terrain and extreme weather make flying a dangerous and sometimes deadly proposition. In this compilation of Alaska Wing Men, a group of climbers get stranded on a mountain, a veteran pilot hits a dangerous cloud of ice and a chopper pilot races fog to extract a team of scientists.
JFK: The Final Hours
32. JFK: The Final Hours
November 8, 2013
Investigating the final minutes and hours following the fatal bullets fired by Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 22, 1963. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been analyzed repeatedly from every angle and every perspective.
American Blackout
31. American Blackout
October 27, 2013
Imagine the possibility of a national power failure in the United States caused by a cyberattack. What would it mean to be absolutely powerless?
Secret History of UFOs
30. Secret History of UFOs
October 25, 2013
At Washington National Airport, air traffic control reported seven slow-moving blips over D.C. in 1952, causing the Air Force to send up fighter jets. During the 1980s, an increasing number of people claimed they were abducted by aliens Â… from their own bedrooms.
Don't Try This At Home:
29. Don't Try This At Home:
October 18, 2013
Host Michael Kosta explores the science behind popular viral videos.
Philly Undercover: Fight Night
28. Philly Undercover: Fight Night
October 16, 2013
The Philadelphia SPCA undercover team are on surveillance, following the movements of two big players in the dog-fighting world.
National Geographic Photographers: The Best Job in the World
27. National Geographic Photographers: The Best Job in the World
October 11, 2013
In celebration of the National Geographic Society's 125th anniversary, this one hour special features original interviews and footage from the field with celebrated photographers Steve McCurry, Steve Winter, Emory Kristof, Jodi Cobb, William Allard, Joel Sartore, Nick Nichols and many more.
Killer Quest
26. Killer Quest
September 27, 2013
Veteran cameraman Andrew Manske and outdoorsman Brian Bildson journey into one of North America's most remote regions in an attempt to capture extraordinary footage of North America's largest wolves taking down the continent's largest land animal: the wood bison.
Touching the Dragon
25. Touching the Dragon
July 19, 2013
A simple thought took photojournalist Roger Horrocks on a journey around the world to Costa Rica on a mission to find Chito, a man many referred to as the “crocodile shaman.” Many years ago, Chito nursed an injured crocodile, which he calls Pocho, back to health.
Waking the Baby Mammoth
24. Waking the Baby Mammoth
July 5, 2013
The amazing discovery of a perfectly preserved baby woolly mammoth on a Siberian riverbank.
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
23. Journey to the Edge of the Universe
June 28, 2013
Exploring what we would find if we were able to travel the entire length of our universe.
King of Coke: Living the High Life
22. King of Coke: Living the High Life
June 25, 2013
The story of a young dentist who built a cocaine empire in the 1980s.
Hardcore Hobbies
21. Hardcore Hobbies
June 24, 2013
NGC follows hardcore collectors who must cope with letting go of their childhood hobbies to succeed as adults.
Slang Hunters
20. Slang Hunters
June 24, 2013
Join us on an A-to-Z tour of slang, from the amusingly outdated to the very latest.
Inside China's Biggest Gala
19. Inside China's Biggest Gala
June 23, 2013
The Chinese New Year Evening Gala, an annual variety show extravaganza with a viewership of nearly 1 billion, is one of the premiere television events of Mainland China and the most watched variety show in the world. National Geographic Channel will go inside to witness the preparations and challenges of the event's key organizers. Will the pressure of making this blowout a successful hit prove to be too much?
The 400 Million Dollar Emerald
18. The 400 Million Dollar Emerald
June 21, 2013
The saga of the 840-lb. Bahia Emerald, which was unearthed in Brazil in 2001, and has eight people claiming to be its rightful owner.
Secrets of the Lost Gold
17. Secrets of the Lost Gold
June 21, 2013
The background of the 2009 discovery of a massive Anglo-Saxon gold hoard by an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast in Staffordshire, England. Included is a look at the archaeological excavations and conservation work that followed, and the academic debate the discovery has sparked.
Sex: How It Works
16. Sex: How It Works
June 18, 2013
Exploring one of the world's most popular pastimes: sex.
Preppers UK: Surviving Armageddon
15. Preppers UK: Surviving Armageddon
June 16, 2013
Exploring British preppers whose anticipation of disaster has driven them to build escape vehicles, construct shelters and hoard supplies in order to prepare for survival.
Mystery Bear of the Arctic
14. Mystery Bear of the Arctic
June 14, 2013
In April 2006, an American sports hunter shot and killed a mysterious bear in the arctic which unleashes a scientific investigation and a criminal inquiry into the exact nature of its identity.
Crossing the Ice
13. Crossing the Ice
June 14, 2013
For the first time in history, National Geographic Channel and a group of scientists comb the ocean floor for a series of shipwrecks many Americans have never even heard of.
Kung Fu Secrets
12. Kung Fu Secrets
June 7, 2013
The Shaolin Temple produced one of the greatest martial art forms: kung fu. For over a thousand years Shaolin has trained the top students but now must contend with influences of the modern world.
Black Dragon
11. Black Dragon
June 7, 2013
Ango, a cricket fighting master from Taiwan's rural countryside, ventures to China to witness the face off between his ‘black dragon and China's smaller but well-trained ‘Qu Qu. – Plus, the latest technology that could lead to new developments to aid the hearing impaired.
100%: Planes
10. 100%: Planes
June 3, 2013
100% Planes features amazing stories of aviation and flying. From military planes to recreational planes to stunt planes, we fly high and learn more about the world's 400,000+ aircraft from the pilots and engineers that work closely with them.
Croc Catchers: Crocs in the City
9. Croc Catchers: Crocs in the City
June 1, 2013
The Northern Territory Government's Crocodile Management team sets out to capture rogue crocs that slip into the city through its many waterways. Tommy and Joey are called to help capture a monster-sized croc that has become a community's worst nightmare.
Hitler's Secret Attack on America
8. Hitler's Secret Attack on America
May 31, 2013
For the first time in history, National Geographic Channel and a group of scientists search the ocean floor for a series of shipwrecks many Americans never heard about. Everyone knows that on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But what most don't know is just days later, Hitler sent his own force to devastate the East Coast. On December 19, the German Naval War Staff sent three U-boats to American waters. It was an assault so deadly, it was covered up by the U.S. government.
Inside World War II
7. Inside World War II
May 31, 2013
From harrowing images of despair and destruction to compelling battle strategies, go behind the front lines of the bloodiest WWII conflicts for intimate tales from veterans and everyday citizens.
American Heroes Fishing Challenge
6. American Heroes Fishing Challenge
May 27, 2013
Ten recovering service men and women retreat to Martha's Vineyard for a whole week of serious fishing and powerful healing.
Americans on Everest
5. Americans on Everest
May 24, 2013
A documentary on the American ascent of Mount Everest in 1963. Cameras follow the team as it trains in Washington; its arrival in Katmandu, Nepal; the trek across the ice-fall at the base of the mountain; and the slow battle to the top. Filmed by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth. Orson Welles narrates.
How Nature Works
4. How Nature Works
May 17, 2013
A look at how the millions of plant and animal species intertwine on Earth.
Giant Crystal Cave: Revealed
3. Giant Crystal Cave: Revealed
May 10, 2013
A team of international scientists explore the secrets of a deadly cave filled with giant crystals.
Alien Earths: Revealed
2. Alien Earths: Revealed
May 3, 2013
Explore with leading astronomers as they search for life among other planets.
Kon-Tiki: The Incredible True Story
1. Kon-Tiki: The Incredible True Story
May 3, 2013
The incredible true story of Heyerdahl's expedition from Peru to Polynesia on a primitive balsa wood raft in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Description

Over the past 30 years, National Geographic has been known for its specials on things such as nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and many more neat and unique topics. National Geographic Specials explore topics that range from phenomena in our natural world to well known and often misunderstood man-made objects, the infamous terrorist network, al Qaeda, or something as simple as the largest organ of our bodies, skin.

National Geographic Specials amazing films that are designed to both educate and entertain its viewers as they explore all of these interesting subjects and many more.

National Geographic Specials is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (70 episodes). The series first aired on November 17, 2008.

Where to Watch National Geographic Specials

National Geographic Specials is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch National Geographic Specials on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 17, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (312)