With American Dad (Sorted by Popularity Descending)



1. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology.

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,664

2. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Gunboats of Vietnam (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Jerry King, Arthur W. Price Jr., Robert L. Korn, Steve Watson

3. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Tunnels (1995)

TV-14 | Documentary, History

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An engineering feat first attempted in Babylonian times, tunnels are an integral part of 20th century society. Yet they remain among the most dangerous projects ever undertaken. Here are ... See full summary »

4. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Panama Canal Supersized (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The Panama Canal is considered the 7th wonder of the modern world. But today, it is too small. Now in order to fit the worlds' growing fleet of super ships, the Panama Canal is getting a ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Ferehawk, Dylan Robertson | Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 8

5. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: World's Fairs: Visions of the Future (1998)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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A look at the expositions known as "World's Fairs," which have served as showcases for entertainment, cultural events and new technology.

Star: Harlan Saperstein

6. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Amazing Gadgets Countdown (2014)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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This countdown special goes gaga over gizmos--celebrating the most amazing gadgets Modern Marvels has ever featured. Our top ten contenders run the gamut from the indispensable to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Booth, Marshall Brian, Christoph Brown, Philip Dray

Votes: 6

7. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Hottest Rides Countdown (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

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For this countdown special, we're buckling up and punching it--as we raid the Modern Marvels archives for the hottest rides we've ever presented. From the retro to the rugged to the ... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 6

8. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Captured Light (1997)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The development of the still camera was one of the most significant advances of the age of invention. The captured image has transformed the way we see our world, preserving moments forever... See full summary »

Director: Becky Smith

Votes: 8

9. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Strangest Countdown (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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This countdown special kisses the conventional goodbye, raiding the Modern Marvels archives for the most bizarre wonders we've ever presented. Our top ten contenders demonstrate that the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ned Barnett, Sam Barros, Errol Brigance, James Delgado

Votes: 8

10. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Amazing Job Countdown (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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The variety of jobs in America is endless--but some have to be seen to be believed. Our countdown of the top ten most fascinating jobs from our archives proves how daring and innovative the American worker can be.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 8

11. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Super Strong Countdown (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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America has always prided itself on its technological strength--and this countdown embarks on an odyssey featuring the strongest of the strong. Whether they lift, pull, hold or haul, every ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Aiken, Vincent Albert, John Barrett, Perry Becker

Votes: 9

12. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Mega Snack Countdown (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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The only thing harder than resisting our favorite snacks is ranking them. But this special episode of Modern Marvels counts down the top ten lip-smacking treats Americans love most.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 10

13. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Space Stations (2003)

TV-G | 46 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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An out-of-this-world exploration of the history of long-duration life in space--from the first Soviet station to Skylab to Mir to the International Space Station.

Votes: 5

14. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Camera (2002)

TV-14 | Documentary, History

8.7
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The history of photography and the camera from it's humble beginnings through the digital age.

Votes: 6

15. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Snipers: Stalk and Kill (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Star: Bill Ratner

16. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Mega Food Countdown (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition, the top ten guilty pleasures you just can't resist... America's Favorite Foods.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 13

17. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Mega Weapon Countdown (2012)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 10

18. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Mega Machine Countdown (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 9

19. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Mega Speed Countdown (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Modern Marvels is going big, and counting down. We take the "best of" Modern Marvels and give you the MEGA Top 10 countdown. On this edition: Speed.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 11

20. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Alaska (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Our 49th state is one tough terrain. In the air, on the ground--and deep beneath it--survival here requires an amazing array of technological innovations. From buildings to highways, this ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Casey | Stars: Joy Baker, Ken Boschert, Jim Cieplak, Mike Coffey

Votes: 9

21. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Shoes (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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Foot covering is so much more than a fashion statement. High-tech soles, boots, sneakers, fire fighter and military footwear continue to be improved in an ever changing world.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 8

22. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Television: Window to the World (1999)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Modern Marvels looks at the history of television from its invention by Philo Farnsworth to its popularization by David Sarnoff.

Stars: John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell, Laurence Bergreen, Milton Berle

Votes: 17

23. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Waterproof (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

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From the beginning of time we've worked to protect ourselves against the very element that keeps us alive...Water. We love it and hate it. With water covering 75% of the Earth's surface, it's no wonder we struggle to stay safe and dry.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 8

24. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Under Pressure (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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Every aspect of our lives involves pressure. It's what puts the bubbles in soft drinks, propels shaving cream from its can, cools the contents of your refrigerator, and causes volcanoes to ... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 7

25. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Tiny Weapons (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

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Tiny" weapons may not sound impressive...but small can kill, and it can also be easily concealed. From a pocket pistol used by the police...to a submachine gun wielded by a bodyguard...to a carbine in the hands of an Army Ranger.

Director: Scott Michnick | Stars: Bill Gentry, Steven Gitlin, Michael Howe, Robert Inkenbrandt

Votes: 12

26. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Stink (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

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Just the whiff of a foul odor can make your head spin, your eyes water, your stomach turn--it can even send you hurling. From cesspools, military stink bombs, and rancid rotting meat... to ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Ewig | Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Pam Dalton, Chris Diesso, Charles McGinley

Votes: 9

27. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Battle Ready (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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U.S. soldiers today face enormous challenges, often stationed in desolate locations behind enemy lines.

Stars: Frankie Guy, Anthony Jennings, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 8

28. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: More Candy (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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Candy is America's sweetest guilty pleasure--so appealing that we spend $25 billion annually to experience it. This episode journeys across the country to show that behind every delicious ... See full summary »

Stars: Fran Bigelow, Chick Boren, H.T. Davis, Ellen Gordon

Votes: 7

29. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Wood (2011)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Wood and its many uses are profiled. Includes the milling and processing of lumber past and present. Features matches, wooden wheels, and wood's role in planes, ships, and housing. Also ... See full summary »

Stars: Stewart Bailey, William Calimer, Spike Carlsen, Chris Cicora

Votes: 12

30. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Convenience Stores (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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160 million Americans visit a convenience store every day. Why? Because it's fast. But what you probably didn't know is how every detail of its design has been engineered to work that way.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 9

31. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Weird Machines (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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It has been said that necessity is the mother of all invention--but that is not always the case. Some strange machines are built for sheer spectacle, some a glimpse into the future or even the past, while others are just plain...Weird.

Stars: Art Donovan, Andrew Allen, Nathan Ball, John Behrens

Votes: 12

32. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Food Trucks (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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Food Trucks are hitting the big time--across much of America, they're changing the way we eat. From humble beginnings as chuck wagons and hot dog carts, they've taken off as ethnic eateries... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Kubo | Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Arthur Djahani, Alfonso Gonzalez, Mike Fox

Votes: 15

33. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Pocket Tools (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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Teddy Roosevelt carried a revolver. The night they each died, Abraham Lincoln carried a $5 Confederate note and nine newspaper clippings, while John Wilkes Booth carried a candle and pictures of five women, including his fianc e. Why?

Stars: Matty Blake, Sherman Hill, Michael Finn, Greg Korotash

Votes: 12

34. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Built by Hand (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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We live in a highly mechanized world in which billions of products are made by machines--but there are some things that can be built only by using an even more sophisticated tool--the human hand.

Stars: Bob Carlton, Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo

Votes: 14

35. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Submarines (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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The history of the German U-boat. From the early models used in WWI to the most popular models of WWII and even some of the experimental models that never saw action, this documentary ... See full summary »

Star: Gerald McRaney

36. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Inside Your Walls (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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Don't look now--but there's a lot more to your walls than you'd ever imagine. Take a penetrating look inside something we consider utterly mundane, and uncover a surprising and sometimes shocking world.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 10

37. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Built to Last (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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Enter the amazing and ingenious ultra-sturdy shelters, machines, containers, materials and packaging designed to deny the ruination of society. The drive to create the indestructible has ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Beardsley, Endre Berecz, Larry Bird, Ken Bonello

Votes: 7

38. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Driver's Seat (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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Get behind the wheel and take control of the some of the largest, fastest, most powerful machines on the planet. These aren't your average vehicles--and handling one of these rides is ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Beckel, Katharine Board, Brian Buckmeyer, Dennis Degeus

Votes: 7

39. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Swamp Tech (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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It's a great American wilderness--millions of acres of wild, primeval land with its own people, its own technology...and its own rules. Survival there depends on smarts and science, guts and grueling work.

Director: Jennifer Anderson | Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 8

40. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Guns of Infamy (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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41. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Ropes & Chains (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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From hauling our heaviest gear to mastering the tallest mountains, they have been around for centuries, but we constantly improve upon them. Get an inside look at factories where every kind... See full summary »

Stars: Sparky Christakos, Casey Dale, Bob Dempsey, Kevin Denis

Votes: 8

42. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: American Trucking (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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America would come to a standstill without trucks. Trucks transport a staggering 70 percent of all the nation's goods. Explore the amazingly diverse world of American trucks and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Paisley, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 10

43. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Grease (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

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GREASE It makes the whole world go around...and up and down...and side to side. Without it, the wheels of industry and our modern existence would grind to a halt, along with everything else... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 6

44. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Packaging (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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It's all around us--so much a part of our lives that we forget it's there. But try to survive a single day without packaging. This episode reveals the astounding technology and ingenuity ... See full summary »

Stars: Rick Rangler, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 11

45. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Rice (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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One of the world's most widely consumed grains, rice is profiled. All of the grain's applications from food to drink and beyond are detailed. Includes a step by step process of how rice is grown, farmed, cultivated and processed.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 12

46. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Salty Snacks (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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47. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Secret Underground (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Star: Myron Marcotte

Votes: 9

48. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Made in the USA (2010)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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From Ancient Rome to the massive system that quenches Los Angeles's thirst, this is a fascinating look at the history and technology of aqueducts.

Director: Brian Cavallaro | Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 11

49. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: War Planes of World War II (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.6
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The men behind the most famous names in aircraft, such as Boeing, Grumman, and Douglas spent the thirties fighting for air passenger superiority. That all changed when the Japanese attacked... See full summary »

Star: Peter Thomas

Votes: 7

50. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Dogs (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

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Man's best friend--fearless, faithful, determined and swift. They're our sharpest eyes, noses and ears--and among the bravest hunters, soldiers, rescuers, and protectors.

Stars: Tim Adams, Jason Baker, Richard Bartlett, Bonita Bergin

Votes: 9


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