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1. 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

2. 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

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

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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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

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

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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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

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

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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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

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

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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7. 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

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

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

9.6
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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

9. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Start to Finish (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.6
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The process of creating a car, a modular home, and high tech gulf clubs are explored. Also featured the process of building demolition from beginning to end.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 8

10. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Extreme Gadgets (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.0
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The history, development, & future of sports equipment based on the surf board, including skis, skateboards, mountain boards, & mountain bikes.

Director: Anthony Lacques | Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Laird Hamilton, Sam George, Al Merrick

Votes: 6

11. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Salt (2008)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.1
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Salt isn't just for your dinner table. Learn the many ways salt is mined and its many uses.

Stars: Michael Merrill, Michael Richter, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 16

12. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Iron (2008)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.4
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Iron is the most abundant element on earth. Learn how it's mined and how it's used in our everyday lives.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 13

13. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Dangerous Roads (2008)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

6.9
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Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 12

14. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Stealth Technology (1997)

TV-14 | Documentary, History

6.8
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The Pentagon denied its existence until the President blew the cover. One of the most expensive projects in military history, it was attacked as an extravagant waste. But the billions of ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Alford, Mark Dougherty, Tony Furrh, Darrell Griffin

Votes: 12

15. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Shotguns (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.6
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Star: Thom Pinto

Votes: 5

16. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: More Earthmovers (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Ride on specialized behemoth dump trucks and delve below sea level to view dredging equipment.

Votes: 7

17. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Bread (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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It's the basic source of nourishment for half the world--bread. Bake it, roast it, slice it, toast it--it's a wonder that three simple ingredients, flour, water and salt, can be transformed... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 12

18. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: B-2 Bomber (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.4
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The story of America's B-2 stealth bomber.

Votes: 16

19. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Locomotives (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Zip through the French countryside at nearly 300 MPH on the TGV--the fastest locomotive in the world. Ride on the little engines that could as they guide giant ships through the Panama ... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 14

20. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Super Tools: Skyscraper (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.2
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Votes: 5

21. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Whiskey (2008)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.8
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The history and production of whiskey and its many varieties on both sides of the Atlantic is profiled.

Votes: 15

22. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Guns of the Civil War (2007)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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23. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Superhighways (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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On this episode of Modern Marvels we'll construct, and deconstruct, the roundabout ribbons that comprise the world's Superhighways. Our road trip starts in Houston, Texas where a ... See full summary »

Votes: 15

24. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Secrets of Soviet Space Disasters (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.6
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Votes: 5

25. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Rocks (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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From the Stone Age, to the Space Age, we've built our world from rocks. Modern Marvels travels to America's horde of moon rocks located at NASA's Johnson Space Center. These rocks give us ... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 9

26. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Pig (2007)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

6.0
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It is said that the pig is as smart as a three-year-old human. The pancreas, heart valve and intestines of the pig have been transplanted into human bodies, yet the primary use of the pig ... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 9

27. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Star City (2002)

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Visit Russia's formerly secret training center for Cosmonauts and see what it is like to prepare for a space flight.

Votes: 5

28. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Robots (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

9.0
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The history of robots. From robot arm, to humanoid looking robots, through the advances in technology.

Votes: 5

29. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Saws (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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They have the sharpest teeth known to man, but only bite on command. They brought down the forests and built up the pyramids. Some have used them to torture, others to cure. They're a cut ... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 12

30. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: More Ice (2015)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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More of the eats Ice impacts our everyday life including weather phenomena like ice storms caused by freezing rain and hail. Also featured are ice rinks, bobsled tracks, ice factories and ice sculptures.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

31. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: 60's Tech (2007)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.3
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A look at the technology behind some of the 1960s greatest inventions and fads. Prominently featured are color television, transistor radios, satellite broadcasting, touch-tone phones, lava... See full summary »

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 16

32. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Nature Tech: Hurricanes (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Votes: 6

33. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Freight Trains (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.7
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The story behind the development and the modern innovations of freight trains.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Chris Chase, John Doherty, Casey Dyer

Votes: 17

34. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Engineering Disasters 19 (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.9
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The background into the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, two Boeing 737 crashes, a nuclear disaster near Los Angeles, and an oil storage facility.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 15

35. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: BBQ Tech (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.0
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Votes: 13

36. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Technology of Lewis and Clark (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.6
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Director: Geoffrey Madeja

Votes: 5

37. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: John Hancock Center (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.2
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The history behind Chicago's John Hancock Center.

Votes: 6

38. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Inviting Disaster: Three Mile Island (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.5
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Director: David de Vries

Votes: 6

39. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Engineering Disasters 17 (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.1
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Engineering disasters featured include a plane crash in 1931, a Marine Electric coal ship, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Stars: Roger McCarthy, Piotr Moncarz

Votes: 14

40. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Civil War Tech (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.4
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A look at the first modern war, the American Civil War and how technology pioneered in the 1860s has helped shaped modern warfare.

Votes: 13

41. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Supermarket (2006)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The history of supermarkets and a behind the scenes look at how they operate.

Stars: Ron Brister, Dorian D'Ausilio, Randall Dei, Tim Hammonds

Votes: 18

42. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: More Nature's Engineers (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Star: Lloyd Sherr

43. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Howard Hughes Tech (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

6.6
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A look into how the inventions of Howard Hughes and his companies changed the world.

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Pat Broeske, James B. Steele, George Marrett

Votes: 31

44. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Engineering Disasters 15 (2004)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Engineering disasters profiled include a flood in Chicago, tunnel fires in the Alpine, a riverboat explosion, a building collapse, and a plane crash.

Star: Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 14

45. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Commercial Fishing (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.3
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The positives and negatives of commercial fishing on the economy and nature are profiled. New England and Canadian fisheries help bring fish to Europe in Colonial times. A look at current ... See full summary »

Votes: 12

46. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: St. Lawrence Seaway (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.0
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Votes: 5

47. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Engineering Disasters 9 (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.8
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Deadliest grain elevator explosion in the US caused by dust. A portion of the Schoharie Creek Bridge collapses with trucks & cars plunging into the river, due to erosion of the foundation ... See full summary »

Votes: 15

48. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Engineering Disasters 8 (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.3
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Explosions of AP (a component in rocket fuel) at a PepCom AP plant in Henderson, Nevada. A section of the Mianus River bridge, a pin-and-hanger-bridge on Interstate 95 in Connecticut, ... See full summary »

Votes: 13

49. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Building a Skyscraper: The Arteries (2004)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

9.0
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Learn how development of electricity and indoor plumbing made skyscrapers possible as the veins and arteries of the California Department of Transportation headquarters in LA are installed.

Votes: 6

50. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: George Washington Bridge (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Votes: 6


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