With American Dad (Sorted by Date of Your Rating Ascending)



1. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Alcan Highway (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.6
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The history of the Alaska-Canadian (Alcan) Highway is recalled. The 1,522-mile roadway was built in 1942, in only 8 months, by American soldiers.

Stars: Nehemiah Atkinson, Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., Terrence Cole, Billy Connor

Votes: 14

2. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Private Jets: Part 1 (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

6.3
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Stars: Patrick Altuna, Mark Cuban, Michael Dorn, Doug Giese

Votes: 6

3. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Digi-Tech (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Get the inside scoop on the "gotta-have" devices that are the foot soldiers in the digital revolution.

Stars: Jim Barry, Steve Jobs, Jeff Joseph, Kurt Knutsson

Votes: 5

4. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Domed Stadiums (1995)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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From Houston's Astrodome to Toronto's stunning Skydome, follow the history of the revolutionary structures that have transformed sports in America.

Directors: Jeff Scheftel, Andrew Thomas | Star: Jeff Scheftel

Votes: 7

5. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Future Tech (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.2
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A paper-thin, wall-sized holographic television...a car that runs on processed seawater...an army of robotic killing machines...outer-space luxury resorts and a cleaning droid controlled by... See full summary »

Star: Scott Mitchell Nelson

Votes: 9

6. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Hunting Gear (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.8
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Stars: Lloyd Sherr, James A. Swan

Votes: 6

7. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Magnum (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.8
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Director: Tom Jennings | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Garry James, Roy Jinks, John Milius

Votes: 10

8. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Oil (1995)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Few real-life dramas feature such colorful characters, fluctuating fortunes, and worldwide high stakes as the story of oil.

Stars: Michael T. Halbouty, Jim Bob Jackson, Roger Olien, Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 14

9. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: World's Biggest Machines 5 (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

6.8
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The world's largest engineering feats are explored. Included: NASA's wind tunnel and flight simulator at the Ames Research Center in California; a continuous mining machine in Pennsylvania;... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Aiken, Vincent Albert, Bob Armstrong, Julia Barfield

Votes: 12

10. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Bullet Trains (2003)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.8
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Bullet trains are the fastest, safest, and most technologically advanced trains on the planet. This episode features their history, development, milestones, and promising future From all around the world.

Stars: Jacques Balause, Bernard Frelat, Walter P. Gray III, Bill Hosokawa

Votes: 9

11. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Chrysler Building (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.9
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The Chrysler Building in New York City is the subject.

Stars: Neal Bascomb, Vincent Curcio, Donald Friedman, Christopher Gray

Votes: 10

12. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The St. Louis Arch (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.3
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The history of how the Gateway Arch in St.Louis was made.

Stars: Dick Bowser, Ken Kolkmeier, Kevin Roche, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 11

13. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Emergency Room (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Emergency room medicine has only been a recognized specialty since 1989, and it took close to two millennia to get to this point. Advancements that led to the modern emergency rooms are highlighted as well as emergency/trauma medicine.

Star: Harlan Saperstein

14. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Golden Gate Bridge (1995)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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More than 50 years after its construction, the Golden Gate is still regarded as one of the world's great engineering marvels. It took 25 million man-hours and 80,000 miles of cable to complete. But the cost in human life was even greater.

Director: Jeff Scheftel | Stars: Jack Perkins, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 39

15. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Silver Mines (1995)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.3
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Silver is part of our lives from your utensils, to your electronics, and your car among others. A ubiquitous necessity that doesn't grow on trees. Go behind the scenes to see how silver is ... See full summary »

Stars: George Hearst, William Randolph Hearst, Peter G. Leonard, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 13

16. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Tennessee Valley Authority (1995)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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America was in the throes of the Great Depression, and rural America was on the brink of disaster. Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried many federal interventions to steady the shaky economic ... See full summary »

Stars: Wylie Bowmaster, Harlan Saperstein, Roy Talbert Jr.

Votes: 6

17. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Railroads That Tamed the West (1996)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.2
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The dangerous early history of railroads in the United States and the various inventions that slowly made them safer.

Stars: Kevin Bunker, Bob Dowty, John P. Hankey, Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 17

18. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Great Wall of China (1997)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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The Great Wall of China mirrors China's turbulent history. Over two millenia the Chinese built, expanded or demolished parts of the wall in response to interstate rivalry, civil war, threat... See full summary »

Star: Earl Boen

Votes: 27

19. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Deep Sea Exploration: Challenging the Abyss (1997)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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20. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Transcontinental Railroads (1997)

TV-14 | Documentary, History

7.6
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In the 1860s, two rival workforces attempted what many deemed impossible: to link the vast American continent with a transcontinental rail line. Men of vision - and men of greed - took on ... See full summary »

Star: Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 7

21. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Water (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.8
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Water is examined as a natural wonder and as the substance that sustains life. Also studied is the technology it supports and which supports it. Included: irrigation systems; fountains; and the bottled-water industry.

Stars: Robert Anderson, Ron Bopp, Luis Burgos, Barbara Burke

Votes: 13

22. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Battlefield Medicine (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.7
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Stars: Robert J.T. Joy, Mary Lightfine, Harlan Saperstein, Russ Zaytchuk

Votes: 6

23. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Dynamite (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.6
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Stars: Cathy Aimone-Martin, Anna Chong, Robert B. Hopler, Eric Kelly

Votes: 9

24. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Motion Picture (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.0
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The struggles of Thomas Edison and others to create motion pictures.

Star: Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 7

25. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Tool Bench: Hand Tools (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.2
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Stars: Ron Hazelton, Herbert Kean, Sandor Nagyszalanczy, Vince Staten

Votes: 5

26. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Tool Bench: Power Tools (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.2
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Stars: Tim Allen, Alonozo Decker Jr., Jack Garlock, Ron Hazelton

Votes: 6

27. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Balloons (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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28. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Camping Technology (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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29. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Disaster Technology (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Bob Bissell, Gil Hegemier, Jerry Jarrell, Louis Uccellini

30. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Gadgets (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.4
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Stars: Bill Booth, Carl Elsener, Rube Goldberg, Harlan Saperstein

Votes: 5

31. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Household Gadgets (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Ruth Schwartz Cowan, Victoria Matranga, Harlan Saperstein, Susan Strasser

32. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Household Wonders (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.7
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The household appliances we take for granted everyday are profiled. They include the stove, the microwave, the sewing machine, the vacuum cleaner, the toaster, the mixer, the refrigerator, ... See full summary »

Votes: 6

33. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Police Technology (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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34. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The City Beneath Our Feet (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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35. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Pentagon (2000)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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The Pentagon - the name alone conjurs up an imposing image of American power. Completed in 1943, this five-sided nerve center for the nation's armed services is the largest office building in the world.

Votes: 10

36. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Body Shop: Part 1 (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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37. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Power Plants (2000)

TV-14 | 50 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The history and thinkers behind power plants are examined.

Stars: Ray Golden, Ed Reis, Steven Strong, Gene Ussery

Votes: 10

38. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Suez Canal (2000)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.2
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Votes: 5

39. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Apollo 13 (2001)

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A chronicle of the Apollo 13 flight in 1970, which almost ended in disaster when a liquid-oxygen tank ruptured, stranding the crew in space.

Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Max L. Ary, Roger B. Chaffee

Votes: 17

40. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Construction Machines (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Dale Bumpers, Keith Haddock, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt

41. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Garage Gadgets (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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A look at garage gadgets, including leaf blowers and lawn mowers.

Stars: David Arnold, Andy Ginger, Michael Kempster, Andrew Kuczmar

42. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Computers (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.3
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The development of computers from Charles Babbage's mechanical computers first used in the 1890 U. S. Census, to the computers developed during WW2 to break the German Enigma code. The ... See full summary »

Votes: 7

43. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Quarries (2001)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.0
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Stars: Matt Graves, William H. Langer, Charles Luck, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 7

44. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Private Jets Part 2 (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

6.3
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Stars: Michael Dorn, Lloyd Sherr, Timothy K. Stone

Votes: 6

45. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Drag Racing (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

8.2
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Star: Don Montgomery

Votes: 6

46. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Hangars (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

7.0
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Stars: Eric Brothers, Adolf Hitler, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy

Votes: 10

47. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Models (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Star: Lloyd Sherr

48. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Nordhausen (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Stars: Alvin Gilens, Roger Launius, Michael Neufeld, Lloyd Sherr

49. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Autobahn (2002)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

6.9
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Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Horst Hablowetz, Adolf Hitler, Hans Lieb

Votes: 13

50. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Tunnels of Vietnam (2002)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Journey beneath the earth to see why the construction of tunnels remains among the most difficult and dangerous engineering projects man can undertake.

Director: Andy Papadopoulos | Stars: Dennis Ayoub, Eric Bergerud, C.W. Bowman, Les Colmer

Votes: 14


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