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The critically acclaimed documentary series Explorer returns to National Geographic Channel on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8pm ET/PT. Each monthly episode of the series will go deep into a story ripped from the pages of the current issue of National Geographic magazine. In the premiere episode, Warlords of Ivory, special investigative correspondent Bryan Christy, a veteran of wildlife trafficking wars, traces the path of destruction left in the wake of Africa’s illegal ivory trade — a path rife with misery, crime and terrorism that spreads like a dark stain across the map of the world. Christy and his team had an … Continue reading
Richard Hatch revisits Survivor Season 1 on The 2000s: A New Reality tonight on National Geographic Channel
The 2000s: A New Reality premieres Sunday, July 12, and Monday, July 13, at 9/8CT on National Geographic Channel. He was Survivor’s first million-dollar winner. The first and only to find out that he was the victor at the final tribal council. Depending on how you remember him, Richard Hatch is also the guy who invented the now tried and true Survivor tactic of forming alliances. The naked guy. The snake that ate the rat like nature — and Sue Hawk —intended. On Sunday night, National Geographic Channel catches up with Hatch in its absorbing two-night event, The 2000s: A New … Continue reading
Nat Geo’s The 2000s: A New Reality — Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl stylist Wayne Scot Lukas tells us what really down
The 2000s: A New Reality premieres Sunday, July 12, and Monday, July 13, at 9/8CT on National Geographic Channel. Never let it be said that stylist to the stars Wayne Scot Lukas doesn’t have a sense of humor. Having worked with everyone from Tina Turner to Meryl Streep, the New Jersey native was riding a career high when he teamed up with pop superstar Janet Jackson to clothe her for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. One that Jackson intended to uplift a country stunned and wearied by the Iraq war. Instead, in less than one second, in a flash of a moment … Continue reading
The 2000s: A New Reality premieres July 12-13 at 9/8CT on National Geographic Channel. On the heels of its popular miniseries’ The 80s: The Decade That Made Us and The 90s: The Last Great Decade — which wove pop culture, politics and national and world events into a fascinating tapestry of how the decade impacted us individually and as a whole — National Geographic Channel takes another ten-year step into the past with The 2000s: A New Reality. The two-night event, which airs Sunday and Monday nights examines the decade that brought us a new era of terror on home and foreign soil, … Continue reading
National Geographic Channel’s Sunday-night special T Rex Autopsy takes guts … and turns them into geek-out, gruesome fun wrapped up in a hefty education in all things Tyrannosaurus rex. Mixing cutting-edge CGI effects with top-notch science — and scientists — the network will reveal how the 65-million-year-old, teeny-armed rock stars of the dinosaur world lived, the challenges they encountered and why they died. Billed as “part gruesome monster film and all real science,” T. Rex Autoposy “stars” an impressive 43’ x 13’ beastie nicknamed Edwina lovingly created over 12,000 hours by Crawley Creatures of Walking with Dinosaurs fame. And they spared the scientists no detail of … Continue reading
In March 2014, National Geographic Channel, in partnership with FOX, debuted Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, its sumptuous reboot of Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking 1980 miniseries, Cosmos. Like the original, its successor — hosted by affable astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson — took home multiple Emmys and renewed viewers’ faith that educational, entertaining family television was still entirely possible. On April 20, the network premieres StarTalk, its newest partnership with Tyson and NGC’s first foray into the late-night talk-show landscape. Based on his long-running podcast of the same name (selected by iTunes as one of the Top 10 podcasts of 2014), the weekly … Continue reading
Last night’s National Geographic Channel epic Killing Jesus will encore on FOX News Channel this Friday, April 3 at 8/7 CT and again on Easter Sunday, April 5, at 8/7CT. • FIND OUT MORE: We’re on the Moroccan sets of NGC’s Killing Jesus! • FIND OUT MORE: Haaz Sleiman: “Killing Jesus” is “a celebration for us as humans” • FIND OUT MORE: Stephen Moyer on playing Pontius Pilate in Nat Geo’s Killing Jesus With an all-star cast that includes Haaz Sleiman, Stephen Moyer, Kelsey Grammar, Eoin Macken, Rufus Sewell and Emmanuel Chriqui, the 3-hour movie event attracted 3.7 million total viewers in its National Geographic … Continue reading
Stephen Moyer has arrived on the Ouarzazate, Morocco, set of National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus with just three hours of sleep after a numbing 20-hour journey to the remote city by land and air. Fortunately, his exhaustion serves the intensely pivotal scene he is about to shoot. Standing in a crowded courtyard on Ridley Scott’s sprawling Kingdom of Heaven set, Moyer — who plays Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Jerusalem — is locked in a final showdown with the high priest Caiaphas (a simmering Rufus Sewell) over Jesus’ fate. Pilate urges Caiaphas that scourging is punishment enough for the battered … Continue reading
Haaz Sleiman relaxes in the simple cafe of a 400-year-old casbah in tiny Tamnougalt, Morocco. Grime-streaked and dressed in a simple cloth robe, the actor is nearly beatific, having just wrapped a pivotal scene in Killing Jesus, National Geographic Channel’s latest and most ambitious epic culled from the popular book series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. Sleiman introduces himself, then smiles and gestures at the Atlas Mountains visible through an ornately grated window and says, “Every day I am grateful, because it is overwhelmingly beautiful being here. Morocco is such a beautiful country; it feels like you are on a movie set just looking at the … Continue reading
I am seated near a bank of monitors in a maze-like casbah in Tamnougalt, a 400-year-old village in Morocco’s Draa River valley. Actors, crew members and locals mill about in cool, cramped hallways with rocky floors, clay walls and a tightly thatched ceiling that, now and then, releases a shower of dust that coats our hair and teeth. Flies and feral cats are omnipresent. And we’re all in the presence of Jesus. Actually, it’s my first day visiting the sets of National Geographic Channel’s Killing Jesus, its most ambitious film project to date and the third of the network’s films … Continue reading