Tag: History Channel

The Real Vikings Collection

The Real Vikings Collection

| March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

In order to look at The Real Vikings Collection, we have to examine each of the three specials separately, because they have no connection to each other besides their subject matter.  The first special – “Foot Soldiers: The Vikings” – strives to dispel common misconceptions about Vikings.  The second – “The Vikings: Lost Worlds” – […]

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Mankind: The Story of All of Us

Mankind: The Story of All of Us

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mankind: The Story of All of Us is a 12 part series that looks at the events in human history that have brought us to where we are today. The ability to use and make tools, the harnessing of fire, creating urban areas and civilizations, trade, farming, plague, and of course war. The series follows […]

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10 Things You Don’t Know About

10 Things You Don’t Know About

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Each episode of 10 Things You Don’t Know About focuses on a different historical figure.  Different episodes feature such dynamically different people as Benjamin Franklin, Caligula, JFK, and Adolf Hitler.  Hosted by historian David Eisenbach, the series strives to teach its audience ten little-known facts about each of these figures.  Mostly, this is very successful, […]

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Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Season Two

Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Season Two

| June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

I want to set the record straight here, I like Brad Meltzer as a writer very much. Being introduced to the man through his comic book run on Green Arrow, shortly after Kevin Smith’s revamping of the title, I was keenly interested in the very person that had revitalized my passion for comics back in […]

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History of the World in Two Hours

History of the World in Two Hours

| March 12, 2012

The History Channel creates another exciting adventure with their documentary special History of the World in Two Hours. This program provides a thorough chronology of the entire universe, from the infinitesimal flash of the Big Bang to the introduction of the Space Age. While I could have done with a little less emphasis on how […]

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September 11: Memorial Edition

September 11: Memorial Edition

| September 18, 2011

September 11, in a decade, has had an opportunity to become all things to all people: A war cry, a cry for peace and tolerance, a call to religion, a call against religions, a binding agent for a country’s sentiments while simultaneously a heat source to deactivate that binding. And though it is clear that […]

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