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A Robot Guide to Mars

   2023    Science
Mars is infested with robots, orbiting the planet and roaming the Martian surface on a mission to uncover its secrets; now, Perseverance joins this dedicated group of machines to uncover if there is, or was ever, life on the Red Planet.
Our neighbor, Mars, fascinates us. It's a planet that is similar to Earth but with some big differences. Mars is rusty, dusty, frigid, and frozen. Past missions suggest that Mars was once a very different world. The Mars we see today has completely changed from the Mars of a few billion years ago. Without a time machine to explore ancient Mars, we employ a team of high-tech robot investigators, an entire fleet of robotic spacecraft exploring the planet. Working together, they dig into Mars's past to answer the ultimate question -- did Mars once have life?
Series: How the Universe Works Season 11

Arnold Part 3: American

   2023    History
The last episode takes viewers on a journey through Arnold Schwarzenegger's later venture into politics as the Governor of California, highlighting the challenges he faced in his remarkable journey to the state's highest office. Once Governor, he grappled with complex issues, including a budget crisis and political opposition. The film provides an intimate look at the trials and tribulations Arnold confronted during his political tenure, highlighting his determination to overcome obstacles and make a lasting impact on the state. Moreover, the documentary underscores how Arnold utilized his platform to advocate for truth and unity, especially during critical moments in American history.
The film is a riveting look at the life of a living legend who continues to defy expectations and promote a message of unity, love, and perseverance, emphasizing the need to speak out against misinformation and extremism. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a legendary figure, demonstrates his powerful influence to inspire positive change in the world. This documentary serves as a moving testament to an extraordinary life worth exploring.
Series: Arnold

Brian Cox: Seven Days on Mars

   2022    Technology
Professor Brian Cox fulfils a childhood dream by going behind the scenes at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), mission control for Mars 2020 – one of the most ambitious missions ever launched that may finally reveal if life ever existed on the red planet.
In 1980, a young Brian Cox wrote to JPL asking for photos from some of their missions to the planets. The pictures they sent him from Voyager and the Viking mission to Mars were a source of inspiration that set him on the path to becoming a physicist.
Now, over 40 years later, he has been granted privileged access to JPL, including key mission areas that are usually off-limits to film crews. Brian spends a week following the team who guide the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter - the first powered aircraft ever sent to another planet - across the surface of Mars during a critical stage of the mission.
Perseverance’s goal is to search for signs of long extinct life on the surface of Mars in an area called Jezero Crater, which, 3.8 billion years ago, was filled by a vast lake. If it finds evidence of that life, it could change everything we know about life in the universe - and even transform our understanding of our own origins.

David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived

   2023    History
This documentary tells the touching story of David Holmes, Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double in the successful 'Harry Potter' movies, whose work has captivated millions of viewers around the world. The narrative delves into the deep friendship between Radcliffe and Holmes, exploring how it strengthens and evolves following a tragic accident during filming that left Holmes paralyzed.
Through an emotional journey of overcoming and resilience, the documentary offers a unique perspective on the challenges and human connection in the world of cinema, inviting viewers to discover a story of friendship and perseverance in adverse times.

Fathom

   2021    Nature
Fathom is a visual and aural wonder of a documentary that follows researchers working to finally decode the communication of humpback whales. Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet embark on parallel journeys on opposite sides of the world, as they seek to better understand whale culture and communication. The film uniquely reveals a deep commitment and reverence to the scientific process and the universal human need to seek answers about the world around us.
From hypothesis to groundbreaking experiences in the field, 'Fathom' showcases the passion, curiosity, collaboration, perseverance and work it takes for leading scientists to make scientific discoveries.

Finding Life on Mars

   2020    Science
For decades, scientists have dreamed of finding life on Mars. But despite their best efforts, no signs of life have been found. Could that be about to change? This is the story of the scientists and engineers behind Perseverance: the rover that could change our view of Mars forever.
Series: Secrets of the Universe
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