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Mega Disasters

How cities would be affected by various natural disasters. 

Crew:
J.v. Martin (Narrator)

5/28/15
11:00 AM
"Atlantis Apocalypse"  Scientists speculate about a repeat of an Aegean Sea incident, as when a huge volcanic eruption on Santorini 3,500 years ago caused a tsunami that wiped out Minoan civilization on Crete and prompted the Atlantis myth.  (Repeat) H2
5/28/15
12:00 PM
"Gamma Ray Burst"  Scientists believe gamma ray bursts were responsible for the mass extinction on Earth 450 million years ago; examining how cities would fare in the face of a global catastrophe.  (Repeat) H2
5/28/15
01:00 PM
"Alien Infection"  In a hypothetical, future disaster scenario, comet dust seeds Earth with a virulent virus that quickly spreads across the planet and claims millions of lives.  (Repeat) H2
5/28/15
02:00 PM
"Comet Catastrophe"  The effects of a lethal comet-strike near the coast of San Francisco.  (Repeat) H2
5/28/15
03:00 PM
"Atlantis Apocalypse"  Scientists speculate about a repeat of an Aegean Sea incident, as when a huge volcanic eruption on Santorini 3,500 years ago caused a tsunami that wiped out Minoan civilization on Crete and prompted the Atlantis myth.  (Repeat) H2
6/9/15
08:00 AM
"Super Swarms"  Entomologists try to comprehend and control destructive swarms of locusts that have been plaguing mankind throughout history; American pioneers endure a swarm estimated as being 1,800 miles long and 110 miles wide.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/9/15
09:00 AM
"Oil Apocalypse"  Experts predict what might happen when the world's oil supply runs out, ranging from warfare over necessities to the development of new technology.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/9/15
10:00 AM
"New York City Hurricane"  Explore the extensive history of northeast hurricanes; what would happen if a Category 3 Hurricane were to hit New York City.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/9/15
11:00 AM
"Asteroid Apocalypse"  Tsunamis, firestorms and dust clouds following an asteroid impact on Earth.  (Repeat) HISTORY
6/9/15
12:00 PM
"Toxic Cloud"  A toxic chemical cloud from an industrial accident could jeopardize an entire community within minutes, putting the lives of thousands of people at risk; a cargo ship carrying ammonia nitrate explodes, killing 500 people in Texas in 1947.  (Repeat) HISTORY
Mega Disasters

Premise
Your car got booted while you were in the laundry discovering that they lost your favorite shirt. In short, it's been a lousy day. But it could be worse, as this unsettling series proves, using state-of-the-art computer animation to revisit past disasters and then depicting how a repeat of the catastrophe would affect the modern world.

Current cast
J.v. Martin

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Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.