TV Documentaries

Here are some interesting cable shows related to MMA, espionage & military technology that will be shown over the weekend (all in Philippine time):

March 10 & 11, 2007 Weekend:

* Machines Of War: Tank
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/10/07, 12:00 pm
– Mobile protected firepower. Thats what every General wants. What they are describing is the tank. And since it first appeared on the muddy fields of northern France in the First World War, designers and engineers have been trying to perfect and improve these steel leviathans.

* Super Sub
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/10/07, 12:00 pm

* Massacre In Madrid
– Discovery Channel SEA
– Sun., 3/11/07, 9:00 pm
– The tragic Madrid bombing, reconstructed.

* About Asia: Kick Fighters
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/10/07, 7:00 pm & Sun., 3/11/07, 6:00 am
– Three men, one title, one dream. The K1 World Max Championship determines the global master K1 a style that fuses Western boxing and Eastern martial arts, creating one of the most powerful and dangerous forms of fighting in the world.

* Inside Asia: Airbus A380 (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/10/07, 4:00 pm
– As the tallest, longest, and heaviest commercial plane in the skies, the new Airbus A380 promises to completely revolutionize air travel.

* Chinese New Year Special: Kung Fu Killers (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sun., 3/11/07, 3:00 pm
– From iron claws and meteor hammers to deer antler blades and emei needles, ancient Kung Fu weapons range greatly in shape and design, yet they all have only one purpose—to attack. These exotic Chinese weapons became doubly deadly in the hands of some of the world’s most skilled assassins.

* Triumph Of Life: Four Billion Year War (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/10/07, 5:00 pm
– Trace the evolution of life on Earth for the last 4 billion years.

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March 3 & 4, 2007 Weekend:

* Machines Of War: Cruise Missile
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/3/07, 12:00 pm
– Absolutely can’t miss show: How did the cruise missile become the ultimate surgical attack weapon? Uncover the roots of the technology that make this missile the awesome weapon it is today. Track the flight of a Tomahawk Cruise Missile and examine every key stage of its journey – launch, flight and target.

* About Asia: Inside Shock And Awe
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/3/07, 7:00 pm & Sun., 3/4/07, 6:00 am
– Another can’t miss show: Target: Saddam Hussein’s Baghdad. Mission: unleash a bombardment so massive that it destroys the enemy’s will, yet kills as few people as possible. Using spectacular exclusive imagery and CGI, National Geogrpahic Television & Film investigates the planning and execution of Shock and Awe, putting it into historical perspective and looking to the future of warfare.

* Chinese New Year Special: Kung Fu Killers (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sun., 3/4/07, 9:00 pm
– From iron claws and meteor hammers to deer antler blades and emei needles, ancient Kung Fu weapons range greatly in shape and design, yet they all have only one purpose—to attack. These exotic Chinese weapons became doubly deadly in the hands of some of the world’s most skilled assassins.

* Inside Asia: Airbus A380
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/3/07, 10:00 pm
– As the tallest, longest, and heaviest commercial plane in the skies, the new Airbus A380 promises to completely revolutionize air travel.

* Triumph Of Life: Four Billion Year War (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 3/3/07, 5:00 pm
– Trace the evolution of life on Earth for the last 4 billion years.

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Feb. 24 & 25, 2007 Weekend:

* National Geographic Special: Dogfight Over Guadalcanal
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 2/24/07, 6:00 am
– On August 7, 1942, two of WWII’s best fighter pilots clashed above the Pacific island of Guadalcanal. The dogfight between American Navy pilot James “Pug” Southerland and the Japanese Imperial Navy’s top ace, Saburo Sakai, was one of the greatest aerial duels of WW II. Astonishingly, both men survived to tell the tale and wrote accounts of the battle of that August day, detailing every loop, roll–and bullet–of the legendar

* Chinese New Year Special: Kung Fu Killers (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 2/24/07, 5:00 pm
– From iron claws and meteor hammers to deer antler blades and emei needles, ancient Kung Fu weapons range greatly in shape and design, yet they all have only one purpose—to attack. These exotic Chinese weapons became doubly deadly in the hands of some of the world’s most skilled assassins.

* Triumph Of Life: Four Billion Year War
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 2/24/07, 11:00 pm
– Trace the evolution of life on Earth for the last 4 billion years.

* Carrier: Arsenal Of The Sea
– Discovery Channel SEA
– Sat., 2/24/07, 6:00 pm

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Feb. 17 & 18, 2007 Weekend:

* Maximum Security: Protecting The President (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 2-17-07, 4:00 pm
– It’s the government agency that’s always been shrouded in secrecy—it’s the U.S. Secret Service. Now, the National Geographic Channel gets you unprecedented access into this first and last line of defense for the president. Go on duty with agents and officers, and uncover the intricate precautions taken to get the job done.

* Chinese New Year Special: Kung Fu Killers
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 2-17-07, 11:00 pm / Sun., 2-18-07, 11:00 am & 5:00 pm
– From iron claws and meteor hammers to deer antler blades and emei needles, ancient Kung Fu weapons range greatly in shape and design, yet they all have only one purpose—to attack. These exotic Chinese weapons became doubly deadly in the hands of some of the world’s most skilled assassins.

* National Geographic Special: Dogfight Over Mig Alley
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., 2-17-07, 6:00 am
– Fifty years ago. at the height of the Korean war, American F-86 Sabres duelled with Soviet-built MiG-15s. Years later it emerged that the Soviets had a clandestine plan to steal the F-86’s superior aviation technology. Downed Sabres were transported back to the USSR for technical evaluation, while American and British pilots who crash landed on enemy territory simply vanished.

* Triumph Of Life: Eternal Arms Race
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sun., 2-18-07, 12:00 pm
– Nature’s eternal arms race.

* The World Uncovered: How To Poison A Spy
– BBC World
– Sat., 2-17-07, 8:30 pm / Sun., 2-18-07, 10:30 am & 4:30 pm
– Last November the ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko lay dying in a London hospital, a victim of radioactive Polonium 210. Panorama investigates the polonium trail using unseen footage, interviews with key players and a reconstructing of the fatal day.

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Feb. 10 & 11, 2007 Weekend:

* Nat Geo Investigates: Science Of Surveillance
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sun., Feb. 11, 2007, 10.00 pm
– We introduce the new surveillance society and show how cutting edge technologies are being developed to identify, monitor and track both people and things. We also take a look at new Backscatter X-rays which can see through clothes, as well as metal – heat-seeking technologies, GPS monitoring and iris recognition, which has recently been introduced at the international airport in the United Arab Emirates.

* Amanpour Reports: The War Within (Replay)
– CNN
– Sat., Feb. 10, 2007, 3:00 pm; Sun., Feb. 11, 2007, 3:00 pm
– Christian Amanpour investigates the emerging struggle within Islam in Britain: The radical, & moderate Muslims.

* Maximum Security: Protecting The President
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., Feb. 10, 2007, 10:00 pm
– It’s the government agency that’s always been shrouded in secrecy—it’s the U.S. Secret Service. Now, the National Geographic Channel gets you unprecedented access into this first and last line of defense for the president. Go on duty with agents and officers, and uncover the intricate precautions taken to get the job done.

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Feb. 3 & 4, 2007 Weekend:

* Amanpour Reports: The War Within
– CNN
– Sat., Feb. 3, 2007, 3:00 pm; Sun., Feb. 4, 2007, 3:00 pm
– Christian Amanpour investigates the emerging struggle within Islam in Britain: The radical, & moderate Muslims.

* The New Al-Queda
– BBC World
– Sat., Feb. 3, 2007, 4:10 pm & 11:10 pm; Sun., Feb. 4, 2007, 9:10 am & 10:10 pm
– In the most thorough investigation yet into the Madrid train bombings, award winning reporter Peter Taylor pieces together the new Al Qaeda jigsaw and unravels the history of the key members of the Madrid cell.

* Naked Science: Explosive Force (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., Feb. 3, 2007, 9:00 am
– Naked Science takes you from inside top secret labs where the ultimate atomic bomb is produced to the future of sci-fi dreamed energy source.

* Fight Science (Replay)
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sun., Feb. 4, 2007, 11:00 am
– Science tries to quantify & rate the strikes & weapons used by different Martial Arts

* Munich: The Real Assassins (Replay)
– Discovery Channel SEA
– Sat., Feb. 3, 2007, 3:00 pm; Sun. Feb. 4, 9:00 am
– For the first time, people involved in the operation “Sword of Gideon” gets to tell all about the Mossad’s Black Operations against the people who perpetrated the Munich Games Massacre.

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Jan. 27-28, 2007 Weekend:

* Family Hour: Spy Gadgets
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sun., Jan. 28, 2007, 4:00 pm
– National Geographic explores the spy gadgets in TV & movies over the years, & see which ones really had basis in fact.

* Naked Science: Explosive Force
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sat., Jan. 27, 2007, 6:00 pm
– Naked Science takes you from inside top secret labs where the ultimate atomic bomb is produced to the future of sci-fi dreamed energy source.

* Fight Science
– National Geographic Channel Asia
– Sun., Jan. 28, 2007, 8:00 pm
– Science tries to quantify & rate the strikes & weapons used by different Martial Arts

* Munich: The Real Assassins
– Discovery Channel SEA
– Sun., Jan. 28, 2007, 10:00 pm
– For the first time, people involved in the operation “Sword of Gideon” gets to tell all about the Mossad’s Black Operations against the people who perpetrated the Munich Games Massacre.

* Top Ten: Top 10 Fighting Ships
– Discovery Channel SEA
– Sun., Jan. 28, 2007, 11:00 pm
– Various Experts related to the field of ships get to pick their top ten Fighting Ships of all time (thus far).

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