8.2/10
917
3 user 1 critic

Seconds from Disaster 

Accounts of famous technological disasters and their subsequent investigations.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2012   2011   2007   2006   2005   2004  
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Vaughn Richard Vaughn ...  Narrator 23 episodes, 2004-2012
Ashton Smith Ashton Smith ...  Narrator 18 episodes, 2004-2007
Learn more

More Like This 

Air Emergency (TV Series 2003)
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Jonathan Aris, Gregory Feith
Megastructures (TV Series 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This documentary series focuses on extreme construction projects -- be they the biggest, tallest, longest or deepest in the world -- and the machines used to create extraordinary structures.

Stars: Jonathan Hart, Tom Goodman-Hill, Greg Stebner
I Shouldn't Be Alive (TV Series 2005)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Paul McGann, Greg Rasmussen
Extreme Engineering (TV Series 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones, like the new Hong Kong airport. Other projects are those under ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Forster, Joseph Giotta, Larc Spies
How Do They Do It? (TV Series 2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This program is about engineering and scientific miracles and the people whose ability to solve problems make them happen.

Stars: Chris Broyles, Dominic Frisby, Iain Lee
Locked Up Abroad (TV Series 2007)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Survivors share their stories and experience of survival abroad.

Stars: Youssef Tounzi, Manuel Villasenor, Jerry Murillo
Science of Stupid (TV Series 2014)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Host Richard Hammond, from the hit series Top Gear, explains the science behind videos taken from the Internet.

Stars: Dallas Campbell, Richard Hammond
The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Real FBI cases are recounted through reenactments and interviews with law enforcement and forensic scientists.

Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer
How It's Made (TV Series 2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Television series that documents how various everyday products are made.

Stars: Brooks T. Moore, Lynne Adams, Lynn Herzeg
Dirty Jobs (2005–2012)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Follows the exploits Mike Rowe as he performs various dirty and dangerous jobs around the USA.

Stars: Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky, Doug Glover
Man vs. Wild (2006–2020)
Adventure | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Sean Lacoste
60 Minutes (TV Series 1968)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The classic long-running prime time TV investigative news magazine.

Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft
Edit

Storyline

Accounts of famous technological disasters and their subsequent investigations.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

User Reviews

 
Entertainment and Education are not mutually exclusive
25 June 2006 | by miriya829See all my reviews

This is one of three shows currently airing that I watch (and set the DVD recorder to catch -- the others are The Colbert Report and Project Runway.)

Most episodes are fascinating; the disaster is shown, and then it goes back to the beginning and shows each step toward the final outcome. The show is a combination of computer graphics, reenactments, and survivor and investigator interviews. The disasters include plane and train crashes, natural disasters, structural breakdowns, and terrorism. The episodes tend to be fairly recent disasters, going back up to about 30 years ago, but every so often they show older ones, like the Hindenburg.

This show has a good rewatchability factor, except National Geographic tends to replay many of the episodes too much and not show others. For example, the Mt. St. Helens and Columbia episodes are shown too often.


30 of 30 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seconds from Disaster See more »

Filming Locations:

Alabama, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed