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Supervolcano: The Truth About Yellowstone (2005)

Directly following Supervolcano, a two-episode documentary reveals the cutting-edge research that informed the drama. Meet the experts who monitor the behaviour of the Yellowstone ... See full summary »

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Fiona Scott

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Fiona Scott
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Alisdair Simpson Alisdair Simpson ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Bill McGuire Bill McGuire ... Self - Benfield Hazard Research Centre, London (as Prof. Bill McGuire)
Jake Lowenstern Jake Lowenstern ... Self - USGS, Yellowstone Volcano Observatory (as Dr Jake Lowenstern)
Steve Sparks Steve Sparks ... Self - University of Bristol (as Dr Steve Sparks)
Hank Heasler Hank Heasler ... Self - Co-ordinating Scientist, Yellowstone National Park (as Dr Hank Heasler)
Bob Smith Bob Smith ... Self - University of Utah (as Prof. Bob Smith)
Eric Moody Eric Moody ... Self
Nancy Ward Nancy Ward ... Self - Federal Emergency Management Agency
Peter Baxter Peter Baxter ... Self - Institute of Public Health (as Dr Peter Baxter)
John Grattan John Grattan ... Self - University of Aberystwyth (as Dr John Grattan)
Mark Maslin Mark Maslin ... Self - Environmental Change Research Centre, UCL (as Dr Mark Maslin)
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Directly following Supervolcano, a two-episode documentary reveals the cutting-edge research that informed the drama. Meet the experts who monitor the behaviour of the Yellowstone supervolcano, who face the awesome responsibility of predicting when the next super-eruption might next take place - and advising on what will happen when it does. The programme goes behind the scenes to reveal the work being done to try to understand the sequence of events that could one day culminate in this apocalypse, and to calculate the global fallout that would follow it. Written by BBC

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The truth is not always comforting
2 March 2010 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

We watched this in Geography class, following up on last week where we watched the two-part mini-series docu-drama also entitled Supervolcano. This reveals how much of said "fictional" production was true... or, perhaps I should rather say, how little of it was actually false. Immensely little of it was made up for dramatic effect. Ironically and interestingly enough, right after we turned the lights back on and opened the blinds, everyone realized that it had, yet again, started snowing(we've already had more this year than just about all the 23 years of my life put together, here). Whether or not you believe in global warming, the current climate can't be claimed to be "same as it always was". This is a well-done and credible report, though they do add a bit of cool music and CGI to style it up and not lose our attention for the 50 minutes of our time it asks. All the information is presented well, and the many explanations do not lose the viewer. This is edited very well, and the pacing is great. There is disturbing content, sadly not made up. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know about how violent nature can be. 7/10


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BBC [UK]

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English

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13 March 2005 (UK) See more »

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A szupervulkán titka See more »

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