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Breakthrough / written by Kurt Sayenga, David Jacobson, Anthony Lund, Steven Hoggard ; directed by Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Brett Ratner, Ron Howard, Akiva Goldsman, Angela Bassett.

Berg, Peter, 1964- narrator, television director. (Added Author). Giamatti, Paul, narrator, television director. (Added Author). Ratner, Brett, television director. (Added Author). Brody, Adrien, narrator. (Added Author). Howard, Ron, 1954- narrator, television director. (Added Author). Goldsman, Akiva, television director. (Added Author). Bateman, Jason, narrator. (Added Author). Bassett, Angela, narrator, television director. (Added Author). Asylum Entertainment (Firm), production company. (Added Author). National Geographic Channels (Firm), production company. (Added Author). National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.), production company. (Added Author). General Electric Company, production company. (Added Author). National Geographic Society (U.S.), publisher. (Added Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426381461
  • ISBN: 1426381468
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (270 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Originally produced as episodes of the television series: Breakthrough.
Formatted Contents Note: episode 1. Fighting pandemics / directed & narrated by Peter Berg -- episode 2. More than human / directed & written by Paul Giamatti -- episode 3. Decoding the brain / directed by Brett Ratner ; narrated by Adrien Brody -- episode 4. Age of aging / directed & narrated by Ron Howard -- episode 5. Energy on the edge / directed by Akiva Goldsman ; narrated by Jason Bateman -- episode 6. Water apocalypse / directed & narrated by Angela Bassett.
Participant or Performer Note: Peter Berg, Paul Giamatti, Adrien Brody, Ron Howard, Jason Bateman, Angela Bassett, narrators.
Summary, etc.: Examines cutting edge developments in science, technology, and medicine, covering a variety of topics that include: new findings in pandemic research; cyborg technologies; new developments in understanding the brain; the latest advances in extending human life; innovations in energy resources; developments under way to countervail potential water shortages.
Target Audience Note: TV rating: TV-14.
System Details Note: DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation, region 1.
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Discoveries in science.
Technological innovations.
Brain > Research.
Aging > Prevention > Research.
Longevity > Research.
Power resources > Technological innovations.
Water resources development.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Science television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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