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

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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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