Extreme Engineering

2003 TV-PG 2 seasons

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Extreme Engineering

2003 TV-PG 2 seasons
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Host Danny Forster explores the world's most magnificent feats of engineering -- structures seemingly impossible to build and amazing to behold. Watch extraordinary projects in progress as crews defy nature to construct these manmade wonders. From the overhaul of San Francisco's Bay Bridge to Dubai's indoor ski resort to Hong Kong's international airport built 16 miles out at sea, discover the awe-inspiring creations of extreme engineering.
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Summary of Season 1 (2003) - 2 discs

Stand back and marvel at engineering feats from around the world with this fascinating Discovery Channel series, which spotlights a major project in each episode involving moving massive amounts of earth or erecting enormous structures. Topics include widening the Panama Canal, tunneling under the Alps, building a network of immense floodgates in Venice, constructing a gigantic Danish container ship and rebuilding the Oakland Bay Bridge.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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Reviews

age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this educational, documentary-style series takes a close look at current and future large-scale engineering projects. The show goes into great detail about each project, providing an informative -- if sometimes boring, depending on your level of interest -- glimpse into the world of engineering and construction. The narrator attempts to build tension and create drama by emphasizing costs, weight, temperatures, and even the risks to human life that an engineering mistake could have. But there's really nothing to raise eyebrows here; if your kids like this kind of thing, they'll learn a lot.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

Host mentions possible dangers (explosions, heat, pressure, etc.), though that's not a huge element of the show.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Promotes understanding of engineering and construction and an awareness of the world around us.

Consumerism

Some construction vehicles bear company or manufacturer names, like Volvo (in Sweden).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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