Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this documentary-style show demonstrates weapons that are new or forthcoming. Viewers see guns, tanks, bombs, and other war-related technology being tested and occasionally used in real life (footage of bombs being dropped in Iraq, for example). Some test footage repeats multiple times during a single episode, reinforcing the particular weapon's destructiveness. Though most segments only allude to the destruction of human life, some show examples of a weapon's power, such as one in which a test dummy's body disintegrates in the face of an explosion. In one episode, viewers briefly see real human skin that's been affected by the anthrax virus. Content is potentially scary to viewers of all ages, especially in a time when war and violence are a steady feature on the news.
The entire show focuses on weapons, warfare, and violence. Computer graphics and real footage of weaponry in action. Occasional real-life warfare is shown, though no death.
Occasional "hell" -- used not as a curse, but as a location.
Weaponry is fetishized to an extent; called "toys" on occasion. The show is assertively pro-military, specific to the U.S. military and some of its allies -- so the "us against them" idea is present.
Weapons are very expensive to produce, and mention of their price is sometimes used to emphasize how impressive they are.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Rare smoking seen in background.