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Science Documentary hosted by Neil Stuke, published by Discovery Channel in 2011 - English narration

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Prehistoric takes you back in time to see what stood, lived, fought and died in your backyard hundreds, thousands, even millions of years ago. Premiering with the lost worlds of New York City, the focus of this series will be the amazing extinct creatures that once called our cities home. While many of us know that ferocious dinosaurs and large mammals once roamed America, very few realize that these creatures stalked the exact sites where we've built our major cities and most famous landmarks. We are literally walking in the footsteps of these extinct animals every day, without even realizing it.

This series stands apart from other prehistoric-themed shows because ancient creatures are not just roaming a generic, unidentifiable prehistoric landscape. We always come back to the modern city as a reference point, adding a level of relevance and excitement. Each city has its own unique cast of bizarre extinct creatures, and people will be awed to see how much prehistoric action took place right in their own backyards!

[edit] Chicago

This program takes you back in time to see what stood, lived, fought and died in your backyard hundreds, thousands, even millions of years ago. The focus is the extinct creatures that once lived there. About this Episode: This city was home to the Mastodon and giant Anthropods. The suburb of Des Plaines is also the site of an ancient meteorite strike.

[edit] Denver

Evidence found in Denver holds the key to unlocking an ancient mystery about when humans first arrived in North America. This city was home to the terminator pig, Triceratops, Plesiosaurs and the Columbian mammoths.

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Reverse the clock over millions of years and we'll uncover the secrets of Dallas, Texas. From the ancestors of the famous Longhorn cattle that brought us the cowboys, to the mammoths, large cats and overgrown armadillos of the Ice Age, everything about Dallas was always BIG. Dive in to Ocean Dallas and swim with the Great White Sharks of the Cretaceous Period and the mosasaurs that battled them for dominance--right where downtown Dallas stands today. Then head west to Fort Worth and the home of the largest dinosaur to walk the earth in North America: Paluxysaurus -- the State Dinosaur of Texas. And if you think Texas is oil country, think again. At 325 million years old, it's the biggest natural gas field in North America -- and it's right beneath the city of Dallas.

[edit] Los Angeles

Where movie stars strut on the red carpet, bloody-fanged sabertooth cats once stalked the grasslands. Where sun-worshippers bask on L.A. beaches, dinosaurs fought life and death battles. Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, but in its distant past it was home of enormous Ice Age mammals, ravenous carnivorous dinosaurs and underwater sea monsters the size of a truck. The city emerged from the sea as gigantic tectonic plates clashed and gave birth to the earthquakes that still rock the city. Explore the history of the City of the Angels as it rewinds back in time... ten thousand years... fifty thousand years... 80 million years... to a mysterious and bloody past.

[edit] New York

It's the ultimate city, packed with 8 million people and overgrown with skyscrapers. But before this land of glass steel and concrete sprouted, New York City was home to alien worlds and strange creatures stretching back over many millennia. Eight-ton elephant-like mastodons walked down what is today 5th Avenue, and a sea turtle bigger than a compact car swam directly over Midtown Manhattan. The Big Apple still bears the scars of a time when it was obliterated by a titanic glacier, and it sits on the site of a 200-million year old volcanic catastrophe. This is also where some of the world's first dinosaurs walked. And although it enjoys views of the Atlantic Ocean today, New York City was once in the middle of a vast desert continent. No matter the era, ii's been the center of the action throughout the history of our planet.

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The corridors of power run through its veins, a land of constant conflict and battles for supremacy. All of its history combines to tell the tale of why D.C. looks the way it does, and why it was built where it is. When the city was founded, was it really on a swamp? Before it was the nation's capital city, Washington D.C. was once a beach town whose waters were teeming with the largest shark the world has ever known. Dry-land was patrolled by a predator that looked like a dog, but was bigger than a grizzly. Tens of millions of years earlier it endured an asteroid impact that wiped out all life. Further back in time it hosted a ferocious meat-eating dinosaur that hunted building-sized plant-eaters ten times its own size, while directly over what is today the Washington Monument, flying reptiles with 30-foot wingspans terrorized the skies.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 1832 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731 (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz
  • Audio Streams: 2ch
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime per Part 44.mins
  • Number Of Parts: 6
  • Part Size: 640 MB
  • Source: DVD
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