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posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 04:37 PM
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I like these 'favorite' topics because I always find something new to read, listen to or watch.

I also really like documentaries of all types for various reasons and wanting to share a few of my favorites...

"Broken Rainbow" an academy award winner - I'm not sure if you can find it online (I can't which means nothing) but fascinating and thought provoking.

"Whaledreamers" another that may be difficult to find.

Now to a few easy finds (and more likely of interest at ATS):

"A Good American)" the story of 'Thinthread' and signals intelligence that I've mentioned before and think very important on many levels.

"Standing Army" about US military bases around the globe and their consequences.

"Command and Control" about a serious 'accident' in a US nuclear missle silo.

And finally a fascinating science one:

"Particle Fever" about the hunt for the Higgs Boson - it's out of date but the insight into how BIG science works and the excitement is well represented.

Well, those are a few of mine - what are yours?






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posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 04:51 PM
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I love the Blue Planet series.
It allows my brain to step away from the conspiracies of everyday life, and puts on display a portion of home that is so astounding, so beautiful yet still full of mystery.
Blue planet for sure is one of my top faves.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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I love documentaries! Lately I've been going back to the older PBS ones. I found a playlist (111 videos) that you can listen to while you're doing other things...

www.youtube.com...


My favorite in this list is "the Illusion of time". The other one that I like is about the magnetic pole flip because at the very end they say "there is a lot of good things that people who live on Earth after the pole shift can forward to." or something similar. Then they spend about 5 minutes talking about how the Aurora Borealis will look pretty and that is all they list..lol. just funny to me I guess.

Thanks,

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posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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Micrososmos, one of my most favorite nature documentaries, insects, bugs all the little micro things you dont see



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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"Beauty is Embarrassing" it's about Wayne White artist and puppeteer for Peewee's Playhouse. Really entertaining.

Mostly though I stick to nature docs. Planet Earth and the like. . .

And ufo stuff when it's on Netflix.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 05:13 PM
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originally posted by: blend57
a reply to: FyreByrd

I love documentaries! Lately I've been going back to the older PBS ones. I found a playlist (111 videos) that you can listen to while your doing other things...

www.youtube.com...


My favorite in this list is "the Illusion of time". The other one that I like is about the magnetic pole flip because at the very end they say "there is a lot of good things that people who live on Earth after the pole shift can forward to." or something similar. Then they spend about 5 minutes talking about how the Aurora Borealis will look pretty and that is all they list..lol. just funny to me I guess.

Thanks,
blend57


Is the polar flip one by chance called "Solar Storm" or something along those lines?



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 05:15 PM
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If You like baseball, or Kurt Russell or like Kurt Russell in a baseball ecology, then this documentary is 'right down the pipe'
It also has a conspiracy entwined w/in...

www.netflix.com...

It is on Netflix™ and whilst channeling My inner Gene Siskel I give it a large


Stay Hydrated...



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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NOVA Magnetic Pole Flip 530,000 Years Overdue & Happening Now?

It is older, but, it's fun to go back sometimes and listen to those...

blend



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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The Atomic Cafe

The film covers the beginnings of the era of nuclear warfare, created from a broad range of archival material from the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s including newsreel clips, television news footage, U.S. government-produced films (including military training films), advertisements, television and radio programs. News footage reflected the prevailing understanding of the media and public.

Though the topic of atomic holocaust is a grave matter, The Atomic Cafe approaches it with black humor. Much of the humor derives from the modern audience's reaction to the old training films, such as the Duck and Cover film shown in schools. A quote to illustrate what can be perceived as black humor, culled from the movie: "Viewed from a safe distance, the atomic bomb is one of the most beautiful sights ever seen by man," a U.S. Army training film declares.





posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 06:25 PM
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I like pretty much all of the Ken Burns documentaries.
The National Parks one was phenomenal.

The Blue Planet rocks.
Wild China was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Zeitgeist series
The Men who killed Kennedy

Just off the top of my head.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 06:40 PM
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Ken Burns, The Civil War

Thames, The World At War
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posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 06:56 PM
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What's the one about the fed? Monster from jekyll island or something?



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

The Atomic Cafe

The film covers the beginnings of the era of nuclear warfare, created from a broad range of archival material from the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s including newsreel clips, television news footage, U.S. government-produced films (including military training films), advertisements, television and radio programs. News footage reflected the prevailing understanding of the media and public.

Though the topic of atomic holocaust is a grave matter, The Atomic Cafe approaches it with black humor. Much of the humor derives from the modern audience's reaction to the old training films, such as the Duck and Cover film shown in schools. A quote to illustrate what can be perceived as black humor, culled from the movie: "Viewed from a safe distance, the atomic bomb is one of the most beautiful sights ever seen by man," a U.S. Army training film declares.




Yes the Atomic Cafe was amazing - thank you for reminding me.

Everyone should watch The Atomic Cafe.

Atoms for Peace.
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posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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I'll forever have a soft spot for American Movie. Just a regular guy in Wisconsin trying to live his dream of making movies. I've seen this so many times I feel like I know these guys. I can never say "coven" without saying "coh-ven". (Not that the word comes up that much for me.)

And if you are a fan of doumentaries - especially classic ones - and could use a good laugh, check out Documentary Now! Lovingly re-enacted and hilariously mocked documentaries. Fred Armisen and Bill Hader on IFC originally but I think on netflix now.



posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 08:39 PM
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This is Spinal Tap




posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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There are two documentaries I like, any about theremins and one about Northrop, "The Wing Will FLy".





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posted on Oct, 22 2017 @ 08:53 PM
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LOVE Fred Armisen. Documentary Now is hilarious.



posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 05:56 AM
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Didn't realise there's a documentary on Command and Control.

The book is awesome - well worth a read. It's quite long as well, yet didn't feel it was bloated either. Highly recommended!



posted on Oct, 24 2017 @ 06:43 AM
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I like this docu-drama which follows the fortunes and misfortunes of a family that survives a pandemic:



Sal

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posted on Oct, 24 2017 @ 08:45 AM
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Idiocracy since it happened sooner than they said.



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