DVD Title: Perfect Disaster

PROFILE

Title
Perfect Disaster: Season One

Description
Take an in-depth look at some of nature's most terrifying scenarios. Perfect Disaster examines six possible catastrophies that may result in unprecedented destruction from a mega-sized tornado measuring two miles across, to a solar wind that could cause a worldwide blackout — these "perfect" storms give little notice before their devastating results. See how cities such as Dallas could be reduced to rubble in a few minutes, and why London may be poised for a flood of New Orleans proportions. Understand the science behind mega-disasters, why they happen, and whether you're at risk for a major event. Perfect Disaster contains three disks with six true-to-life scenarios full of interviews, computer graphics, and more.

Disc A:
Super Tornado
At two miles wide and with wind speeds of more than 350 mph, a super tornado would reduce downtown Dallas to a war zone within minutes. Scientists say it could happen. When it does, a Dallas emergency city manager is forced to choose between making sure his family remains safe, or saving the lives of millions.

Solar Storm
Beneath the boiling surface of the sun lies a force that could destroy crucial technology and electrical grids, throwing the modern world back to the Stone Age. With only hours to prepare, a New York City engineer struggles to convince the mayor to take an action that may save an entire country.

Disc B:
Super Typhoon
The Pacific breeds the biggest and most powerful hurricanes in the world. So far, the 7 million inhabitants of Hong Kong have escaped a direct hit. But a slight change in weather will send an emergency coordinator scurrying through the streets to make sure her city is safe while the super typhoon sets its sights on the island.

Mega Flood
We saw what happened to New Orleans after the sea breached its levies. Could the same thing happen to London? The city is well protected against the power of a storm surge, but there is one weakness.

Disc C:
Fire Storm
There is a point at which a wildfire becomes unstoppable, and a phenomenon is born that can destroy anything in its path. The Australian city of Sydney faces this threat every year. For the men and women working at the forefront of fire science, the nightmare is about to begin.

Ice Storm
It happened more than a decade ago: An ice storm brought the Canadian city of Montreal to its knees. Scientists now believe there is far worse to come. Strangely enough, the big freeze begins with a warm spell.

ISBN / Bar Code number
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Video Format
Wide Screen (4:3 Letterbox)

Audio Format
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Disk Count
Three (3)

Language(s)
English

Genre
Docudrama

Subtitles
None

Rated
Not Rated

Region
Region 1 - NTSC

Specification
Color

Features
[DISK A] Super Tornado, Solar Storm. [DISK B] Super Typhoon, Mega Flood. [DISK C] Fire Storm, Ice Storm

Studio
Discovery Channel (www.discoverychannel.com)

Production
Impossible Pictures Productions

Company
ProSieben / M6 / Discovery Channel

Item Number
SKU 763987

Closed Captioning
Yes

Released
2006

Run Time
240+ minutes (total)

Copyright
Discovery Channel is a registered trademark of Discovery Communications Inc. Package design © 2006 Discovery Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Other Formats
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Quoted Reviews
Perfect Disaster has been rereleased as a part of Storm Chasers: Season One DVD set.



PICTURES

Perfect Disaster (Season One)


DVD Review (Posted on 03-21-2013)

Before I begin, here is the episode list for each DVD:

Disk A: Super Tornado, Solar Storm
Intro slogan: "A lot of people will not survive."

Disk B: Super Typhoon, Mega Flood
Intro slogan: "The destruction will be on a scale that you and I have never seen before." / "Perhaps you should press for an evacuation."

Disk C: Fire Storm, Ice Storm
Intro slogan: "The heat may soon be the least of our worries." / "The power is down everywhere."

Close to about an hour and a half total provides a DVD set looking to puncture souls with the likelihood of the perfect formations of natural disasters, acting as a parasite to invade your spines in what we, as humans, are reminded that other than death and taxes, one thing we undergo is surely certain in this life: suffering. You don't have to be religious to ask why suffering is here to stay. If other fellow, yet nihilistic, ill-fated, humans don't cause suffering, who's/what's left? I'd say it's Nature. Choose the Vimeo membership that’s right for you.

What have we done to Nature? Is she going through mid-life crisis? What is she telling us? That's what this excellent docudrama Perfect Disaster is bringing to us. How do we act up against a Super Tornado that measures 300+ miles wide? If your beloved cell phone, computers, even refrigerators and other electrically-required items you hold so dear stopped working, will you manage to live without them? Sure, it's easy to sit pretty on the other unaffected side of this planet, but because of death risks thanks to natural disasters, knowing that we ourselves can't group together to fight and eliminate these monsters, our only method to deter Nature's anger is defense.

So what would the biggest disaster look and feel like, and how deep will that scar be to humanity? Scientists know it's too immense, thus clocking at just a matter of when and the initiative to partake in serious preparation. Don't kid yourselves: are we humans living on the right planet?

DISK A:

On Super Tornado, features another nice day in Dallas, until something unusual happens in the weather. Winds pick up, clouds pile in and heat and dry air aren't getting along, casting the vertical cylindrical vortex of death. A man makes a decision whether to save Dallas or his family, and being that the tornado is over 300 miles wide, it'll cover Dallas "from one end to the other," says Tim Marshall—Tornado Expert and Engineer. The damage: two hospitals, forty-four schools, three stadiums and thirty-five thousand homes. This is said to be the greatest disaster to strike Texas, with the tornado's path leaving a huge scar visible from space.

The acting and the timing of the tiny discrepancies throughout the story are excellent. The presentation and inputs from the experts worked extremely well, leaving the viewer to think briefly about the strange phenomenon, then transitioning onto the graphical animation of the diagram further explaining the cause of such situation. As Marshall explains, tornadoes don't just appear; there's a setup. With the right ingredients, wind conditions and the timing as to when the super tornado builds during the day/evening, torture is just minutes away. You also learn about the Fujita Scale—a level of measurement calculating the strength and diameter of the tornado. An F6, or the super tornado, marks as the strongest. By this time, I'm sure Dallas is already aware.

Being the very first episode on the first DVD, this is most well presented episode I've seen.

It's 2013 folks, and mostly everything is easier when done online! Unfortunately, today's kids won't be able to live through a speck of what the technologically dry days were like, when I was a kid. Suppose they do, thanks to a devastating solar storm, how will they manage? Answer: they won't; everyone won't. Humanity will collapse greatly, being that we take electricity for granted. Hello, Stone Ages.

It's November 18th, 2011 (hah!) and an unidentified object crashed onto earth and landed in Brooklyn, New York. Experts realize it's nothing they've ever seen but suddenly find out only raging solar activity from the Sun could've caused this. Consequence? Burned out electricity, causing a worldwide blackout from communication systems to consumer electronics rendering useless. The mayor of New York and all authorities undergo the one decision that'll dictate their careers for good: take the threat lightly with lives at risk, or gamble with a controlled blackout—shut electricity down on purpose—with millions of dollars in ashes.

The dramatization, compared to Super Tornado, was rather average. The transition from the story to the input of the experts' say seemed lop-sided and timing didn't feel right, sequentially. However, all the information was there. You learn about the ACE Satellite which is a device that measures the polarity of the coronal mass ejection—CME—spewed from the Sun and, the actual strength of our planet's magnetosphere. The solar storm, if action had not been taken, will burst power stations and transformers—those bucket-looking receptacles hanging on electrical towers you see on sidewalks and streets (had the controlled blackout taken place, it would take an hour until it's fully shut down) And suppose it did strike Earth, what happens? It'll take two years, which will feel like a lifetime, to replace the transformers. New transformers go to the highest bidder, leaving poor countries nearly a decade to recover. The acting was excellent as well, but it was just the sequential inputs of the graphical animation. It wasn't as fluid as it was on Super Tornado. Other than that, it was a fairly good episode.

Oh, and being that solar activity was predicted to happen in 2011, when's our next warning? We survived that, so any natural occurrences, besides the asteroids driving close to Earth, should be placed out there immediately.

DISK B:

If you thought Florida, most of the East Coast and down in Louisiana had to brace for hurricane season, many here in the US wouldn't imagine the bigger threat awaiting its growth of the circular demon measuring over 600 miles wide with winds flying at more than 200MPH, with seas levels rising as you're reading this. And that threat keeps Hong Kong on high alert as the seasons change. Because of that, you learn why Hong Kong has the most strict architectural rules placed on its buildings, having their workers frequently check its strength and stability. Experts say that a typhoon—Typhoon Vipa—that surpasses Northern Philippines and Taiwan is a signal that typhoon unlike any other. Being a city so heavily populated, a typhoon this disastrous would cost millions of lives and rebuilding costs with one of the largest price tags in the world. Not only would Hong Kong be at risk for a direct hit but a change in wind direction, the biggest fear among climatologists, could enable the typhoon to strike them twice. To add insult to injury, Hong Kong would need preparation for landslides. According to the narrator, the heavy rains from the typhoon will drop so much water, it'll be equivalent to four Olympic swimming pools pouring at Hong Kong every second.

The acting was so-so, but if you look at the credits, Annie Soho had a stunt double, to cover for some of the motorcycle scenes. Other than that, like Super Tornado, it takes place at Hong Kong's observatory laying down plans and sending out warnings to the entire city. The vendors themselves all braced together for the storm, closing their street shops and keeping the items in tact despite it becoming a weapon if caught by strong winds. The graphical animations diagraming the scenario was okay, though at times it would transition in and out somewhat infrequently.

Despite the good dramatizations, it was okay. All the information was there but the episode itself could've been a little better. This is the shortest episode of this season.

Speaking of water-related tragedies, London, England has a lung-filled threat of their own. Instead of bullet-fast winds piercing through its path, it's the Mega Flood and it's not any softer compared to water-elemental threats like typhoons. Ocean water pressures become violent depending on the storm and the excessive absorption of air/moisture. It then circulates based off of the Earth's rotation. To make matters worse come Spring Tide—the gravitational pull from the Moon's alignment with the Earth to its oceans, causing a much larger 'bulge' of water. Since there was a brief reference to New Orleans' levees failing during Hurricane Katrina, the same failure might occur with Thames' gates, built to protect the city from floods. As soon as the flood hits, it's actually England's Prime Minister to decide for evacuation. Being atop from the flood is a must, but if anyone does fall into a sewage hole, filled with contaminated yet cold water, your chances of surviving approach zero.

Though the story looks a bit similar to Super Tornado, this time the wife, Kirsty being the main character, becomes the one juggling the odds of the upcoming threat being an actual mega flood. However, a few of her colleagues think it's too outrageous, and that "England will be okay." The story seemed a little dragged out in the middle, as decisions being laid out are being tossed back and forth. This may bore some viewers. However, things turn terrifying when Kirsty's husband Doug and daughter Alice struggle to save her as the flood invades the city. As for the animated diagrams, all the information was there but it was hard to tell when they'll present the diagram; it didn't look consistent at all, in terms of editing. It's almost if they produced the entire episode forgetting that because this is a TV show, they had to gradually fade out to commercial, then fade back in afterward.

Other than that huge flaw, this was another average episode along with Super Typhoon. Could've been better certainly but being that floods are often a forgotten phenomena, I learned a lot.

DISK C:

Now that you've had enough water, it's time to dry up. Known for having the thinest ozone layer in the atmosphere, makes [Sydney] Australia an open oven. Sure, lots of people enjoy a warm breeze especially at the beach. Only question left is how much heat can you withstand before skin burn becomes concerning? Sydney isn't laughing about that—firestorms can wipe out the city which sits at the edge of the continent, disabling options on where to escape (other than the usual evacuations).

When I think fire storms, I think of a flame-spinning tornado. It's just that. Signs take place beginning with strange weather patterns occurring two years prior, one of them a Dry Storm—where ice forms at the highest atmosphere falling as rain, but the ground is so hot and dry that the rain evaporates before it hits the ground. The more the clouds accumulate, the more the ice particles strike each other to create lightning, striking hard enough to start a fire. According to the narrator, the lightning bolts are hotter than the surface of the Sun.

I once informed my friends with a little quote I wrote myself: "Sometimes it's not just Life. It's other people who are liable to make things unfair for you." (Provide credit where due, please.) When it comes to fire, Nature isn't always to blame. That's right: about 90% of fires are ignited by arson. And if you're a park ranger, you know trouble is waiting on the wings when one of the folks camping are either smoking or starting a campfire. Once the flames begin, unless taken out immediately, it will to mature like a newborn child growing into a man/woman. Thanks to the evaporation of flammable molecules released by eucalyptus trees, the types found in Glendale Park, the fires spread very easily. How to stop it? Lots of water...and another fire. Absolutely. The flames drive faster uphill but slower downhill and to stall the flames before spreading is to burn the trees in which the fires are approaching, leaving the flames to die out. Because you're "fighting fire with fire," it doesn't work well. In fact, the biggest fear among firefighters: crown fire. A crown fire is started when flames clothe a tree towering above it. As the winds pick up, the crown fire then lodges and burns atop other trees, like lit candles. It is the crown fire which begins the maturity of the child flames. Like Super Typhoon, if the wind changes direction, the crown fires can pile up creating a massive, large fire front and burning everything in its path, like a steamroller. The massive front can create an area called the "Dead Man's Zone," where any firefighters trapped in such area have little to no time to outrun the fire front, making these flames unstoppable. According to one firefighter, the fire fronts "sound like a locomotion;" that must be really loud. Suddenly, Glendale Park's heart-wrenching fear has come true: another fire front forms to meet up with the other. Complying with the laws of physics, these two fronts clash ascending in the atmosphere towering over 1,200 miles tall, and at over 3,600 degrees, the child flames become an adult able to live on its own with winds causing the combined fronts to circulate, just like a tornado. As noted by the narrator, the energy released from firestorms are equivalent to 30 Hiroshima bombs. However, the clouds generating from this raging heat becomes so large—Pyrocumulus clouds—and the edge of the Earth becoming so cold, rain finally gives way taking out all the flames. "What Nature started, in the end, Nature can stop."

The acting and story were very good, making this a memorable episode right up there with Super Tornado. The graphical diagrams were much better in terms of transitioning in and out.

I'd say this was a much better episode since the first. All the information is there and it's a true classic. Very well made.

With hot fever out of the way, now comes the cold. Montreal, Canada is so used to snow that having to brace for an ice storm would turn the city into a barren, ice-filled ghost town. And no, the regular hooded coat and snow boots isn't enough.

Warm weather fronts, from the Gulf of Mexico, are responsible for locking in the cold front coming from the absolute north as the warm front overrides the cold. As the warm front produces snow atop its atmosphere, it liquifies then gets cold again falling through the cold front. It produces a very cold liquid that whatever it lands on, the liquid freezes into ice. In continuation of opening up Montreal's wound, the warm air continues to stroll from the Gulf of Mexico, where cyclonic weather patterns, holding moisture, have enough to cast its own ice storm, thus bringing all this to fall in the trapped cold front (the cause of Montreal's natural location). All these elements can also cut off communication and lose power in the city, making the city look like a war zone. However, during one expert's explanation, Mrs. Wilson is fast asleep! This is a sign of life and death: as the cold invades the area, it too invades the immobilized human body. The blood rushes to the heart and lungs to remain warm—a phenomena that saves many from hypothermia, which causes decrease in heart rate, breathing and blood pressure. If the body continues to cool, the brain dysfunctions warning the body to opening up vessels of the blood to rush to the body parts that require warmth. However, this warmth fools many people because the brain and muscles are too cold to work making one feel lazy and highly fatigued. If the body is too cold, it gives up, thus leading to a deadly sleep (comatose). Surprisingly, more people die from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning in attempt to keep warm than those who have frozen to death. The ice has taken its toll to the point where power lines require a shut down to preserve any leftover energy needed to provide those whose lives are at risk, mainly for hospitals. However, as the freezing rain continues to fall, it also continues to break off more electrical towers, like dominoes. With little electricity left, especially ones needed for hospitals, the only thing left is to knock off ice on the electrical towers...by hand. Otherwise, any sign of miracles are the only thing left to save folks at Montreal. And that's ultimately the scary part of this disaster.

The story and acting were good, though I would've liked to see more. Other than that, I enjoyed it. The graphical diagrams and transition to fade out could've been better on some parts but overall, this was a great episode. It'll propel you to take out the heater and warm up but it's no jolly Christmas season. According to Lori Graham, weather presenter for CTV, when asked about the ice storm, she said, "It's all about community." Though I understand the work of saving each other, it mystifies me a bit: would an ice storm, costing lives and money, be essential to get people to work and develop acquaintanceships with each other, or make the weather just enough posing minimal threats and go on with our own lives not caring about the concern for others?

With great acting, a good story, excellent narration and beautiful CGI graphics, make this the perfect docudrama that actually works. As great as the shows are in the Discovery Channel, this one marks as my favorite series. Only question left, being the DVD set was released in 2006, is when will Season Two arrive? I love to see a second season, witnessing the likelihoods such phenomena and how humans are able to cope, fight off and/or prevent nature's destruction, such as Asteroids, Comets and Super Volcanoes to name a few.

For those who are strict about video formats, this is presented in widescreen. However, it fooled me thinking it was true widescreen where in truth, it's a standard 4:3 letterboxed. This is going to upset a lot of people, but I'd thought I'd bring that just in case. Also, this three DVD set has become quite rare nowadays. Discovery Channel has now packaged this series on season one of Storm Chasers, so be on the lookout and shop carefully for it.

For those who are philosophical about our longevity here on Earth, those aspiring to be meteorologists/climatologists and/or those wanting to learn about natural disasters in the form of docudramas (documentary integrated in cinematic drama), this is an excellent series to have. You will learn a lot, and I promise you on that. Despite the flaws needed to become an excellent series, I still pop this onto the DVD player and enjoy this brilliant show. Beautiful work, Discovery Channel. Thus, I leave you with this quote:

"More than fear for personal safety, I felt a growing apprehension for all of us living on a planetary crust so fragilely afloat atop such terrible heats and pressures. Never again, it came to me then and remains with me to this day, would I regain my former complacency about this world we live on."
— Rowe Findley, writer for National Geographic
(quoted by John Gribbin in his book Planet Earth: A Beginner's Guide, 2012 ed, p.110. My review of this book can be found here.)

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© 2008-2017 written and reviewed personally by Kris Caballero.

DVD Ratings

My Rating:
95% 5%

Fan Rating:


DVD Credits


DISK A: Supertornado

Composer
Ty Unwin

Narrator
Michael Carroll

James Abbott
Jack G. Taylor III

Anna Abbott
Susana Gibb

Toby Abbott
Luke Gatewood

Carmen Bradshaw
Linda Marie Ford

Chuck Brookes
Tom Eppler

Bill Turner
Rick Herod

Mechanic
Ryan Hurst

Cameraman
Jeremy Pollard

Soundman
Mark Roy

Camera Assistant
Anthony Hugill

Stedicam Operator
George Neidsen

1st Assistant Director
Jason Allen

Art Director
Donnasue Sealy

Location Production Manager
Cathy King

Location Manager
Kim Davis

Archive
AP Television
Footage Courtesy of Discovery Footage Source
Getty Images Film
ITN Archive / Reuters
Prairie Pictures / Stormstock Martin Lisius
NASA
Phillip Thomas Films
Stormgasm
Tim Marshall
Ultimate Chase Storm Video
Val And Amy Castor

With Thanks To
Dallas City Hall
Dr. Josh Wurman

Archive Researcher
Diana Sedgwick
Jean Severson

Colorist
Samantha Hollingdale

On-Line Editor
Jon Ellis

Sound Design
Loud Hailer

Dubbing Mixer
Robert Thompson

Production Secretary
Sarah Newman

Production Coordinator
Suzy Strong

Jnr Production Manager
Carmelina Palumbo

Editor
Ben Giles

Associate Producer
Anna Abbott

Line Producer
Rebecca Kelly

Executive Producer
Tim Haines

Written and Produced by
Sara Cropley

Directed and Visual Effects by
Gareth Edwards

Series Producer
Will Aslett

For Discovery Channel

Production Coordinator
Shefali Daftary

Supervisor of Production
Chris Golding

Writer
Jamie Smith

Editors
Thom Sulek
Regi Allen

Executive Producer
Gaynelle Evans

VP, Creative Director of Marketing
Mary Clare Baquet

Vice President of Production
David McKillop

EVP / General Manager of Discovery Channel
Jane Root

An Impossible Pictures Production
for Discovery Channel
in association with
ProSieben and M6

© MMVI Impossible Pictures, Ltd.

DISK A: Solar Storm

Composer
Ty Unwin

Narrator
Michael Carroll

Mayor
Charlene Tosca Rees

Peter Wright
Steven Scarpetti

Lewis Parker
Otto Sims

David Cross
Peak Kwinarian

Tara Bradshaw
Bonna Tek

Vitali
Derek Michalak

TV Reporter
Dana Bird

Cameraman
Jeremy Pollard

Soundman
Mark Roy

Camera Assistant
Anthony Hugill

1st Assistant Director
Mitchell Reichler

Art Director
J.P. Otto

Location Production Manager
Monique Robertson

Location Manager
Kim Davis

Archive
AP Television
BBC Motion Gallery
ESA
Discovery Footage Source
Getty Images Film
ITN Archive
Meta Tech Corporation
Prairie Pictures / Stormstock Martin Lisius
NOAA / Space Environment Center
Radio Canada Archives

With Thanks To
NY City Emergency Management
Queens Museum

Archive Researcher
Diana Sedgwick

Colorist
Samantha Hollingdale

On-Line Editor
Jon Ellis

Sound Design
Loud Hailer

Dubbing Mixer
Robert Thompson

Production Secretary
Sarah Newman

Production Coordinator
Suzy Strong

Jnr Production Manager
Carmelina Palumbo

Drama Co-Writer
Michael McKinley

Researchers
Tas Maqsood
Roeland Doust
Elisabeth Sperling

Editor
Ben Giles

Associate Producer
Anna Abbott

Line Producer
Rebecca Kelly

Executive Producer
Tim Haines

Written and Produced by
Sara Cropley

Directed and Visual Effects by
Gareth Edwards

Series Producer
Will Aslett

For Discovery Channel

Production Coordinator
Shefali Daftary

Supervisor of Production
Chris Golding

Writer
Jamie Smith

Editors
Thom Sulek
Regi Allen

Executive Producer
Gaynelle Evans

VP, Creative Director of Marketing
Mary Clare Baquet

Vice President of Production
David McKillop

EVP / General Manager of Discovery Channel
Jane Root

An Impossible Pictures Production
for Discovery Channel
in association with
ProSieben and M6

© MMVI Impossible Pictures, Ltd.




DISK B: Super Typhoon

Composer
Ty Unwin

Narrator
Michael Carroll

Dr. Chi
Stuart Ong

Chen Zhiwu
Ray Loy

Tanya Tam
Fanny Lee

Wai
Courtney Wu

Annie Soho
Florence Wu

Annie Soho Stunt Double
Loretta Tsui

Harbor Master / Rescuer at Landslide
Raymond Tsang

Li Wong
Jordan Ho

Chuck Brewer
Roger Clark

Head of Skyscraper Security
Dave Wong

Writer
Gabriel Range

Script Consultant
David McNab

Cameraman
David Brown

Soundman
Mark Roberts

Camera Assistant
Frank Corr

Location Production Manager
Lanny Li

Visual Effects
Red Vision

Archive
ATV
CTV
Geoff Mackley
Hong Kong Cable TV
NASA
Prairie Pictures / Stormstock Martin Lisius TVB
Ultimate Chase Storm Video
Videotel

With Thanks To
Geotechnical Engineering Office
Hong Kong Observatory
Prof. Joseph Lee

Production Secretary
Sarah Newman

Production Coordinator
Suzy Strong

Jnr Production Manager
Carmelina Palumbo

Editor
Gregers Sall

Colorist
Samantha Hollingdale

On-Line Editor
Jon Ellis

Dubbing Mixer
Robert Thompson

Associate Producer
Tristan Marshall

Associate Producer
Anna Abbott

Line Producer
Rebecca Kelly

Executive Producer
Jasper James

Produced and Directed by
Clive Maltby

Series Producer
Will Aslett

For Discovery Channel

Production Coordinator
Shefali Daftary

Supervisor of Production
Chris Golding

Writer
Jamie Smith

Editors
Thom Sulek
Regi Allen

Executive Producer
Gaynelle Evans

VP, Creative Director of Marketing
Mary Clare Baquet

Vice President of Production
David McKillop

EVP / General Manager of Discovery Channel
Jane Root

An Impossible Pictures Production
for Discovery Channel
in association with
ProSieben and M6

© MMVI Impossible Pictures, Ltd.

DISK B: Mega Flood

Composer
Ty Unwin

Narrator
Michael Carroll

Kirsty
Louise Bush

Doug
Alistair Petrie

Alice
Gina Isaac

Frank
David Sterne

Mike
Rob Edward

Ray King
Will Ashcroft

Jon
John Sheerman

Peter Wallace
Mark Leadbetter

Deputy Mayor's Assistant
Rob Hallett

Gemma
Nichola Anderson

Drama Co-Writer
Michael McKinley

Script Consultant
David McNab

Cameraman
Doug Hartington

Soundman
Anthony Burke

Camera Assistant
Leon Hoser

1st AD
Marius Hamboulides

Location Manager
Tim Faulkner

Visual Effects
Red Vision

Archive Researcher
Paul Bell

Archive
BBC Motion Gallery
Getty Images Film
ITN Archive

With Thanks To
Ambiental Technical Solutions Ltd.
Infoterra Ltd.

Production Secretaries
Sarah Newman
Jo McKinlay

Production Coordinator
Suzy Strong

Jnr Production Manager
Carmelina Palumbo

Drama Co-Writer
Michael McKinley

Researchers
Suzy Madigan

Colorist
Samantha Hollingdale

On-Line Editor
Jon Ellis

Sound Design
Loud Hailer

Dubbing Mixer
Robert Thompson

Editor
Simon Thorn

Production Manager
Antonia Davies

Line Producer
Rebecca Kelly

Executive Producer
Jasper James

Produced and Directed by
Isabel Tang

Series Producer
Will Aslett

For Discovery Channel

Production Coordinator
Shefali Daftary

Supervisor of Production
Chris Golding

Writer
Jamie Smith

Editors
Thom Sulek
Dan Marks

Tease Producer
Heather Golde

VP, Creative Director of Marketing
Mary Clare Baquet

Vice President of Production
David McKillop

EVP / General Manager of Discovery Channel
Jane Root

Executive Producer
Gaynelle Evans

An Impossible Pictures Production
for Discovery Channel
in association with
ProSieben and M6

© MMVI Impossible Pictures, Ltd.




DISK C: Fire Storm

Composer
Ty Unwin

Narrator
Michael Carroll

Ken
Ben Lawson

Leslie
Renae Barry

Kate
Becky Liand

Eric
Damion Hunter

Todd
Matt Zermes

Professor Dan
Peter Carmody

Rachel
Linda Lemon

Dana
Lauren Braid

Director of Photography
Martin McGrath

Soundman
Steven Jackson-Vaughn

Camera Assistant
Miranda Porter

1st Assistant Director
Matt Enfield

Art Director
Colin Gibson

Location Production Managers
Georgia Wallace-Crabbe
Sarah Treacy

Archive
Channel 9
ABC Enterprises
Weird Shot
Timeframe Productions

With Thanks To
Fiona Millhouse
Justin Leonard
New South Wales State Forests

Colorist
Samantha Hollingdale

On-Line Editor
Jon Ellis

Sound Design
Loud Hailer

Dubbing Mixer
Robert Thompson

Visual Effects
Lola

Drama Co-Writer
Bob Harris

Production Secretary
Sarah Newman

Production Coordinator
Suzy Strong

Production Manager
Antonia Davies

Line Producer
Rebecca Kelly

Editor
Peter Norrey

Associate Producer
Anna Abbott

Executive Producer
Jasper James

Produced and Directed by
Jeremy Turner

Series Producer
Will Aslett

For Discovery Channel

Production Coordinator
Shefali Daftary

Supervisor of Production
Chris Golding

Writer
Jamie Smith

Editors
Thom Sulek
Dan Marks

Tease Producer
Heather Golde

VP, Creative Director of Marketing
Mary Clare Baquet

Vice President of Production
David McKillop

EVP / General Manager of Discovery Channel
Jane Root

Executive Producer
Gaynelle Evans

An Impossible Pictures Production
for Discovery Channel
in association with
ProSieben and M6

© MMVI Impossible Pictures, Ltd.

DISK C: Ice Storm

Composer
Ty Unwin

Narrator
Michael Carroll

Sophie Bergeron
Sara Bradeen

Gilles Landry
Mark Antony Krupa

Mrs. Wilson
Moira Wylie

Michelle Landry
Caroline Redekopp

BBQ Man
Robert Higden

Woman with Stroller
Suzanna Lenir

Dr. Liane Kalla
Cecile Cristobal

Emilie Landry
Rotem Ravid

Beggar
Carl Alacchi

Director of Photography
Alexandre Bussiere

Specialist Photography
Richard Kirby

Sound
Dmitri Medard

Camera Assistant
Mathieu Felix Drouin

1st Assistant Director
Erik Adjuk

Location Manager
Alana Cymerman

Art Director
Paola Ridolfi

Location Production Manager
Keero Birla

Researcher
Jennifer Gatien

Archive
Archives of Radio-Canada
CBC Television Archive
CTV Television Inc.
Department of National Defence
ILHAS News Agency
ITN / Reuters
Prairie Pictures / Storm Stock Martin Lisius
Time Frame Productions

With Thanks To
Anti-Icing Materials International Laboratory
Environment Canada
NOAA
Elias Ghannom
Dr. Michael Doré

Colorist
Samantha Hollingdale

On-Line Editor
Jon Ellis

Sound Design
Loud Hailer

Dubbing Mixer
Robert Thompson

Visual Effects
Lola

Drama Co-Writer
Michael McKinley

Production Secretaries
Sarah Newman

Production Coordinator
Suzy Strong

Editor
Hugh Lewis

Associate Producer
Tristan Marshall

Line Producer
Rebecca Kelly

Executive Producer
Tim Haines

Produced and Directed by
Mike Slee

Series Producer
Will Aslett

For Discovery Channel

Production Coordinator
Shefali Daftary

Supervisor of Production
Chris Golding

Writer
Jamie Smith

Editors
Thom Sulek
Michael Haley

Tease Producer
Heather Golde

VP, Creative Director of Marketing
Mary Clare Baquet

Vice President of Production
David McKillop

EVP / General Manager of Discovery Channel
Jane Root

Executive Producer
Gaynelle Evans

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for Discovery Channel
in association with
ProSieben and M6

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