Rise of the Machines

June 2016
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S1 Ep6 - Mega Digger

Expired 3.0 48 x
Mega Digger - This episode uses stunning CGI animation to explode open one of the world’s largest diggers - the Komatsu PC8000 - to reveal the extraordinary technology that it depends on to shovel 27,000 tons of copper ore in less than four days. Every month, Copper Mountain mine must produce $18 million of powdered copper to fill a shipment bound for Japan. At the heart of this operation sits Mega Digger operator Pete Hartinger and his PC8000 - towering twelve metres tall and weighing more tha...
May 2016
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S1 Ep3 - Mega Lift Ship

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Mega Lift Ship - This episode uses stunning CGI animation to explode open a 50,000-ton Mega Lift Ship - the MV Treasure - to reveal the extraordinary technology that it depends on to carry a 12,000 tonne oilrig on its back halfway around the world. In Singapore, the oilrig construction capital of the world, this $220 million oilrig has just come off the production line, and oilman Manuel Olea needs it delivered to the Gulf of Mexico pronto. This colossal challenge falls to the MV Treasure - a m...
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S1 Ep2 - Mega Truck

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Mega Truck - Rise of the Machines uses stunning CGI animation to explode open the world’s biggest haul truck - the Liebherr T284 - to reveal the extraordinary technology it depends on to complete a high stakes mission in America’s number one gold mine. Trucker Alice Woods is at the wheel of this metal titan, taller than a two-story house, and packing the pulling power of a freight train. Together, Alice and her Mega Truck have just five days to move a mountain of rock and uncover a multi-millio...
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S1 Ep4 - Super Train

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Super Train - From the world’s biggest mega truck to one of the world’s fastest trains...from the world’s most advanced aircraft carrier to a revolutionary airship, from a super smart heavy lift ship to an ingenious heavy lift helicopter... ground breaking CGI animation explodes the machines apart to uncover the extraordinary inventions hidden under their skin that enables the teams who drive, fly and sail them to be at the top of their game. This episode looks at one of the world’s fastest tra...
April 2016
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S1 Ep10 - Ice Monster

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Ice Monster - The Pisten Bully 600W is one of the world's toughest piste bashers, shifting thousands of tonnes of snow across perilous mountain terrain. At the wheel, Steve Dewar is on a high stakes mission in Whistler-Backcomb ski resort, British Columbia. He has just five days to clear 8000 acres of ski runs of hazardous ice, rocks and avalanche-prone snow drifts in time for the resort's big opening weekend. Even with the ultimate snow shifting technology on board the Ice Crawler, it’s a peri...
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S1 Ep5 - Mega Lift Helicopter

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Mega Lift Helicopter - CGI animation delves in to reveal the extraordinary technology of the Erickson Air Crane, which constructs 120 giant steel transmission towers in only eight days. Chief Pilot Travis Harrold and his crew take to the skies to build a vital link in a new $1.6 billion power line across the remote Albertan prairies. Grappling the controls of this 10,000 horsepower hauling machine, the team must lift eight-ton steel towers high into the air and set them with absolute precision....
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S1 Ep7 - Ultimate Dragster

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Ultimate Dragster - Shawn Langdon is racing to become World Champion of the Top Fuel Dragster, but last year's champion Antron Brown, is hot on his heels. The two battle it out in a series of head-to-head races. Uncovering the engineering breakthroughs within this phenomenally fast machine reveals surprising stories of how its technology evolved, inspired by extraordinary lessons from nature and history. (S.1 Ep.7) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) PG CC
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S1 Ep1 - Super Airship

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Super Airship - Stunning CGI animation explodes open a revolutionary new breed of airship, the Aeros Dragon Dream, to reveal the technology that it depends on during a series of gruelling flight tests. In Tustin Airbase, California, Dragon Dream takes off for the first time. If the test flight is successful, it will demonstrate Dragon Dream’s radical new design works and will open a new chapter in aviation history. Failure will consign his vision to the scrapheap. (From the UK) (Documentary) G ...
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S1 Ep9 - Super Jumbo Jet

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Using stunning CGI animation to burst open the world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, revealing incredible technology that transports 520 passengers 9,000km in ten hours. Air France is experiencing a two-hour delay and pilot Claude Godel must battle gridlock on the ground and turbulence in the air to guide the jet from LA to Paris, so his passengers can make connecting flights. Claude must find the most powerful part of the jet stream, a route that brings the aircraft towards dangero...
November 2015
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S1 Ep8 - Aircraft Carrier

Expired 3.0 53 x
Aircraft Carrier - This episode uses stunning CGI animation to explode open the world’s biggest aircraft carrier - the USS Ronald Reagan - to reveal the extraordinary technology it employs to defend the United States. At the helm of this mighty warship, Captain Chris Bolt, has just 12 hours to qualify 40 navy pilots for carrier operations. As the ship’s nuclear-powered steam turbines power the super-carrier to top speed, her flight-deck crew risk life and limb to launch and land a constant stre...
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