- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 31, 2009
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: A&E Home Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Is the end really nigh' According to the ancient Mayan calendar and a handful of other prophecies, the world as we know it will end on December 21, 2012. This History Channel collection presents four separate programs that investigate these doomsday theories: DOOMSDAY 2012: THE END OF DAYS, MAYAN DOOMSDAY PROPHECY, DOOMSDAY TECH, and MORE DOOMSDAY TECH. See individual titles for additional details.
Description by New Video Group:
Fact or Fiction' Will the world come to an end on December 21, 2012' It is a doomsday that is foretold in The Mayan Calendar, the Chinese oracle of the I Ching... even an internet-based prophetic software program: December 21st, 2012. Is there any truth to the prophecy that the world will end on that specific date' And why do so many oracles throughout history seem to point to that same dreaded doomsday'
HISTORY brings together four popular programs looking at the Doomsday predictions of the ancients and some modern-day naysayers.
This 2-DVD set includes the following four programs:
DOOMSDAY 2012: THE END OF DAYS
It is a doomsday that is foretold in The Mayan Calendar, the Chinese oracle of the I Ching... even an internet-based prophetic software program: December 21st, 2012. Is there any truth to the prophecy that the world will end on that specific date' And why do so many oracles throughout history seem to point to that same dreaded doomsday'
MAYAN DOOMSDAY PROPHECY
The Maya were legendary astronomers and timekeepers. Their calendar is more accurate than our own. By tracking the stars and planets they assigned great meaning to astronomical phenomena and made extraordinary predictions based on them. Many of them have come true. Could their 2012 doomsday prophecy, made more than 2,000 years ago, be one of them'
Doomsday threats range from very real (nuclear arsenals) to controversial (global warming) to futuristic (nanotechnology, cyborgs, and robots). Despite the Cold War's end, we live under the shadow of nuclear weapons, arms races, and accidental launches.
MORE DOOMSDAY TECH
The second deadly hour examines more threats--both natural and manmade--that may endanger civilization. From the far reaches of space to tiny viruses, bioterrorism and cyberterror, doomsday sources are many. But so are technologies used to keep doomsday at bay.
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