Raging Planet

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Raging Planet
Genre Documentary
Starring Randall Lee Rose (Season 1)
Robert Naughton (Season 2)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Pioneer Productions
Distributor Discovery Channel
Broadcast
Original channel Discovery Channel
Science Channel
Picture format 480i (Season 1)
1080i (Season 2)
Audio format Stereo
Original run October 10, 1997 (1997-10-10) – October 4, 2009 (2009-10-04)

Raging Planet is an American documentary television series that originally aired in 1997 and 2009 on the Discovery Channel. The program focuses on natural disasters. It currently airs periodically on the Science Channel.

Summary[edit]

The show Raging Planet focuses on natural disasters that happen on Earth, including tornadoes, hurricanes, avalanches, lightning, fires, volcanoes, earthquakes and blizzard It features actual videos taken during disasters, CGI effects, and a few reenactments. The show often had the science behind how these disasters occurred (how lightning forms, how a tornado is born, etc.) as well as case studies of certain disasters. The program often uses scale models rather than CGIs. Rescue workers, scientists, and survivors are interviewed. Actual footage of rescue workers and scientists predicting and researching the featured disaster is used. Season Two was produced in 2008–2009 on HD format from locations around the world. Transmitted in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally in 2009 on the Discovery Channel, the series was directed by Mark Westcott, Alex Williamson, Susannah Ward and Martin Gorst, and was produced by Pioneer TV.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1: (1997)[edit]

The first season was produced in 1997 and it has ten episodes.

No. in Series No. in Season Title Original U.S. air date
1 1 "Avalanche" October 10, 1997
2 2 "Blizzard" October 17, 1997
3 3 "Earthquake" October 24, 1997
4 4 "Fire" October 31, 1997
5 5 "Flood" November 7, 1997
6 6 "Hurricane" November 14, 1997
7 7 "Lightning" November 21, 1997
8 8 "Tidal Wave" November 28, 1997
9 9 "Tornado" December 5, 1997
10 10 "Volcano" December 12, 1997

Season 2: (2009)[edit]

The second season was produced in 2009 on HD format and it has eight episodes.

No. in Series No. in Season Title Original U.S. air date
11 1 "Tornadoes" August 9, 2009
12 2 "Lightning" August 9, 2009
13 3 "Flood" August 16, 2009
14 4 "Hurricane" August 16, 2009
15 5 "Blizzard" September 27, 2009
16 6 "Volcanoes" September 27, 2009
17 7 "Avalanche" October 4, 2009
18 8 "Sea Storm" October 4, 2009

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