Raging Planet

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Raging Planet
GenreDocumentary
StarringRandall Lee Rose (Season 1)
Robert Naughton (Season 2)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18[1]
Production
Running time50 minutes[2]
Production company(s)Pioneer Productions
DistributorDiscovery Channel
Release
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Science Channel
Picture format480i (Season 1)
1080i (Season 2)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 10, 1997 (1997-10-10)[3] –
October 4, 2009 (2009-10-04)[4]

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 blizzards. 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 2 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[5][6]
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[6]
11 1 "Tornado" 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 "Volcano" September 27, 2009
17 7 "Avalanche" October 4, 2009
18 8 "Sea Storm" October 4, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raging Planet". TVBuzer.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Watch Raging Planet Free Online". Ovguide.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Raging Planet Episodes Guide and Summaries (Season 1)". next-episode.net. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Raging Planet Episodes Guide and Summaries (Season 2)". next-episode.net. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Raging Planet - Episode Guide". TVGuide.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Raging Planet: Complete Episodes List". TheTVDB.com. Retrieved December 18, 2016.

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