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Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 3003 - National Geographic : Mega Structures - Breakdowns
Type of Show: Documentary Series

National Geographic : Mega Structures - Breakdowns
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July 2011

National Geographic : Mega Structures - Breakdowns product reviews

The Biggest Recycling Job On The Planet

If you think constructing colossal buildings and mega machines is a challenge, wait till you see the difficulties and danger involved in breaking them down!

We'll join crews from all over the world as they knock down, deconstruct, and recycle some of the biggest structures in the world in this enthralling series.

Episodes featured:
    •  Phantom Jet
    •  Locomotive
    •  New York Scrap Yard

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Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 23rd of July, 2011

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This Review: 10/10
Storyline:
Score 10 out of 10
Actors / Animation:
Score 10 out of 10
Soundtrack:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

I was always one of those kids who enjoyed taking things apart to see how they worked. Sometimes, I was even clever enough to put them back together again. On even rarer occasions, they still worked afterwards! This series really appeals to the 'deconstructer' in me...

Now to some, watching how a diesel locomotive is disassembled safely would be dry fare indeed... same too with watching a scrapyard in action for a day... but if any male can tell me that watching a fighter jet being decommissioned is dull... they need to have their head examined... because it is just way-cool watching fighter planes being disassembled!

I have to admit, the most entertaining episode had to be the scrapyard. It's a family business... and they say you should never flat with, work with, or work for, family... and this place is amazingly complex, with half the staff either being, or married to, the offspring of the main bosses... it makes for 'interesting days' when the big boss is on the warpath.

Of the three, my least favourite would have been the diesel locomotive. There wasn't a lot of tension, drama or geeky thrills... just tonnes and tonnes of metal, and a giant forklift and some guys with cutting torches. Very skilled guys with cutting torches, to be sure... but safe work isn't exciting viewing, is it?

Overall, for the price it's pretty good fare for those who enjoy learning and seeing how the world works, one little slice at a time. For those who demand more active viewing... maybe not your thing.

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