On February 15, 2013, an asteroid entered the airspace over Russia’s Ural Mountains, drawing the attention of the world. Exploding in the air rather than striking the ground as a whole, the effects were felt for miles in every direction.
Narration: Corey Johnson
This Nova production examines the origins and effects of the 7,000-ton meteor that streaked across the Russian Ural Mountains on February 15, 2013. This documentary takes a hard look at the meteor from eyewitness accounts to geological examinations of the meteor fragments. Physicists and other scientists are able to extrapolate the origins of the meteor due to the extensive availability of video footage from a wide variety of sources and locations. The documentary examines in depth the explosive results of the meteor and why damage wasn’t much worse. This is an enjoyable Nova documentary that dives deeply into the mechanics and science of the meteor rather than simply focusing on the dramatics.
Camera work is good for a documentary with a wide variety of interviews, varying locations, action and still shots, and animations. Effects such as animations and CGI are well done appearing to come from a factual perspective rather than just adding dramatics. Narration was nicely done by Corey Johnson. Sound and soundtrack were both good.
In all, Meteor Strike is a nicely done Nova production that focuses on the science and fact rather than trying to generate hype or drama. Those interested in meteors, asteroids, or even geology will likely enjoy this examination.
Nothing in Meteor Strike to limit audience age.
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: TV Shows, Documentaries, Science & Nature TV, TV Documentaries
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