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Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.

NOVA Season 26 (1999)

26x01 26 26x01 The Beast of Loch Ness
Scientists employ state-of-the-art sonar and cameras in an attempt to locate the elusive Loch Ness Monster.
Jan. 12, 1999
26x02 26 26x02 Submarines, Secrets, and Spies
Explorer Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wrecks of two Cold War-era nuclear submarines.
Jan. 19, 1999
26x03 26 26x03 Surviving AIDS
NOVA tells the story of this ongoing battle through the experiences of patients like Robert Massie, a "long-term non-progressor." Massie, a 43-year old environmental activist and Episcopalian ...
Feb. 02, 1999
26x04 26 26x04 Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Fire (1)
When the Great Fire of London was raging in 1666, there were no water pumps, no hoses, no hydrants, a limited supply of available water, and, worst of all, no trained firefighters to ...
Feb. 16, 1999
26x05 26 26x05 Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Car Crash (2)
While today's cars are safer than they've ever been, automobile safety has come slowly and at the expense of millions of lives. Car Crash focuses on the unheralded heroes of automobile ...
Feb. 16, 1999
26x06 26 26x06 Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Plane Crash (3)
From the invention of the parachute to the ejection seat and escape systems created for NASA, to commercial airliners, Plane Crash follows the history of aircraft safety. There are ...
Feb. 17, 1999
26x07 26 26x07 Escape! Because Accidents Happen: Abandon Ship (4)
When a ship founders in mid-ocean, time is the enemy. How can the crew and passengers get off the ship before it sinks? How can they survive perhaps for hours in cold and storm-tossed ...
Feb. 17, 1999
26x08 26 26x08 Battle Alert in the Gulf
At the height of tensions in the Middle East, the United States placed a huge armada at ground zero in the Persian Gulf. This strategic move was without precedent during peace time ...
Feb. 23, 1999
26x09 26 26x09 Volcanoes of the Deep
The deep sea was long considered a barren place, devoid of sunlight and inhospitable to life. Now, scientists are witnessing how deep sea volcanoes can support oases of astounding creatures. ...
Mar. 30, 1999
26x10 26 26x10 To the Moon
The mission was impossible. The odds were astronomical. The results were spectacular. "Nova" shares the fascinating inside story behind "one giant leap for mankind." This expanded two-hour ...
Jul. 13, 1999
26x11 26 26x11 Fall of the Leaning Tower
The film explores why the famous tower of Pisa hasn't fallen over yet and investigates the many efforts taken to preserve this medieval treasure.
Oct. 05, 1999
26x12 26 26x12 Time Travel
In the program, leading physicists delve into the mystery of whether time travel is possible, and if so, how one might go about building a time machine.
Oct. 12, 1999
26x13 26 26x13 The Killer's Trail
The death of Marilyn Sheppard in 1954 is one of the most famous unsolved murders in America. The indictment of her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard, quickly became the "Trial of the Century," ...
Oct. 19, 1999
26x14 26 26x14 Island of the Spirits
NOVA program "Island of the Spirits," which leads viewers to Hokkaido, Japan, an otherworldly land of dense mountain forests, untamed creatures like the grizzly and wolf, and Japan's ...
Nov. 02, 1999
26x15 26 26x15 Decoding Nazi Secrets
A two-hour NOVA special that chronicles how the Allies succeeded in cracking the infamous German message-coding machine, the Enigma.
Nov. 09, 1999
26x16 26 26x16 Voyage of Doom
The program chronicles the discovery and excavation of the French explorer Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle's ship, La Belle, which sank off the coast of Texas in 1686.
Nov. 23, 1999
26x17 26 26x17 Electric Heart
The program tells the story of a handful of brilliant, obsessed surgeons and researchers who have pursued the target of a practical artificial heart for decades.
Dec. 21, 1999
26x101 26 TV Special: Everest: Mystery of Mallory and Irvine
On June 8th, 1924, two climbers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, were last seen at 12:50 p.m. climbing toward the base of the summit pyramid. They disappeared into the mist and were ...
Oct. 06, 1999

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