Synopsis by Mark Deming
This five-volume documentary series offers ample proof that real life can be as terrifying than any Hollywood drama. Volume One, Armageddon, offers a number of theories about the end of the world, from apocalyptic prophecies in the Bible to the disastrous return of satellites sent into space. Volume Two, Worst Air Disasters, explores the deadly consequences of accidents in the air. The third volume, Disasters at Sea, presents real life footage of death on the high seas. Volume Four, Disasters in Space, takes a sobering look at the human consequences of manned space flight. And the final chapter, Terror on the Titanic, recounts the facts of one of the best-remembered tragedies in the history of ocean travel.