I love watching “Modern Marvels” on the History Channel, as they always talk about cool stuff like the Empire State Building, or the Chunnel, or the history of garbage. But lately I think they’ve run out of ideas. I watched the show a couple weeks ago, and they were talking about the history of…THE WHEEL??
Don’t get me started. I go into conniptions every time they rerun the Modern Marvel episode “The Bunker.” Hello? A hole in the ground to hide from projectiles is neither modern nor marvelous.
I also have a hard time with the Battleships MM because of a program I saw – on the History Channel no less – indicating that Battleships were totally useless in modern warefare. Modern yes, Marvelous no.
They have 5-10 minute ‘informational’ movies about nuclear fallout, Johnny at the science fair, “Focus on Vietnam”, the miracle of building a nuclear-powered outpost in the arctic, those sorts of things. More naive than propagandistic I suppose.