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Impossible Engineering 

A series that explores engineering mega projects worldwide, and relates them back to the original scientific discoveries that made these modern day projects possible.
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A series that explores engineering mega projects worldwide, and relates them back to the original scientific discoveries that made these modern day projects possible.

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13 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Impossible Engineering: Extreme Railroads See more »

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Feeble and repetitive
9 February 2017 | by ant501See all my reviews

The concept is great. Explain how engineers have created modern marvels, drawing upon past experiments by their predecessors. However, the actual show is unbearably drawn out. I only watched one episode; about the Shanghai Maglev Train. Fascinating subject but it was a half hour documentary padded out to last twice that long. I lost count of the number of times the same shots were re-used; the music was intrusive; the repetitive commentary was aimed at an immature audience and what exactly was the presenter in Shanghai doing? If she was presenting the show then she should have been doing it to camera; if she was an interviewee then she should have been directed to keep her eye line closer to the camera, not be staring into the middle distance. Viewers have to sit through a whole hour of this stuff, just to enjoy a handful of three minute bursts of interesting information separated by plenty of padding. The only reason I give it 4/10 is for a few engaging sequences of archive material and modern experiments, with appropriate homages to the engineering pioneers. Oh and by the way, Nigel Gresley's streamlined locomotive is usually called "Mallard" and not "The Mallard" but it's a moot point so no marks lost there.


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