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Originally airing from 1977 to 1982, Leonard Nimoy (famed for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek series) hosted this 30 minute (23 minute actual run-time) documentary television show devoted to mysterious phenomena, legends, conspiracy theories, as well as other curiosities and intrigues. In 2002, an eight episode revival was hosted by Mitch Pileggi (known for his role as FBI Assistant Director, Walter Skinner in the science-fiction, supernatural series X-Files). History Channel has revived the show for a 60 minute slot (approx. 43 min. run-time) for 2018 starring Zachary Quinto (similarly cast as Spock in contemporary Star Trek movies) as host

Last Updated: 10/19/2022Network:History
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Great Lovers
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#1 - Great Lovers

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/31/1981

A look at some of history's famous lovers. What drove certain men to pursue sensual pleasure above all else? The program compares the legends of Don Juan and Casanova. Host Leonard Nimoy wrote this installment.

Daredevil Death Wish
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#2 - Daredevil Death Wish

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/1980

A look at some of the impossible stunts daredevils attempt, and why they keep trying even after suffering near-fatal injuries

Life After Life
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#3 - Life After Life

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/1980

The stories of people who claim they have had after-life experiences and say they no longer fear death.

Dangerous Volcanoes
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#4 - Dangerous Volcanoes

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/1/1980

Scientists wonder whether California's Mount Shasta, Washington's Mount St. Helens, and other American volcanoes will soon erupt again.

The Lindbergh Kidnapping
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#5 - The Lindbergh Kidnapping

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/8/1980

Digs for the facts behind the controversy that still rages today, the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's baby. Was the wrong man executed for the crime?

Acupuncture
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#6 - Acupuncture

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/15/1980

A study of the healing technique which may cure incurable diseases. Leonard Nimoy investigates the power of the ancient Chinese healing art.

Jimmy Hoffa
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#7 - Jimmy Hoffa

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/22/1980

Jimmy Hoffa was the president of the powerful Teamsters' Union. He only cared about himself. He fought to the top, but eventually got killed, although his body was never found.

Fountain of Youth
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#8 - Fountain of Youth

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/29/1980

A look at the various scientific ways people use to stay young for years longer.

Laugh Therapy
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#9 - Laugh Therapy

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/6/1980

Can laughter combat disease? A Nobel-prize winner says he cured himself after doctors gave up hope.

The Great Wall of China
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#10 - The Great Wall of China

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/10/1981

The Great Wall of China: The story of the one of the world's greatest wonders - who built it and why?

The Castle of Secrets (aka Coral Castle)
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#11 - The Castle of Secrets (aka Coral Castle)

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/24/1981

The saga of the Coral Castle, said to have been built by Edward Leedskalnin, a frail hermit who allegedly carved and lifted 1,100 tons of solid stone blocks weighing up to 30 tons each using the secrets of Atlantis.

Lee Harvey Oswald
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#12 - Lee Harvey Oswald

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/1980

The assassination of John F. Kennedy: was there visual proof of two guns in Dallas and possibly two Oswalds?

The Holy Grail
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#13 - The Holy Grail

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/7/1981

The Holy Grail: Explores the claims that the chalice used by Jesus at the Last Supper may have been found.

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The Death of Marilyn Monroe
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#14 - The Death of Marilyn Monroe

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/14/1981

The Death of Marilyn Monroe: Examines evidence that suggests that the Hollywood star may not have committed suicide.

Chinese Explorers
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#15 - Chinese Explorers

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/21/1981

Did the Chinese discover America 1,000 years before Columbus? Leonard Nimoy explores evidence that a Buddhist monk named Hu-Shen arrived on the American continent in 458 AD.

The Hindenburg Mystery
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#16 - The Hindenburg Mystery

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/21/1981

A probe into the theory that the famed Nazi "lighter-than-air" ship, which exploded while landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, in 1937, was destroyed by political saboteurs.

The End of the World
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#17 - The End of the World

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/30/1981

Will an asteroid or comet on a collision course with earth end it all?

The Lusitania
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#18 - The Lusitania

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/16/1981

An in-depth examination into the sinking of the British liner by a German submarine in 1915, killing over 1,000 passengers, including 114 Americans. Was it really all part of a plot to involve the U.S. in World War I?

Sun Worshippers
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#19 - Sun Worshippers

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/19/1981

Will solar energy free us from dependence on foreign oil? Leonard Nimoy analyzes how solar energy stacks up against fossil fuel and nuclear energy.

Jesse James
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#20 - Jesse James

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/1981

Jesse James: Probes one of the most intriguing questions of the Old West - was legendary gunman Jesse James shot in the back, or did he escape capture and live to a ripe old age?

Biofeedback
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#21 - Biofeedback

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/1981

A revealing study of how computers are now healing the sick and building sports champions.

The Ten Commandments (aka Mount Sinai)
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#22 - The Ten Commandments (aka Mount Sinai)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/13/1979

Leonard Nimoy profiles Moses and tries to pinpoint Mount Sinai's exact location. Have pilgrims to the Holy Land been praying at the wrong location?

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Tidal Waves
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#23 - Tidal Waves

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/1979

See a reenactment of the incredible destruction wrought by the tsunami (giant sea wave) that struck Hawaii in 1960.

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Carlos, the Most Wanted Man in the World
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#24 - Carlos, the Most Wanted Man in the World

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/1979

A chilling profile of the playboy-turned-terrorist, called Carlos the Jackal who was called "The World's Most Wanted Man."

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The Amityville Horror
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#25 - The Amityville Horror

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/1979

A dream house in a lovely suburb becomes a nightmare when the owners discover an evil presence. The house was the site of a family massacre in 1974.

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