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NOVA; Curse of T. Rex


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Curse of T. Rex
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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They were the rarest and most spectacular creatures ever to walk the earth. Now, their bones are for sale. Paleontologists have to compete with commercial fossil hunters for dinosaur bones. NOVA follows the hot trail of legal and illegal fossil-dealing as the FBI tries to protect the best Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen ever found from winding up on the shelves of a souvenir shop.



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