Brad Meltzer's Decoded: Season 2 [DVD]
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Best-selling author and history buff Brad Meltzer has studied and written about some of the most revered institutions and documents in human history including the Supreme Court, the presidency, the Secret Service, Wall Street, and the bible. Along the way he's uncovered countless clues, stories and theories he hasn't been able to fully scrutinize until now. In BRAD MELTZER'S DECODED SEASON TWO, he explores the hidden codes and symbols that surround us. Drawing from Brad's fascination with history, this captivating HISTORY series serves as a foundation to inform the past and reveal valuable stories about the future.
BRAD MELTZER'S DECODED SEASON TWO includes all 13 episodes.
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DISC 1: Ft. Knox / Declaration of Independence / Mount Rushmore / Patton
DISC 2: Spear of Destiny / Billy The Kid / UFO
DISC 3: Da Vinci / 2012: The Beginning / Mafia: Alive?
DISC 4: Vatican / Houdini: Murdered? / Devil s Graveyard, Alaska / Bonus
These are interesting, provocative questions, and Meltzer dispatches his field team (professor Buddy Levy, engineer Christine McKinley, and lawyer Scott Rolle) to track down the answers. The problem is, they rarely do; much of what's presented here amounts to little more than overheated hunches, guesswork, and speculation, backed up by precious little in the way of evidence or facts. "What if [America's] superpower status is based on an empty room?" Meltzer asks in the Fort Knox segment, predicting that world economic chaos would be the result--but no one from the team actually gets inside to find out if it's empty or not. As for Mt. Rushmore, they do uncover indications that sculptor Gutzon Borglum was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, but there is no proof that he intended his work to signify anything racist or separatist; meanwhile, suggesting that Adolf Hitler possessed the "spear of destiny" (the lance used by a Roman soldier to pierce the side of Jesus Christ as he died on the cross) and had it stashed in a secret base in Antarctica, so this sacred and mystical object could be used to establish a Fourth Reich after World War II, comes off as mere sensationalism. Then again, much of this is also good fun--and any TV show that prompts viewers to discuss something deeper than the latest Kardashian shenanigan definitely deserves a look. --Sam Graham
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I love this show. I'm not a Conspiracy Theorist or a Conspiracy buff, I just enjoy watching shows dealing with Historical and unsolved mysteries. I agree with some critics that the show is far from being perfect, but each episode is full of interesting and fascinating information, and I've learned a lot while watching these episodes. Keep an open mind while watching this show, and don't take EVERYTHING they say too seriously. If, like me, you buy a lot of Historical documentaries on DVD then add this set to your collection, you won't regret it. The show is not perfect, maybe not for everyone, but it's definitely a fun show to watch. Enjoy ! :)
This set contains all 13 episodes from season 2, on 4 DVDs. Each episode is 45 minutes long.
Brad's investigators look at one of the most secure places on Earth - the Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, where the U.S. Government reportedly keeps 147.3 million ounces (over 4,600 tons) of gold. Because there has not been a public audit of the gold since 1974 however, the team looks into rumors that the vault is now empty, and if true, it could devastate the nation's economy.
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Don't expect though to have a real explanation or mystery solved.
The Declaration of Independence episode was more of the same...they're not really decoding anything, it's more like giving you a bunch of trivia you probably didn't know. A lot of it was actually really interesting, but again disappointing when they bill it as solving some sort of mystery...but then not really solving anything.
Still, it's (mostly) watchable and entertaining. I like the trivia. Don't like the "feeling like I just ate a candy bar and figured out that's not what I was really hungry for after all." feeling the show leaves me with. Three stars.
The topic of each episode is almost always intriguing, even the episode I initially thought would have been dull.
I watch so many shows in this genre, as well as read about these topics, but through this series I almost always learn something I didn't already know.
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Excellent, DECODED Season 2 delivers! If you're a fan of the truth then I highly recommend the DECODED DVD series.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Absolutely, this was a very good t.v show and I was very happy with the product & delivery time.Published 2 months ago by Taz
Love this show! Brad is amazing, and Buddy, McKinley and Scott, seem to know all the questions you would like to ask. I wish there were more seasons!Published 5 months ago by Sherry
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