A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
This is likely an introduction for many kids to the existence of these machines and vehicles. Kids can gain an understanding of STEM principles and how machinery is assembled and operated.
The series features big, contemporary machines, and deconstructs how they are built and operated. Some of the minds behind these projects are also showcased through interviews.
Positive Role Models
It features a range of people responsible for developing, building, and operating the different machines featured.
Violence & Scariness
Potential dangerous situations are discussed. Occasionally, specific maneuvers or operations that require the use of mega machines don’t go as smoothly as planned and lead to some tense moments. No one gets hurt.
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Products & Purchases
Some machines feature company logos. In the case of a Carnival Cruise ship, spokespeople subtly highlight how great it is to travel on it.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mega Machines shows how large iconic machines, including specific helicopters, boats, trains, rollercoasters, and other vehicles, are engineered, built, and operated. In addition to the simplified STEM-themed explanations, there are occasional discussions about potentially dangerous situations and accidents. Mega Machines won't appeal to everyone, but builders of all ages will find it interesting.
Is It Any Good?
This informative series deconstructs different machines used around the world to reveal how and why they are marvels of engineering. It offers some simplified explanations about how each one works and highlights what makes them unique. In some cases, it also discusses how the machine is serving a need in society. Throughout it all, viewers get to watch as engineers, pilots, sailors, and other key figures operate and maintain this machinery. Mega Machines won't appeal to everyone, but viewers of all ages who like building, engineering, and unique, larger-than-life vehicles will find it's a worthy watch.
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