Triggers: Weapons That Changed The World Documentary Series Overview (2011-2013)


Introduction

Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World is an American television series that premiered on 30 November2011 on the Military Channel, which was rebranded as the American Heroes Channel in March 2014.

The programme features former US Army Ranger, United States Air Force Pararescueman and star of Military’s hit series Special Ops Mission Wil Willis.

Outline

Former US Army Ranger and US Air Force Pararescueman Wil Willis presents the evolution of military firearms and how the development of each one has changed the face of combat. With exclusive access to top firearms collections, Willis – who teaches Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to deploying military units – thoroughly examines, tests, critiques and fires each weapon. In each episode, Willis is joined by historical and technical experts who provide personal insight on the weapon and what makes it unique or separates it from competitors in its class.

In each episode, Willis tests a series of iconic weapons, from muskets and pistols to assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), and examines their historical significance. The premiere episode looks at the evolution of the handgun, going back to its earliest days on 16th century battlefields.

Trivia

  • Mike Tristano provided most of the weapons featured on the show.
    • He is a fully licensed Master Armorer with over 25 years of experience and more than 400 film and television credits.
  • The first series was broadcast weekly in the UK on the Freeview channel Quest starting on Thursday 17 May 2012; the initial word of the title was dropped, giving the shorter form Weapons that Changed the World.
    • The second series aired on the same channel commencing Tuesday 17 September 2013.

Triggers: Weapons That Changed The World Series

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Kevin R. Hershberger … (10 episodes, 2011-2013).
    • Mike A Ojeda … (3 episodes, 2013).
    • Meggan Bailey … (1 episode, 2013).
    • Christopher Barnes … (unknown episodes).
    • Andrew Nock … (unknown episodes).
  • Producer(s):
    • Justin Bondy … associate producer (12 episodes, 2011-2013).
    • Ron Simon … executive producer: Military Channel (12 episodes, 2011-2013).
    • Joshua Alper … story producer (7 episodes, 2011-2013).
    • Jennifer C. Burd … post producer (6 episodes, 2011-2012).
    • Marissa Lucy … associate producer (6 episodes, 2011-2012).
    • Meggan Bailey … producer (6 episodes, 2013).
    • Christian O. Robinson … consulting producer / development producer (4 episodes, 2011).
    • Conal O’Herlihy … line producer (3 episodes, 2013).
    • Gary Benthin … series producer (3 episodes, 2013).
    • Adrian Maher … story producer (3 episodes, 2013).
    • Andrew Nock … co-series producer (3 episodes, 2013).
    • Gary Tarpinian … executive producer (3 episodes, 2013).
    • Paninee Theeranuntawat … executive producer (3 episodes, 2013).
    • Andre Alexsen … consulting producer / line producer (2 episodes, 2011-2013).
    • Shane Bowler … Producer: Military Channel (2 episodes, 2013).
    • Bill Evashwick … producer / story producer (2 episodes, 2013).
    • Alex Maldini … executive producer: IMG Media (2 episodes, 2013).
    • Mark Young … executive producer: IMG Media (2 episodes, 2013).
    • Michael Fischler … line producer (2011) (unknown episodes).
    • Christopher Barnes … producer (unknown episodes).
    • Craig Christman … associate producer (unknown episodes).
    • Allan Duffin … producer (unknown episodes).
  • Writer(s):
    • Allan Duffin … (writer) (1 episode, 2011).
    • Bill Evashwick … (writer) (1 episode, 2013).
  • Music:
    • Kurt Farquhar … (12 episodes, 2011-2013).
    • Michael Richard Plowman … (6 episodes, 2011-2012).
    • Joshua Fielstra … (2 episodes, 2013).
    • David Bateman … (1 episode, 2013).
  • Cinematography:
    • Oktay Ortabasi … (6 episodes, 2013).
    • Jim Orr … (1 episode, 2013).
  • Editor(s):
    • Niccolo Roveda … (6 episodes, 2013).
    • Andrew Phares … (2 episodes, 2013).
    • Rob Thatcher … (2 episodes, 2013).
    • Joe Sperandeo … (1 episode, 2012).
    • Tori English … (1 episode, 2013).
    • Jannu Goldschmidt … (1 episode, 2013).
    • Duncan Sinclair … (1 episode, 2013).
  • Production:
    • Morningstar Entertainment.
  • Distributor(s):
    • Military Channel (now American Heroes Channel).
  • Release Date:
    • Series 01: 30 November 2011 to 04 January 2012.
    • Series 02: 17 September 2013 to 20 March 2013.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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