Why is the Earth so restless? What causes the ground to shake violently, volcanoes to explode, and great mountain ranges to rise to incredible heights? National Geographic takes viewers on the visual ride of their lives, introducing them to our Amazing Planet in high-def! Hold on tight to our time-machine as we propel you backwards and forwards through the geological history of a little rock we call home - Earth. Episode one brings you up close and personal -above and below the surface -speeding you through our lava driven world. We start at the beginning, in an obscure corner of the universe, where a relatively unremarkable galaxy is showing signs of planetary progress. These initial, violent growing pains are just a precursor to Earth's internal struggle to define itself. Watch how forces at work push and pull to constantly reshape the world around us. Join us for a mesmerizing and eyebrow-singeing adventure- past, present and future - on a place called Earth...a truly Amazing Planet.