Nostradamus and 2012, what more could an apocalypticholic wish for? This 2009 TV documentary, Nostradamus: 2012, was broadcast on Canada's History Television on November 15, 2009, likely to coincide with the premiere of the movie 2012 on November 13 and the United States' History Channel.
Update for July 1, 2010: I watched the DVD version and it's as bad as I remember it. One of the best factual bloopers is when the narrator states that the Mayans are thought to have observed the galactic alignment of around 26,000 years ago and that their Long Calender cycle, which is supposed to coincide with the next galactic alignment, was an astonishing astronomical prediction. There was a caption that appeared at one point after the narrator's bold statement that said "The Maya 2000 BC to 1500 AD."
What is this galactic alignment you're probably asking? According to this program it's when the sun appears to rise and pass across the center of the Milky Way galaxy, an area known as the Dark (better known as the Great) Rift according to these experts. One "expert," Lawrence Joseph (Apocalypse 2012) stated that the last galactic alignment coincided with the end of the last ice age. Nothing could be further from the truth since it's long been established and accepted that the last ice age, in which much of North America and Europe/Asia were covered by glacial ice sheets, ended around 10,000 years ago.
All the hype about 2012 is nothing more than fear-mongering with a very distinct anthropomorphic flavor. Assuming there is intelligent life elsewhere in this vast galaxy of ours, it's doubtful that they have any concerns at all about a galactic alignment that will have neither an impact on Earth or on any other part of the Milky Way. We are so far away from the Great Rift that the whole concept of the sun somehow aligning with the center of the Milky Way and causing catastrophic changes on Earth is ludicrous.