[11/02/09 - 11:51 AM] Science of the Movies Returns with All-New Episodes The Science Channel original series returns Thursday, November 12 at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from Science Channel]
Science of the Movies Returns with All-New Episodes
Science Channel turns its microscope once again on Hollywood with all-new episodes of SCIENCE OF THE MOVIES beginning Thursday, November 12 at 8 PM (ET/PT). Host Nar Williams is back every Thursday at 8 PM (ET/PT) revealing the tricks behind some of our favorite costumes, stunts and scenes from the big screen and the small screen. Williams gets hands-on experience, acting as the guinea pig to demonstrate the science and technological genius of movie making. SCIENCE OF THE MOVIES celebrates the world of movie magic by highlighting the equipment used in creating the latest visual effects and computer graphics, as well as interviewing the award-winning artists, stunt men and technicians responsible for making movies and television come to life.
In the premiere episode "Zombies! Science of the Undead," Williams meets Garrett Brown, the Oscar�-winning inventor of the cutting-edge Steadicam� and Skycam�, which were used in the movies "Rocky," "The Shining" and "Star Wars: Episode VI." Nar also gets a zombie make-over from Quantum Creation FX, Inc., the people behind creating the make-up for "Star Trek," "Watchmen" and "G.I. Joe," and unveils the future of entertainment at Obscura Digital, Inc. by using effects right out of the Tom Cruise film "Minority Report."
Future episodes find Williams entering the incredible world of award-winning filmmaker George Lucas; reconstructing a 20-foot replica of Bumblebee from the summer blockbuster film "Transformers"; riding a computer generated horse from "The Chronicles of Narnia" at Creature FX; getting a crash course in the special effects from the hit television series "24"; and much more.