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[09/27/11 - 12:42 PM]
Big Stars Ask the Big Questions This Fall Only on Discovery Channel
Robin Williams, Will.i.Am, Morgan Spurlock, Eli Roth and Brendan Fraser are among the upcoming hosts of Sunday night series "Curiosity."

[via press release from Discovery]

Big Stars Ask the Big Questions This Fall Only on Discovery Channel

From Life as a Caveman to Life on Drugs, from Life Eternal to Life as a Robot, CURIOSITY explores the provocative, the quirky and the compelling

(Silver Spring, Md.) Academy Award(R) winner Robin Williams, music renaissance man Will.i.Am, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, and stars Eli Roth and Brendan Fraser headline a provocative fall line-up for CURIOSTY this fall every Sunday at 8PM E/P. Launched this past August CURIOSITY has already taken viewers on mind-bending journeys with Professor Stephen Hawking, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman and Maggie Gyllenhaal; now, the series continues with an all new all-star line-up of hosts and topics.

The autumn curiosities kick off with I, Caveman on Sunday, October 2nd 8pm e/p. Acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Spurlock and a group of nine ordinary men and women leave civilization behind to find out. Using only stone-age technology and their wits, they attempt to survive in the wilderness as cavemen. A group of four experts observe the group, evaluating their performance and drawing surprising conclusions about modern people and our caveman ancestors. Will Morgan and the group endure, or will their dependence on modern conveniences be their undoing? It's ten days that will push them all to the limit of human physical and psychological endurance.

And Watch For:

Egypt: What Lies Beneath? Hosted by Brendan Fraser

Sunday, October 9 at 8pm e/p

Only 1% of Ancient Egypt has been discovered and unearthed the remaining 99% is hidden, shrouded in mystery and speculation. Now, using the latest in satellite imaging technology, archaeologists are set to blow away the sands and reveal this ancient land as it truly was - 4,000 years ago. Hosted by Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), and featuring specially commissioned data-driven Computer Generated Graphics, this landmark film launches a whole new chapter in the study of Ancient Egypt.

Can You Live Forever? Hosted by Adam Savage

Sunday, October 16th at 8pm e/p

Will we one day be able to live forever? If so, when? In 2011, MYTHBUSTERS' Adam Savage was 43. Now it is the year 2967 and he is 1000 years old. He looks back on his long life revealing how medical science in the 21st century transformed his body, creating a supercharged cyber-human, allowing him to love forever. Along the way, we'll learn about transhumanism, brain downloads, self-regenerating organs, and full body transplants - all in the name of becoming the world's first 1000 year-old man.

World's Dirtiest Man Hosted by Mike Rowe

Sunday, October 23rd at 8pm e/p

We shower, we bathe, we apply perfumes and deodorants. We're cleaner and healthier than at any other point in human history. So it may surprise us to learn that there are 10 times more things living on us than cells in our body. From the flora of our gut to the fauna on our skin and hair, this film explores the wildlife park that is the human body in stunning, microscopic detail - combining the creativity of natural history filmmaking with the charisma of Discovery's very own Mike Rowe of DIRTY JOBS.

What Is Evil? Hosted by Eli Roth

Sunday, October 30th at 8pm e/p

Actor/director Eli Roth knows a thing or two about the nature of evil. This generation's master of horror, his Hostel films terrified us by dramatizing the fiendish acts of lunatics and madmen. Now, Eli plans to unveil the most horrifying monster of them all, capable of callous murder with only the slightest prodding: the Average American. Roth himself and a team of psychological experts will carry out a series of startling experiments based on Yale Professor Stanley Milgram's groundbreaking experiments half a century ago. Roth wants to learn about the capacity for evil that lurks within ordinary men and women and what he finds will astound you.

Will Robots Take Over? Hosted by Will.i.Am

Sunday, November 6th at 8pm e/p

Moore's Law (named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore) states that the number of transistors on a chip will double every two years. By this calculation, somewhere around 2050, computers will be able to out-think, out-wit and out-perform human brains in almost every area of cognition. At the same time, medical advances will likely to able to blend man and machine into one superintelligent, bionic organism. This watershed moment is known as The Singularity. But what happens on the other side of this momentous event? And will it be a force for good - or ill? Join host Will.i.Am on a journey into the history of our future with a dramatized documentary exploring the direct aftermath of The Singularity.

How Do Drugs Work? Hosted by Robin Williams

Sunday, November 13th at 8pm e/p

Since time immemorial, human have ingested substances designed to give them superhuman energy, strange visions, otherworldly sensations. Sometimes, the reasons have been ritualistic, sometimes religious, sometimes simply recreational. What is their chemical makeup? How do they alter the body and the brain, and why are many of them so addictive - and often deadly? Robin Williams, who's experienced both the highs and the lows of substance abuse, takes us on a candid, shocking and sometimes sobering journey into the psychophysiology of psychotropic drugs.





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