If you’re a movie fan then tune in to the Science Channel tonight or (more likely) set your DVRs accordingly as tonight premieres the show Science of the Movies.
What is the show about? From the Science Channel website:
Science Channel invites you on a geektastic journey to the cinematic intersection of art and science in the all-new “Science of the Movies”, Tuesdays at 9 PM (ET/PT).
Appealing to the movie junkie in us all, the new series explores the remarkable – yet rarely celebrated – scientific world that exists behind the screen, spotlighting the visionary artists, entrepreneurial spirit, innovative technology and remarkable techniques responsible for creating unforgettable, edge-of-your-seat moments in blockbuster films.
In tonight’s episode titled Spider Man Motion Control we get “Host Nar Williams explores the motion-control technology behind cloning and the famous “Spidey-sense” shot from “Spider-Man”; Nar rides a CG elephant created by the creature special-effects team behind “300”; Nar embarks on a chase scene using wireless camera mounts.” There’s a complete episode guide over on the Science Channel website. Man I hope it’s not too cheesy.