Science of the Movies

Science of the Movies

Science Channel invites you on a geektastic journey to the cinematic intersection of art and science in the all-new "Science of the Movies", premiering Tuesday, May 26 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.

"Science of the Movies" breaks down famous movie scenes to show viewers the inside science on how each sequence was strung together. In each episode host and self-proclaimed movie geek Nar Williams gets the inside scoop on the tricks of the Hollywood trade.

Williams gets some much appreciated hands-on experience, acting as the guinea pig to show the technological creative behind the scenes. Highlighting the equipment used in creating the latest visual effects and computer graphics, coupled with interviews with the award-winning artists, stunt men and technicians responsible for using or sometimes even inventing the equipment, "Science of the Movies" celebrates the world of movie magic like never before.

From motion capture film techniques and the science of perspective in chase scenes to state-of-the-art cameras and creating 3-D worlds, "Science of the Movies" features rare behind-the-scenes footage to help bring viewers to the cutting-edge of film-making technology. (Source:

Episode Info

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Nar WilliamsNar Williams
As Himself (Host)

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Executive Producer: John F. Smith, Lauren Lexton
Element Producer: Tom Rogan

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Classification: Reality
Genre: Discovery/Science | Educational | Family | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Science ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: May 26, 2009
Episode Order: 6
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