Posts Tagged ‘Michio Kaku’

Science Asks, ‘Are We Alone?’

March 5, 2012 | by aharris

Are We Alone? MonthMany scientists, writers and Hollywood films (my favs: Contact and Men in Black) set their sites on on that big question: Is there intelligent life beyond Earth? And what better network than Science to explore the subject. Starting March 6, Science is launching Are We Alone? Month in conjunction with TED and the SETI Institute. Things kick off tomorrow night at 10pm ET/PT with the return of Through the Wormhole, as Morgan Freeman asks, “Will we survive first contact?”

Are We Alone? Month is also not just about pondering the question from your couch. You’re also invited to help analyze data coming from SETI’s Allen Telescope Array (ATA) with SETI Live. The work of citizen scientists will have people of all ages searching for alien life and influence what ATA observes the next month.

Check out a preview of Tuesday’s Through the Wormhole (with our favorite Dr. Michio Kaku) below:

Science, Ridley Scott Introduce Us to the ‘Prophets of Science Fiction’

November 7, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Prophets of Science Fiction - Mary Shelley GetGlue StickerCalling all sci-fi fans! On Wednesday night at 10pm ET/PT, Science debuts Prophets of Science Fiction, a series that explores the relationship between science fiction and the constantly-evolving worlds of science and technology. Executive Producer Ridley Scott, the creative genius behind Hollywood classics including Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator and a student of science fiction explores how the dreams of storytellers like Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, George Lucas and Phillip K. Dick often become the inspiration for researchers seeking mankind’s next transformative discovery.

The premiere episode looks at the world and mind of Mary Shelley, who is widely credited with creating the science fiction genre. Her seminal work, Frankenstein, provided a springboard for the future study and development of organ transplantation, cardiac defibrillation, electric batteries and many other modern advances.

Using iconic movie clips and cutting-edge animation, each episode of Prophets of Science Fiction features a future-forward on-air look that is consistent with Scott’s big-screen legacy. Scott and his group of cinematic and scientific experts, including famed director Paul Verhoeven and renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, dissect the genius of Shelley and other science fiction titans.

Check out a sneak peek of the episode below, and check into Prophets of Science Fiction on GetGlue to unlock stickers featuring each of the prophets throughout the series.

Animal Planet & Science Are NY-Bound for Comic Con

October 13, 2011 | by aharris

Discovery’s networks are no strangers to Cons – CatchCon, San Diego Comic-Con… not to mention those criminals on Investigation Discovery. So it’s logical that beginning tomorrow visitors to New York Comic-Con will be treated to panels and more courtesy of Animal Planet and Science.

Finding Bigfoot TEamOn Friday, the cast of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot (Bobo, Cliff, Matt and Ranae) will be joined by 30 Rock‘s Judah Friedlander for an hour-long panel to talk about the hit series and the network’s Halloween special, Finding Bigfoot: Birth of a Legend. The action starts at 6:30pm, but only the first 100 will receive a special Bigfoot t-shirt!

Science LogoThe following day, Science is bringing Comic Con attendees a chance to meet Rod Roddenberry (son of famed Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry) and the team from Obscura Antiques featured in the quirky and addictive Oddities. Rod’s autograph session starts at 10:30am in the Autograph Pavillon and Evan, Mike and Ryan from Oddities will be there at 4:15pm. However, the can’t miss portion of the day is the network’s 1:15pm panel featuring Trek Nation, Oddities and Ridley Scott’s Prophets of Science Fiction (with Dr. Michio Kaku, to boot!)

Not in New York? Don’t worry. You can follow Animal Planet and Science Channel on Facebook and Twitter for updates:

‘Firefly’ Lands on Science Channel on Sunday Nights

March 3, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Science Channel is excited to bring sci-fi fans Joss Whedon’s popular series Firefly, premiering this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT.  Firefly, from the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, is a sci-fi/western adventure series set 500 years in the future, in the wake of a universal civil war. It centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed.

The response from Browncoats online to the debut of the 15-episode series on Science Channel has been enthusiastic (to put it mildly). The March 6 event will start with the two-hour premiere episode at 8pm ET/PT, followed by the next episode at 10pm.

As a special treat for Firefly fans, Dr. Michio Kaku, star of Science Channel’s Sci Fi Science and the co-founder of string field theory, will be commentating on the science behind Firefly. From terraforming to anti-matter, Kaku will be explaining why the science fiction featured in the show really isn’t that far from science fact. We also hear that there may be some new Firefly stickers surfacing on GetGlue soon, so check in and see what you unlock!

To get ready for Sunday, read about Firefly‘s cast of characters, try out some space puzzles and watch a clip below to get a taste of what’s to come (if you aren’t already a loyal fan):

Science Channel’s Michio Kaku Visits ‘The Colbert Report’

July 6, 2010 | by gweiswasser

Last night on The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert welcomed Michio Kaku, host of Sci Fi Science on the Science Channel, to talk about everything from teleporting and invisibility to time travel and the Big Bang. From the looks of it, they both enjoyed the chat, even if Stephen was feeling under the weather.  Watch the interview below:

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