Was the Titanic doomed before it set sail? Does the Turin Shroud really show Jesus Christ? Has Amelia Earhart’s body finally been found? Today, cutting edge forensic science may hold the key to solving these questions and more. In an all new Science Channel series, CONSPIRACIES DECODED, experts travel across the globe and back in time as they seek to solve history’s greatest mysteries using state-of-the-art CGI and ground-breaking forensic science.
The all new 10-part Science Channel series, CONSPIRACIES DECODED, premieres Thursday, December 3 at 10pm ET/PT on Science Channel. In addition to watching CONSPIRACIES DECODED on Science Channel, viewers can join the conversation on social media by following @SCIENCECHANNEL on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and using the hashtag #ConspiraciesDecoded.
Throughout CONSPIRACIES DECODED, experts revisit the most enduring and inexplicable crimes and conspiracies from throughout history, applying new forensic science techniques and stunningly accurate CGI to reconstruct each scrap of astonishing evidence and potentially uncover answers that were once thought impossible.
Showcasing the multiple branches of forensic science throughout the season – such as digital retouching, hair, bone and fingerprint analysis, as well as forensic facial reconstruction – CONSPIRACIES DECODED gives viewers a peek behind the curtain of some of the most cutting-edge scientific techniques paired with stunningly accurate and detailed imagery that brings each mystery vividly to life.
Some mysteries investigated this season include the bizarre sinking of the USS Scorpion, a submarine that sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean following an unexplained explosion that killed 99 crewmen in 1968. A Naval report claims a faulty torpedo was to blame, but new examinations and an updated forensic approach suggests there may have been something else at play. Also this season, a possible conclusion to the decades long mystery behind the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. While many believe Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan were shot down in Japanese waters during their flight, new analysis and the re-discovery of human remains found on a Pacific Island suggest it’s possible to piece together Earhart’s final days, painting a much different story than what’s in the history books.
Mixing state-of-the-art forensic science and astonishing CGI with powerful, first-hand stories, CONSPIRACIES DECODED gives viewers a front row seat to the world’s most compelling and puzzling mysteries as experts decode clues and bring each story back to life.
CONSPIRACIES DECODED is produced for Science Channel by Bigger Bang and distributed globally by Fremantle. For Bigger Bang, Iain Riddick and Tom Adams are the executive producers, Andrew Barron is Series Producer. For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell is executive producer.
About Science Channel
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
About Bigger Bang
Bigger Bang works with the leading broadcasters in the UK and America, including the BBC, Channel 4, PBS, National Geographic and factual SVoD CuriosityStream. The company is recognised for its innovative approach to storytelling, visual flair and consistent ratings success. Its work entertains and inspires a global audience, with series sold around the world – from China to South Africa, Russia to Spain. Programming highlights include: the Emmy-winning, bluechip series Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Places (3 x 30 min, CuriosityStream); Emmy-nominated Hubble’s Cosmic Journey (1 x 60 min, National Geographic); Genius by Stephen Hawking (6 x 60 mins, PBS/National Geographic); and a pair of NOVAs, Rise of the Rockets and Back to the Moon, which rated highly for WGBH in Boston. Bigger Bang’s high-profile content is complemented by personal projects including Ben Bowie’s Emmy-nominated theatrical feature documentary Nalendi, One Little Elephant (1 x 90 min, Vulcan/Off the Fence). Its 6-part series Revolutions: The Ideas that Changed the World, broadcast on PBS in America and on BBC Four, sold to over 130 territories worldwide. Bigger Bang’s digital division provides outstanding short form content and creative solutions for global brands.