Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Jan 12, 2008
Google


Metro Plus Bangalore
Published on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Friday Review | Cinema Plus | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |

Metro Plus    Bangalore    Chennai    Coimbatore    Delhi    Hyderabad    Kochi    Madurai    Mangalore    Puducherry    Tiruchirapalli    Thiruvananthapuram    Vijayawada    Visakhapatnam   

Printer Friendly Page Send this Article to a Friend

The end of time?

Super Comet: After the Impact explores the future of mankind after an imaginary comet has struck the earth



Future tense The series creates an imaginary scenario

The question that plagues the minds of scientists about prehistoric times is: “What killed the dinosaurs?” Evidence suggests that 65 million years ago, the age of the dinosaurs ended with a gigantic asteroid. Could we be next? We don̵ 7;t know when it will happen or where the asteroid will strike. All we know is that it will happen. Discovery Channel will prophesy the impact of comet collision in its special “Super Comet: After the Impact”, a two-hour special which will explore the future of mankind after an imaginary comet has struck.

After the imaginary impact, the programme will observe the ensuing earthquakes, tsunamis and infernos at close range and also experience at first hand how the few animals and people that remain struggle to survive under adverse conditions. If the dinosaurs hadn’t become extinct, humans might never have had the chance to evolve.

A new era will have to start – the era of the conquerors – in which humankind, too, has to find a new place. A comet is going to hit the Yucatan peninsular. Evacuation plans work well on paper, but when put into practice, lawlessness and anarchy take over.

The programme follows these events as seen through the eyes of people in various locations word wide. The planet is dead, or is it? Not all life forms require light, fungi become the dominant force, and the earth becomes one giant mushroom farm.

Find out more on January 13 at 8 p.m. on Discovery Channel.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Metro Plus    Bangalore    Chennai    Coimbatore    Delhi    Hyderabad    Kochi    Madurai    Mangalore    Puducherry    Tiruchirapalli    Thiruvananthapuram    Vijayawada    Visakhapatnam   

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Friday Review | Cinema Plus | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Home |

Comments to : thehindu@vsnl.com   Copyright 2008, The Hindu
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu