Science Channel Explores Twisted Realities In New Show: Dark Matter
What do UFO’s, zombies, death rays, monkeys, mind control, and military experimentation all have in common? I’m not sure either, but it sounds like an interesting piece of science fiction. Except The Science Channel is set to debut its new series Dark Matters: Twisted But True where they will explore the true stories of humankind flirting with the dark side of science and technology.
Watch the series promo here:
Looks interesting, right? Actually, it looks downright creepy. I’m a fan of apocalyptic fiction and horror stories, but nothing scares me more than when I find out that fiction is based on reality. This show will undoubtedly reveal how perverted and demented we can be as a human race. Just read some of the topics the six-episode series will cover and the possible fiction derivatives (in parentheses):
- Experimenting on crossbreeding apes with humans (Planet of the Apes)
- How and why the electric chair was invented (The Green Mile, Shocker)
- Launching antigravity fireballs in Philadelphia (Earth by David Brin)
- Stealing Einstein’s brain for posthumous experimentation (Frank-Einstein?)
- Transplanting monkey heads onto humans (Beetlejuice)
- A woman whose own limbs attack her, as if possessed (Idle Hands)
- Detonating nukes in space (Armageddon)
- Bringing the dead back to life (Last Night on Earth, The Walking Dead, George Romero’s career, Futurama—the list is endless)
- Discovering a sound that can stop hearts (Justin Bieber?)
- Tesla’s radio wave death ray (Atomic Robo, Muse–The Resistance)
- Scientifically trying to prove the existence of a soul (I got nothing.)
The series will be hosted by John Noble (Fringe) and is set to premiere August 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on The Science Channel.