As Shark Week begins Sunday, Aug. 10, so does viewers’ amazement at the titles of Discovery’s new specials. “We have brainstorm meetings for titles on every show, and I’m telling you, when a brainstorm meeting on the next car show comes up, you go to a conference room and there’s like four people in it,” Michael Sorensen, VP of development and production for the channel, says. “Anytime we have a Shark Week brainstorm for… Continue reading Shark Week: How Discovery chooses titles like ‘Air Jaws: Fin of Fury’
Discovery’s 27th Annual Shark Week officially kicks off Sunday, Aug. 10 with the premiere of Air Jaws: Fin of Fury (8 p.m. ET). Veteran filmmaker Jeff Kurr led his team on a two-year hunt for Colossus, the aggressive “mega-shark” with a deformed dorsal fin he famously captured breaching at Seal Island, South Africa, in 2011. Here’s a sneak peek of two of the hour’s most tense moments, with commentary from Kurr.
Moment No. 1: Local
As usual, Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. dominated the Saturday headlines coming out of Comic-con International in San Diego. Along with showing off the first footage from Ant-Man and revealing what Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will look like in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, there was the announcement of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and some big announcements from the Legendary Pictures… Continue reading Comic-Con: Robert Kirkman's 'AIR' Teaser, Star Wars Comics, Hulkbuster Armor, And More You Might've Missed From Day 3