HD Heads-Up: July 27-August 2

An extreme weather series shot in 3D will go head-to-head with The Middle, when TV2 belatedly debuts the fourth season on the eve of the fifth going to air in the US.

The Middle will launch with a double-episode in a new 7.30 Monday slot on July 29, opposite TV3’s premiere of HD reality newcomer, Storm City.

The four-part series was commissioned in 3D for Britain’s Sky TV and the National Geographic Channel US.

It captures the effects that the Earth’s natural forces can have on the human environment and explores the science behind their destructivenes.

Eyewitness accounts include survivors of Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the Boxing Day Tsunami in South East Asia, the Boscastle Flash Floods and the 1987 hurricane in the south of England

According to the publicity, “Using advanced engineering technology and science, a team of experts set out to recreate the impact of natural forces to investigate what the effects are.

“Filmed on a mix of real-world locations and sets in both Canada and the UK, the team simulate what happens during earthquakes, extreme winds, avalanches and floods.

“Cameras were fitted to a purpose built two-storey house as weather conditions are reconstructed and tests carried out to fully demonstrate the catastrophic damage that extreme natural forces can cause.

“Viewers are able to visualise the impact on everything including people, buildings and the infrastructure of a city.”

The Middle’s return coincides with the season finale of The Big Bang Theory on Wednesday, with stablemate 2 Broke Girls ending its run the following week.

Also new in HD will be Neighbours at War (TV2, 7.00 Sunday) and the movies Old Dogs (TV2, 8.55 Saturday), Season of the Witch (TV2, 12.35am Sunday), Avatar (TV3, 7.00 Sunday), and the network HD premieres of The Green Hornet (TV2, 8.30 Sunday) and 127 Hours (TV3, 10.05 Sunday).

Guesting on Friday’s Graham Norton Show will be Katy Perry, Cheryl Cole and Ross Noble.

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2 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: July 27-August 2”

  1. 3D is a waste of resources. Even the BBC saw that – they have stopped 3D production to concentrate on five new free HD channels.

  2. I love 3D … check out Jurassic Park 3D, it’a awesome 🙂

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