There are often two major sticking points mentioned when it comes to 3DTV adoption.
The first is the necessity to wear glasses – which won’t be going away any time soon unless you can afford a super high-res 3D set (that’ll run you to five grand plus). And the second is a lack of content.
Sky, however, is gradually introducing more content and the latest weapon in its 3D armoury is the Forgotten Planet series.
The première of Forgotten Planet hits Sky 3D this December and consists of a six part series.
Produced in association with the Discovery Channel, the programme aims to give viewers a perspective on abandoned buildings and even entire cities, ghost towns and the like which have been long deserted by civilisation.
It’ll be in a prime-time slot, Saturday and Sunday at 9pm, starting on December 3rd and running across that weekend and the following two up to Christmas.
Places which come under the 3D microscope include those which have suffered at the hands of massive man-made or natural disasters, Pripyat in the Ukraine – the city next to Chernobyl – being an obvious example.
Each episode looks at two locations, and others include Picher, Namibia, Hunters Point, Salton Sea, Detroit, Chile, Hashima, and the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum of Weston, West Virginia, which is reputedly haunted. So there’ll be no need to watch Ghostbusters 3D, then…
John Cassy, Sky 3D’s channel director, commented: “Forgotten Planet in 3D provides a never-before-seen glimpse into parts of the world which have become victims of natural and human disaster, and it makes for fascinating viewing.”
“In the course of six episodes, Discovery has brought together more than thirty experts to explain the reasons why places come are abandoned, and explore up close how nature adapts and evolves in our wake.”