Monday, August 23, 2010

SyFy's Beast Legends

SyFy has a new show called Beast Legends starting September 9:

Beast Legends is a new six-part series that journeys around the world using scientific data to reconstruct what mythological monsters, from Krakens and Griffins to Fire Dragons, would have looked like.

In each of the hour-long episodes, Beast Legends uncovers historical and eyewitness accounts by zeroing in on archaeological and other physical evidence to assemble the most accurate picture possible of these monsters, from where they might have lived to how they would have behaved.

Beast Legends then moves to the 'Beast Lab' to build the creature, first as initial sculpts and wire-frame forms, before finally bringing it to life in stunning 3D CGI. The investigations are conducted by the "Beast Seekers," an expert team of specialists that includes anthropologists, biology professors, archaeologists and adventure seekers.

From the high seas to the wilds of Vietnam to the deserts of New Mexico, Beast Legends takes viewers to the boundary where myth and reality collide, and beyond.