AMC has announced the UK premiere of James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction will be on Tuesday, June 19th – exclusive to BT customers.
The Hollywood legend’s new documentary series explores our fascination with the genre of science fiction with themed episodes around monsters, time travel, aliens and more.
Including access to the biggest directors and stars in movie history, the series will be a must-watch for sci-fi fanatics this summer.
What is James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction
The genre of science fiction has become a cornerstone of popular culture and throughout each episode of James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction explores its roots, vision and our fascination with its ideas.
The series includes interviews with A-list storytellers, stars and others whose careers have defined the field, including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, and Sigourney Weaver, among many others.
In AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, Cameron takes us on a journey of discovery and exploration, helping us understand where science fiction’s ideas came from – and where they’re taking us.
Who is James Cameron?
James Cameron is an acclaimed filmmaker and explorer. As a director, writer and producer, he is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past three decades: The Terminator, Alien, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic and Avatar
Avatar is the highest-grossing film in history, with over $2.7 billion in global box office receipts, beating the previous record holder, Cameron’s own film Titanic, which held that record for 12 years. Cameron’s films have also earned numerous nominations and awards, most notably Titanic’s 14 Academy Award® nominations (a record) and 11 Oscars® (also a record), including Cameron’s own three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing.
Over the past 17 years, Cameron developed cutting-edge 3-D camera systems for movies and documentaries, as well as for broadcast sports and special events. He was at the vanguard of the 3-D renaissance that has transformed the movie industry in recent years. He also developed unprecedented deep ocean exploration vehicles, lighting and 3-D camera equipment. Most recently, Cameron led his eighth deep ocean expedition to some of the deepest trenches in the world. On 26th March 2012, he set the world’s solo deep diving record of 35,787’ to the Challenger Deep in a vehicle of his own design.Cameron is a National Geographic Explorer in Residence, and recipient of National Geographic’s most prestigious award, the Hubbard Medal, and the Explorer’s Club medal for Explorer of the Year.
Cameron is also passionately involved in sustainability issues, having founded the Avatar Alliance Foundation to take action on climate change, energy policy, deforestation, indigenous rights, ocean conservation and sustainable agriculture. His production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, installed a 1-megawatt solar array on the roofs of its soundstages at Manhattan Beach Studios to generate all the power for the Avatar sequels. James and Suzy Amis Cameron, both environmental vegans, founded the Plant Power Taskforce to promote awareness of the impact of animal agriculture on the environment and climate.
He is currently in production on Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5
What is AMC Visionaries?
AMC Visionaries is a year-round documentary series in which groundbreaking artists curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. In addition to the recently aired AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics, previously announced series falling under the AMC Visionaries banner include the upcoming AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror and AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook.
How to watch James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction?
AMC is available free of charge in the UK to BT TV customers on channel number 332 and to BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192.
AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Satellite with an HD subscription.
AMC is the exclusive home of critically acclaimed shows such as The Terror, Fear the Walking Dead and Snatch.