End Day: The Documentary

Imagine yourself getting up this morning to learn that today will be the last day of humanity on earth. This is exactly what End Day, a docu-drama that was recently produced by the BBC, tries to depict.

Inspired by the predictions of scientists, End Day creates apocalyptic scenarios that go beyond reality. In a single hour, explore five different fictional disasters, from a giant tsunami hitting New York to a deadly meteorite strike on Berlin.

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5 Responses to End Day: The Documentary

  1. And now I'm afraid. Because they ARE creating the biggest particle accelerator in France, in the CERN labs (yes, the one mentioned in Angels and Demons from Dan Brown) called LHC (Large Hauldron Collider).

    • Hey, thanks for the clarification! Your brother must be someone very interesting to talk to :)

  2. Nice documentary.

    Although the guy at the end says "it makes good science fiction" it is said that this "particle accelerating thing" might me catastrophic. My brother is a physicist, a theoretical one. (He deals with theories, not experiments, i think theoretical is the English word for that right?)

    I commented this documentary with him (via Google Chat). And I quote (and translate):

    HIM: "The thing is there are no theories that describe those energies well. That's why nobody knows if something catastrophic might happen. For more than 20 year scientists have been working on the "string theory" and still…nothing…and this theory is the best we've got so far. There has to be something else, but nobody knows what"

    ME: "Sure…but, particles HAVE been accelerated before, right? And nothing happened then…

    HIM: "Yes, but never at such high energies. And what some speculate is that if we would "excite" the levels of gravitational freedom…"

    ME: "We would all go to F…… hell basically"

    HIM: "…black wholes would be born right here in earth that would suck on everything basically"

    Imagine the world ending for such a moronic experiment.

    My brother is preparing his thesis on this String Theory (a theory that was created to make compatible Quantum Mechanics and Einstein's Relativity). Let's hope he does a good job!!

  3. Nice documentary.
    Although the guy at the end says “it makes good science fiction” it is said that this “particle accelerating thing” might me catastrophic. My brother is a physicist, a theoretical one. (He deals with theories, not experiments, i think theoretical is the English word for that right?)
    I commented this documentary with him (via Google Chat). And I quote (and translate):
    HIM: “The thing is there are no theories that describe those energies well. That’s why nobody knows if something catastrophic might happen. For more than 20 year scientists have been working on the “string theory” and still…nothing…and this theory is the best we’ve got so far. There has to be something else, but nobody knows what”
    ME: “Sure…but, particles HAVE been accelerated before, right? And nothing happened then…
    HIM: “Yes, but never at such high energies. And what some speculate is that if we would “excite” the levels of gravitational freedom…”
    ME: “We would all go to F…… hell basically”
    HIM: “…black wholes would be born right here in earth that would suck on everything basically”

    Imagine the world ending for such a moronic experiment.
    My brother is preparing his thesis on this String Theory (a theory that was created to make compatible Quantum Mechanics and Einstein’s Relativity). Let’s hope he does a good job!!

  4. Hey, thanks for the clarification! Your brother must be someone very interesting to talk to :)