What on Earth? is a Science Channel docu-series that investigates some of the most bizarre and puzzling images captured by satellites and proceeds to explain the causes behind these peculiar occurrences. The series is produced for Wag TV by executive producers, Johanna Woolford-Gibbon and Martin Durkin. Neil Laird serves as the Executive Producer of Science Channel.
The show first premiered on February 2015 and became Science Channel’s most-watched series that year leading to the renewal of its second season that debuted in January 2016. The third season followed closely in November 2016 and the fourth returned in October 2017. Season 5 of What on Earth? premiered on January 8, 2019 and comprises of 11 episodes. After five successful seasons, fans are waiting for the next. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season.
What on Earth? Cast: Who’s in it?
As is custom with series of such formats, What on Earth? has a narrator to guide its audience through the series. This role is served by Steven Kearney. The series also takes into account analysis by experts and leading scientists to help with finding answers to the mysterious phenomena each episode throws light on. We have reputed geologists, biologists, military analysts, satellite image analysts, historians, archaeologists, astrobiologists, astronauts, journalists and writers, and a number of other authorities appear from time to time as the situation demands it. Mike Capps, Amanda Marchetti, Andrew Gough, Alan Lester, Jonathon Hill, Nick Pope, James W. Huston, Brittany Brand and Jim Marrs are a few experts who are regularly featured on the program.
What on Earth? Plot: What’s it about?
We have barely scratched the surface in our exploration of space. And in the miniscule part of the universe that humankind has ventured into so far, there are baffling details, inexplicable phenomena and perplexing structures that defy logic and till date continue to bewilder scientists devoted to solving these mysteries. What on Earth? takes a look at these mystifying occurrences captured through state-of-the-art satellite imagery, and conducts investigations of its own with the help of expert opinions from brilliant dignitaries to get to the bottom of these unanswered questions. It takes viewers to breathtakingly picturesque destinations as viewed from several angles, providing a seamlessly surreal experience along the way.
Throughout its three seasons, What on Earth? has tried to uncover the mystery behind the vanishing Manhattan-sized island, the tsunami that rises as high as hundreds of feet and never returns to the ground, the Doomsday Mountain, the tomb of Genghis Khan that was never found, the appearance of a humongous Star of David in Cuba, the Grand Canyon and the treasure hidden beneath it, the ancient pyramids of Egypt surrounded by strange black holes, a red swarm descending over an Indian beach, and a myriad of other strange phenomena.
In the words of Neil Laird, Executive Producer, Science Channel, season 4 explores “some satellite image mysteries in even greater detail, travelling to Argentina to examine a strange settlement locals say was the home of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun after escaping from Berlin, to a series of bizarre mounds in the wilds of Transylvania that legend claims is connected to the area’s MOST INFAMOUS resident, Vlad the Impaler, Dracula himself.” Season 4 also brings a hypothesis on the peculiarly-aligned oval scars in the North American landscape, the swirling green, orange and strikingly silver liquids on a lake in Romania, and animals transforming into stone along the scarlet lake in Tanzania.
Season 5 uncovers a supposed CIA program in the Himalayas targetted at training monks into killing agents. Advanced imagery is used to dig deeper into the anomaly sighted on the mountains that could be evidence to the operation. We are also reminded of the existence of an uncontacted tribe on a remote island where a ghost ship is abandoned. The images also reveal a mysterious compound in Russia that may have been erected to fulfill the country’s military needs.
What on Earth? Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere?
What on Earth? has been known to surface with a new season at the end of every year but the release is sometimes pushed forward to the first quarter of the next year. Season 5 ran from January 8, 2019, to March 12, 2019, on Science Channel during which at least a dozen wondrous areas unknown to mankind were explored. Even though there is no news regarding season 6 as of now, it doesn’t necessarily indicate that production of its follow-up season might not have started yet.
In the past, the renewal announcements have usually come in a month or two before the actual release. Keeping that in mind, we can hope to hear about season 6 at the beginning of the last quarter of the year, and the series should release sometime in in Q1 2020. We will keep you updated with the latest bits so, don’t forget to bookmark this page.
What on Earth? Trailer:
There are no trailers or teasers hinting at the future of the show as of now. While you wait for official announcements on the sixth season of What on Earth? you can sneak a taste of what the show is like beforehand by watching the clip from a previous season below. All the five seasons of the series are available to stream on Prime Video so you can dive right in!
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