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Shark Week: The Summer’s Ultimate Big Gulp

Posted By Bill Newcott On August 10, 2012 @ 10:38 am In Entertainment | Comments Disabled


Another Mouth to Feed

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to cable TV, The Discovery Channel is celebrating its 25th annual Shark Week [2]-seven days of programming that honors everybody’s favorite oceangoing predator.

This year during Shark Week [3], great white sharks leap out of the water to nab unsuspecting seals (Air Jaws Apocalypse [4]); scientists go in search of Sharkzilla [5], the largest shark that ever lived (“T. Rex’s head would fit in its mouth!”); the Mythbusters explode some popular shark [6] lore; and a documentary explores, as its title promises, How Jaws [7] Changed the World.


“Chompy” the giant shark decorates the headquarters of The Discovery Channel in Silver Spring, MD

Not coincidentally at all, Universal Studios is releasing a newly restored BluRay disc of Jaws [9] during Shark Week, including new interviews and deleted scenes.

All in all, a good week to stay away from the TV if you’re squeamish about monstrous seagoing eating machines. Why not just head for the beach?

CLICK HERE to hear my new 2-minute Movies For Grownups radio show about Shark Week and the new Jaws BluRay release [10].

CLICK HERE to hear my 2-minute 2010 Movies for Grownups radio show about the  35th anniversary of Jaws. [7]

Top Photo Credit: Corbis

Chompy photo credit: sarawithoutanh001

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[1] Image: http://aarpblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/420-shark-week-25-years1.jpg

[2] Shark Week: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/shark-week/

[3] Shark Week: http://aarpblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/shark-week-show1.mp3

[4] Air Jaws Apocalypse: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/shark-week/pictures/air-jaws-apocalypse.html

[5] Sharkzilla: http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/shark-week/pictures/sharkzilla.html

[6] shark: http://www.aarp.org/technology/innovations/info-09-2010/great_white_warning_system.html

[7] Jaws: http://www.aarp.org/entertainment/movies-for-grownups/info-07-2010/jaws-at-35.html

[8] Image: http://aarpblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sarawithoutanh0011.jpg

[9] Jaws: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1fu_sA7XhE

[10] CLICK HERE to hear my new 2-minute Movies For Grownups radio show about Shark Week and the new Jaws BluRay release: http://aarpblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/shark-week-show.mp3

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