In this thrilling, ground-breaking series, the world’s top scientists show us how Earth is cosmically connected to other planets through weather. By studying other planets in our solar system, we not only learn about the history of our own planet but also experience heart-stopping depictions of what the future might hold in store for us here on Earth. And in doing so, the scale of these storms can be truly understood.
Each of Storm World’s three hour-long episodes reveal fascinating new knowledge and discoveries about our own weather and that found on other planets. The wildest examples of the arrival of extra-terrestrial “Deadly Dust”, “Alien Wind” and “Cosmic Fire” and their effects on Earth are imagined through astonishing CGI effects which play out these extraordinary storms on our planet.
In Episode One, “Deadly Dust” (Monday, April 26 at 9 pm ET/PT), familiar landmarks are dwarfed by towering, twisting “dust devils” as our small blue planet is plunged into a global nightmare, enshrouded by a gigantic dust-storm of Martian proportions.
Then, in Episode Two, “Alien Wind” (Monday, May 3 at 9 pm ET/PT), Earth faces terrifying winds that flail its surface and shred our infrastructure, mirroring tortured HD 80606b, a gigantic “exoplanet” orbiting a far-away star and lashed by winds of 11,000 mph (18,000 kph).
But the worst is yet to come in Episode Three, “Cosmic Fire” (Monday, May 10 at 9 pm ET/PT), when a solar storm of almost apocalyptic proportions destroys large parts of the World’s electrical grid, thrusting our civilization back into the Steam Age and resulting in millions of casualties as our modern technological infrastructure crumbles. Chillingly, a storm like this happened only 150 years ago, but the effects on our pre-technological world were minimal. Now scientists say they would be catastrophic.