Discovery Channel’s ‘Megalodon’ Was Completely Fake, And We All Fell For It
Alright, well maybe not everyone fell for it completely, but Discovery Channel certainly has some explaining to do.
Like the majority of you, I can't wait for Shark Week. It's that special time of the year where I get to see these mysterious creatures of the deep in their natural habitats, doing amazing things. Anyone who's seen "Air Jaws" will agree with that. However on Sunday night, Discovery Channel decided to show a totally bogus "documentary" to kick off Shark Week in 2013. Low blow.
Leading up to what I thought (silly me) was going to be a completely awesome explanation about the possibility of giant sharks still living in our oceans, quickly turned into another "Mermaids: The Body Found" bummer. While the "Mermaids" thing was entertaining, the fact that Discovery pulled the wool over our eyes, and tried to pass this garbage off as educational television.
I'm not the only one who's mad about this either. Former actor, and fellow nerd, Wil Wheaton wrote a blog about how Discovery owes all of its viewers an apology for that nonsense. I would have to agree with Mr. Wheaton.
I suspected that "Megalodon" was a giant lie when I could find no information on any of these alleged incidents of biting boats and whales in half. Though looking back, I should have realized it when this bogus "found footage" aired.
Let's hope that Discovery makes up for this with an entire week of actual programming that involves actual sharks. They might as well just show "Jaws" next time, because that was more realistic.