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Stan Lee finds real-life 'X-Men' for History

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 05:58 AM

History is teaming with comic book icon Stan Lee for a series that finds real-life X-Men.

As part of a slate of new shows, the "X-Men" creator will co-host "Stan Lee's Superhumans," which will find people who have remarkable abilities because of being genetically different. Daniel Browning Smith, dubbed the world's most flexible man, will host the series with Lee.

"Superhumans" will debut on the network during the third quarter and is joined by five other series and a slew of specials being greenlighted in time for the network's upfront presentation to advertisers this week.

History's previously announced miniseries "The Kennedys" and its U.S. version of "Top Gear" are expected to be the headliners of the network's presentation, but the network also has two new reality shows from prolific "Ice Road Truckers" producer Thom Beers.

The first, "Around the World in 80 Ways," could serve as a "Top Gear" companion. Three hosts will race around the world using common and exotic methods of transportation. Ten episodes have been ordered for second-quarter 2011. In another Beers production, "Vigilante Inspector," a duo inspect decaying infrastructures on such things as bridges, levees and highways. Ten episodes have been ordered for the fourth quarter.

Two other shows in the mix marry reality with History's traditional namesake brand. In "Brad Meltzer's Decoded," Go-Go Luckey and BermanBraun center on author Meltzer decoding familiar symbols. Ten episodes have been ordered for the fourth quarter. In "Chasing Mummies," cameras follow archeologist Zahi Hawass, who manages 250 digs throughout Egypt. Ten episodes from the Greif Co. have been ordered for the third quarter.

History has also ordered the docudrama "Swamp People," which revolves around a group of Cajuns living in Louisiana during alligator-hunting season. Ten episodes have been ordered for the third quarter from Original Media.

The network also ordered several specials, including the ambitiously titled "History of the World in Two Hours," a CGI-driven special from Flight 33 Prods. There's also "Voices From Inside the Towers," from Darlow Smithson Prods., which details phone calls made from inside the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks. There also are a trio of presidential specials: "Jefferson," "President's Book of Secrets" and "Reagan."

For the past three years, History has managed to increase its viewing audience while lowering its median age and recently wrapped a record year.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:45 AM
I hope this doesn't just turn into another karaoke contest...

There's a ton of REALLY "advanced" people out there...

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:46 AM
reply to post by drkid

I swear I have already seen super humans, on YouTube or something. It talks about like 5 peoples life’s. One was called iceman, and was talking about a guy who can basically jump in ice water and not die. There was a few more, like a girl who could play musical instruments and see the colors of her notes, caused she had synesthesia of the senses. Another was with a guy who was blind but could see with his fingers. I forget the others though. Very interesting. But I think this has already been done?

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 06:54 AM

what utter twaddle , in the name of sensationalist " entertainment "

people who have remarkable abilities because of being genetically different.

ALL our abilities are governed by genetics

from the simple - like can you roll your tongue

to the life saving - can you identify the ` almond scent ` of cyanide compounds

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:06 AM
reply to post by ignorant_ape

obviously it is genetics, but it is still very interesting to see how genetically different some people are.

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 07:46 AM
reply to post by drkid


What does this have to do with aliens & UFO's?

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not

posted on May, 5 2010 @ 08:34 AM
reply to post by drkid

Are you saying that these people have alien genes?

Sorry not seeing the connection.


posted on May, 5 2010 @ 09:09 AM
Hey, get some shaolun monks up there! My Shifu, one of them, has a pic on the wall of him doing a handstand with just two fingers of one hand....thats pretty super human! Then check out some of those yogi's from india with their siddis, like sathya sai baba...they are pretty amazing! Definitely cant leave out John Chang! That man is incredible, shocking people with his chi, catching pellets from a gun, etc. He's definitely an x man!


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