Conquest of the Skies with David Attenborough to air this Christmas

The naturalist's new flying-themed show will see him travel to Borneo with 3D binoculars in hand

In David Attenborough’s new 3D venture, Conquest of the Skies, he studies how things fly, with the help of special flying cameras.


The three-part mini-series will been shown on Sky 3D and Sky 1 HD this Christmas. With a new virtual reality Oculus Rift headset, audiences will get a 360 degree view, flying through exotic landscapes.

However, this piece of nifty piece of kit does not come cheap, with the prototype valued at £588 million. But a consumer version (which will be less expensive) is scheduled for release in late 2014/early 2015.

This is not Attenborough’s first 3D project; he’s worked with Sky on David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive. Shot by the same 3D team that worked on Sandra Bullock’s movie Gravity, the show allowed the viewer to meet and interact with dinosaurs, giant reptiles and the dodo.


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