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Delving deep into the planet

Engaging: Hillary Swank in The Core. Watch The Core on HBO, July 20 at 9 pm. The action-adventure stars Hillary Swank, Aaron Eckhart, Delroy Lindo and Stanley Tucci. Dr John Keyes makes a startling discovery that the earth’s inner core has stopped rotating, leading to the deterioration of electromagnetic forces.

If the planet is to be saved, the core of the earth needs a jumpstart, so an elite team is assembled to burrow to the centre of the planet and bomb the insides back to action.
Joining Keyes on this dangerous, last-chance mission are the brilliant but arrogant Conrad Zimsky, French arms’ expert Serge Leveque, maverick researcher “Brazz” Brazzleton, geeky computer genius Rat, and the two no-nonsense military people, Commander Robert Iverson and Major Rebecca Childs. However, as the crew digs deeper into the earth, they discover what they haven’t been told about their mission and what’s really causing the worldwide chaos.

Miracles of nature

Yellowstone is a nature series, which takes a look at a year in the life of Yellowstone National Park, examining how its wildlife adapts to living in one of the harshest wildernesses on the planet. Stabilised camera enables the team to capture natural animal behaviour from the air as well as dramatic, wide angle landscape shots.

Watch this spectacular episode shot during the winters when the temperatures plunge to minus 40 degree celsius. With several meters of snowfall, Yellowstone freezes solid for six months each year. In the extreme cold, the moisture in the air freezes.

Explore how this severe winter is the greatest challenge facing the park’s few animals, but for the wolf, it is the season of opportunity. Yellowstone airs on July 20 at 10 pm on Animal Planet.

A whole new world

WB presents Space Jam, directed by Joseph Pytka and starring Michael Jordan and Wayne Knight on July 20 at 9 pm. Get a laugh-loaded glimpse of the future as it’s never looked before. See two of the world’s greatest legends collide in a brand-new universe. When basketball megastar Michael Jordan teams up with animated icon Bugs Bunny — get ready for Space Jam!

Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig —and many more play significant roles in the film. The National Basketball Association meets Warner Bros’ Looney Toons with Jordan as a live-action hero entering a spectacular animated world. Captured by Bugs Bunny to foil a ghastly gang of space creatures, Jordan must play the basketball game of his life to save the beloved cartoon heroes from a hideous kidnapping scheme.
Will Jordan beat the odds and get his Looney new pals out of a real jam? Fasten your seat belts and enter a whole new dimension in entertainment in the wildest, craziest and funniest fantasy ever. 

For every adrenaline junkie

Strap on your crash helmet because in this episode, you will roll coast to coast to experience the most extreme terror rides on Extreme.

From the speed demon that achieves total weightlessness 1,000 feet above the Las Vegas Strip to the 100-foot bungee jump, where they don’t even give you a bungee cord, to the one ride that’s the single fastest and highest white knuckle scream machine in all of America. Extreme airs on July 20 at 9 pm on Travel and Living.

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