SILVER SPRING, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- James Cameron, Oscar-winning
writer/director/producer of the blockbuster film Titanic, will make his last
trip to the doomed ship this summer as part of an unprecedented television
event. LAST MYSTERIES OF THE TITANIC, a poignant farewell to the most
spectacular shipwreck in history, will have its world premiere Sunday, July
24th at 9 PM on Discovery Channel.
Utilizing newly developed technology, Cameron and his team present
history's best look yet at the ship's interior, including some areas not seen
since Titanic's lone voyage in 1912. And since time and the harsh conditions
of the ocean floor have taken their toll on the ship, these may be the last
images ever gathered of the Titanic before it is surrendered to the deep
The majestic Titanic has been an object of fascination and study for
decades, but many tantalizing questions still remain about the ship and its
catastrophic sinking. This expedition, Cameron's final and most comprehensive
dive yet, attempts to uncover clues and solve some of the Titanic's most
haunting mysteries. Throughout LAST MYSTERIES OF THE TITANIC, Cameron's
specially designed remotely operated vehicles explore the Turkish Baths (the
best-preserved and most opulent remaining space in the ship's interior),
Scotland Road (the crew quarters), the first class cabins (which are full of
countless personal possessions of the Titanic's wealthy passengers), the
mysterious boiler room #6 and the cargo holds (which housed the luggage of the
ship's first class passengers and remain largely unexplored).
LAST MYSTERIES OF THE TITANIC combines re-enactments, archival footage,
and the results of two new Titanic dives with live updates from James Cameron
from aboard one of the two MIR submersibles while at the wreck and from the
Keldysh, his research vessel. Re-enactments were filmed using sets built
during the production of the feature film, Titanic, and present a vivid look
at rarely-seen areas of the vessel. As this is his last expedition to the
doomed ship, the special also features Cameron's live farewell to the Titanic.
LAST MYSTERIES OF THE TITANIC is directed by James Cameron and produced by
Andrew Wight. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is David McKillop.
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