Genre: Science, Docudrama
Premise: Scientists throughout the ages have performed experiments that, in hindsight, may have seemed questionable. This series, hosted by actor John Noble (``Fringe''), recalls stories of scientific undertakings that didn't just push the envelope but, instead, soared off into Dr. Frankenstein territory. Dramatized re-enactments bring to life Soviet scientist Dr. Ilya Ivanov's attempts to crossbreed humans and apes, UFO researcher Morris Jessup's investigation of government invisibility experiments, as well as other outlandish-but-true topics. Then viewers are left to form their opinions about whether these profiled individuals were truly way ahead of their time -- or just plain crackers.
S01, E01 (First Aired: Aug. 31, 2011)
A UFO writer who studied an experiment in teleportation; a Russian scientist who attempted to create a human-ape hybrid; Thomas Edison's part in the first execution by electricity.
S02, E01 (First Aired: Jul. 14, 2012)
Charles Lindbergh's attempt to save his dying sister-in-law; Suicide Song is the tale of a song powerful enough to be linked to many suicides.