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A Fresh Take on Die Hard: The Unofficial Science of Iconic Stunts

The Unofficial Science of Die Hard, a 2023 Christmas special, combines humor, science, and nostalgia as it explores the feasibility of the film's iconic stunts.

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A Fresh Take on Die Hard: The Unofficial Science of Iconic Stunts

The 1988 action classic, Die Hard, has long remained a staple of the festive season, but this Christmas, the film is being brought back to the small screen with a unique twist. The Unofficial Science of Die Hard, a television special, promises a light-hearted and educational deconstruction of the film's iconic stunts, with an engaging mixture of physics, humor, and holiday cheer.

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Comedians Take on Die Hard

Comedians Paul Chowdhry and Chris Ramsey, known for their unique comedic styles, lead the investigations. They dust off the movie's most memorable scenes and attempt to replicate the stunts performed by John McClane, the film's protagonist, played by Bruce Willis. The duo's comedic chemistry and dedication add a fresh layer of entertainment to the beloved film, making the show an engaging watch for fans of all ages.

Adding Science to the Mix

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Accompanying the comedians is Zoe Laughlin, an engineer who brings a dose of scientific rigor to the show. Laughlin analyzes the real-world feasibility of memorable stunts, such as jumping off a building with a firehose, using explosives in an elevator shaft, and maneuvering over shattered glass barefoot. Her scientific perspective enhances the program's educational value, while maintaining its festive and entertaining spirit.

Behind the Scenes and the Christmas Debate

The show goes beyond mere stunt analysis, providing behind-the-scenes perspectives through interviews with Die Hard's actors and the film's stunt coordinator. The special also addresses the perennial debate: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Opinions from the hosts, industry figures, and the audience add an engaging discussion element to the festive special.

The Unofficial Science of Die Hard is set to air on December 23, 2023, on Sky Max and Now TV. It combines the thrill of action, the intrigue of science, the charm of nostalgia, and the warmth of Christmas, promising a unique festive viewing experience.

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