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SOURCE Discovery en Espanol
Presented by Mexican actor Luis Felipe Tovar, the special week of programming includes series premieres of "El lado oscuro de la ciencia", "Prohibido" and "Mi cuerpo, mi desafio"
MIAMI, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Science depends on those who have no fear of the unknown. In this spirit of exploration, Discovery en Espanol presents a special programming event that delves into stories of inexplicable phenomena, introduces controversial historical figures and analyzes cases with no apparent explanation. This weeklong, brain-bending event is hosted by Mexican actor Luis Felipe Tovar, beginning Monday, October 28 at 9PM E/P.
ENIGMA WEEK presents three new series: El lado oscuro de la ciencia, Prohibido and Mi cuerpo, mi desafio.
In addition to hosting ENIGMA WEEK, Luis Felipe Tovar also serves as the narrator for the premiering series El lado oscuro de la ciencia, which takes a look at what happens when science goes too far. The program unearths the secret files of controversial scientific studies ranging from experimental lobotomies to questionable CIA research. In each of its seven episodes, the series ventures into the obscure laboratories that have produced some of the most sinister scientific practices of all time, including the experiments of Egas Moniz, one of the first doctors to practice lobotomies; Robert Cornish, who claimed to have found a way to come back from the dead; and Dr. Jose Delgado, who tried to control the human brain electronically.
Also premiering during ENIGMA WEEK, Prohibido is a look at the world of subcultures and individuals who dare to defy social norms. In addition to uncovering such behaviors, this new production explores the possible psychological explanations, historical context and science behind them. The 12 episodes of Prohibido feature such oddities as a military training camp for zombies in Britain and a US street vendor who turns himself into a mummy.
Yet another new series, Mi cuerpo, mi desafio, relies on personal interviews and video clips to examine what happens inside the bodies of people with strange and mysterious afflictions. From a woman in Austin, Texas, with a rare condition that stops her from gaining weight to the first person to undergo a face transplant, Mi cuerpo, mi desafio takes an in-depth look at the lives of these extraordinary individuals.
The suspense continues with new episodes of Sala de emergencias: historias ineditas, which investigates seemingly inexplicable illnesses and reveals secrets that only a few doctors would dare to tell. Recounted by the patients themselves and the doctors who treated them, the popular Discovery en Espanol series tells the true stories of people with unusual ailments who turn up at hospital emergency rooms to seek a cure for their rare conditions.
ENIGMA WEEK on Discovery en Espanol shows that real science is often stranger and more fascinating than anything science fiction can dream up. Program schedules are as follows:
Mi cuerpo, mi desafio - (new series) - premiering Monday, October 28 at 9PM E/P
El lado oscuro de la ciencia - (new series) - premiering Tuesday, October 29 at 9PM E/P
Sala de emergencias: historias ineditas - Wednesday, October 30 and Friday, November 1 at 9PM E/P
Prohibido - (new series) – premiering Thursday, October 31 at 9PM E/P
About Luis Felipe Tovar:
Originally from Puebla, Mexico, Luis Felipe Tovar has acted in more than 60 films, including La Virgen de la Lujuria, El bulto, Atletico San Pancho, Principio y fin, El callejon de los milagros and Sin remitente. He has also appeared in numerous popular telenovelas, among them Montecristo, Cuando seas mia and Los Sanchez. He is the founder of Centro de Formacion Artistica y Actoral EL SET, which trains actors for roles in movies, theater and TV, where he also teaches. His most recent project is the upcoming film Xibalba, directed by Joaquin Rodriguez.
To learn more about these productions and Discovery en Espanol programming, visit tudiscovery.com or follow us on facebook.com/discoveryenespanol.
About Discovery en Espanol
Discovery en Espanol is the Spanish-language voice of Discovery. It is the premier network dedicated to offering the finest in quality programming in the areas of science and technology, world culture and history, nature and wildlife as well as real-life drama. The network creates an indelibly enriching experience by collecting the best of what Discovery's networks have to offer in combination with its own original Spanish-language content. Created by the world's most trusted media brand, Discovery en Espanol translates not just the words, but the feeling of Discovery, educating and engaging audiences nationwide with fascinating glimpses into the incredible world they inhabit. For more information, visit tudiscovery.com or follow us on facebook.com/discoveryenespanol.
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