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"The Real Story" (TV show) is a documentary series that airs on the Smithsonian Channel that separates fact from fiction and real life from reel life. Epic sci-fi space exploration, cutting-edge cyber-crimes, heart-pounding warfare, thrilling historical mysteries and a shocking serial killing spree combine in this series to reveal some of the real-life events that have inspired Hollywood's most famous blockbusters.

Season 5 kicks off with an exploration of the "Star Trek" film and TV franchise, following up with the true stories behind box office hits "Live Free or Die Hard," "Platoon," "The Da Vinci Code" and "Scream."

"The Real Story" is a co-production of Blink Films and Smithsonian Channel. Executive producer for Blink Films is Dan Chambers. Executive producers for Smithsonian Channel are David Royle and Charles Poe.


Network: Smithsonian Channel
Genre: Reality
Premiere Date: April 19, 2009
Seasons: 5
Production Company: Blink Films

'The Real Story' Season 5 Reveals Inspirations for 'Star Trek' and 'The Da Vinci Code' — Premiering Sunday, June 30, the new season of the Smithsonian Channel series will also look into the true-life inspirations behind the movies "Live Free or Die Hard," "Platoon" and "Scream." Read more...

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