"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.