Secrets of the Underground - Netflix
Fri 28 June 2019
Some of the world's most confounding archeological and architectural secrets are located close to home and just beneath our feet. With the recent emergence of cutting-edge technologies such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), and 3-D imaging, scientists are now able to research fascinating underworlds of secret tunnel networks, ancient structures, and bizarre geological occurrences that offer glimpses into our history like we've never been able to see before. In the new Science Channel series, Secrets of the Underground, premiering Tuesday, February 14 at 10 PM ET/PT, scientist and tech fanatic Rob Nelson travels the country to investigate long lost, subterranean phenomena. From intricate and forgotten sewers and caves, to lost civilizations and structures, SECRETS OF THE UNDERGROUND looks at all things covert, hidden and unfamiliar. The premiere episode finds Nelson in Louisville, Kentucky, where it's been thought that Al Capone used underground passageways as a secret escape route during Prohibition. And in Washington state, Nelson deploys a series of advanced scanning techniques to try to figure out the origins of thousands of earthen mounds that have baffled scientists for generations. Among the other mysteries that Nelson looks to uncover include the existence of a legendary network of complex tunnels at Alcatraz, long rumored by inmates to be a gateway to freedom; Lake Michigan's "Underwater Stonehenge"; and Pennsylvania's fabled mass grave.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Secrets of the Underground - The Underground Railroad (novel) - Netflix
The Underground Railroad, published in 2016, is the sixth novel by American author Colson Whitehead. The alternate history novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves in the southeastern United States during the 1800s who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which the novel depicts as primarily a rail transport system in addition to a series of safe houses and secret routes. The Underground Railroad was a critical and commercial success, hitting the best seller lists and winning several notable prizes. It won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. It was longlisted for The 2017 Man Booker Prize.
Secrets of the Underground - Honors - Netflix
The novel has received a number of awards, including the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction. The previous book to win both the Pulitzer and the National Book prizes was The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx, in 1993. The Underground Railroad was also awarded the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction literature. When The Underground Railroad was published in the United States in August 2016, it was selected for Oprah's Book Club.
Secrets of the Underground - References - Netflix