If our planet is a sleeping giant, it slumbers fitfully. Slowly and insidiously, Earth's fabric is shifting, creaking and groaning. Continents rub against continents. Mountains creep higher. Under the oceans, volcanoes boil. We live on a patchwork of gigantic plates that jostle one another like the pieces of a rickety jigsaw puzzle. Beneath them rages fiery magma.
The Earth's seismic activity can unleash almost inconceivable power. Eons of rising pressure can explode in a single moment of cataclysmic force that disfigures the landscape. These brutal events are extremely difficult to predict, and virtually impossible to resist. And when the giant stirs beneath inhabited areas, inevitably, people die.
In 1996, millions of Americans were swept away by public television's SAVAGE SKIES and its overwhelming images of planetary weather on the rampage. Now, in a stunning follow-up to that unforgettable television event, the breathtaking new series SAVAGE EARTH turns its gaze away from the heavens to explore the explosive tics and fiery spasms of our not so "terra firma."