10 Ways to End the World
Sunday, 7.30pm, National Geographic It’s hard to avoid the end of the world right now. This is because the Mayan calendar appears to suggest it’s lights out for everyone on December 21. Even the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, got in on the doomsday thing last week, recording a mock serious video for ABC’s Triple J. So leave it to Nat Geo to come up with an entire week of programs about how it might happen. Loosely clumped under the banner Survivor’s Guide to the Mayan Apocalypse, the doom and gloom kicks off tonight with the terrifically engaging 10 Ways to End the World. I can tell you the least likely way the world may end, at No 10, is through a neutrino blast from a nearby collapsing star. I don’t want to spoil the party by giving away any of the others, but rest assured this ain’t comedy. Although could the final title, Evacuate Earth, pictured, on Thursday (20th December) at 7.30pm, be more timely?