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Opt: An Illusionary Tale

Season 8, Episode 1 of 10

This show focuses on optical illusions. Host LeVar Burton appears to b e rockclimbing during a blizzard, but the director yells cut and revea ls that LeVar is really in a studio. LeVar explains that sometimes opt ical illusions and special effects can play tricks on your eyes. Then he goes on to show that by using props, an Ultimat blue background, fa ke snow and a wind machine, he was able to simulate rockclimbing durin g a storm. Using these same special effect, LeVar walks through the im aginary land of Opt from the book, "Opt: An Illusionary Tale". This bo ok contains many optical illusions and LeVar demonstraits a few. Next, we meet an artist who paints pictures that look real. And LeVar descr ibes also use diguise and camaflogue to hide from their enemies.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
1/14/2009
4 p.m.
1/15/2009
5 a.m.
4/15/2009
4 p.m.
4/16/2009
5 a.m.
7/15/2009
4 p.m.
7/16/2009
5 a.m.
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