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James Cameron's Deep Sea Expedition Gets National Geographic Special

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Apr 24, 2012 | 8:56am EDT

James CameronOn March 25, James Cameron reached a new low (not counting those Entourage appearances, of course). The seafaring filmmaker manned the first ever solo expedition of the ocean's deepest point, the Marina Trench's Challenger Deep spot in his own submarine, the Deepsea Challenger. The National Geographic network is planning to broadcast a new special, James Cameron: Voyage to the Bottom of the Earth.

The special will feature an interview with Cameron, wherein he'll discuss his team's seven-year construction of the Deepsea Challenger, and the emotional experiences of his underwater journey. "The sub slows down as you get to the target depth," the self-proclaimed King of the World boasts in the special, "There is a long moment of getting to think about it. Then you have to get busy."

The director has showcased a fascination with the ocean throughout his career, what with features like Titanic, and The Abyss, and documentaries like Aliens of the Deep. For anyone with an interest in the sea, its wildlife, or any of its great mysteries, the first-hand perspectives of a creative genius with such a passion for the subject seems like a must-see.

The half-hour special will air Sunday, April 29 at 9 PM ET/PT.

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