This Sunday at 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel turns the life story of sperm into a saga that looks as intense as “Gladiator.” In “Sizing Up Sperm,” humans represent the little guys on a mission to be the first to reach and fertilize an egg — you know how it works. The sperm must race not only one another but also time since 99 percent of the sperm will be goners within 30 minutes. The survivors fight to the death, with just one winner.
Not only will this program be dramatic and educational, but the visuals look amazing; A London skyscraper stands in for the testicle, and the Rockies become the female anatomy. It’s going to be epic. [National Geographic Channel]