Thermal imaging in Film and TV

Person through a thermal camera

In 1987, audiences were wowed by Predator; not just because of the muscled cast, gratuitous violence and cheesy one-liners, but for the special effects: the eponymous antagonists' technology - invisibility and thermal vision. Whilst invisibility is not yet possible, thermal imaging is not only real but is growing in popularity: in more recent years it has been notably featured in Sicario and Planet Earth II.

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