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Time-Traveling TV: LG Super Bowl Ad Features 'Man from the Future'

Liam Neeson in Time-Traveling LG Super Bowl Ad
Liam Neeson stars as "The Man from the Future" in a Super Bowl ad for LG's new G6 OLED TV. (Image credit: LG)

The Super Bowl commercial for LG's new ultra-thin TV has a decidedly sci-fi bent.

The minute-long ad, which will air Sunday (Feb. 7) during Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, stars Irish actor Liam Neeson as "The Man from the Future," who travels back in time to tell a younger version of himself (played by Neeson's son, Micheal) about the coming revolution in viewing technology.

That revolution, according to the commercial, is the G6 OLED TV, a soon-to-be-launched product that LG representatives say is as thin as four credit cards stacked on top of one another. 

The ad's executive producer is Ridley Scott, the director of such prominent sci-fi films as "Alien" (1979), "Blade Runner" (1982), "Prometheus" (2012) and 2015's "The Martian," which was recently nominated for six Academy Awards. Scott's son Jake directed the new "Man from the Future" LG ad.

You can watch the commercial on YouTube here: LG has also released a 4.5-minute-long "behind the scenes" video about the new ad, which is available on YouTube here:

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Mike Wall
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Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.