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Encounters with the Alien Other
Episode 16 of How Great Science Fiction Works
Aliens are another icon and staple of science fiction. Often depicted as hostile and representing the unknown "other" as well as our fears about ourselves, aliens have been examined (and have examined us) in a variety of stories. Journey through…
The Visit: An Alien Encounter
The Visit documents humanity's first encounter with intelligent life from another world. Filmmaker Michael Madsen interviews experts who work for little-known departments and agencies inside NASA, the United Nations, SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, England's Ministry of Defense and…
Aliens
Part of the Series: Seven Wonders of the Solar System
BBC
In Aliens , Brian descends to the bottom of the Pacific in a submarine to witness the extraordinary life forms that survive in the cold, black waters. All life on Earth needs water so the search for aliens in the…
Exoplanets and Extraterrestrial Life
Episode 28 of Redefining Reality
Fiction writers have led the way in exploring the prospects of life beyond Earth. See how scientists are catching up, looking for extraterrestrial organisms using a variety of ingenious techniques. Learn how they are narrowing the search and which tantalizing…
Mirage Men - UFO Conspiracies
What if the UFO conspiracy was turned on its head? Instead the modern mythology of governments covering up UFO sightings, the military had been and still is actually encouraging it as part of their ancient cold war counterintelligence arsenal. Mirage…
The Search for Life on Exoplanets
Episode 23 of The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know
Join the quest for life on exoplanets, focusing on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI)--a hunt for signals from alien civilizations inspired by a landmark paper in 1959. See how the famous Drake equation points to factors that determine how…