Alien Worlds: 4-Part Docuseries (2020)


4-Part Docuseries
Alien Worlds

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User Ratings: 30

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Air date: Dec 2, 2020

The intense gravitational pull on Atlas affects its atmosphere, creating a fertile environment for various potential life forms.

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Biologists hypothesize about the variety of insects capable of adapting to the unique conditions of the planet Janus.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2020

The presence of twin stars amplifies the oxygen content on Eden, creating a rich environment that may mimic the conditions found on Earth.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2020

Terra faces destruction as its star continues to deteriorate, jeopardizing the advanced species that may reside on the planet.

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Critic Reviews for Alien Worlds 4-Part Docuseries

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

You'll be hooked from the moment you see the flocks of scary tick-like alien predators that float through the air with balloons full of hydrogen gas produced by symbiotic microbes. Marvellous.

Dec 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Half of each 40-minute episode is nice and educational and does not really demand your full attention ... then the sci-fi section pulls you back.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Though the series has a habit of replaying some of its more elaborate CGI sequences, its rigid focus on the intertwined nature of nature remains diligent, and lends credence to its more eccentric ideas.

Dec 2, 2020 | Full Review…

If you are curious about the Universe, then Alien Worlds is not a groundbreaking documentary series, but it does give snippets of insight into the scientific view of known exoplanets.

Dec 3, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Our recommendation of Alien Worlds basically hinges on its earthbound segments and how well-done they are. Its exoplanet segments are a mixed bag.

Dec 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alien Worlds: 4-Part Docuseries

  • 6d ago
    A speculative alien-nature-doc is the best way to describe this, though it feels like it doesn't have enough footage of these fascinating extra terrestrial life forms and too much humans repeating basic science knowledge.
  • Dec 30, 2020
    Pure science fantasy: which seems to be written to blur the lines between make-believe and scientific fact. Which is what makes it all very deceptive and sinister in intent and purpose. You can't have a fantasy pretend to be a factual documentary. You can only have one. It's basically a speculative fantasy series, with each episode representing what another planet may look like, each with it's own set of entirely made up environments, animals, and natural laws. From a purely fantasy point of view, the series is great. But the problem is that this series seem designed to place pure fantasy as if it were science fact. The worlds are all make believe: But they are presented as if they are real. The over all effect is a series that seems to be purely deceptive in its purpose, blurring the line between fact and fantasy. The wise will see it for what it is. But the foolish will be wowed by it's visual spectacle, and at some level believe it as a actual reality. And this is just wrong. we simply cannot blend fantasy and reality.
  • Dec 13, 2020
    The Good: you can fall asleep to it with the volume low. The Bad: repeats the same CGI 97 times an episode and you spend more time on earth than any Alien world.
  • Dec 12, 2020
    The show is intermittently fascinating when it visits alien planets. But we learn very little about the alien life and the show spends little time on them. Almost all of the time is spent giving us information about Earth instead, and very little of this information is relevant to the alien life it is supposed to help explain.
  • Dec 12, 2020
    the show is beautiful and very interesting ....it captures the beautiful essence of nature on another planet the graphics are exceptional... its a must see documentary I look forward to watching the entire season
  • Dec 12, 2020
    Excellent CGI, futuristic projection and entertaining. Looking for more.
  • Dec 11, 2020
    Great CGI visualizations. A nice mix of speculation and imagination vs. real-world examples.
  • Dec 08, 2020
    Good 5 mins of CGI an episode. "Science snippets" we primary school level. Clearly no one with a scientific mind was involved. *flying manta Ray's, will choose a mate with a bigger tale* ok the science then goes to rhino beetles with big horns fighting over mate. No explanation of why the bigger tales were more attractive. Just on example. First ever review. Feel like I have lost brain cells watching this.
  • Dec 08, 2020
    Interesting watch. The atmospheres are a sight to behold, and the animation/sound design bring each planet to life. The series draws parallels between life on earth, and life on the planets in each episode. It sort of reminded me of walking with dinosaurs, only here we bounce between habitats on alien planets, and those on earth. Imaginatively developed worlds trillions of miles away coincide with our own, giving us some awesome fictional worlds, while also providing interesting information about animals around the globe.
  • Dec 08, 2020
    Beautiful cgi. Beautiful concepts and some of the most creative creatures I've seen. It felt like a modern Alien Planet from discovery channel. However, the show sucks. Not a lot of science in the explanation of why creatures looked like they do. For example, in the first episode there are these flying animals that spend their whole life flying in the super dense atmosphere of the planet. Really cool right? But they explain how they could have evolved by not explaining it but showing 15 minutes of a dude gliding. Or how for them to reproduce males have a distinguished tail. But in explaining it they show how a dude films bugs fighting or having sex in his parents garage. Basically, the show rocks the alien concepts but fails to explain the science behind the creatures and does poor in time management. For every 3 minutes of alien world you get 10-15 minutes of some poor explanation. I hope season two fixes this by showing the audience more of the alien world and less of this world.

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