"This film documents an event that has never taken place – man's first encounter with intelligent life from space". We've been fantasizing about an extraterrestrial visit for decades, but what would happen if it actually took place? How would we cope? Should we be afraid? These and many other questions are addressed in this philosophical film about a hypothetical initial contact with aliens. Scientists and space affairs specialists at the UN and NASA and in the British government cooperate in this cinematic simulation of the undoubtedly exciting meeting between extraterrestrial life and humanity. The interviewees speak directly to the unknown entities as if they've already arrived.
Known for its strange fauna, the Indonesian island of Flores may now have offered the world the strangest yet. The hobbit was an adult female no larger than a three-year-old child with a skull less than one-third the size of a modern human's. NOVA presents exclusive coverage of new excavations that were undertaken in the summer of 2007 at the site of Ling Bua on the island of Flores, Indonesia. These are the first investigations of the cave site since the sensational discovery of tiny and bizarre human fossil bones at the site in 2004. No more than 3 feet tall when fully grown, these tiny humans survived in the cave for tens of thousands of years, hunting the huge and fierce Komodo dragons that roamed their remote island home.
Britain is in the grips of an alien invasion, but it’s not little green men and flying saucers that we need to watch out for, but invasive plant and animal species from overseas. It costs the UK economy nearly two billion pounds a year to control invasive 'non-native' creatures. While some foreign species are harmless, others pose a real threat to British biodiversity. Alex Beresford investigates the thousands of `alien' plants and animals that have ended up in Britain, learning that huge sums are spent in an effort to control or eradicate them. The presenter reveals that although many of the non-native intruders are harmless, others pose a real threat to British wildlife.
200 years after the conclusion of Alien 3, the company is able to resurrect Ripley through the process of cloning and the scientists successfully take the Queen Alien out of her.