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Aliens of the Deep (2005)

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James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ...
Himself - MIR Chief Pilot and Keldysh Expedition Leader (as Dr. Anatoly M. Sagalevitch)
Genya Chernaiev ...
Himself - MIR Pilot
Victor Nischeta ...
Himself - MIR Pilot
Pamela Conrad ...
Herself - Astrobiologist: JPL
Arthur 'Lonne' Lane ...
Himself - Astronomer and Planetary Scientist (as Dr. Arthur 'Lonne' Lane)
Jim Childress ...
Himself - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara (as Dr. Jim Childress)
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Herself - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara
Michael Henry ...
Himself - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara
Kevin Hand ...
Himself - Planetary Scientist: Stanford University and SETI Institute
Maya Tolstoy ...
Herself - Marine Seismologist: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
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Herself - President: Space Generation Foundation
Kelly Snook ...
Herself - Planetary Scientist: NASA
Megan McArthur ...
Herself - NOAMA Astronaut: NASA (as Dr. Megan McArthur)
Tori Hoehler ...
Herself, Astrobiologist, AMES (as Dr. Tori Hoehler)
Charles Pellegrino ...
Himself - Science Observer
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James Cameron journeys to some of the Earth's deepest, most extreme and unknown environments in search of the strange and alien creatures that live there. Joining him is a team of young NASA scientists and marine biologists who consider how these life forms represent life we may one day find in outer space not only on distant planets orbiting distant stars, but also within our own solar system. Aliens of the Deep is the result of expeditions to several hydrothermal vent sites in the Atlantic and the Pacific. These are violent volcanic regions where new planet is literally being born and where the interaction between ocean and molten rock creates plumes of super-heated, chemically-charged water that serve as oases for animals unlike anything ever discovered. Six-foot tall worms with blood-red plumes and no stomach, blind white crabs, and a biomass of shrimp capable of "seeing" heat all compete to find just the right location in the flow of the super-heated, life-giving water or to fry ... Written by Anonymous

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The search for life beyond begins below.


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25 August 2005 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A mélység szülöttei  »

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$479,368 (USA) (28 January 2005)

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$8,968,045 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Challenging and important documentary
18 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was excellent. James Cameron all the way again. It's a shame that I never got to see it on IMAX. This film is important for the future project of the space program subject on NASA as well. James Cameron is one of the planet's most important creators and directors of all time without no doubt. The film was beautiful, excellent and great to follow. There is so little we know about ourselves and our planet. Only in 3.500 meter under the ocean it seems to another world has opened the door for us to discover the truth about humans and the start of everything. This 3D technology helps Cameron and his team to go forward and create an entire new world on film in the upcoming Avatar (2009) and Battle Angel after that.


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