Ethiopia, 3,2 million years B.C. A clan of Australopithecus struggle to survive after being driven from their territory. Grey, the leader, is challenged by the younger Hercules, and Blue must try to survive without the guidance of his mother. Written by
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In the opening close-up of an Australopithecus's face, the creature is played by an actor with colored contact lenses and prosthetic make-up. In all other shots the creatures are either CGI or animatronics, just like all other creatures in the series. See more
In the final shot of the program, when the Australopithecus are grooming, their shadows don't match the color of the other shadows on the ground, nor do they cast shadows on each other. See more
Some animals can show emotion. These unique creatures are reacting to the death of one of their group with what can only be described as grief.
References 2001: A Space Odyssey