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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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Anatoly M. Sagalevitch Anatoly M. Sagalevitch ... Self - MIR Chief Pilot and Keldysh Expedition Leader (as Dr. Anatoly M. Sagalevitch)
Genya Chernaiev Genya Chernaiev ... Self - MIR Pilot
Victor Nischeta Victor Nischeta ... Self - MIR Pilot
Pamela Conrad Pamela Conrad ... Self - Astrobiologist: JPL
Arthur 'Lonne' Lane Arthur 'Lonne' Lane ... Self - Astronomer and Planetary Scientist (as Dr. Arthur 'Lonne' Lane)
Jim Childress Jim Childress ... Self - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara (as Dr. Jim Childress)
Dijanna Figueroa ... Self - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara
Michael Henry Michael Henry ... Self - Marine Animal Physiologist: UC Santa Barbara
Kevin Hand Kevin Hand ... Self - Planetary Scientist: Stanford University and SETI Institute
Maya Tolstoy Maya Tolstoy ... Self - Marine Seismologist: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Loretta Hidalgo ... Self - President: Space Generation Foundation
Kelly Snook Kelly Snook ... Self - Planetary Scientist: NASA
Megan McArthur ... Self - NOAMA Astronaut: NASA (as Dr. Megan McArthur)
Tori Hoehler Tori Hoehler ... Self - Astrobiologist, AMES (as Dr. Tori Hoehler)
Charles Pellegrino Charles Pellegrino ... Self - 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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Loretta Hidalgo: You can learn a lot from a rock, if you know how to ask.
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Referenced in Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora (2010) See more »

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21 February 2005 | by pkleknSee all my reviews

OK.. i was super excited to see this movie.. i didn't care that the 3-d glasses were giving me a mild headache and i had to cock my head and squint to make things go into "3-d focus" sometimes. The Movie was awesome until the end when they showed the computer rendered graphics of what they thought the actual aliens might look like.. that was a super bad way to end a good film. Also.. it was WAY TO SHORT FOR THE MONEY I SPENT. what i'm saying is, they had a lot of really good underwater footage of animals a person does not get to see in action very often at all.. so instead of showing them for 10-20 seconds, why not show them for at least 5 minutes each, and maybe talk about what animal it is. I mean c'mon these people are marine biologists, and all they say is "neat, cool, look at that" i mean DUH!! if i was there, that is what i would say to!!! tell me something i don't know. the movie was so short they should've shown the animals for way longer, i would not have gotten bored seeing them... to bad i don't even know what they are called, because the retards just said "wow, thats cool" instead of "this is this kind of animal. this is how it survives, etc..." I don't regret going to the movie. but i just wish they would've shown more of the footage they had, and the ideas about exploring space were cool and informative, but i really hated the computer graphics stuff they did. they could've shown those crazy octopus things for like 10 minutes and i would not have gotten bored with the image at all.... and the same goes for basically all the animals they ran into down there.


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Language:

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Release Date:

25 August 2005 (Germany) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$479,368, 30 January 2005

Gross USA:

$8,968,684

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,775,590
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Sonics-DDP

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1.78 : 1
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