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Alien Encounters 

Alien Encounters is a docudrama revolving around an alien space ship that was spotted traveling to earth for unknown reasons. Throughout the episodes, we are presented with the fictitious ... See full summary »

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Mark Cronin
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Hakeem Oluseyi ...  Self - Astrophysicist / ... 7 episodes, 2013-2014
Dimitra Jiova Dimitra Jiova ...  Damla 6 episodes, 2014
Katie McClave Katie McClave ...  Bree - Hybrid Child / ... 6 episodes, 2014
John Zacchino ...  Congressman 6 episodes, 2014
Bivas Biswas ...  Goker 5 episodes, 2014
Christian Ortega ...  Fanboy / ... 4 episodes, 2012-2014
Roberta Setzu ...  Lisa Martines / ... 4 episodes, 2012-2014
Greg Duncan ...  Extra 2 / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Morgan Ford Morgan Ford ...  Maisie / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Tian Wang Tian Wang ...  Yoshi 6 episodes, 2014
Anthony D. Call Anthony D. Call ...  Self - Narrator 3 episodes, 2013-2014
Alan Dean Foster Alan Dean Foster ...  Self - Author / ... 3 episodes, 2013-2014
London Culbertson London Culbertson ...  Arzu (Toddler) / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Dean Morrison Madera Dean Morrison Madera ...  School Student 3 episodes, 2012-2013
Meli Alexander ...  Brid-Mom / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Rochelle Belle Rochelle Belle ...  News Anchor 1 3 episodes, 2014
Preston Brodrick Preston Brodrick ...  Sam Baby / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Michael Brown Michael Brown ...  Extra 1 3 episodes, 2014
Eddie Caldwell Eddie Caldwell ...  Talk Show Host 3 episodes, 2014
Steve Craig Steve Craig ...  Extra 3 3 episodes, 2014
Leslie Garza ...  Co-worker 2 / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Emmanuelle Girard Emmanuelle Girard ...  News Anchor 2 3 episodes, 2014
Seth Shostak ...  Self - Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute 2 episodes, 2013
David Gerrold David Gerrold ...  Self - Author 2 episodes, 2013
Malcolm Maciver ...  Self - Neuroscientist, Mechanical Engineer, Northwestern University 2 episodes, 2013
David Brin David Brin ...  Self - Astronomer, Author 2 episodes, 2013
Paul Davies ...  Self - Director, Beyond Center, Arizona State University 2 episodes, 2013
Joan Slonczewski Joan Slonczewski ...  Self - Microbiologist, Author 'The Highest Frontier' 2 episodes, 2013
Kevin R. Grazier ...  Self - Planetary Scientist 2 episodes, 2013
Ariel Anbar Ariel Anbar ...  Self - Director, ASU Astrobiology Program 2 episodes, 2013
Jeffrey L. Bada Jeffrey L. Bada ...  Self - Distinguished Professor of Marine Chemistry, UCSD 2 episodes, 2013
Joe Cape ...  Chinese Astronomer 2 episodes, 2013
Angelle Haney Gullett Angelle Haney Gullett ...  Biologist 2 episodes, 2012
Douglas Vakoch ...  Self - Psychologist, SETI Institute 2 episodes, 2012
Ray Chao ...  Chief Asian Astronomer 2 episodes, 2013
Freddie De Grate ...  Biologist 2 episodes, 2013
Damian Forest Light Damian Forest Light ...  Patient / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Olivera Markovic Olivera Markovic ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 2013
Nicole . Nasca ...  Hospital Orderly / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Chloe Acerra Chloe Acerra ...  Friend 2 2 episodes, 2014
Joshua Agva Joshua Agva ...  20 Year Old 1 2 episodes, 2014
Samir Akel Samir Akel ...  Lab Assistant 2 episodes, 2014
Ronnie Alvarez ...  Colleague 2 2 episodes, 2014
Uma Atri-Benjamin ...  Swimmer 3 2 episodes, 2014
Julian Bane ...  Military Scientist 2 2 episodes, 2014
Peter Barnett Peter Barnett ...  Lieutenant 1 2 episodes, 2014
Kayla Bartholomew Kayla Bartholomew ...  Bree Baby 2 episodes, 2014
Haley Beedle Haley Beedle ...  Extra 1 2 episodes, 2014
Bella Belizaire Bella Belizaire ...  Swimmer 1 2 episodes, 2014
Valeriya Borisova Valeriya Borisova ...  Sales Woman 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick Breen Patrick Breen ...  Dad / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Les Brooke Les Brooke ...  Episode 9 2 episodes, 2014
Kevin Burney Kevin Burney ...  Brid Kid 6 2 episodes, 2014
Howard Cai Howard Cai ...  20 Year Old 3 2 episodes, 2014
Maya Carter Maya Carter ...  Colleague 1 2 episodes, 2014
Chelsea Chiu Chelsea Chiu ...  Brid Kid 3 2 episodes, 2014
Kimberly Christian Kimberly Christian ...  Zora Daughter 2 episodes, 2014
Madison Dae Clarion ...  Brid / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Hayley Cooper Hayley Cooper ...  Dancer 2 2 episodes, 2014
Pierre Corrillo Pierre Corrillo ...  Jerk 2 2 episodes, 2014
Rickey Cortez-Manning Rickey Cortez-Manning ...  Toddler Boy 2 episodes, 2014
Jonathan Cousens ...  Cop 2 2 episodes, 2014
Vincent Dutye ...  Lieutenant 2 2 episodes, 2014
Wyatt Early Wyatt Early ...  Lab Assistant 2 2 episodes, 2014
Joshua Eli Joshua Eli ...  20 Something 1 2 episodes, 2014
Jacquon Evans Jacquon Evans ...  Young Brid 2 episodes, 2014
Simon Fields Ferris Simon Fields Ferris ...  Brid-Kid 2 episodes, 2014
Ryan Fluker Ryan Fluker ...  Brid Kid 4 2 episodes, 2014
Abby Fox Abby Fox ...  Bree Todler 2 episodes, 2014
Katherine Franta Katherine Franta ...  20 Something 3 2 episodes, 2014
Jordan Frink Jordan Frink ...  20 Something 2 2 episodes, 2014
Elle Gabriel ...  Kid 3 2 episodes, 2014
Mashie Ghazaryn Mashie Ghazaryn ...  Brid Kid 1 2 episodes, 2014
Sam Ghodsi Sam Ghodsi ...  Colleague 2 2 episodes, 2014
Cristina Gn Cristina Gn ...  Brid Kid 5 2 episodes, 2014
Armando Gonzalez Armando Gonzalez ...  Military Scientist 1 2 episodes, 2014
Dolly Gray ...  Dancer 1 2 episodes, 2014
Alan Green Alan Green ...  Congressman Dad 2 episodes, 2014
James Hagen James Hagen ...  Sam 2 episodes, 2014
Will Hagen Will Hagen ...  Russell 2 episodes, 2014
Heather Harvin Heather Harvin ...  Friend 3 2 episodes, 2014
Solange Hordart Solange Hordart ...  Reporter 1 2 episodes, 2014
Joe Integia Joe Integia ...  Protestor 2 2 episodes, 2014
Emerson Jaco Emerson Jaco ...  Floridian Man Eating 2 episodes, 2014
Seqwendolyn Johnson Seqwendolyn Johnson ...  Mom 2 episodes, 2014
John Jordan John Jordan ...  Cop 1 2 episodes, 2014
Steve Kader Steve Kader ...  Military Commander 2 episodes, 2014
Tomoko Karina ...  Reporter 2 2 episodes, 2014
Amber Kloss ...  Orphanage Manager 2 episodes, 2014
Ewa Kozak Ewa Kozak ...  Protestor 8 2 episodes, 2014
Aaya Lawhorn ...  Lab Assistant 1 2 episodes, 2014
Edwin Legette Edwin Legette ...  Military Commander 2 episodes, 2014
Jesse Lewis Jesse Lewis ...  Ancient Man 2 episodes, 2014
Mario Mabe Mario Mabe ...  Military Mean Man 2 episodes, 2014
Adrienne Marquand Adrienne Marquand ...  Mom 2 episodes, 2014
Dayrin Martinez Dayrin Martinez ...  Arzu (10) 2 episodes, 2014
Stephanie Martinez Stephanie Martinez ...  Arzu (17) 2 episodes, 2014
Andrew McClaver Andrew McClaver ...  Kid 1 2 episodes, 2014
Crystal McCrory Crystal McCrory ...  Wife 2 episodes, 2014
McCurry McCurry ...  20 Year Old 2 2 episodes, 2014
Mark McKeown Mark McKeown ...  Hacker 2 episodes, 2014
Brittany McNamara Brittany McNamara ...  Blonde Brid 2 episodes, 2014
Nichole Milikan Nichole Milikan ...  Protestor 3 2 episodes, 2014
Le Roy Mobley Le Roy Mobley ...  Extra 2 2 episodes, 2014
Cullen Moll Cullen Moll ...  Protestor 7 2 episodes, 2014
Conrad Monti Conrad Monti ...  Old Man 2 episodes, 2014
Konrad Monti Konrad Monti ...  Old Man Grandpa 2 episodes, 2014
Jessica Morimando Jessica Morimando ...  Colleague 1 2 episodes, 2014
Mark Mos Mark Mos ...  Extra 3 2 episodes, 2014
Justin Nesbitt ...  Protestor 1 2 episodes, 2014
Felix Perez Felix Perez ...  Co-worker 1 2 episodes, 2014
Bill Posely Bill Posely ...  Male Nurse 2 episodes, 2014
John Raya John Raya ...  Hipster 2 episodes, 2014
Bella Luna Resnick Bella Luna Resnick ...  Arzu (Baby) 2 episodes, 2014
Eduardo Reyes ...  Gokers Asst 2 episodes, 2014
Alaysia Sanchez Alaysia Sanchez ...  Brid Kid 2 2 episodes, 2014
Christian Schick Christian Schick ...  Russell (10) 2 episodes, 2014
Harrison Schick Harrison Schick ...  Sam (10) 2 episodes, 2014
Tristan Starchild Tristan Starchild ...  20 Year Old 4 2 episodes, 2014
Irit Starr Irit Starr ...  Brid Mom 2 episodes, 2014
Jessica Stewart Jessica Stewart ...  Dancer 4 2 episodes, 2014
Thomas Stewart Thomas Stewart ...  Dancer 3 2 episodes, 2014
Nathalie Söderqvist ...  Soccer Mom 2 episodes, 2014
Jordan Temple Jordan Temple ...  Jerk 1 2 episodes, 2014
Sarah Terho Sarah Terho ...  Protestor 4 2 episodes, 2014
Minor Terraza Minor Terraza ...  Brid Kid 3 2 episodes, 2014
Kai Tibbs-Mendoza Kai Tibbs-Mendoza ...  Russell Baby 2 episodes, 2014
Ethan Tse Ethan Tse ...  Swimmer 2 2 episodes, 2014
Daryl Villalobos Daryl Villalobos ...  Friend 1 2 episodes, 2014
Jaime Warner Jaime Warner ...  Brid Kid 1 2 episodes, 2014
Trace Watkins Trace Watkins ...  Brid Kid 2 2 episodes, 2014
Maxine Wojtowcs Maxine Wojtowcs ...  Mom 2 episodes, 2014
Michael Wojtowics Michael Wojtowics ...  Brid Kid 4 2 episodes, 2014
Bobbie Jo Woolbright ...  Zora 2 episodes, 2014
Calvin Zwicker Calvin Zwicker ...  Kid 2 2 episodes, 2014
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Alien Encounters is a docudrama revolving around an alien space ship that was spotted traveling to earth for unknown reasons. Throughout the episodes, we are presented with the fictitious but all too familiar documentary style scientific details of our technologies, alien technologies and how this encounter develops.

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fun drama but extremely disappointing "science"
25 June 2014 | by bdwilneralexSee all my reviews

The plot lines are reasonably entertaining in this miniseries, but the overpowering ignorance of the "scientist" and "sci-fi author" contributors is, to me, extremely disappointing. I shall provide several examples that hail from but a single episode, to wit, the one that aired this week detailing the American attack on the alien Quincy computer.

1. We were told that lasers can be "converted" into electricity. While this is not strictly correct, I'll accept the terminological laxity as a generalization. However, the "scientist" contributor indicated that the key was recognizing and receiving the proper "frequency" of the laser. This is utter nonsense. Laser light is laser light because of its collimation, not because of its frequency (= color).

2. A sci-fi author told us that electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons disable systems by "overcharging electrons." I guess this gentleman never took junior high school science, where we learn that the charge on an electron is fixed at approximately 1.6 x 10^-19 Coulomb. It is the electromagnetic waves impressed into the conductors by the EMP that fries the circuits, which has zero to do with the charge on the electron.

3. The DoD's "Queen" computer displayed statistics indicating that an EMP of so many amperes was to be transmitted. Amperes are a measure of current. EMP would be measured in transmitted power (viz., watts) or energy (viz., joules); the current induced in this medium or that is a function of its electrical resistivity and magnetic permittivity.

4. Orbiting debris lines up along the "magnetic field lines" surrounding the earth, sweeping from north to south. This is utterly nonsensical, looking more like a high-school text's depiction of magnetic field lines. In actuality, the "field" (no such thing, by the way: it's merely a mathematical abstraction) is EVERYWHERE, and nothing would line up along particular north-south lines, which would be basically indistinguishable from neighboring (=1 cm to the east, or what-have-you) lines.

5. We learn that we can protect things from EMP by disconnecting antennas. Is that so? Antennas are irrelevant to the susceptibility of electronic systems to EMP.

I get so frustrated by this pseudoscience that it makes it almost painful to watch the show. Next, when these clowns get into "quantum entanglement" and describe "verifying experiments" that are themselves riddled with errors and oversights, I want to head for the hills . . .


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