ALIEN ENCOUNTERS' Third Season Premieres Tonight on Science Channel
How would the world react to an alien race arriving on Earth? How would the human race be forever changed by extraterrestrials? What would be the impact of human contact with aliens? With 74-percent of Americans believing in the existence of aliens and 15 million believing they've actually made contact with extraterrestrials, many people have burning questions about life beyond Earth and its impact on humans. Season three of ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, world premiering tonight, May 27 at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel, continues to raise hypothetical questions about, and explore the potential impact of alien contact with humans.
Six all-new ALIEN ENCOUNTERS episodes pick up where last season ended with the dramatization of a Texas-sized extraterrestrial mother ship exploding in low Earth orbit. The pieces left behind begin altering humanity as we know it. Some pieces hit land destroying homes, buildings and cars while others are collected to harness alien advanced technology that begins a new, unfathomable industrial revolution. The alien space junk also has an immense impact on our children as 1-in-7 are now born as a human/alien hybrids with special, enhanced senses and powers.
Interspersed with the dramatizations, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS employs world-leading astronomers, futurists and scientists providing expertise and context to the potential cultural, biological and technological impact of extraterrestrial contact. Expert contributors to the series include: Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist and star of Science Channel's OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE; Seth Shostak, SETI Institute senior astronomer; futurist John Smart; scientist and Science fiction author David Brin; George Church, molecular geneticist, Harvard University; Daniel Lidar, director of the University of Southern California Lockheed Martin Quantum Computation Center; Carlos Barbas, Scripps Research Institute genetic biologist; and more.
"Making contact with life outside of Earth is a source of endless fascination for our viewers," said Rita Mullin, general manager, Science Channel. "The ALIEN ENCOUNTERS series feeds their interest with the perfect blend of intriguing, speculative questions plus perspective from real experts, and information about the latest scientific advancements. With one-a-kind series like ALIEN ENCOUNTERS and our annual Are We Alone? event, viewers continue to turn to Science Channel as the home for alien programming on television."
ALIEN ENCOUNTERS Episode Descriptions (All Times ET/PT):
"The Aura" World Premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 10 PM As space trash from the exploded alien mother ship showers down on Earth, millions of alien/human hybrid babies show strange powers including an extended visual spectrum, lightning fast reaction times and telepathic communication in water. As a decade passes, the hybrid babies are now children reaching puberty, and the military looks to turn them into super soldiers. Genetic sequencing of the kids' genes reveals a code hidden in their junk DNA, and an experiment decrypts the code to reveal a mysterious blueprint.