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Alien Worlds

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Nature show uses aliens to reveal unique life on Earth.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

don't let the title fool you

The tv show uses science of life on earth to predict what life on alien worlds could be like. However, most of the show doesn't even focus on alien life. It just tells the audience facts about earth life that most people probably already know. Each episodes spends about 2-4 minutes on the actual alien planet the rest of the show is just about life on earth. If you still are planing to watch it, you may want to watch out for the violence. Some of the aliens eat each other and blood splatters, but it doesn't last long. In episode 3, you see a close up shot of plant fungus growing out of aliens dead bodies.

Is It Any Good?

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Alien Worlds' animated portrayal of alien life is fun on its own, but the show craftily uses its creations as a way to learn about life here on Earth. It starts with facts about these distant planets, illustrates how nature might exist there, and then doubles back to show how looking closely at things on this planet can help understand even the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Guests on Alien Worlds go paragliding, explore underground caves, and hang out with birds and bugs, and all of these things help illuminate principles of science and nature. Though the aliens are the main attraction, by the end of each episode, viewers should have a better understanding of nature in general, wherever it happens to exist.

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