Aliens of the Deep

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Rating: G
Runtime: 47 minutes
Distributor: Disney
Release Date: 1/28/2005


The search for life beyond begins below.


Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey with Academy Award(R)-winning director James Cameron (Best Director, TITANIC, 1997) in ALIENS OF THE DEEP, and make contact with another world.

This incredible underwater adventure gives you extraordinary glimpses of unbelievable creatures that live in an alien world in the deepest depths of the sea. Could these alien life forms be clues to life in outer space? It’s an exciting exploration you’ll not soon forget.

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 trying. Not dependent on sunlight (like all other life on earth), these ecosystems are as close to alien as anything ever imagined and provide one possible blueprint for the life that might exist beyond our world



Dr. Anatoly M. Sagalevitch … MIR chief pilot/Keldysh expedition leader
Genya Chernaiev … MIR pilot
Victor Nischeta … MIR pilot
Pamela Conrad … Astrobiologist, JPL
Dr. Arthur ‘Lonne’ Lane … Astronomer/planetary scientist
Dr. Jim Childress … Marine Animal Physiologist, UC Santa Barbara
Dijanna Figueroa … Marine Animal Physiologist, UC Santa Barbara
Michael Henry … Marine Animal Physiologist, UC Santa Barbara
Kevin Hand … Planetary Scientist, Stanford University/SETI Institute)
Maya Tolstoy … Marine Seismologist Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Loretta Hidalgo … President Space Generation Foundation
Kelly Snook … Planetary scientist, NASA
Dr. Megan McArthur … NOAMA Astronaut, NASA
Dr. Tori Hoehler … Astrobiologist, AMES
Charles Pellegrino … Science observer
Dr. Michael Atkins … Science observer
Christina Reed … Science coordinator & science observer
David L. Dubois … Senior reserch assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Dr. Ricardo Santos … Science observer for the government of Portugal
James Cameron … James Cameron


James Cameron … producer
Christopher A. Debiec … associate producer
Ed W. Marsh … creative producer
Andrew Wight … producer
Jeehun Hwang … Music
James Cameron … Cinamatography
Vince Pace … director of photography


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