Alien Empire

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Alien Empire, opens the doors into a world that we have never seen. We discover the design miracle of insects' bodies - external skeletons that can be adapted for any use; their sophisticated communication systems - on-board sensors which gather visual, auditory and scent data, with transmitters for emitting sound and light signals; how they function in co-operating groups; their fast and furious reproduction systems, and much much more about their strange structures and lives.

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Episode Description

1

Hardware

This first prog in the series reveals the intricate micro-architecture of insects-from shimmering beetles to iridescent butterflies.

2

Replicators

Insects exist to make more insects.This 2nd prog in the series explores the lengths to which an insect will go to attract a mate and reproduce.

3

Battlezone

To eat,and not get eaten: this third prog in the series looks at the extraordinary ways that insects play the game of survival.

4

Voyagers

Insects are everywhere: they thrive in the bleakest deserts,on the slopes of active volcanoes and even on the surface of the ocean.

5

Metropolis

The complex and ingenious structures devised, built and maintained by social insects.

6

War of the Worlds

In this final programme of the series the battle lines are drawn: insects - friends or foe?