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This limited series explores the possibility that alien civilizations might be trying to contact humans on Earth. The series mixed fictional drama with non-fiction input from writers and scientists. It aired 10 episodes over the course of three seasons between 2012 and 2014 on the Discovery cable network.

Tuesdays at 10:00 pm on Science
3 Seasons, 10 Episodes
March 13, 2012
Documentary & Biography, Science Fiction
6.4/10
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Alien Encounters Full Episode Guide

  • The quantum computer disseminated into the cloud just before it was destroyed, releasing unprecedented information into the world's computers. This leads to an incredible virtual reality simulator that predicts a massive comet heading straight for Earth.

  • When a direct assault on the quantum computer fails, the U.S. military tries to destroy the network by neutralizing the hybrid children with EMPs. Meanwhile, Quincy retrieves a mysterious box from the cloud of alien space trash still orbiting Earth.

  • Being a human-alien hybrid can be advantageous in the new world order, and more humans are determined to join the hybrid network. The US launches an attack on the pervasive quantum computer Quincy in hopes that its own version can take Quincy's place.

  • The computer increasingly becomes more self-aware.

  • A quantum supercomputer is built based on alien instructions.

  • Ten years after the Mothership exploded, a space trash mining industry is reaping profits, the Pentagon wants to turn the "Birds" into super soldiers and a Turkish physicist finds blueprints for a quantum computer.

  • A hypothetical encounter with a gigantic alien mother ship is explored.

  • What happens when an alien spacecraft deposits thousands of mysterious pods across the surface of Earth?

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