Alien Worlds season 1 review – exploring exoplanets and their environments

December 2, 2020
Daniel Hart 2
Netflix, TV Reviews
3.5

Summary

If you are curious about the Universe, then Alien Worlds is not a groundbreaking documentary series, but it does give snippets of insight into the scientific view of known exoplanets.

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3.5

Summary

If you are curious about the Universe, then Alien Worlds is not a groundbreaking documentary series, but it does give snippets of insight into the scientific view of known exoplanets.

Netflix documentary series Alien Worlds season 1 was released on the releasing platform on December 2, 2020.


It’s a regular occurrence with scientists publishing articles about exoplanets. It always begs the question; will the human race always live on earth until its demise? Or will we become a race of travelers, hopping from planet to planet, and colonizing new environments? I think that’s why the likes of Interstellar and The Martian resonate with the human mind; it feels like an impossibility, but there’s also a slither of hope that hopefully one day, scientific developments will allow us to rely on other habitats.

Netflix’s Alien Worlds explores the idea of exoplanets. It reveals how many there are using a quick calculation, which increases the chances of intelligent alien life. The series does not make anything concrete, which is a relief, as it appreciates that most scientific discoveries of these planets are theoretical. This is the type of documentary that makes our world feel so small and irrelevant, which in the grand scheme of the Universe, there’s some truth to that.

Alien Worlds relies on experts to discuss the subject matter; after placing an exoplanet on a platform, scientists use the world’s habitats and uses specific creatures to give an audience a theory and a possible impression of what life could be like on the exoplanet. The first episode looks at scorpions, ants, and fireflies, which provides clues for biologists to model a scenario. It’s easy to feel skeptical because there’s absolutely no concrete way of knowing how these planets function lightyears away, but the Netflix series does make you dream.

If you are curious about the Universe, then Alien Worlds season 1 is not a groundbreaking documentary series, but it does give snippets of insight into the scientific view of known exoplanets.


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