Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Science Channel Launches Third 'Are We Alone?' Week This March

Are we alone? It's a question the Science Channel has been asking for asks for the third year with its Are We Alone? week dedicated to the extraterrestrial question -- and this time they have the inimitable voice of Morgan Freeman to help. Beginning this March, Science Channel seeks to satisfy viewers' (and 74 percent of Americans who believe in the existence of aliens) "appetite for aliens" with programming featuring scientists, journalists and alien investigators.

According to Debbie Myers, executive vice president and general manager of Science Channel, the Are We Alone? week engages the audience with bold questions and "current research happening in the field of extraterrestrial life ... it’s programming that asks questions and makes you think."

On March 2, at 10 p.m. ET, the week begins with the premiere of new episodes of "NASA's Unexplained Files," continues with four all-new programs, such as the series "Close Encounters" on Tuesday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET, with a premiere episode of "Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman" on Wednesday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET.

After the jump is a complete rundown of the Are We Alone? week...

NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES – Sunday, March 2 & Thursday March 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES returns with more mysterious encounters, unusual discoveries and strange sightings, straight from NASA’s best and brightest. Tune in for true stories of unexplainable phenomena first observed by the most credible scientific organization in the world.

ALIEN PLANET EARTHS – Monday, March 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
The search for Earth’s twin is one of the hottest topics in science. Just two decades ago, the Earth appeared to be the only planet in the Universe capable of sustaining life. Today, thanks to NASA’s ground-breaking Kepler mission, astronomers believe there are more than 20 billion alien worlds with liquid water and the potential to support life. ALIEN PLANET EARTHS transports viewers across the Milky Way to the surface of newly discovered exoplanets and exomoons using dynamic, state of the art CGI. ALIEN PLANET EARTHS reveals the next crucial steps in our search for alien life on billions of distant worlds.

In an all-new episode of the critically acclaimed THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, scientists seek answers to the controversial question “Is God An Alien Concept?”. Ancient evidence suggests humans have practiced religion since they first walked the planet. But is God being worshipped in other worlds, across the cosmos? Is Earth the Universe’s only home for religion? Or is God an Alien Concept? The answers might be buried here on Earth.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – Tuesday, March 4 & Friday, March 7 at 10 PM & 10:30 PM ET/PT
Science Channel explores the countless UFO sightings which are reported from thousands of regions around the globe. Many of these sightings are documented and investigated. Most of them can be accounted for by weather patterns, flight schedules or extraordinary imagination. But a select few are still considered unsolved extraterrestrial puzzles that police investigators, government officials and even medical communities cannot explain.

-Aaron Sagers