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Published on August 31st, 2011

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Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?

Discovery Channel HD presents Alien Invasion: Are We Ready? where scientists and military strategists weigh in on what would happen if aliens invaded Earth.

We’ve read the books, we’ve seen the movies. War of the Worlds, V, Independence Day. But they’re all fiction, right? Well, probably not. New science is suggesting that aliens may be very real, and that they may not be as cuddly as E.T. Host Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Battle:LA) brings together top scientists, military strategists and writers to dramatize what would happen if and when aliens attacked.

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12 Responses to Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?

  1. Sean Meaney says:

    Disturbing comes to mind -particularly how they gloss over the whole humanity is reduced to living in a cave so its time for you as women to part your legs to breed the next generation of resistance fighter or get out of the cave and fight on the front line.

    How little it took for Men to do away with the right of Women to say no – just like all the other cultures run by men. Lets try extinction and see if women are immortal.

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  2. Not only that we can also reverse engineer their technology and also we should use the alien tech to make a fleet of our own and take the battle to the aliens so they dont invade earth a second time.

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  3. well I believe this maybe incredible but what if the aliens use a different strategy and instead try to launch space lasers on major cities like in independence day or drop down on the earth using insertion pods like in battle:los angeles or worse what if they had a doomsday device capable of turning an entire planet into a wasteland like in the halo series and universe at war:earth assault how would the case be if mankind had to fight back against different alien strategies?All that I know is that a supersoldier program would be a good idea for direct combat and also bacteria for organic ETs like in the original war of the worlds.

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    • Allan says:

      That is an interesting thought. But if they where intending to attack from above they would most likely uses some sort of explosive. This may seem well beyond their technology but that's exactly why they would use them, a low tech, cheap and highly effective solution. Whilst a laser would need to penetrate through thousands of kilometres of atmosphere before reaching the ground. This would require an immense amount of power; much cheaper to use explosives. Perhaps explosives a measure more advanced than ones used by ourselves but non the less an explosive. I think you're relying a bit too much on sci-fi for you knowledge here. A doomsday device is also a real possibility. If they wished to destroy our biosphere to replace with their own. In this situation I think there's nothing to do but to hit the bunkers and hope for the best. Also the use of terrestrial bacteria as a weapon could be potentially our only line of defence. The question is how will they respond to this. Will they create a cure almost instantly or will they crumple and die? As for a super soldier program, I don't think that faster reflexes and more strength and stamina will really help on the battlefield. The aliens would be more likely to use weapons than brute force. I don't think reverse engineering their technology would help either. Remember that they took out our infrastructure and power. How could we manufacture their technology if we cannot even use ours? Their machinery may even contain materials with a chemical structure beyond our manufacturing capabilities. I don't think that running after them if we are to defeat them is a good idea either. If they fail once they're not about to come back when we are not about to come back after we have reverse engineered their technology and are stronger than ever. If we do attack them they will be forced to strike back. That can only end in demise for the both of us. That is a very interesting idea though, I must say.

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  4. Edgaras says:

    This human defence scenario is only plausable if after bobardament of oceans aliens would not start bomarding cities cripling any chance of regrouping. After that they could simply pull mothership back and wait until ensuing chaos claims more human lives and then send ordinary forces to finish up. With people concentrating on simple survival there would be very few left to fight and organised resistence would be impossible. At this stage it would not be war but extermination.

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  5. Lolita says:

    Since Stephen Hawking himself warns us of such a possible alien invasion I am forced to believe that this may really occur.I no longer think an alien invasion is pure fantasy.The terrifying truth is the possibility of an alien invasion is not fiction.This documentary not only rouses our curiosity but gives a proper scientific explanation and depicts ways for us humans to fight back.Very interesting and scary as well!

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  6. Jaazlier says:

    May space creatures leaving outside our own planet. We should improve our spaceships to check explore other planets. Fossilized bacteria is somewhat beleivable

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  7. xxJonxx says:

    This is a pure sci-fi film. Some videos where computer generated perfectly. I enjoyed viewing this film….

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  8. Longchar says:

    Human venture for the space and beyond is just " like stepping a foot into the water at the edge of sea shore, where the boundless stretch of ocean is still unconquered". With millions of galaxies each with hundred million of stars and other objects, there could be at least a place where a different civilization might exist. And even if that is true it would take millions of years to reach that place or they reach us because nothing can move faster than the light and so speed is the limit to make such contact. All in all i believe that there is extraterrestrial beings somewhere out there millions of light year away from us.

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  9. Larry White says:

    Alien invasion is a terrifying scenario! Whoever conceptualized this documentary is admirable! Nobody knows if aliens do exist indeed but it is worth to be prepared at all times against their invasion. This is a very entertaining and imaginative documentary. I hold my breath in every scene. My curiosity was fully fed! Great!

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    • Sean Meaney says:

      Except the response is flawed – Failure Solution: Cower in caves and enslave Women to breed the next generation of warriors. Terrorist level success: Blow up Ships until they pack up and leave.

      In both cases they are wrong- what you need is to (A) put women in a bunker so they will outlive men and the alien invasion. and (B)put nukes on the ships and let them go back to their giant inter stellar starship and load up…and then detonate so as to incapacitate the interstellar starship. Why? because that is the one piece of technology you need. The ability to go where they can and we don't have that.

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  10. Domeng Unson says:

    I do believe there are still so many strange things that exist, and yet we still have to discover. Alien beings, as I believe do exist, and that the possibility of an invasion might just be possible. This documentary opens up the interest of many people who have their curiosity on such things. I really look forward to watching this documentary.

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