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Aliens From Inner Space  (1983)

Curious extraterrestrials

Exploring the multi-sensory world of the cephalopods, Aliens From Inner Space is an intriguing investigation into the communication skills of squid, octopus and cuttlefish - the 'brainiest' of marine molluscs.

Widely regarded as the most intelligent of all invertebrates, these 'aliens' communicate using their soft bodies to transmit changing colour patterns. This production follows a team of scientists from Texas as they attempt to exact the meaning of this bewitching behaviour. 

Award-winning cinematography from Mike deGruy and Rodger Jackman brings to life this mysterious world, as multi-tonal squid pulsate and cuttlefish camouflage to stalk their prey.

An in-depth account of a fascinating class of creatures, Aliens From Inner Space uses stunning underwater photography to capture the vibrance and sheer elegance of these sensitive ocean dwellers.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Dubbing Mixer: Peter Copeland
Film Editor: Chris Orrell
Music: Terry Oldfield
Narrator: David Attenborough
Photography: Paul Atkins
Photography: Mike deGruy
Photography: Rodger Jackman
Producer: Keenan Smart
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Series Editor: Peter Bale
Sound: Grace Niska
Writer: Keenan Smart

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