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Message 1205661 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 4:09:38 UTC

So, little interest here in the program?

I watched it, seeing some of my heroes.

My usual two complaints: BOINC was never mentioned; Dan from SETI@home still speaks of the project being done in "a screen saver", which, of course, most of us do not run any screen saver.


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Message 1205687 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 6:13:54 UTC - in response to Message 1205661.

So, little interest here in the program?

I watched it, seeing some of my heroes.

My usual two complaints: BOINC was never mentioned; Dan from SETI@home still speaks of the project being done in "a screen saver", which, of course, most of us do not run any screen saver.


Perhaps it is a recycled clip.

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Message 1205748 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 12:56:46 UTC

When I saw this in the listings I expected a program about my neighbours. I lost all interest when I realized that was wrong.



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Message 1205792 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 15:18:52 UTC - in response to Message 1205687.

Perhaps Dan could tell us if it was a recycled clip.

The program did give a nice nod to SETI@home.

Of course, while there was a focus on Hat Creek, there was no mention of Arecibo.


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Message 1205797 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 15:48:22 UTC
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Directly from the Science Channel here is the:

"About the Show"
Alien Encounters

"Part I: The Message." Premieres Tuesday, March 13 at 10PM E/P
"Part II: The Arrival." Premieres Tuesday, March 20 at 10PM E/P

In two dramatic hours, Alien Encounters lays out a plausible hypothetical scenario for a first contact event. What would really happen if we got a message from space? How will humans react when we learn a spacecraft is on its way to Earth? Will humans learn from aliens, or become colonial subjects?

Some of the world's leading astrophysicists, astrobiologists, sci-fi writers and and futurists help unravel the scientific, cultural and psychological impact of this world-changing global event.

Alien Encounters is made in cooperation with SETI Institute (the highly respected organization devoted to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), which was founded in the early 1960s by renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Alien Encounters highlights interviews with a host of experts including Carl Sagan's son, Nick, who is now following in his father's footsteps wondering, "How will we meet our galactic neighbors?" Also featured are Jill Tarter, Director of SETI Institute; Frank Drake, renowned astronomer; Seth Shostak, senior astronomer for SETI Institute; Neil Degrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium; and many more of the world's leading science minds.

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Message 1205823 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 16:39:11 UTC

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Interesting, SETI@home is not even mentioned in the "About the Show".


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Message 1205826 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 16:44:35 UTC

The Science Channel?
Do we get this in
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Message 1205885 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 19:20:53 UTC - in response to Message 1205826.

The Science Channel?
Do we get this in
Canada?


On my Rogers cable we get a lot of their shows on the Canadian Discovery channel. Just like our Space gets some of their SciFi shows.

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Message 1205921 - Posted: 14 Mar 2012, 21:16:21 UTC - in response to Message 1205885.

thnx, we get shaw here.


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Message 1206017 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 3:17:19 UTC - in response to Message 1205792.

Perhaps Dan could tell us if it was a recycled clip.

The program did give a nice nod to SETI@home.

Of course, while there was a focus on Hat Creek, there was no mention of Arecibo.

I think to get that answer, you'd have to PM to ask him to visit this thread.
I think it still remains the main person we see here from time to time is Eric.

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