Renowned actor, writer, and director Orson Welles - with contributions from scientists George Wald, Carl Sagan, and others - examines the possibility and implications of extraterrestrial life. In examining our perceptions of alien 'martians' from his "War of the Worlds" broadcast, to then-modern explorations of Mars, this film from NASA provides a unique glimpse at life on earth, and elsewhere in the universe.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (10/01/1958 - )

This film explores the new view of extraterrestrial life now emerging from the results of probes to the planets. The film discusses the conclusion of a number of distinguished scientists that other intelligent civilizations exist in the universe.

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Life on other planets
Welles, Orson, 1915, Narrator
Drew Associates, Producer

Film Duration: 28 min