- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 16, 2007
Flu season just got astronomically worse! See for yourself how microbes from outer space could decimate the Earth's population!
- Stunning computer graphics and actual footage combine to create convincing pictures of the risks faced by U.S. cities.
- MEGA DISASTERS explores the worst of what could happen.
- Scientists intend to bring organic material from Mars to Earth & with unknowable consequences!
It has happened before, and it could happen again. What makes storms, earthquakes and other events into natural disasters is not how they occur, but where they strike.
MEGA DISASTERS asks the what ifs no one ever wants to face. A masterful blend of actual footage, computer graphics and interviews with leading scientists and public safety experts explores the outer limits of what could happen if everything went wrong.
Could an ALIEN INFECTION cause an epidemic on earth? Some scientists believe it already has with the Influenza of 1918, which killed between fifty and one hundred million people. Next time, experts say, the devastation could be far worse!
In this episode of MEGA DISASTERS, see how microbes from extraterrestrial sources - hitch-hikers on Mars spacecraft, comet dust - could infiltrate our atmosphere and decimate the population. Without any natural immunities, without any hope of quarantine, deaths could be in the billions and worldwide panic would ensue.
As astrobiologists make plans to bring Mars samples back to Earth for examination in a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory, we should know the potential consequences of ALIEN INFECTION.
Don't forget your intergalactic flu shot!