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Season 10 (1999-2000)

Voyage to the Galapagos
WATCH online   Premiered October 5, 1999
Alan visits the islands that spurred Darwin's theory of evolution and meets the men and women doing science in the Galapagos today.
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Natural Born Robots
  Premiered November 2, 1999
The next generation of robots swim like fish, play soccer and even experience emotions.
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Never Say Die
  Premiered January 25, 2000
Want to live forever? Scientific advances show us how it may be possible to lenthen life span.
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Mediterranean on the Rocks
WATCH online   Premiered March 28, 2000
From archeologists to ecologists, Alan meets scientists unlocking the secrets of the Mediterranean.
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The Frontiers Decade
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Premiered April 25, 2000
Join Alan as he looks back over ten years of science as seen on FRONTIERS.

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Season 9 (1998-1999)

Science in Paradise
WATCH online   Premiered October 7, 1998
From geology to astronomy, Alan learns what makes the Caribbean a hot bed of scientific research.
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Journey to Mars
  Premiered November 11, 1998
Scientists work to overcome the challenges of exploring the red planet.
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Animal Einsteins
  Premiered January 20, 1999
What do animals know and how do they know it? Alan meets scientists using their brains to figure out those of animals.
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Life's Little Questions
WATCH online   Premiered February 24, 19989
Why are peppers hot? Why does traffic jam? How do bees fly? Can you beat Jet Lag?
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Spiders!
WATCH online   Premiered April 21, 1999
Alan conquers his arachnophobia and discovers there's much to love about spiders.
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Season 8 (1997-1998)

Expedition Panama
WATCH online   Premiered October 8, 1997
Alan visits the wild rain forests of Panama to see how ants farm, bees talk and more.
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Beyond Science?
WATCH online   Premiered November 19, 1997
Are there aliens among us? Do some people possess the power to heal? FRONTIERS investigates some psuedo-scientific claims.
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Nordic Sagas
WATCH online   Premiered January 21, 1998
In this special from Scandinavia, FRONTIERS sets sail on a Viking ship, studies the Nordic genome and lassos radioactive reindeer.
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The Art of Science
WATCH online   Premiered January 21, 1998
A robot painter, a musical instrument you can drive and ALAN 2.0. FRONTIERS looks at the art of science.
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The New Zoos
WATCH online   Premiered January 21, 1998
Today's zoos are vastly different from the cramped cages of old. Keepers strive to mimic animals' natural habitats, rescue endangered species and prepare some to return to the wild.
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Season 7 (1996-1997)

Inventing the Future
WATCH online   Premiered October 23, 1996
At MIT's famed media lab, scientists work on virtual dogs, smart cars and even a cyborg Alan.
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Science Safari
  Premiered November 20, 1996
In this special from South Africa, FRONTIERS searches a king's long-lost ancestors, joins the fight against malaria and return to humanity's very beginnings.
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Pieces of Mind
  Premiered January 22, 1997
FRONTIERS takes a journey into the human brain. Scientists study a man with two brains, the mechanism of memory and what's in a dream.
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Going to Extremes
WATCH online   Premiered February 19, 1997
From the hot, dry Arizona Desert to the frozen peaks of the Swiss Alps, FRONTIERS looks at how nature handles extreme conditions.
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Robot's Alive
WATCH online   Premiered April 9, 1997
Meet robots that get around, look and grab all on their own, helicopters that fly without pilots, and Cog, who's teaching himself about life.
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Season 6 (1995-1996)

Wild West
WATCH online   Premiered October 4, 1995
Twentieth-century scientists investigate 19th century myths of gold rushes and Indian wars, cowboys and campfires, heroes and villains.
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Dragon Science
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Premiered November 8, 1995
In this special from China, FRONTIERS meets the man who worked in secret to feed China's millions, explores ancient mummies from the desert and medical cures from the forests.

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Flying High
WATCH online   Premiered January 17, 1996
Scientists look to birds for the secrets of flight, work on a sun-powered wing that may one day fly forever, and design flying robots with minds of their own.
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Creatures of the Deep
WATCH online   Premiered February 7, 1996
Alan gets up close and personal with tiger sharks, explores the deep with fiber optics and meets a blind biologist who uses his sense of touch to study shells.
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21st Century Medicine
WATCH online   Premiered April 3, 1996
New technology helps doctors better heal their patients. Surgeons telecommute, psychiatrists use virtual realty to cure phobias and new gene therapy circumvents vascular blockages.
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Season 5 (1994-1995)

Life's Big Questions
WATCH online   Premiered October 5, 1994
How did the Universe begin? How did the Earth get animals? Are we alone? FRONTIERS asks these and other big questions.
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About All You Can Eat
WATCH online   Premiered November 2, 1994
Take part in a Colonial feast, find out how humans learned to turn toxic plants into tasty nutrition, and put your dog's dry food to the test - if you dare to smell his breath.
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Science Italian Style
WATCH online   Premiered January 11, 1995
In this special from Italy, FRONTIERS helps straighten out the Leaning Tower of Pisa, meets a very smart octopus and visits Pompeii - destroyed by Vesuvius and ready to erupt again.
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Prime Time Primates
WATCH online   Premiered February 8, 1995
Scientists look for the roots of human morality in chimps, examine chimpanzee tool use and try to establish the link between an odd primate and a special human skill.
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It's a Kid's World
WATCH online   Premiered April 29, 1995
FRONTIERS looks at child development, the journey from babies to little grown-ups. Find out how much of a baby's physical development is inborn, and how much comes from on-the-job training.
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Season 4 (1993-1994)

Bionics
WATCH online   Premiered October 13, 1993
In his debut as host, Alan Alda explorers the new technologies that are allowing ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things.
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Special From Germany
WATCH online   Premiered January 19, 1994
FRONTIERS travels to Germany to report on brain surgery for epileptics, new uses for an outdated auto, a bus that drives itself, and the latest research on how birds navigate.
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Special! Science Contests
WATCH online   Premiered November 3, 1993
Ready, set, go! Science contestants test their skills, from a cross-country solar-powered car race to a face-off in the surf for human-powered submarines.
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Science 911
WATCH online   Premiered February 16, 1994
Policemen, firefighters, and crash-test engineers rely on new scientific innovations to help them save lives.
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Science and Sports
WATCH online   Premiered December 1, 1993
Science enables people to run quicker, climb higher, hit farther, and sail faster in this sports special.
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Season 3 (1992-1993)

301
WATCH online   Premiered October 14, 1992
Stories on toxins that can calm muscle spasms, studies that show the best leaders are liars, and special effects that help a sports giant take on a monster.
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302
WATCH online   Premiered November 11, 1992
Stories on saving whales from fishermen's nets, the return of a deadly disease, super-speedy wheelchairs, and research with monkeys that is shedding light on our ancestors.
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303
WATCH online   Premiered December 2, 1992
Stories on the role foxes played in the lives of an ancient people, an international engineering contest, revelations about dyslexia, and the spider webs that catch bugs best.
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304 - Special frim Egypt and Israel
WATCH online   Premiered January 13, 1993
FRONTIERS explores a manmade coral reef, finds the tombs of the pyramid builders, rescues travel-weary storks, and reconstructs a 3000-year-old flute.
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305
WATCH online   Premiered February 10, 1993
Scientists try to rescue the endangered ferret, doctors use a patient's back muscle to help his failing heart, and researchers head to the Aleutian Islands to rebuild a legendary sea craft.
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Season 2 (1991-1992)

201
WATCH online   Premiered October 23, 1991
A boy gets a potentially life-saving transplant from his twin, researchers find sea turtles return home to lay eggs, and a scientist tries to give a computer common sense.
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202
WATCH online   Premiered November 20, 1991
Stories on a cancer-fighting drug from an endangered tree, wheelchairs built for speed, restoring the prairie, and the very first aerial robotics contest.
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203
WATCH online   Premiered December 18, 1991
Scientists rebuild an ancient sea kayak, discover fantastic spider webs, study babies to learn about the origins of language, and use 3-D imaging to treat brain tumors.
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204 - Special from France
WATCH online   Premiered January 15, 1992
FRONTIERS discovers surgeons using coral to preserve bone, techniques that keep farm hens happy, sailing therapy for the disabled, and new plans to thwart Europe's next oil spill.
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205
WATCH online   Premiered February 12, 1992
Stories on super-smart animals, computers that impersonate humans, post-hurricane efforts to save an endangered species, and a rollercoaster that rolls like a jet.
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Season 1 (1990-1991)

101
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Premiered October 1, 1990
Stories on successful infant heart transplants, manmade nests for a rare bird, the link between how you look and how you feel, and Alaskan squirrels that really chill.
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102
  Premiered November 14, 1990
Engineering students compete for the grand prize, a coveted mushroom gets a taste test, deep-diving seals meet their human equivalents, and firemen find new ways to battle the flames.
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103
  Premiered December 12, 1990
Stories on deciphering whale talk, pinpoint-precision brain surgery, ant wars, the National Science Olympiad, and tapping the power of alpine glaciers.
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104 - Special from the Soviet Union
WATCH online   Premiered January 9, 1991
FRONTIERS looks at a device that restores clogged arteries, the world's heaviest flying bird, combating muscle atrophy in space, unearthing a lost civilization, and the high-flying Moscow Circus.
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105
WATCH online   Premiered February 27, 1991
Students head to Japan to test their engineering skills, scientists look at monkeys for clues on motherhood, manmade models shed light on threatened ecosystems, and a new robot helps the handicapped get cooking.
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