Alien Empire


This special Web companion to NATURE’S miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects with amazing graphics. Read the articles to learn more about how insects reproduce, live together in society, migrate, and battle for survival. 

Show 1, “Hardware & Replicators,” takes a close look at insect design and examines their reproductive strategies. Show 2, “Battlezone & Metropolis” focuses on the constant war that insects wage for food and the complex habitats and social relationships they create. And Show 3, “Voyagers & War of the Worlds,” charts insect migration and explores the ways insects and humans wage war — and occasionally cooperate.

Online content for Alien Empire was originally posted April 1999.

Production Credits Print

Web Credits

Producer: Sarah Birnbaum
Art Direction: Mohammad Riza
Writer: David Malakoff
Designers: Janette Afsharian, Gina Niemiec, Shannon Palmer
Interactive Animations: Janette Afsharian, Shannon Palmer
Scientific Consultants: Gene Robinson, Gianna Scaralia
Technical Director: Howard Goldstein

Director, Thirteen Online and Online Programs: Barry Levine

Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Ruth Ann Burns, Vice President. David Wolff, Director of New Media.

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Television Credits

A Co-Production of Thirteen/WNET and BBC-TV