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General Information:
Year Released: 1989
Country: US
Director: James Cameron

The Promise of Science: Alien Life
The Abyss also contains this message, but it comes out in a different manner. Alien intelligence that has not yet been encountered by mankind is found in the depths of the oceans of earth by a dive team. Some members of the team receive the unknown life with curiosity and excitement, and some want to destroy it. The aliens are initially friendly and attempt to communicate with the humans, but soon discover that only some people are friendly in return -- others are outright hostile. The aliens are led to believe by the actions of antagonistic dive team members that humans lack compassion and intelligence, and are therefore incapable of peace. A tsunami, demonstrating the power of the aliens, is unleashed on the planet's surface -- but just before it causes major damage, it is recalled.

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