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Metamorphosis: The Science of Change

Film-maker David Malone explores the science behind metamorphosis, the amazing transformation of one creature into a totally different being. How does it happen and why?

Metamorphosis seems like the ultimate evolutionary magic trick, the amazing transformation of one creature into a totally different being: one life, two bodies.

From Ovid and Kafka to X-Men, tales of metamorphosis richly permeate human culture. The myth of transformation is so common that it seems almost preprogrammed into our imagination. But is the scientific fact of metamorphosis just as strange as fiction or... even stranger?

Film-maker David Malone explores the science behind metamorphosis. How does it happen and why? And might it even, in some way, happen to us?

1 hour

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Fri 7 Sep 2018 03:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter David Malone
Writer David Malone
Producer David Briggs
Director David Briggs
Executive Producer Marcus Herbert
Production Manager Lisa Moultrie

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