Finalist in Best Earth Sciences Program
Tangled Bank Studios & Windfall Films, for PBS
How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today? This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals a startling truth: hidden within the human body is the story of life on Earth, and the legacy of our animal ancestors that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Your Inner Fish is based on the best-selling book by Neil Shubin. Episode two reveals the key events in our evolutionary saga that began about 250 million years ago, when ferocious, reptile-like animals that roamed the Earth started the process of evolving into shrew-like mammals. Our reptilian ancestors left their mark on many parts of the human body, including our skin, teeth and ears.