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Masters of Inner Space

Television (Full Length) – 1992

In this 1992 Wild South documentary, pioneering underwater photographers Wade and Jan Doak investigate how fish have evolved over 400 million years on the Northland coast. They explore ocean dwellers off the Poor Knights Islands, where myriad nimble life forms thrive — from radar-like sensory systems and kaleidoscopic colouring, to the intricacies of jaw and fin shape. The Doaks conduct novel experiments to showcase them on camera in this Natural History New Zealand production. This episode was narrated by nature documentary filmmaker Peter Hayden.

They enter the fishes, eels as aliens dependent on bulky life support systems. Video equipment is a further encumbrance …
– From the narration, on the challenges of filming underwater

Key Cast & Crew

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Peter Hayden

Narrator

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Wade Doak

Director, Writer, Camera

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Neil Harraway

Producer

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Jeroen Jongejans

Diver

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Jeanie Ackley

Additional Research

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Jan Doak

Diver

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