The Universe - Season 1

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Overview

At no other time since humans first contemplated the stars has our understanding of the unimaginably vast cosmos grown so rapidly. We know immeasurably more about what's beyond our atmosphere than we did a century ago. In this epic documentary miniseries, The Universe takes you to the leading edge of our ever-expanding astronomical knowledge. Using astronomy and history, these ten hours (13 episodes total) of unprecedented programming give unique insight -- through strikingly realistic computer recreations and ...
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Overview

At no other time since humans first contemplated the stars has our understanding of the unimaginably vast cosmos grown so rapidly. We know immeasurably more about what's beyond our atmosphere than we did a century ago. In this epic documentary miniseries, The Universe takes you to the leading edge of our ever-expanding astronomical knowledge. Using astronomy and history, these ten hours (13 episodes total) of unprecedented programming give unique insight -- through strikingly realistic computer recreations and animations -- on the great "Eureka!" moments of celestial understanding Experience the cosmos as no-one ever has: not peering at dots through a telescope or scanning pages of numbers, but firsthand. Flirt with a black hole's event horizon, rove the surface of Mars, plunge into the Sun. The series also gives serious, constructive consideration to the great human questions: Are we alone? Is Earth as insignificant to the cosmos as a drop of water? Is there anywhere else out there that that can support life? With 50 billion galaxies in The Universe (containing as many as 100 million stars) there's a lot of ground to cover. You'd better start watching now!

THE UNIVERSE installments are: "Secrets of the Sun"; "Mars: The Red Planet"; "The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats To Our Planet"; "Jupiter: The Giant Planet"; "The Moon"; "Spaceship Earth"; "The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus"; "Saturn: Lord of the Rings"; "Alien Galaxies"; "Life and Death of a Star"; "The Outer Planets"; "The Most Dangerous Place"; "Search for ET"; and "Beyond the Big Bang."

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Special Features

Bonus Documentary: Beyond the Big Bang
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • UPC: 733961132847
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  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 11:45:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 39,942

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Erik Thompson Narrator
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Amazing!!

    This is just great! Very informative and the interviews and visuals are so much more than anticipated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent visual presentation!

    Credible and simplistically told so that even my 7 year old is enthralled. Uses analogies in everyday life to explain some concepts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't bother buying for blue ray quality!

    This movie has so much computer generated things that the only HD blue ray quality stuff is looking at the people who are talking about the animations. The information isn't bad, but for the price, I would have rather saved this money.....

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    Posted December 20, 2009

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