Down 16,872 this week

Universe (1976)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 17 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot



0Check in

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 239 titles
created 27 Apr 2011
a list of 5136 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
a list of 4532 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
list image
a list of 277 titles
created 13 Dec 2013

Related Items

Search for "Universe" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Universe (1976)

Universe (1976) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Universe.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »


Credited cast:


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Documentary | Short





Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Superb NASA astronomy documentary
23 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though three decades old (with some of its science superseded by later info), UNIVERSE is a fine documentary which serves as a good primer (even today - as long as it's prefaced by noting when it was made) on the basics of Astronomy. Odd that even though one of the 'anachronisms' in the film is that it includes PLUTO as a planet, the two planets that are given the shortest shrift in the journey through our solar system are Uranas and Neptune - not Pluto!

The visuals are exceptionally well chosen and mix NASA footage with then state-of-the art hand-drawn animation. Computer animation can't be beat as far as giving dimension and clarity, but there remains a beauty all it's own for the traditional animation technique. It's not surprising that this short was nominated for an Academy Award.

Today, the film is known, if at all, for the fact that William Shatner narrates. This may have come during the fallow period between the end of the STAR TREK TV series and the beginning of the feature TREK franchise, but Shatner gives it a strong solid effort without ever calling attention to himself (or his famous pauses and delivery ticks).

Note: Although IMDb lists this film as unavailable on Home Video, you may find a copy on Amazon and other outlets on the VHS release of WHO'S OUT THERE? (a NASA short hosted by Orson Welles) on the UAV Entertainment label (the edition with the INDEPENDENCE DAY looking cover). BOTH films are included on the tape. It is well worth seeking out.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Current Availability Mandemus
Discuss Universe (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: