This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.
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For the most part, this series is a blast, with Sam Neill clearly having fun playing interstellar tour guide. The special effects are amazing, though some of the science is a bit basic. This makes for a rousing first and final ten minutes, with things dragging a bit in the middle.
That said, this is an entertaining introduction to some of the newer and stranger theories in astronomy. Neill is at his avuncular best and the marriage of weird, stunning New Zealand scenery with all the cgi is remarkably effective. Certainly worth a look.
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