The Planets (1999)

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The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

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Series cast summary:
Mark Halliley ...
 Himself - Narrator (8 episodes, 1999)
Boris Chertok ...
 Himself - Rocket Designer / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
Charles Conrad ...
 Himself - Commander, Apollo 12 / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
Carolyn Porco ...
 Herself - Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Arizona / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
Sasha Basilevsky ...
 Himself - Geologist / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Eugene Cernan ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Imre Friedmann ...
 Himself - Florida State University (2 episodes, 1999)
Douglas Gough ...
 Himself - Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University (2 episodes, 1999)
William Hartmann ...
 Himself - Planetary Science Institute, Arizona / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Nikita Khrushchev ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1999)
Sergei Khrushchev ...
 Himself - Brown University, Rhode Island (2 episodes, 1999)
Mikhail Marov ...
 Himself - Russian Academy of Sciences / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Chris McKay ...
 Himself - NASA AMES Research Centre / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Bruce Murray ...
 Himself - Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1976-1982 (2 episodes, 1999)
Carl Sagan ...
 Himself - Astronomer (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1999)
Arnold Selivanov ...
 Himself - Russian Institute for Space Instruments / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Brad Smith ...
 Himself - Astronomer / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
Larry Soderblom ...
 Himself - US Geological Survey, Arizona (2 episodes, 1999)
Gerry Soffen ...
 Himself - Viking Mission Scientist (2 episodes, 1999)
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The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

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This is essential viewing, should be shown in classrooms
30 December 2007 | by (Lawrence, KS, USA) – See all my reviews

It is impossible for any documentary to be completely up to date. Criticizing this series for not including anything discovered after '99 isn't fair. Yet, we lament that this information is missing only because this BBC production does such a GREAT job of presenting it.

I would give this series a 9 for the 3rd installment "Giants", alone. The story of the Voyager probes is simply fascinating and must rank as one of man's greatest under appreciated accomplishments.

Would it not be nice to have this series updated with new data and presented in high definition? As others have commented, the information from Cassini alone warrants a "brush up" of the series.


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