100 Greatest Discoveries (2004)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Documentary
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 161 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" hosts a new series that highlights the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, from the earliest time to the present day. The series features nine episodes: ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 19 titles
created 02 Apr 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 11 Aug 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 24 Nov 2012
 
a list of 355 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 11 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 100 Greatest Discoveries (2004–2005)

100 Greatest Discoveries (2004–2005) 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 100 Greatest Discoveries.

Season:

unknown

Year:

2005 | 2004 | unknown
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Dr. Frederick Banting (1 episode, 2005)
Scott Zeiss ...
 Thomas Hunt Morgan (1 episode, 2005)
Samantha Iles ...
 Colonial Mother (1 episode)
Edit

Storyline

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" hosts a new series that highlights the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, from the earliest time to the present day. The series features nine episodes: Evolution, Earth Sciences, Medicine, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Genetics and Biology, plus a wrap up episode featuring the top 10 discoveries of all time. This is a fun and instructive series, with a lot of historical re-creations, archival footage, visits to interesting scientific research facilities and interviews with present-day scientists including several Nobel laureates - all presented with the flair and humor associated with television's "Science Guy" Bill Nye. Written by Kathryn Coombs

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

100 Greatest Discoveries  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(per episode)

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
From Extinction to Extinction
16 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Episode - The Origin of Life and Evolution

An excellent movie to watch prior or after the "Inconvenient Truth, An (2006)" and "Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)". This film's major subject is life, its evolution and its extinction. A further moral issue is hidden within the context of this film, hence the reference to the two aforementioned documentary films which deal with, respectfully, global warming and a controversy of restricting evolutionary technologies such as the "electric car". This movies, however, has hidden themes which can be linked with our current north American standard of life, living off of oil, failing to meet important governmental protocols that could help save our entire planet. This movie attempts to explain our deep psychological questions such as, why we exist, why we try to stay alive and how we try to understand planets, other ecosystems, environment and species. From explaining the misconceived bacterial sludge to deep sea chemosynthesis, or from the theory of comets, volcanoes and an explosion bigger than all nuclear forces, this documentary, hosted by Bill Nye, is an important summary of popular and common science theories. TVO summarizes this episode as "Ten milestones that have helped to tell life's story…" In fact, on top of the already mentioned themes this discusses "Charles Walcott's analysis of the Burgess Shale; the Linnaean classification system; Darwin's theory of natural selection; Donald Johanson's "Lucy"; Mary Leakey's Laetoli footprints; and Michel Brunet's Toumai skull."

This film has a fair overview and a perfect level of light humor (spelt the United States of American way!) from Bill Nye. Even with the seriousness of some of the subjects it is appropriate for all ages. I recommended parental guidance for children under 9 years old. The movie is produced by ThinkFilm and aired in Ottawa on TVO (www.tvo.org), Channel 2 CICA, at 19h00 January 16, 2007.

"The Origin of Life and Evolution." 100 Greatest Discoveries. TVO. CICA, Ottawa. 16 Jan. 2007, 19h00. For more information see http://www.tvo.org/


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss 100 Greatest Discoveries (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?