The Universe (2007– )

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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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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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Disappointing
25 November 2011 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

For what is a promising title with a multitude of episodes spanning so many seasons I found myself cringing at how incredibly "dumbed down" the content was.

Analogy has a place for getting across "out of this world" concepts but this is ridiculous! This series says more about the USA and American culture than it informs about the title matter. I mean really, how many melodramatic and inept analogies using guns, speeding bullets or that standard international unit of the "football field" need to be employed.

The failure ultimately lies with the editors/producers whose expertise evidently only extends as far as "what sells" as there is no sense that they have any real appreciation for the subject matter.

It is possible to make a documentary such that the "ordinary man" can understand it and yet not avoid using words with more than 3 syllables and resorting to cheap and inappropriate attention grabbers. Set the bar higher people...


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