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The Universe: Season 4: Episode 2 -- Without the moon, Earth would be a very different and desolate place today--four hours of sunlight with pitch-black nights, steady 100-mph winds spawning giant hurricanes that last for months, and virtually no complex life forms, much less humans.
The Universe: Season 3: Episode 9 -- Could we be unique in the universe or is there another planet similar to earth somewhere in the cosmos? Is it possible that Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, is home to another earth-like planet?
The Universe: Season 3: Episode 7 -- When mankind eventually leaves the cradle of Earth and ventures forth into the uncharted territories of the cosmos, where, and what form, will our new homes take?
The Universe: Season 3: Episode 3 -- According to the laws of physics we can never travel faster than the speed of light...or can we? Light speed allows us to see things instantly here on Earth, and shows us the entire history of the universe going back nearly 14 billion years.
The Universe: Season 3: Episode 5 -- They soar through the heavens, fly through the oceans and glide along land. But these are not creatures found on a wildlife safari. These are life forms from another planet.

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Seasons:
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Release Date:
29 May 2007 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

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Erik Thompson ... Narrator / ... (50 episodes, 2007-2011)
Clifford Johnson ... Himself - Scientist, University of Southern California / ... (21 episodes, 2007-2014)
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Series Directed by
Laura Verklan (9 episodes, 2007-2012)
Colin Campbell (4 episodes, 2007-2012)
Tony Long (3 episodes, 2007)
Douglas Cohen (2 episodes, 2007)
Amy Huggins (2 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Nock (2 episodes, 2007)
Robert Beemer (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Darryl Rehr (2 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Snyder (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Laura Verklan (8 episodes, 2007-2012)
Gabriel Rotello (7 episodes, 2011)
Colin Campbell (4 episodes, 2007-2012)
Douglas Cohen (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brittany Graham (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tony Long (3 episodes, 2007)
Rebecca Graham (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Robert Beemer (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Amy Huggins (2 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Nock (2 episodes, 2007)
Savas Georgalis (2 episodes, 2008-2012)
Darryl Rehr (2 episodes, 2009)
Daniel Snyder (2 episodes, 2011-2012)

Series Produced by
Carl H. Lindahl .... executive producer / executive producer: History Channel (64 episodes, 2007-2012)
Douglas Cohen .... executive producer (23 episodes, 2007-2010)
Louis Tarantino .... executive producer (22 episodes, 2007-2010)
Brittany Graham .... producer / co-producer (15 episodes, 2007-2010)
Sam Dolan .... producer (10 episodes, 2007-2010)
Sven Berkemeier .... producer (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Melissa Tittl .... associate producer (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Marianna Yarovskaya .... producer (6 episodes, 2007-2008)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Brian Thompson .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Vincent Lopez .... producer (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mindy Pomper Johnson .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2009-2012)
Michael Schachtner .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2009)
Beth Dietrich .... executive producer: The History Channel / executive producer (3 episodes, 2007)
Rebecca Graham .... producer (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Amy Huggins .... producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Tony Long .... producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Nock .... producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Ryan T. Hurst .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Daniel Snyder .... producer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Eric Amdahl (41 episodes, 2007-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tom Collins (8 episodes, 2007)
Chris Raymond (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kenneth Stipe (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jason Newfield (3 episodes, 2007)
Michael Mansouri (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tom Ronca (14 episodes, 2008-2012)
Dan Wolfmeyer (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kevin Browne (6 episodes, 2007-2010)
Motoshi Wakabayashi (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Takayuki Fujiwara (3 episodes, 2007)
Kyle Yaskin (3 episodes, 2007)
Conrad Stanley (3 episodes, 2008)
Gina Vecchione (2 episodes, 2007)
Jnani Butler (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tia Albert .... makeup artist (1 episode, 2007)
Shanna Fleishhacker .... assistant makeup artist (1 episode, 2007)
Eugene Conde .... assistant makeup artist / hair stylist (1 episode, 2010)
Lorraine Martin .... key makeup artist (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Alexander G. Morano .... technology production manager (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Emily Campbell .... post-production supervisor (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jason Kaifesh .... post production supervisor / post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Ilka Rivard .... graphic producer (7 episodes, 2007)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2007)
Michael Schachtner .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Sound Department
Michael Phillips Keeley .... sound re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ryan Young .... sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Guske .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2007)
Tim Rock .... post production audio / post-production audio (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michael Ranger .... visual effects / visual effects artist / ... (53 episodes, 2007-2011)
Michael Heinz .... cg supervisor / visual effects supervisor (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
Donna Tracy .... digital compositor: matte painter (30 episodes, 2007-2009)
Sean Kinnear .... visual effects (29 episodes, 2007-2009)
Patrick Krebs .... visual effects artist (23 episodes, 2007-2010)
Tuong-Van Tran .... cg effects artist / cg artist (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Fred Aldeschulte .... compositor (21 episodes, 2008-2010)
Stevan Del George .... compositing supervisor (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lala Ghukasyan .... compositor / lead compositor and designer / ... (17 episodes, 2007-2011)
Leah S.K. Davidson .... visual effects (17 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brent Tyler .... visual effects artist / 3d supervisor (17 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alexander G. Morano .... lead render wrangler (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Doug Witsken .... digital compositor / compositor / ... (14 episodes, 2007-2011)
Edith Clara .... visual effects artist / 3D visual effects artist (13 episodes, 2007-2011)
Adam Benson .... visual effects / 3D visual effects artist / ... (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
John R. McConnell .... visual effects department supervisor / lead compositor / ... (10 episodes, 2007-2011)
Mario Cardona .... visual effects / 3D visual effects artist (10 episodes, 2008-2011)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... producer: vfx / cgi artist / ... (9 episodes, 2007-2011)
Christian Lowe .... visual effects artist (9 episodes, 2007)
Jason DeParis .... visual effects / modeler (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Michael Barela .... 3D visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Johanna D'Amato .... visual effects production manager (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Ruben R. Gonzalez .... lead 3d vfx artist (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Dean Guiliotis .... compositor (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Richard Kratt .... compositor (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Victor E. Perez .... i.t. manager (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Nico Sugleris .... dynamics technical director (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Norie Varga .... compositor (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Keith Yakouboff .... 3D visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2007-2011)
Charles Collyer .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2009)
David Hackett .... 3D visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2007-2011)
Juan Carlos Vargas .... 3d supervisor (5 episodes, 2007-2011)
Harry Eisenstein .... compositor (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Philip Sisk .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Leu .... CG artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Eric Reinhard .... compositor (4 episodes, 2011)
Tony Castro .... 3D visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Major .... assistant camera / camera operator (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Animation Department
Jason DeParis .... animator (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Rod Decker .... on-line editor (71 episodes, 2007-2011)
Heidi Putallaz .... post-production coordinator (46 episodes, 2008-2012)
Steve Kwant .... assistant editor (28 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jnani Butler .... assistant editor / assistant editor: Avid (12 episodes, 2008-2010)
Irit Lockspeiser .... post-production assistant (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lilly Posner .... first assistant editor (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
Daylin Zephier .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2011)
Kevin Browne .... off-line editor (5 episodes, 2007)
Kyle Yaskin .... off-line editor / additional editing (4 episodes, 2007)
Regan Messenger .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Music Department
Eric Amdahl .... composer: main title theme / composer: theme music (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Other crew
Joel Franklin .... production coordinator (55 episodes, 2007-2009)
Andy Kastler .... production assistant (22 episodes, 2008-2010)
Michael Schachtner .... researcher (21 episodes, 2007-2009)
Alexander G. Morano .... systems administrator (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jeff Larsen .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2007-2010)
John Stark .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kevin Ercoline .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Patrick Johnson .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jared Berezin .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
David Michael Schulman .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2009)
David Feinsilber .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chris Morcom .... researcher / production assistant (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Andy Schlachtenhaufen .... researcher / story editor (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Erik Thompson .... narrator (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Adam Rosante .... programming coordinator / programs coordinator: for The History Channel (2 episodes, 2007)
Heidi Putallaz .... vault librarian / vault manager (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Aleta Rozanski .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Thanks
Douglas Bock .... the producers wish to thank (1 episode, 2007)
Annie Carone .... the producers wish to thank (1 episode, 2007)
Deborah Douglas .... the producers wish to thank (1 episode, 2007)
Mary Anne Hanson .... the producers wish to thank (1 episode, 2007)
Jill Perry' .... the producers wish to thank (1 episode, 2007)
Carolina Martinez .... the producers wish to thank (1 episode, 2007)
Jim Pence .... the producers wish to thank (1 episode, 2007)
Sarah Reed .... the producers wish to thank (1 episode, 2007)
 

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18 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and fun to watch, 24 June 2010
Author: StargateQAZ

Okay, first of all, after reading all these reviews I could't help myself but to write something as well.

So...some people say it's good for kids and unintelligent and uneducated people. I must say...throw that comments in to garbage! Why? Because even if I'm not to physics I can certainly see that this is not too much filled with scientific terms and ways of explanation. That is a fact and that is on spot, but...let me say one more thing. This series are made for wide range of people, not for astronomers and physicists to learn something new or to improve their research. It's meant to show us random people some interesting facts, about astronomy and universe overall and potentially get some of us in to the world of science.

I, for example am a 3D & visual effects specialist and I could easily say, that the visual effects here are mediocre and not something special at all, because that is my profession and I see it. But okay, that goes for me and other VE experts, but random people who are not in to computer graphics will say..."wooow what a stunning graphics and visuals, mind blowing animation and effects, i'm totally blown away." while I'll sit there mumbling "damn, they could've done this a lot better". That's okay, that does not mean they're blind for esthetics and dumb not to make a difference between good and mediocre when they see it. It's just that CG is not their field of interests and they're not learning and researching that field such as us CG (computer graphics) artists do, so they can't tell about processes of creating CG, how it's done, how it could've been done, what could be made better, etc.

Same goes for other people who are saying that this is dumb. Dear people, not all of us here are scientists. If you are a physicists and find it dumb...not all of us will think the same. If you want to discover something new, go do a research, make a discovery for yourself instead of making one-sided comments.

Assuming you've never done CG before. Would you understand me if I start explaining it to you now and immediately start with: mental ray renderer, rendering algorithms, global illumination, final-gathering setup, FG points cashing, reactor scripting, mesh exporting, material map ID setting, channel setting, texture scaling, keying, camera tracking, 3D tracking, setting up key velocity, curve editing, animation controllers, etc, etc, etc, etc.....and you've never even heard for any of the CG making softwares. I doubt it, no matter how intelligent you might be.

So for the conclusion and for recommendations...Do watch this show if you're into something new, if you want to find out interesting and fun stuff about cosmos and astronomy and ignore those who are saying that this is for lowbrainers. You're not dumb if you like to watch this. I'm 26 years old, a member of MENSA with an IQ of 148, and I find this show fun and interesting a lot ;-)

So cheers and enjoy :-)

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