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Wonders of the Solar System: Season 1: Episode 4 -- Professor Brian Cox travels to the tallest mountain on Earth, the volcano Mauna Kea on Hawaii, to show how something as basic as a planet's size can make the difference between life and death.
Wonders of the Solar System: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Professor Brian Cox takes a flight to the top of earth's atmosphere, where he sees the darkness of space above and our atmosphere below. Against the stunning backdrop of the glaciers of Alaska, Brian reveals his fourth wonder: Saturn's moon Titan.
Wonders of the Solar System: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Discover how beauty and order in Earth's cosmic backyard was formed from nothing more than a chaotic cloud of gas. Out of the celestial maelstrom emerged the jewel in the crown, Brian's second wonder - the magnificent rings of Saturn.
Wonders of the Solar System: Season 1: Episode 1 -- Professor Brian Cox explores the powerhouse of them all, the sun. In India he witnesses a total solar eclipse and in Norway, he watches the battle between the sun's wind and Earth, as the night sky glows with the northern lights.

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1
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7 March 2010 (UK) See more »
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast [1])
Brian Cox ... Himself - Presenter (5 episodes, 2010)

Series Directed by
Michael Lachmann (2 episodes, 2010)
Paul Olding (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Lachmann (2 episodes, 2010)

Series Produced by
Andrew Cohen .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Danielle Peck .... series producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Ben Finney .... associate producer / associate producer: India (2 episodes, 2010)
Josh Key .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Sheridan Tongue (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kevin White (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gerard Evans (1 episode, 2010)
Martin Johnson (1 episode, 2010)
Darren Jonusas (1 episode, 2010)
Louise Salkow (1 episode, 2010)
Lee Sutton (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Rebecca Lavender .... production manager (5 episodes, 2010)
David Pembrey .... production manager (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Art Department
Nicola Kingham .... graphics producer (1 episode, 2010)
Andrew Philip .... additional graphics (1 episode, 2010)
Susana Santos .... additional graphics (1 episode, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Steve Cookman .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 2010)
Sandra Portman .... sound designer (5 episodes, 2010)
George McMillan .... sound (3 episodes, 2010)
Freddie Claire .... sound / sound: India shoot (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Anthony .... lead technical director (5 episodes, 2010)
Andre Hitsøy .... lead CG artist (5 episodes, 2010)
Jon Keene .... visual effects line producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Nicola Kingham .... graphics producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Milan Schere .... matte painter: Prime Focus VFX (5 episodes, 2010)
Seema Schere .... texture & lighting artist: Prime Focus VFX (5 episodes, 2010)
Nick Hanks .... previs artist: Prime Focus (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Haydn Thomas .... camera assistant / camera assistant: India shoot (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Gareth Spensley .... colorist (4 episodes, 2010)
Richard Wilding .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Music Department
Daniel Mulhern .... musician (5 episodes, 2010)
Jon Opstad .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Louise Farley .... production management assistant (5 episodes, 2010)
Julie Wilkinson .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2010)
Jenny Foster .... archive researcher (3 episodes, 2010)
Lawrence Breen .... archive researcher (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Thanks
Jeff Forshaw .... thanks (3 episodes, 2010)
John Zarnecki .... thanks (2 episodes, 2010)
 

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Encourages deeper thinking, 25 October 2011
Author: Jarrod Brown from Australia

Many reviewers I believe are entirely missing the point of this documentary series, people complain about the lack of complexity and detail. It is very clear that Brian has an immense passion for what he is talking about and wishes to share that passion, to show those who had no prior interest in science what it is all about.

If you are looking for an array of fun little facts about the solar system then this isn't for you, I can recommend "The Universe" documentary series for that. If you are already a fan of science and enjoy watching other similar documentaries then chances are you won't learn a great deal, but again that isn't the point.

Brian is trying to show that there is more to science than learning facts and is attempting to illustrate the wonderous side of science. Many it seems are utterly unable to handle anything that isn't loaded with CGI and facts. But for those who can enjoy a humble and passionate series presented by a humble and passionate presenter, I would recommend this series to.

Granted Brian Cox is no Carl Sagan and this series is no 'Cosmos' it can definitely do what it sets out to do which is to inspire those capable of holding a child-like sense of wonder and a passion for deeper thinking.

This series will encourage the curious minds to think deeper about things and won't attempt to overload you by repeatedly shouting interesting space facts at you.

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