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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Big Bang

25 April 2010
This is the greatest story ever told, the creation of everything us. The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today.
Monica Dunford ... Herself - ATLAS Engineer
Carlos Frenk ... Himself - Professor, Cosmologist

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University
Janna Levin ... Herself - Theoretical Physicist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
David Spergel ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist

Season 1, Episode 2: Black Holes

2 May 2010
Black Holes,the most powerful destroyers in the Universe, the most mysterious phenomena in the heavens. For years they were only speculation, now modern astronomy is proving them frighteningly real and showing that they may well shape everything we see.
Shep Doeleman ... Himself - Astronomer
Andrea Ghez ... Herself - Professor, Astronomer

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Season 1, Episode 3: Galaxies

10 May 2010
Galaxies, home to stars, planets and us, come in all shapes and sizes. Witnesses the evolution of galaxies; from clouds of cold gas floating in the voids of space 13 billion years ago, to the magnificent spirals that fill our night sky.
Andrew Benson ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Astrophysicist
T.J. Cox ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Astrophysicist
Andrea Ghez ... Herself - Professor, Astronomer

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Dan Long ... Himself - SDSS Operations Engineer
Jeremiah Ostriker ... Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Suzanne Staggs ... Herself - Professor, Physics
Michael Strauss ... Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist

Season 1, Episode 4: Stars

10 May 2010
The story of how stars were made by the Universe and how Stars then went on to engineer everything else in that very universe. They changed the Universe by spawning further generations of stars, then planets and eventually the building blocks of life.
Paul Drake ... Himself - Phd., physicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York
Andrew Kirk ... Phd., CCFE Scientist

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Eve Stenson ... Herself - astrophysicist

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 1, Episode 5: Supernovas

17 May 2010
Stars are not eternal; they are dying in unimaginably large explosions called supernovas. Second only to the Big Bang, these explosions are where creation and destruction meet. Only now have we begun to understand how these wonders in our sky work.
Alex Filippenko ... Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York
Robert P. Kirshner ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University
Gentry Lee ... Himself - Space Flight Engineer

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Stan Woosley ... Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist

Season 1, Episode 6: Planets

17 May 2010
There are just eight planets in our solar system, but there could be a hundred billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone. This show follows the journey of planets as they grow from grains of dust to the magnificently diverse worlds we see today.
Claudia Alexander ... Herself - Phd., Planetary Science
Gilbert Collins ... Himself - Phd., Physicist
Daniel Lathrop ... Himself - Professor, Geophysicist (as Dan Lanthrop)

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Stan Love ... Himself - Astronaut (as Stanley Love)
Geoff Marcy ... Himself - Professor, Astronomer, University of California Berkley

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Steve Squyres ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Season 1, Episode 7: Solar Systems

24 May 2010
Is our solar system unique? Since the first discovery of a planet orbiting another star, some 280 alien solar systems have been identified. It's only by looking at solar systems far beyond our own, that we can understand how remarkable our universe is.
Hal Levison ... Himself - Phd., Planetary Scientist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Stan Love ... Himself - Astronaut
Geoff Marcy ... Himself - Professor, Astronomer, University of California Berkley

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 1, Episode 8: Moons

24 May 2010
Moons come in every possible shape and size. Home to incredible natural phenomena like gigantic geysers and colossal volcanoes, moons also offer perhaps the best chance of finding alien life in the Universe - and they probably exist in the billions.

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist
David Grinspoon ... Himself - Phd., Astrobiologist
William Hartmann ... Himself - Phd., Planetary Scientist (as William K. Hartmann)
Amanda Hendrix ... Herself - Phd., Planetary Scientist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Chris McKay ... Himself - Astrobiologist
Carolyn Porco ... Herself - Phd., Planetary Scientist

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Peter Schultz ... Himself - Professor, Impact Specialist

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Volcanoes

11 July 2012
Scientists are discovering volcanoes on worlds we once thought dead. From our nearest planetary neighbour to tiny moons billions of miles away, today we are discovering volcanoes on alien worlds. Are these worlds where, tomorrow, we might find life?

Erik Dellums ... Narrator (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Alex Filippenko ... Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist
David Grinspoon ... Himself - Phd., Astrobiologist, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 2, Episode 2: The Winds of Creation

18 July 2012
On Earth, violent and destructive storms create new opportunities for life. In our quest to discover if we are alone in the universe, we shouldn't just look for worlds, we should look for weather. Find chaotic weather and maybe we will find alien life.
Laura Danly ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, Griffith Observatory

Erik Dellums ... Narrator (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Alex Filippenko ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist
David Grinspoon ... Himself - Phd., Astrobiologist, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Geoff Marcy ... Himself - Professor, Astronomer, University of California Berkley

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer
Adam Showman ... Himself - Planetary Scientist, University of Arizona

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 2, Episode 3: Planets from Hell

25 July 2012
Over the last twenty years we have discovered an extraordinary zoo of planetary nightmares outside our own solar system, all of them truly wild worlds, a collection of monsters. Now we must face the question: Is every planet out there a planet from hell?
Natalie Batalha ... Herself - Phd., astrophysicist, NASA Ames Research Cente

Erik Dellums ... Narrator (as Erik Todd Dellums)
Robert Hurt ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer, Caltech / IPAC

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York
Scott Kenyon ... Himself - Phd., astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Geoff Marcy ... Himself - Professor, Astronomer, University of California Berkley

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 2, Episode 4: Megaflares

1 August 2012
The Universe is a magnetic minefield. The Sun spits out flares capable of battering life on Earth. But out there in space lie the true magnetic monsters. As we uncover dangerous megaflares in the cosmos, the question is, will we end up in the firing line?
Natalie Batalha ... Herself - Phd., Astrophysicist, NASA Ames Research Center
Bryan Gaensler ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer, Center for All-Sky Astrophysics

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 2, Episode 5: Extreme Orbits

8 August 2012
The only reason life on Earth is possible is because of our stable orbit around the Sun. Elsewhere in the Universe, orbits are chaotic, violent and destructive. On the largest scale, orbits are a creative force and construct the fabric of the Universe.
Dan Coe ... Himself - Phd., astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute

Erik Dellums ... Narrator (as Erik Todd Dellums)

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York
Juna Kollmeier ... Herself - Phd., astrophysicist, Carnegie Observatories

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Geoff Marcy ... Himself - Professor, Astronomer, University of California Berkley

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 2, Episode 6: Comets

15 August 2012
We follow the odyssey of a comet as it sails through space, watching every move as it evolves from a chunk of ice and rock into an active nucleus engulfed in a gaseous haze. What we learn is a revelation; comets are even more mysterious than we imagined.
Claudia Alexander ... Herself - Phd., Planetary Science

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York
Dante Lauretta ... Himself - Professor, Cosmochemist, University of Arizona

Amy Mainzer ... Herself - Astronomer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Narrator (voice)
Peter Schultz ... Himself - Professor, Impact Specialist, Brown University

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Cente

Season 2, Episode 7: Asteroids

22 August 2012
From icy worlds with more fresh water than Earth to flying mountains of pure metal, asteroids shaped our past and promise much for the future. Could these enigmatic space rocks hold the key to how life in the Universe arises and is extinguished?

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Barack Obama ... Himself (archive footage)

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Narrator (voice)
Peter Schultz ... Himself - Professor, Impact Specialist, Brown Universiy (as Peter Schultz)
Russell Schweickart ... Himself - Apollo 9 Astronault, B612 Foundation
Mark Sykes ... Himself - Phd., Planetary astronomer, Planetary Science Institute

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 2, Episode 8: Birth of the Earth

29 August 2012
The Earth was formed by a series of cosmic cataclysms including the most powerful blast in the Universe. Yet amid the turmoil our world was born. Could the same chain of events have created other earths elsewhere, inhabited by creatures like us?
Jürgen Blum ... Himself - Experimental Physicist, Institute of Geophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics

Erik Dellums ... Narrator (as Erik Todd Dellums)

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University
Hal Levison ... Himself - Phd., Planetary Scientist, Southwest Research Institute

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Geoff Marcy ... Himself - Professor, Astronomer, University of California Berkley

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer
Russell Schweickart ... Himself - Apollo 9 Astronaut, B612 Foundation (as Rusty Schweickart)
Mark Sykes ... Himself - Phd., Planetary astronomer, Planetary Science Institute

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Journey from the Center of the Sun

9 July 2014
How does light escape from the sun? We take a journey from the center of the sun, following the path of light. We witness its fiery birth from in the core, its 430,000 mile battle against gravity and magnetism, and its escape from the solar surface.
Alex Filippenko ... Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist
Holly Gilbert ... Herself - Solar physicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself - Astrophysicist
Matt Penn ... Himself - Solar astronomer
Dean W. Pesnell ... Himself - Solar physicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 3, Episode 2: The End of the Universe

16 July 2014
How and when will the Universe end? Gravity and dark matter are poised to annihilate the Universe in a big crunch. Expansion and dark energy may tear it apart. Or, a phase transition could kill us tomorrow in a cosmic death bubble.
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Sean Carroll ... Himself - Cosmologist
Alex Filippenko ... Himself - Professor, Astrophysicist
Brenda Frye ... Herself - Astrophysicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself - Astrophysicist
Saul Perlmutter ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
David Spergel ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist
Max Tegmark ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 3, Episode 3: Jupiter: Destroyer or Savior?

23 July 2014
Beneath Jupiter's swirling clouds lie our solar system's deepest secrets: from its violent youth, through the birth of life to the death of the sun. Now, scientists are unlocking these secrets and discovering that every living thing exists tha to Jupiter.
Gilbert Collins ... Himself - Physicist (as Rip Collins)

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Theoretical physicist

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator

Amy Mainzer ... Herself - Astronomer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Chris McKay ... Himself - Astrobiologist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Kevin Walsh ... Himself - Astronomer

Season 3, Episode 4: First Second of the Big Bang

30 July 2014
The first second of the Universe, the creation of everything when space, time, matter and energy burst into existence. It is the most important second in history, which seals the Universe's fate and defines everything that comes after - including us.

Sean Carroll ... Himself - Cosmologist

Albert Einstein ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist (archive footage)
Alan Guth ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist
Peter Higgs ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist (archive footage)
Joe Incandela ... Himself - Particle Physicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University
Janna Levin ... Herself - Theoretical Physicist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Mike Lisa ... Himself - Particle Physicist
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself, Astrophysicist
Arno Penzias ... Himself - Physicist, Radio Astronomer (archive footage)

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Tara Shears ... Herself - Particle Physicist
David Spergel ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist
Max Tegmark ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Robert Woodrow Wilson ... Himself - Astronomer (archive footage)

Season 3, Episode 5: Is Saturn Alive?

6 August 2014
Saturn's secrets are out. The ferocious weather, the evolving ring system and the discovery of active geology on Saturn's moons has rewritten the textbooks. Scientists are looking for life on Saturn's moons and they may have found it on Titan.

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Chris McKay ... Himself - Astrobiologist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer
Carolyn Porco ... Herself - Phd., Planetary Scientist

Jani Radebaugh ... Herself - Planetary Geologist

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Robert Zubrin ... Himself - Aerospace Engineer

Season 3, Episode 6: Weapons of Mass Extinction

13 August 2014
An overview of historical mass extinctions and what is in store for the future.

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist
Neil Gehrels ... Himself - Experimental Physicist
Dougal Jerram ... Himself - Volcanologist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Julie McEnery ... Herself - Astrophysicist
Chris McKay ... Himself - Astrobiologist
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself, Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 3, Episode 7: Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way?

20 August 2014
What built the Milky Way? New research might now have the answer, revealing an unlikely hero. At the heart of our galaxy sits a super massive black hole, one of the most destructive objects in the Universe. Could it be our creator?
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist
Fiona Harrison ... Herself - Astrophysicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator

Amy Mainzer ... Herself - Astronomer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself, Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer
Amy Reines ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Risa Wechsler ... Herself - Phd., Astrophysicist

Season 3, Episode 8: Our Voyage to the Stars

27 August 2014
One day, a cosmic disaster will make life on Earth impossible. To survive, we must find a new home amongst the stars. Scientists are already developing new propulsion systems to take us to these distant worlds.
Leroy Chiao ... Himself - Astronaut
Les Johnson ... Himself - Advanced Propulsion Technologist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Geoff Marcy ... Himself - Professor, Astronomer, University of California Berkeley
Chris McKay ... Himself - Astrobiologist
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself, Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Harold White ... Himself - Physicist (as Harold 'Sonny' White)

Season 3, Episode 9: The Search for a Second Earth

3 September 2014
Is there another Earth out there with liquid oceans, rocky continents and life like us? Astronomers seek the answer with spectroscopy, direct imaging and telescopes. They hope to find evidence of atmospheres, magnetospheres and signs of life.
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist

Michio Kaku ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical Physicist, City University of New York
David Kipping ... Himself - Astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Heather A. Knutson ... Herself - Assistant Professor of Planetary Science

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Geoff Marcy ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer, University of California Berkley
Chris McKay ... Himself - Astrobiologist
Ben Oppenheimer ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Evgenya Shkolnik ... Herself - Assistant Professor of Planetary Science
Kevian Stassun ... Himself - Phd., Physics and Astronomy

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: How the Universe Built Your Car

14 July 2015
Beneath the hood of your car lies the history of the Universe. The iron in your chassis, the gold in your stereo and the copper in your electronics all owe their existence to violent cosmic events that took place billions of years ago.
Edo Berger ... Himself - Professor of Astronomy, Harward University
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist
Moogega Cooper ... Herself - Planetary Protection Engineer

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist
Woody Fischer ... Himself - Geobiologist

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University
Nina Lanza ... Herself - Planetary Scientist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., Astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Taylor Wilson ... Himself - Nuclear Scientist

Season 4, Episode 2: Earth, Venus's Evil Twin

15 July 2015
There is a hellish planet in our solar system; covered in thick dense clouds and roasted by colossal temperatures. Incredibly this is a vision of Earth's future. To understand how our world will be destroyed we need to look at Earth's evil twin Venus.
Moogega Cooper ... Herself - Planetary Protection Engineer
David Dartnell ... Himself - Astrobiologist
David Grinspoon ... Himself - Phd., Astrobiologist

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, Theoretical Physicist, Arizona State University
Nina Lanza ... Herself - Planetary scientist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself, Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Jani Radebaugh ... Herself - Planetary Geologist

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Astronomer
Richard Zeebe ... Himself - Physicist & Oceanographer

Season 4, Episode 3: Monster Black Hole

22 July 2015
Black holes are the least understood places in the universe, where the rules of physics collapse. We go inside the super-massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way.
Geoff Bower ... Himself - Astronomer (as Geoffrey Bower)
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Sean Carroll ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist
Moogega Cooper ... Herself - Planetary Protection Engineer
Shep Doeleman ... Himself - Astronomer
Andrew J.S. Hamilton ... Himself - Theoretical physicist (as Andrew Hamilton)

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Phd., theoretical physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator
Max Tegmark ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 4, Episode 4: Edge of the Solar System

4 August 2015
Giant magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide, bizarre invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits. All this and more could be inside our cosmic backyard, and effecting our lives on Earth.
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist
David Jewitt ... Himself - Astronomer

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Carey Lisse ... Himself - Astronomer
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself, Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Kevin Walsh ... Himself - Astronomer

Season 4, Episode 5: Dawn of Life

11 August 2015
We're on the verge of unconvering the how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate. Did we come from strange volcanic hatcheries deep under the sea? Or did life on Earth come from another planet?
Laurie Barge ... Herself - Phd., astrobiologist (as Laura M. Barge)
Moogega Cooper ... Herself - Planetary protection engineer
David Dartnell ... Himself - Astrobiologist

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Professor, theoretical physicist, Arizona State University
Nina Lanza ... Herself - Planetary scientist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Chris McKay ... Himself - Astrobiologist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Season 4, Episode 6: Secret History of the Moon

18 August 2015
Our Moon is stranger than you think, and we reveal its incredible secrets. Can we thank the Moon for life on Earth? What explains the mysterious tunnels beneath its surface? Is a lunar base the key to humanity's future in space?
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical physicist, Arizona State University (as Lawrence M. Krauss)
Nina Lanza ... Herself - Planetary scientist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Chris McKay ... Himself - Astrobiologist
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself, Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Jani Radebaugh ... Herself - Planetary geologist

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator
Arpita Roy ... Herself - Astronomer

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Phd., astronomer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Jason Wright ... Himself - Phd., astronomer (as Jason Thomas Wright)

Season 4, Episode 7: The First Oceans

25 August 2015
For years, scientists suspected that the oceans came from molecules delivered to Earth from distant stars by asteroids, but a new discovery suggests that their true origins may be more exotic.
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist
Moogega Cooper ... Herself - Planetary Protection Engineer

Dan Durda ... Himself - Phd., Astrophysicist
David Grinspoon ... Himself - Phd., Astrobiologist

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical physicist, Arizona State University
Nina Lanza ... Herself - Planetary scientist

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Carey Lisse ... Himself - Astronomer
Karen Meech ... Herself - Astronomer
Stephen Mojzsis ... Himself - Geologist (as Steve Mojzsis)
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Astronomer
Kevin Walsh ... Himself - Astronomer

Season 4, Episode 8: Forces of Mass Construction

1 September 2015
There's a mysterious force you can't see or touch, but it affects everything in the universe. Magnetism has shaped our cosmos, and without it, Creation would simply disintegrate. We follow scientists trying to understand how this strange force works.
James S. Bullock ... Himself - Astrophysicist
Moogega Cooper ... Herself - Planetary protection engineer

Lawrence Krauss ... Himself - Phd., Theoretical physicist, Arizona State University
Daniel Lathrop ... Himself - Phd., Geophysicist (as Dan Lathrop)

Richard Lintern ... Himself - Narrator
Jena Meinecke ... Herself - Astrophysicist
Hakeem Oluseyi ... Himself - Astrophysicist

Phil Plait ... Himself - Phd., Astronomer

Jani Radebaugh ... Herself - Planetary geologist

Mike Rowe ... Himself - Narrator

Michelle Thaller ... Herself - Astronomer

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Most Amazing Discoveries

23 November 2016

Season 5, Episode 2: Mystery of Planet 9

29 November 2016
Scientists have discovered a mysterious ninth planet on the very edge of our solar system. Ten times the size of Earth, this strange world could have moons with extraterrestrial life.

Season 5, Episode 3: Black Holes: The Secret Origin

6 December 2016


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