Educational Science Doc's

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1. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

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.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,512

2. The Elegant Universe (2003– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

A documentary examining string theory.

Stars: Michael Duff, Michael B. Green, Brian Greene, Walter Lewin

Votes: 2,025

4. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 15,132

5. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Mike Rowe

Votes: 4,297

6. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 3,831

7. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,352

8. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 28,465

9. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

A journey through space and time.

Director: Yavar Abbas | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Pertwee

Votes: 3,269

10. Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010– )

Documentary

In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,538

12. Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997– )

Not Rated | 360 min | Documentary

6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking, which describes all current thinking on the Big Bang, origins of the... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Eugene Babaev, Jeff Rawle, Gregory Benford

Votes: 882

14. How Life Began (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

Was life triggered by some event, like lightning hitting a pond full of amino acids? Earth was teeming with life billions of years before the dinosaurs existed. Single celled organisms ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Ellis | Stars: Robert Hazen, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Marcelo Gleiser, George Coyne

Votes: 29

15. Beyond the Horizon (2009)

Documentary, Drama

Olivia is a twenty-something reporter assigned to the religion beat for the London Times. She is on deadline to write a feature story about cosmology and the meaning of existence on the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Lina Patel, Josie Gammell

Votes: 37

16. 2057 (2007– )

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

Add a Plot

Stars: Michio Kaku, Frank Schätzing, Patrick Godfrey, Pascal Langdale

Votes: 255

17. Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible (2009– )

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

What first appears to be a send-up of classic science fiction is in fact a thorough examination of the real-world science behind the sensationalism. In the pilot episode, the physics behind... See full summary »

Stars: Michio Kaku, Zorikh Lequidre, Luke Crowe, Paul Davies

Votes: 341

20. Beyond Tomorrow (2005–2006)

60 min | Documentary

A show dedicated to showcasing developments in science and technology.

Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Anna Choy, Matt Shirvington

Votes: 49

21. Brink (2008– )

30 min | News

Designed as the next-generation source of interactive science information on television and on the web, Brink is the premier series for immersing viewers on the front lines of cutting-edge ... See full summary »

Stars: Danica McKellar, Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal, Kevin Smith

Votes: 11

22. Curiosity (2011– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

This program is made by the Discovery Network, and the show's 'full-name' has the suffix phrase of "The Questions of Our Life", after curiosity. The show tries to answer mysteries and ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Charles, Martin Sheen, Sean Barrett, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 613

23. Prophets of Science Fiction (2011– )

Documentary

The science-fiction imaginings of the writers of the past are now becoming the science realities of our day.

Stars: Jonathan Adams, Michio Kaku, Ridley Scott, David Brin

Votes: 543

25. Prophets of Science Fiction (2006 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

This film explores the most astonishing predictions of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Michio Kaku contributes.

Director: Dan Levitt | Stars: Michio Kaku, Gregory Benford, Wernher von Braun, Ron Miller

Votes: 33

27. The Complete Cosmos (1998– )

10 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

A travel by the wonders of the universe as brief as unforgettable.

Star: Jon Snow

Votes: 42

28. Creation of the Universe (1985 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

Trip through the creation of the Universe from the Bog Bang to the frontiers of science. Musical score from Brian Eno. Includes visits with great thinkers.

Stars: Timothy Ferris, Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 72

30. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Stars: Wayne D. Barlowe, Curtis Clark, James Garvin, Jamie Hanes

Votes: 1,338

31. The Future Is Wild (2003– )

25 min | Documentary, Animation, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists predict what Earth and Life will look like in the future

Stars: Christian Rodska, Jeremy Rayner, Bruce H. Tiffney, Stephen Harris

Votes: 623

32. The Future Is Wild

Not Rated | 88 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

A look at how life of Earth will look millions of years into the future.

33. The Future Is Wild (2007– )

22 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

This is a show about the creatures that could roam the Earth millions of years from now and the time traveling teenagers on the road trip of their lives. Using their TimeFlyer (just your ... See full summary »

Stars: Taylor Abrahamse, Marc Donato, Rob Tinkler, Rick Jones

Votes: 73

34. Hyperspace (2001)

180 min | Documentary

Explore the wonders of our universe with Sam Neill.

Star: Sam Neill

Votes: 1,328

35. Closer to Truth (2000– )

TV-PG

Closer To Truth is a public television series featuring scientists, philosophers, theologians and scholars exploring the deepest questions of Cosmos, Consciousness and Meaning-the structure... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lawrence Kuhn, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Douglas Vakoch, Steve Koonin

Votes: 53

36. Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

There are other worlds...but they are in this one.

Director: Paul Oremland | Stars: Frances Tomelty, Robert Silverberg, Paul Verhoeven, Arthur C. Clarke

Votes: 17

38. Do You Want to Live Forever? (2007 TV Movie)

76 min | Documentary

Following the revolutionary life-extension and immortality ideas of this somewhat eccentric scientist, Dr. de Grey.

Director: Christopher Sykes | Stars: Adelaide Carpenter, Aubrey de Grey, Christopher Sykes

Votes: 35

39. Who Wants to Live Forever? (2009 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead: Part One (1983).

Director: Brendan Sheppard | Stars: Floella Benjamin, Eric Saward, Peter Moffatt, Nicholas Courtney

40. The Story of Science (2010– )

Documentary

Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Robert W. Allan, Marlon Beale, Simon Chaplin

Votes: 551

41. Obsessed & Scientific (2005)

26 min | Documentary, Short

Obsessed & Scientific is a documentary about the possibility of time travel and the people who dream about it.

Director: Jay Cheel | Stars: Larry Haber, Michio Kaku, Robert Niosi

Votes: 24

42. Evolution (2002– )

480 min | Documentary, Drama

This magazine-style documentary outlines biological evolution through a variety of dramatizations and data delivered by expert testimony.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Roger Brierley, Anthony Carrick, Jane Cunliffe

Votes: 209

43. The Incredible Human Journey (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

This series explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world, supporting the Out of Africa Theory.

Stars: Alice Roberts, Robert Bednarik, Sandford Bigplume, Bruce Bradley

Votes: 731

44. Walking with Cavemen (2003)

100 min | Documentary, History

The great follow-up to 'Walking with Dinosaurs' and 'Walking with Beasts', presented by Professor Robert Winston, explains the story of human evolution.

Stars: Robert Winston, Alec Baldwin, Christian Bradley, Alex Palmer

Votes: 1,088

45. Ape to Man (2005 Video)

100 min | Documentary, History

The history of the search for the "missing link" in evolution is told through reenactments and interviews with leading scientists.

Director: Nic Young | Stars: Leslie Aiello, Joe Cain, Edward Herrmann, Kevin Hudson

Votes: 123

46. The Real Eve (2002 TV Movie)

103 min | Documentary

The made-for-cable documentary film The Real Eve is predicated on the theory that the human race can be traced to a common ancestor. The mitochondrial DNA of one prehistoric woman, who ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Piddington | Star: Danny Glover

Votes: 76

47. The Human Family Tree (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Documentary

On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity.

Director: Chad Cohen | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Michelle Dejesus, Michelle DeJesus, George Delis

Votes: 154

48. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Becoming Human: First Steps (2009)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

Nova examines the early ancestors of mankind and considers weather climate change was the driving force behind our early evolution.

Director: Graham Townsley | Stars: Zeresenay Alemseged, Michel Brunet, Peter de Menocal, Yannick Garcin

Votes: 110

49. Ape Man: The Story of Human Evolution (1994– )

Not Rated | 200 min | Documentary

Join Walter Cronkite on a journey to Africa and into the past four million years for the epic quest to answer the question, "Who Am I?"

Star: Walter Cronkite

Votes: 9

50. How the Earth Was Made (2009– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History

The natural wonders of the world are being explained.

Stars: Corey Johnson, Jonathan Keeble, Tony Prave, Mike Poland

Votes: 624

51. How the Earth Was Made (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary