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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.
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Series cast summary:
Phil Plait ...  Himself - Astronomer / ... 47 episodes, 2010-2018
Michelle Thaller ...  Herself - Astronomer / ... 46 episodes, 2010-2018
Mike Rowe ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 42 episodes, 2010-2018
Lawrence Krauss ...  Himself - Cosmologist / ... 41 episodes, 2010-2018
Hakeem Oluseyi Hakeem Oluseyi ...  Himself - Astrophysicist / ... 30 episodes, 2014-2018
Richard Lintern ...  Himself - Narrator 26 episodes, 2010-2018
Michio Kaku ...  Himself - Theoretical Physicist / ... 22 episodes, 2010-2014
James S. Bullock James S. Bullock ...  Himself - Astrophysicist 19 episodes, 2014-2018
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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.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

25 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Come funziona l'Universo See more »

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(8 episodes)

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Dolby

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16:9 HD
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The narrator Erik Dellums is also the voice for Bethesdas Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Nazir in the Dark Brotherhood faction. See more »

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Simply amazing.
26 February 2014 | by nimrodtangiSee all my reviews

When I saw the lack of reviews of this magnificent documentary show I had to write something down. In my opinion this is the best show about the the universe and space to date and its taught me a lot of things I always wanted to know about our universe (and I've seen a tons of similar shows before),

Lets begin with the great scientists and theoretical physicists such as Michio Kaku that explaining things we "normal" people wont usually understand in such a nice ways, and the visual effects by LOLA are great too. The show is written very well and the Narrators does a great job (personally I liked Mike Rowe better in the first season). Even the soundtrack fits perfect and I love it. Every time I watch the show its like going to a trip in a bizarre place we humans are just beginning to understand, even in the second and third time you watch it. In conclusion, I recommend this show to everyone not just space enthusiasts. Sometimes its even better or the same as watching a great drama such as Breaking Bad, True Detective etc. you should try it!


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