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Mankind the Story of All of Us 

Mankind: The Story of All of Us (original title)
From the power of science to how physics and biology combined to shape our shared journey, experience the human story like it's never been told before.
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Josh Brolin ...  Self - Narrator 12 episodes, 2012
Richard Machowicz ...  Self - Military Expert & Former Navy Seal 12 episodes, 2012
James Meigs James Meigs ...  Self - Editor-in-Chief, Popular Mechanics 12 episodes, 2012
George Wunderlich George Wunderlich ...  Self - National Museum of Civil War Medicine 9 episodes, 2012
Mike Loades Mike Loades ...  Self - Military Historian 9 episodes, 2012
Brian Williams ...  Self - NBC Nightly News 8 episodes, 2012
Henry Louis Gates Jr. ...  Self - Harvard University 7 episodes, 2012
Mehmet Oz ...  Self - New York Presbyterian Hospital 7 episodes, 2012
Sam Sheridan ...  Self - Writer 6 episodes, 2012
H.M. Agnes Hsu H.M. Agnes Hsu ...  Self - China Institute & UNESCO 5 episodes, 2012
Judith Lindbergh Judith Lindbergh ...  Self - Writer 5 episodes, 2012
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Follow-up to America: The Story of the US (2010). Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of history, now adopted by universities across the globe. 'Big history' focuses on the forces of nature to show how mankind's path is guided by events that stretch back, not hundreds, but thousands of millions of years. How the power of science, from geology and astronomy, to physics and biology combined to shape our shared human journey. Revealing astounding global connections and an astonishing interconnected story, this is history without limits, free from boundaries and politics. Our story, like it's never been told before. Written by History Channel

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Josh Brolin - Narrator: [opening narration for each episode] Amidst the chaos of an unforgiving planet most species will fail. But for one, all the pieces will fall into place, and a set of keys will unlock a path for mankind to triumph. This is our story, the story of all of us.
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Mostly (bad) style, little substance
15 December 2012 | by jackson_popeSee all my reviews

OK so here's the positive. The pseudo-history channel is slowly becoming the History Channel again. After giving a platform to fringe B.S. like the holy grail in America (really?) and Ancient Aliens I was genuinely excited for a sweeping epic about actual history. I was in for disappointment.

It's full of gross historical inaccuracies and in all the episodes I've seen I've yet to see an actual professional historian or archaeologist among their "experts".

In lieu of analysis they rely instead on vague generalities and dramatic presentation, which failed to be dramatic and utterly succeeded at being annoying. Epic 300 slo-mo isn't appropriate for everything, especially not farming.

In the end it's a superficial history show for people who are only superficially interested in history. If you've ever actually bothered to read a history book you are not missing anything by missing this.

But at least it's not another HC show about Nostradamus or 2012. I'll give it a star for that.


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13 November 2012 (USA) See more »

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Nutopia, Nutopia See more »
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