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When Knowledge Conquered Fear 

Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to chase a single comet through its million-year plunge toward Sol. Later, Tyson visits the birth-place of Sir Isaac Newton and ... See full summary »

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Carl Sagan (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by), Ann Druyan (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Neil deGrasse Tyson ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Chochol ... Jan Oort
Cary Elwes ... Edmond Halley / Robert Hooke (voice)
Tom Konkle ... Samuel Pepys (voice)
Alexander Siddig ... Isaac Newton (voice)
André Sogliuzzo ... Christopher Wren, Weichelberger
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Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to chase a single comet through its million-year plunge toward Sol. Later, Tyson visits the birth-place of Sir Isaac Newton and retraces the unlikely friendship between Newton and brilliant polymath Edmond Halley. It was Halley's patience and generosity which allowed Newton to conquer his fear of isolation and find the courage to publish his masterwork, "Principia Mathematica" which launched a scientific revolution. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

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USA

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English

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23 March 2014 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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In Newton's day many folks understood that the force we call gravity must exist, and Hooke had vaguely suggested gravity weakened with distance. But no one could come up with a mathematical approach to accurately describe how gravitational attraction changed over distance. Newton did not discover gravity, but he did precisely define it. See more »

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Best Thing You Will See Today
15 November 2014 | by anmolkohli01See all my reviews

This episode is an improvement over the last one. A must watch.

The first 10 minutes may be a bore, but the episode starts to pick up after that. This episode is mostly about the history of science. It tells us about scientists like Hook, Newton, Halley, Oort and more.

The episode then changes it's focus to how Halley got Newton's book "Philisophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica" published.

The whole episode was pretty much dedicated to a tale of friendship between Newton and Halley.

The sense of wonder from the pilot returns in this episode and the final moments(epic) earn this amazing episode a 9 out of 10.


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