|As the Earth grapples with the effects of global warming, science has increasingly looked to outer space for answers to the glaring threats facing our world. Are there other planets in the Universe with the unique ability to support life -- or is there truly no place like home? The History Channel ventures into the uncharted territory of outer space through the visions, studies, and predictions of scientists and explorers, utilizing cutting-edge computer graphics and stunning footage to bring the universe down to Earth.|
Now available on Blu-ray, The History Channel presents all 13 visually arresting, awe-inspiring episodes from The Universe: The Complete Season One plus the feature-length documentary Beyond the Big Bang. From the planets to the stars to the edge of the known universe, history and science collide in this epic exploration of space and its limitless potential.
"...for anyone who wants a handy astronomical reference/cheat sheet, The Universe deserves a place on your shelf... Chris Chiarella, Big Picture Big Sound
"...a quality series. It strikes a balance between entertainment and education. Christopher Long, DVD Town
"...does a great job inspiring one to grab a telescope and do some serious stargazing. Jake Meaney, PopMatters
"...audience friendly and graphics heavy. The goal is to educate and entertain, and The Universe does both handily. Tom Becker, DVD Verdict
Editor's NoteReaching deep into the cosmos, this History Channel miniseries explores the many wonders of the solar system, the Milky Way, and the unknown galaxies that lay beyond our physical reach. Using cutting-edge computer technology, THE UNIVERSE offers detailed illustrations of distant worlds, and invites audiences to marvel at the mystery of black holes and collapsed stars. This complete first season collection includes every scintillating episode, as well as the feature-length documentary BEYOND THE BIG BANG.
|Erik Thompson - Narrator|
|The History Channel - Producer|
|Douglas Cohen - Director|