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Blu-Ray Review – The Universe, Season 2

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I thought I had been all ‘universed’ out, as in the last month I had watched the 2010 Stephen Hawking series and the 2010 Morgan Freeman produced series on the universe, back to back. Hawking’s was a four part series and Freeman’s was eight parts, and though both touched on similar issues, I was in luck having watched them in the order I had. The Hawking’s series was a good start into getting my head around the issues in the universe and Freeman’s series got me deeper into those issues. So when I realised that the next on my list was the 20 part series “The Universe – Season 2”, which was 3 years old, I thought this might be a boring watch as it would retrace things I had just learned about and some of the knowledge may already be obsolete. I watched it anyway and hoped that it would in fact continue to satisfy my current fascination with the universe.

“The Universe is an American documentary television series that premiered on May 29, 2007 on The History Channel. The show features computer-generated imagery/computer graphics of astronomical objects in the universe and interviews with experts who study in the fields of cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics.”

Well, just as I was lucky to have watched the other two series in the right order, I think this show was perfect to have seen third. Although it did touch on other issues I had already seen, and also referenced things that in the three years since had now been proven or disproven, it still opened up a massive wider knowledge base for me. With 20 episodes in this series it was able to go into each particular subject in a much deeper and more interesting way. Also, with each episode being on only one subject, and with 20 episodes in the season, it meant it touched on a lot of other things that the other shows hadn’t. So, all up, I found this to be an even better series than the others and I look forward to checking out all the other seasons.

9.5 out of 10 from me.

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