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A Traveler's Guide to the Planets

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Take a trip of a lifetime to visit our neighboring planets with A Traveler s Guide to the Planets. National Geographic takes off beyond Earth s boundaries for the ultimate tour of our solar system. From Mars monstrous mountains to Saturn s glittering rings, the sights are out of this world. Each hour offers breathtaking tours of the planets using modern-day high-tech telescopes and stunning CGI. Programs include: Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus, Pluto and Beyond, Mars, Venus and Mercury.


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  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: NAT'L GEOGRAPHIC VID
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 2010
  • Run Time: 300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003BI76WS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,814 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "A Traveler's Guide to the Planets" on IMDb

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36 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Paul Zborowski on October 13, 2010
When will producers realize that not all humans have only a 2 second attention span? I looked forward to this title enourmously. I was going to drown in the glorious modern visuals of the planets and their myriad colourfull moons. Instead someone thought they were making an action movie for teenagers, and not a documentary. Machine gun scene changes did not allow the viewer one moment of visual pleasure. A total frustrating waste of pixels, and a crime. Because when is someone going to finance another (proper) go at the same title now ?
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Kolias on July 21, 2010
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I really liked this because it tried to stick to
currently known facts about the Universe. If you have
watched other programs of the same type you know
that sometimes they spend all of the episode guessing
about what you will find on other planets etc...

I also like that they didn't present things in a
negative way. Example; When the Sun explodes in an
estimated 5 billion years the outer planets will lose
all of their mass and all that will remain are the cores
of once giant planets.

When possible I like to deal in known facts not
theories. Anyway, this is just the opinion of one
person. Overall, I found it enjoyable.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lefty2001 on February 1, 2011
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I have seen many science shows on the planets, but this is one of the best. Excellent narration, really great computer animation, and easy-to-understand interviews with astronomers who really enjoy their work and area of expertise. A lot of them are women, which I think is a great inspiration to young girls who want to grow up and study the universe. A+
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Larry Parker on November 17, 2012
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Very well done synopsis on our planets. Anything from National Geographic is tops for me. And this collection is no exception. Science, very well done, entertaining on many levels. The visuals are exceptional. 2 thumbs up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Buckholz on May 22, 2013
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This is a very fast paced movie and very enjoyable! My students didn't complain at all on watching it, and the information married well with my textbook and PowerPoints.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve Katz on August 13, 2013
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I saw this when it aired on Nat Geo and was so impressed, I had to buy it. My favorite planet is Saturn. Who knew?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GSE on November 20, 2012
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I had high hopes for this series, but the predominant feeling I have after watching it is disappointment. What a shame, because there are moments that are quite well done, but they tend to get lost in the rat-tat-tat rhythm of the editing, the incessant music which often jars, and lots of "whooshing" sound effects. The producers of this series are keenly interested in the possibility of life elsewhere in the Solar System, to the point where some episodes are devoted almost entirely to speculation on the subject, while one wants more time spent on conveying information about what is actually known about the various planets and their characteristics. A good series for children and adolescents; not so satisfying for adults. It does have its moments, though, now and then.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dryadqueen on February 7, 2013
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An awesome visual experience for students studying the planets. Unfortunately, it is out of date by a few years. It's hard to stay up-to-date with scientific information that changes so quickly.
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