The Universe: Complete Season 5 [Blu-ray]
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It's a little disappointing -- as a viewer, I feel a bit cheated out of five episodes this season, given that previous seasons had 13 or more episodes each.
This has been a good series thus far -- perhaps the best on TV since "Cosmos" in the 1980s. But it is apparent, based on the last two years, that the producers are running out of new ideas and angles. Now, with this short season, one can't help but wonder if viewers will be seeing a season 6.
Still, with all the discoveries and tantalizing hints revealed by the new particle accelerator, coupled with observations and discoveries from the space-based telescopes, you would think there'd be more than enough "science fuel" from just 2010 for new programs. I'd like to see an episode chronicling the Voyager spacecraft journeys now that they're leaving the fringes of the solar system and heading into true interstellar space.
Bottom line: If you like the series thus far, it's worth buying Season 5. The price is right for the short season. The science is still good and the series, as a whole, holds up even after five years in terms of relevant and accurate information.
The content from this season is first class, which is to be expected from this great series. Each episode is well researched and presented in a format that is easy to understand. If you've enjoyed the previous seasons of The Universe, the content of season 5 will not disappoint.
I hope this short season is just a bump in the road for this otherwise excellent series and not the end of the line. Thank you Amazon for giving this abbreviated season an abbreviated price.
The worst part is the use of analogies for almost everything. I can't remember whether it is season four or five now but the analogies get a bit ridiculous, it's as if the script writers are treating their viewers as imbeciles.
An example of an analogy used was (I believe it was season in 5) "a heard of sheep are like liquid, when in a group it's like the molecules are not moving much. Hence it's like a solid example ice. When they are free to move around they are similar to a gas example hydrogen".
Another is "a new car is similar to a new born sun" (is it really???)
"it starts of with a full tank" (actually a car has an empty tank when brand new)
"when the sun uses all it's hydrogen atoms it starts to expand, by then it starts to fuse helium another source of fuel. That's sort of like a car, I've run out of gas.. but I have a spare tank in my boot. That's similar to the sun when it starts using helium as a fuel source" (totally lost me there)
To sum up
First season - excellent
Second season - excellent
Third season - good though there is some rehashed footage
Forth season - ok...Read more ›
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