The Universe Seasons One-Three [Blu-ray]
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We once thought of ourselves to be at the center of the world, now we know that we are just a small spec in a giant universe.
Immerse yourself in an astonishing exploration of space with the first three seasons of this epic series from HISTORYTM. Shot in HD with stunning footage from NASA and packed with state-of-the-art CGI graphics THE UNIVERSE takes viewers on a visually arresting journey across the galaxy to bring the beauty and mysteries of the cosmos a little closer to home. Delve into the cataclysmic events that set the stage for life, and visit sites where Earth s birthing process is still in evidence. Relive astronomical triumphs, from the first crude lenses that were able to magnify celestial bodies to probes that blaze to the most distant planets. See the hottest events in the sky, from colliding celestial bodies to collapsing suns. And venture into the uncharted territory of outer space through the visions, studies, and predictions of scientists and explorers on this journey of cosmic discovery, amazement, and adventure.
Now available on stunning Blu-ray, THE UNIVERSE MEGASET includes all 43 original episodes of the first three seasons of this epic series, including the feature-length documentary Beyond the Big Bang, on 10 discs.
- Featurette: Backyard Astronomers
- Universe Facts and Photo Gallery
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(Disc 1) Secrets of the Sun, Mars: The Red Planet, The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats to Our Planet, Jupiter: The Giant Planet, The Moon
(Disc 2) Spaceship Earth, The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus, Saturn: Lord of the Rings, Alien Galaxies, Life And Death Of A Star
(Disc 3) The Outer Planets, The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe, Search for ET
Bonus: Beyond the Big Bang
(Disc 1) Alien Planets, Cosmic Holes, Mysteries of the Moon, The Milky Way, Alien Moons
(Disc 2) Dark Matter, Astrobiology, Space Travel, Supernovas
(Disc 3) Constellations, Unexplained Mysteries, Cosmic Collisions, Colonizing Space, Nebulas
(Disc 4)Wildest Weather in the Cosmos, Biggest Things in Space, Gravity, Cosmic Apocalypse
Bonus: Backyard Astronomers
(Disc 1) Deep Space Disasters, Parallel Universes, Light Speed, Sex in Space
(Disc 2) Alien Faces, Deadly Comets and Meteors, Living in Space, Stopping Armageddon
(Disc 3) Another Earth, Strangest Things,Edge of Space, Cosmic Phenomena
Bonus: Universe Facts, Image Gallery
I owned the first three seasons of this EPIC series on dvd and had been disappointed by the double black bars (fullscreen letterbox) presentation of this series.Read more ›
The one thing that I did not find in any of the other reviews or in any of the product pictures that was a concern of mine was the size/look that this collection would have on my shelf. When I got these blu-rays in the mail I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are the 3 single packaged seasons of The Universe inside of a decorative cardboard box so if you want to leave them in the box on the shelf that would be fine or you could take them out and it would be as if you had purchased each separately (which is what I'll be doing since I'm also buying season 4 and it would look strange in my opinion to have 3 boxed and one separate). So if packaging was something holding you back from taking advantage of the price difference between buying the seasons separately or in this package deal then you can rest assured that this package is the better alternative. Hope this helps.
Addendum: a larger set is now available, released date April 26, 2011 to encompass all 5 seasons, The Universe: The Complete Series Megaset [Blu-ray]. It also includes, The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System [Blu-ray 3D].
I'm eagerly awaiting the next one.
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Why is the DVD version in Full Screen 1.33:1 format and Blu-Ray is in Widescreen 1.85:1? It appears that this is a new way to force DVD obsolescence and move everyone to Blu-Ray. Read morePublished on August 23, 2010 by John Eckart
Very good, but the lack of subtitles and advanced sound robe it from having five starsPublished on April 8, 2010 by CARALMOL
The product information for this box set proudly boasts "includes all 43 original episodes of the first three seasons". Read morePublished on March 1, 2010 by Tegs
This series is a must have for every family. The mix of real images and simulations is an excellent way to explain the complex astronomical phenomena and trigger imagination on... Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by Bayou Z
This is a Christmas gift for my son. He really loves this series says it is great.Published on December 10, 2009 by Linda S. Craighead