Morgan Freeman's Through the Wormhole 6 Seasons 2010

Season 1
(179) IMDb 8.2/10

8. Beyond the Darkness TV-PG CC

What is the universe made of? If you answered stars, planets, gas and dust, you're wrong. Today scientists think there must be five times as much dark matter as regular matter, but they have no idea what it is only that it's not made of atoms we know of.

Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Carlos Frenk
Runtime:
45 minutes
Original air date:
July 28, 2010

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Mystery, Documentary, Kids & Family
Starring Morgan Freeman, Carlos Frenk
Supporting actors Richard Massey, Saul Perlmutter, Vera C. Rubin, David Spergel
Season year 2010
Network Science
Producers Simon Andreae, Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary, Bernadette McDaid, Tracy Mercer, Deborah Adler Myers, James Younger
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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135 of 138 people found the following review helpful By Mongo on February 21, 2011
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This Science Channel series covers much of the same ground as the History Channel's "Universe" series, but makes more historically relevant choices for expert commentators. Rather than relying, typically, on astronomers and physicists with general creditials, as the Universe does, "Through The Wormhole" uses almost exclusively scientists directly involved in pioneering work, some of which is ongoing. Wormhole also is a bit more provocative philosophically, which appealed to me. Morgan Freeman provides excellent narration, as one would expect from an accomplished actor. Highly recommended.
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48 of 53 people found the following review helpful By David M. Holmes on April 17, 2011
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I recently started a new hobby of star gazing, and found "Through The Wormhole" both instructional and entertaining. Anything with Morgan Freeman is worth watching. I highly recommend the DVD to anyone at any age. The information is up to date and the graphics and visual effects are fantastic.
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65 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Scott M on March 21, 2011
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One of the best documentaries I have seen. In the product listing (Amazon) it list the tracks from One of the discs and the other is missing. I don't have the set infront of me to add the rest. The first disc is the best. I would say - have a cup of coffee before watching this set - not because it's boring - but you need to be fully awake - and paying attention to get this. Very deep. And for me - I'll watch it many times over - because there is so much to take in.
They also talk of blackholes on here too.
I also own another set - "The Notradamus Effect" - and it is equal to this. So if you saw that one and liked it - get this one "Through The Wormhole" - and if you like that one - Get "The Nostradamus Effect".
I also caution, on Amazon - I believe I see it relisted (must be the same set) and the sellers are seeking higher prices.
I wish I could find more DVDs on time travel (on a scientific level).
Enjoy, Scott MacNeil.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By John H. Macdonald on September 8, 2011
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I wish I had access to material like this when my children were young! Morgan Freeman provides just the right pacing and tone in this DVD that explores some very deep philosophical questions from the viewpoint of the edges of science. I did not find this to be "new agey" as some reviewers did; I thought it raised questions that made science sound interesting, not dull, and led to some great discussions among my family and friends who watched. I also watched a few of the physics segments in conjunction with reading the The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality. It was a nice overview of dark matter, etc.

Not a boring science lesson, but some adventures that are exciting, well produced and have some visual effects that will blow you away. Better than many Hollywood productions! This is the perfect gift for the sci-fi loving teenager or grandchild who is still wide-eyed and open to new ideas. It works pretty well for jaded Grandpas as well :>).
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By SciFiCahill on August 17, 2011
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Not having cable, I didn't know about this series, so I bought it based on my sister's recommendation. After watching the series, an odd thing happened. I found a magazine: "Time 100 New Scientific Discoveries" which might as well have been called a scientific up-date for Through the Wormhole! So many of the episodes from the series were not only validated by the magazine, but proved to be stepping stones to even greater developments. That, to me, says that Through the Wormhole is "cutting edge" science and well worth the watching. In other words, you can trust the sources as being reliable and informed - not just theory and conjecture.

Yes, I found the camera work annoying also, but it's still worth the watching for the insights that they present. Their take on Dark Matter, alone, was worth the price of admission.

For those with a scientific mind-bend, this needs to be in your library. For those of you who can't understand scientific stuff - this is for you also - it's presented so you can get it!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 8, 2010
I saw all of the episodes via my Dish Network setup and they were all fantastic. I am hoping they will be made available in the Blu-Ray format soon. I plan to be one of the first customers since this is a great series that is well worth having! The topics, special effects, and narration are all top notch and very up to date (as of 2010 that is).
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By bernie HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on June 5, 2011
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This presentation is one of the best Astro-informatives since "Cosmos" (1980 TV mini-series documentary). There is no new information but it is well organized and the speculation is well done.

1 What Happened Before the Beginning?
We are treated to the prevailing theories including "Big Bang" with well done visuals.

2 Are We Alone?
Chances are put into prospective. And what we are doing to find them E.T. critters.

3 Is Time Travel Possible?
That all depends on if you follow Einstein's relativity theory and buy into space-time. Going back is a little tougher sale. Morgan handles it perfectly.

4 How Did We Get Here?
Chicken and the egg. Speculation on what life may be in other environments. Get out your periodic chart.

5 What Are We Really Made Of?
More great speculation. We see the collider that could have been in Texas. But in any event it is an eye opener into the quantum.

Again one of the things that made this documentary palatable was Morgan Freeman, Narrator of 11 episodes, 2010-2011. You may also recognize Paul Davies "The Big Questions" 1995 TV series documentary short.

Cosmos: Carl Sagan (7 DVD Set)
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