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Disapointing Presentation Ruins an Otherwise Fact Filled Series
, April 5, 2012
This review is from: The Universe: The Mega Collection (DVD)
The entire series is produced with background music that keeps one constantly on edge. Never one moment of peace to reflect on and enjoy the emormous volume of data and information embedded in each episode. No doubt this could be a great set, but it is produced for an audience that does not mind being dragged along as if it were a never ending sensationalist adventure. Filled with animation that is reproduced over and over, many scenes are monotonous rehashes of previously introduced material. In addition, the series is interspersed with breaks for advertising or station breaks or whatever occurs in the TV land. These breaks simply truncate the immediate scene and then without skipping a beat, picks up with a retake of much of the information already delivered as if your brain were suddenly switched off and you have forgotten what occurred moments before. It is too bad that this set is produced in such a way. As a family, we were looking forward to the production. But because of the high pressure delivery complete with the shortfalls mentioned plus other very annoying features found in sensationalist news broadcasting so common these days, the set will be discarded and we will look for something created more in the style of what David Attenborough has been able to achieve in so many delightful, informative and extremely well produced videos.
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