The Universe: Our Solar System [Blu-ray]
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THE UNIVERSE: OUR SOLAR SYSTEM takes viewers on an exhilarating voyage through the cosmos. Witness the sun's birth at the dawn of our solar system, and its death, billions of years in the future; explore the possibility of a human settlement on Mars; and learn about the devastating threats posed by the meteorites, comets, and asteroids that routinely collide with Earth.
From the farthest planets and stars in our solar system, back to the familiar face of our moon, HISTORY brings the mysteries of the heavens down to earth.
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
The Blu-ray edition of The Universe: Our Solar System consists of 10 episodes from the first season: "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," "Spaceship Earth," "The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus," "Saturn: Lord of the Rings," "Alien Galaxies," and "Life and Death of a Star." --Tami Horiuchi
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If you must buy this then pick up the DVD version. I'm a huge fan of History/Discovery/BBC productions. Their HD works are amazing. It's a shame that this got little to no effort. I gave this 2 stars because it does look nice even at 480i and like I said, I'm a huge fan of History/Discovery/BBC.If your looking to be amazed & show off your Blu Ray & HDTV, prepare to be disapointed.
He has only lied once in his life. Either it's about this or he really has piloted a space shuttle to Mars.
"The Universe: Our Solar System" is another History channel special in HD just gleaming with hi-def celestial images and CGI blends of space and our planets. It is a ridiculously gorgeous travel through the solar system complete with expert interviews and narratives focusing on the most impressive facts and figures as well as driving for information relevant to today, for example: How could sun spots impact the weather and future of our home planet, Earth?
Leave it to the history channel to take something we all take for granted like our sun, put it under a microscope of analysis to conclude that while it has been existence for millions of years, that it may burn out and die under our watch and annihilate the human race (we don't have enough problems, right?). It adds a little extra excitement and sensationalism to entities that should be fascinating enough on their own, but I can sympathize with today's attention spans that throwing in a little fear can be the best way to get interested and absorb by putting a personal stake on matters. After all, this is what I remembered the most about this episode!
Beyond the sun, this set also journeys to Mars exploring the possibility of a human settlement there someday (I think I've seen a movie about this....). The Ends of Earth are explored in the most devastating ways possible with the deep space threats to the planet (now I KNOW I've seen that movie 2-5 times). Not to be outdone, the History channel focuses on Jupiter: the Giant Planet, The Moon (could've used more Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force but otherwise a very cool place to visit. You should watch the movie, "Moon" starring Sam Rockwell if you haven't already!!Read more ›
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If you love traveling vicariously thru the universe, you'll love this entire series!Published 13 months ago by David Walker
I taught a unit this winter about the solar system and this DVD was "just what the doctor ordered." It had the vocabulary I needed. It had the images I needed. Read morePublished on June 22, 2014 by hardworker
My dad love it so that's all it matter. I give it to him for Father's Da. He really like itPublished on June 17, 2014 by claudia