The Universe: Complete Season 5
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Its been 50 years since man ventured into the unknown, and the heavens are only now yielding their greatest secrets. Follow in the galactic path of THE UNIVERSE, which this season leads us even further into the world beyond our own. From robotic rovers on Mars to NASA probes slamming into comets and deep space telescopes capturing violent images of the birth of stars, season five of this illuminating HISTORY series explores how these discoveries were made and who made them. Dramatic CGI and interviews with expert cosmologists, astronomers and astrophysicists bring the history of the heavens down to earth and provide a glimpse into our future. DISC 1: Seven Wonders of the Solar System / Mars: The New Evidence / Magnetic Storm / Time TravelDISC 2: Secrets of the Space Probes / Asteroid Attack / Total Eclipse / Dark Future of the Sun
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"7 Wonders of the Solar System"
"Mars: The New Evidence"
"Secrets of the Space Probes"
"Dark Future of the Sun"
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.
Still, as I said, it is worth watching. The price is reasonable, and there are a LOT of worse shows out there in the modern tv waste land that you could blow hard earned cash on.
I have been researching science for over 4 years now, and I still recommend this DVD to anyone who wants to know more about science. Even I am still learning more on these DVD's.
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.
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Much about the cosmos.