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NOVA: The Universe Within
NOVA The Universe Within
Actors: Bonnie Blair, Karen Hatchett, Mike Powell
Director: Goro Koide
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 0min

NOVA takes viewers on an incredible voyage into the microworld of the human body to explore The Universe Within. Breathtaking sports photography captures amazing athletes in action?but the real action happens inside, reve...  more »

     
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Actors: Bonnie Blair, Karen Hatchett, Mike Powell
Director: Goro Koide
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Science & Technology
Studio: Wgbh / Pbs
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/29/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Not the Complete Program
Sure Thing | San Diego County, CA United States | 02/22/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I've purchased the DVD and seen a public library copy of the prerecorded VHS videocassette and can tell you that BOTH are missing the segment where they illustrate how the body's immune system works to fight infection using the case of ice climber Rob Taylor when he broke his ankle while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. This, to me, was the most fascinating and important part of the originally 1.5 hour-long program (usually shown during PBS pledge drives) and they left it out completely!

I also noticed that the background music had been altered from that used in the original broadcast (perhaps because of copyright issues). I'd have been willing to overlook that little detail had all of the informational material been kept intact. This just compounded my frustration with the product.

If you have a taped copy of "The Universe Within" the way it was originally broadcast (even with the pledge breaks), consider yourself lucky. Save your money and let WGBH Boston Video know they should know better than to sell its supporters less than what they deserve, expect, and especially PAY for."
The Universe Within
Carmen C. Baez | Oakland, CA | 09/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great resource to help in the understanding of your body. It increased my appreciation of how miraculously we are made. This movie is a great tool to use in health education. Simple step by step explanation to the complex design of the human body.
Anatomy made simple."