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Stephen Hawking's Universe
Stephen Hawking's Universe
Actors: Stephen Hawking, Gregory Benford, Frank Langella, Fred M. Niell, Maria Papathanassiou
Genres: Documentary
NR     2004     6hr 0min

Stephen Hawking, author of the bestselling A Brief History of Time, presents here some of the most astonishing scientific advances in cosmological thought. Interviews with renowned researchers combined with strikingly arti...  more »


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Actors: Stephen Hawking, Gregory Benford, Frank Langella, Fred M. Niell, Maria Papathanassiou
Creator: Laura Sobel
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: Pbs Paramount
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2004
Original Release Date: 10/13/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 10/13/1997
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 6hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent repackaging to "Slim line"
Dennis Yenn | Hollywood, CA USA | 03/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The packaging is now revised to slim line, which saves space. I originally rented this product at the local library, the old packaging was 3 standard DVD cases (bulky)

The film itself is excellent, but I rated this 3-stars because PBS has so many other better space/universe DVD programs, such as Origins, Exploring Space, Life Beyond Earth, and Carl Sagan's Cosmos.

I do agree w/ a previous reviewer of this being slow, especially first 2 hours, but I suggest viewing the last DVD, ie hour 6 (the Theory of Everything) first. String theory is most interesting."
Well Worth Owning ****4 stars****
John Waghorn | Perth, Western Australia | 10/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sincerely, do yourself a favour and source out a BBC edition. I give it (5 Stars)It is an awesome package. Inspiring and well told. Something to watch again and again(Hence I've worn out the video cassette.)

This one is good too though. A matter of taste really."
Informationally boring but definitely worth my time.
Joel Foust | Tampa, FL | 01/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Starbucks played an integral role in the success of this series with me. However, I thoroughly enjoy cosmology so I like getting the big picture delivered by this set. The series definitely provides a clear understanding of the history of cosmology as well as current theories with as much explanation as you will find on any DVD out there. After watching Hawking's other video production, "A Brief History of Hawkings and Time", I was glad to find this series focused on the science instead of Hawkings himself. I believe the more you know about cosmology the more interesting you will find this program. Some of the information in this program is not easily understood unless you already know a little. Overall I found this program very useful. This set is an effective, comprehensive learning tool, not a day at the movies. Hawkings has definitely clicked out a pretty good program here!"
Good informative program
D.B. Cooper | California | 04/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This program is well done, albeit they were not exploring new ground that hasn't been covered in similar shows. That in itself does not detract from this being a good show covering a broad subject. The reason i comment on this, the kids thought it to a good reference."