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The Universe: The Complete Season Three
The Universe The Complete Season Three
Actor: Erik Thompson
Director: Douglas J. Cohen
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2009     11hr 40min

Immerse yourself in more spectacular space exploration with SEASON THREE of this epic series from HISTORY. A virtual collision of astronomy and history, each enlightening episode utilizes strikingly realistic computer recr...  more »


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Actor: Erik Thompson
Director: Douglas J. Cohen
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Space Exploration
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/26/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 11hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Disappointing season
Marvin Taylor | USA | 11/07/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Ok. As a scientist, I found the first 2 seasons to be quite entertaining even though the material is fairly basic (it's not meant to be for astrophysics geeks). The show has always had alot of bang and big and bold photos, very colorful, very creative. Then there's the third season... come on. Sex in space? what a crappy episode. There is so much that we know (and don't know) about space that they can go on and on and talk about the Universe for the next 30 years...but instead they got this snoozer lame episode about popping out kids in space with very little fact and mostly just opinions and speculation. They didn't even really bother getting into the details regarding the animal research that has been done. I had to shut it off...couldn't finish watching that stupid episode. And the episode which talks about neutrinos....didn't even properly define it. Good job, professors. If you are really trying to educate the public about space and you want to talk about particles, you should really go back to the basics of physics and talk about each particle and their importance...then talk about neutrinos. Instead, we get a smoke-and-mirrors light show which is supposed to represent a bunch of neutrinos whizzing around.

I figure that the people watching Season 3 of The Universe have probably seen the first two seasons or if not, after watching episodes from this season, should be motivated to watch 1 and 2. Maybe the people making the show should make it a little more sophisticated and elevate the level of complexity of the show...but instead, the show tries to oversimply abstract complex theories instead of teaching its viewers anything concrete; The Universe, our Heisenberg Multiverse of 11 dimensions, is just a cheap light show in Season 3.

In case you are wondering. 5 stars for season 1. 4 stars for season 2.

No words to describe how wonderful this Documentary is !!!
Elton Celio De Oliveira | Sao Paulo, Brazil | 01/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A wonderfull set of DVD that take us to a journey of reality about the Universe we live.
In my opinion the only negative point of ths product is that it has no subtittle, and a serie like this must have subtittles in various languages, including Portuguese.
All the schools in the world have to have this DVDs to exib it to the fellows."
It just keeps getting better!
Josh Yates | Phenix City, AL | 07/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very informative, educational, interesting, and fun! The special effects and great narrative performance makes this show my favorite. This is by far the best TV series I have ever seen. I have watch every episode multiple times. Another great thing about this show is that it includes some of the greatest physicist of today, such as Michio Kaku. I highly recommended anybody who is even slightest interested in the final frontier to add this DVD set to their collection.

I especially love the episode "Parallel Universes". For all open minded people, this is an episode you must see."
Too Much Theory, Too Much Animation
Ron Gibson | 03/13/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Overall the series is interesting, but it lacks in actual video and images. There is a huge supply out there, yet they rely on animation. I understand many of the things discussed are too distant, or simply haven't been caught on film, but still. Now to the theory. Almost everything discussed is theory, yet they too often treat it as fact. The episode on alternate universes is a joke. Sure, there are people that believe it, but I can't believe the way it was presented. Does anyone seriously believe that there is a doppelganger for each one of us in some other parallel universe? To say that George W. Bush may be the commissioner of baseball in another universe is absurd. Finally, they are extremely-extremely-extremely lazy in the over-use of the same animation and images that show up in many of the episodes. Despite these annoyances, there seem to be just enough nuggets of interesting things that make it worth a watch, just not sure it will get a repeat viewing."