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Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking, the world's most famous living scientist explores the greatest mysteries of the cosmos. In three landmark installments he reveals the wonders of the universe as never seen before. These Universe DVDs are definitive, provocative, surprising, and beautiful. With Stephen Hawking DVDs, take a fascinating look through the mind's eye of one of the finest brains on the planet.

Episode 1- Aliens: In "Are We Alone?" Hawking considers one of the most important mysteries facing humankind the possibility of alien, intelligent life. He leads us on a journey rendered in eye-popping detail, from the moons of Jupiter to a galaxy maybe not so far, far away. We will meet possible aliens and wonder at their form, we will delve into the very principles of what it is to call something alive, and we will calculate the likelihood of 'contact' being made.

Episode 2- Time Travel: "Is Time Travel Possible?" Hawking explores the world's favorite scientific 'what if?' He explores all the possibilities, warping the very fabric of time and space as he goes. From killing your grandfather to riding a black hole, we learn the pitfalls and the prospects for a technology that could quite literally, change everything.

Episode 3- The Story of Everything: The Story of Everything. In 2 eye-popping hours, Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a new generation. Delve into the mind of the world's most famous living scientist and reveal the splendor and majesty of the universe as never seen before. See how the universe began, how it creates stars, black holes and life and how everything will end.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 180 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Discovery Channel
  • DVD Release Date: January 4, 2011
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 2010

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4.8

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Discovery ChannelInto The Universe with Stephen Hawking DVD
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Informative (50)
  • Entertaining (39)
  • Great cinematography (35)
  • Original (33)
  • High production value (30)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (39)
    • Adult viewers (30)
    • Perfect gift (25)
    • Younger viewers (21)
    • In the car (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual viewer (28), Movie buff (12), Avid moviegoer (10)

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    1.0

    Not for hearing aid users

    By Kjakabråtan

    from Oslo

    Comments about this product:

    The background music is so disturbing that it is almost impossible to hear the comments if you are using a hearing aid

     
    5.0

    Actually, it is

    By Agile

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Casual Viewer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • An Answer If You Want One
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • Anyone Who Likes Physics
      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      This is an important journey into the "beginning" of our universe and whatever else might exist. It asks and answers questions. Hawking is the strongest presenter in his logic and simplicity in explaining the Laws of Physics for the inquisitive, yet average person. Particularly good for inquiring adults and young students in High School and College. It presents all points of view regarding Religion and beliefs; yet Hawking makes his case for " Why there is no God."

       
      5.0

      voiceover improves GREAT presentation

      By ole man mose

      from Salem, Oregon

      About Me Movie Buff

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

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        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        The voice over by Benedict Cumberbatch instead of speech synthesiser improves an EXCELLENT presentation.

         
        5.0

        GREAT AS A GIFT!!!!!

        By KCJOJOW

        from OCEANSIDE CA

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • In The Car
          • Perfect Gift
          • Travel

          Comments about this product:

          I GAVE THIS TO MY BOYFRIEND AS A GIFT AS HE ENJOYS SPACE. I WILL BE PURCHASING MORE AS THE SHOWS CONTINUE TO BE ON SALE AND AVAILABLE....A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!!!!!

           
          5.0

          Excellent Choice

          By Katie

          from Central New Jersey

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          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • Informative

          Cons

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            • At Home
            • Perfect Gift

            Comments about this product:

            Purchased as a gift for my son. He loved it!

             
            5.0

            Blu-Ray version coming!

            By John

            from Jefferson, GA

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                  I have not viewed this yet, but can't wait! Blu-ray version being released 1/31/12. Pre-orders being taken now.(I cannot reveal on what website, but take one guess.)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great introduction to our cosmos wonders

                  By Teach

                  from Oregon

                  Pros

                  • Informative

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                      Comments about this product:

                      My students were spellbound. I teach an adult class and many do not spend time thinking about the future of our universe, how it happened and where we might be headed! It was totally mind-expanding for them. They just need more!

                       
                      5.0

                      Everything is Perfect

                      By reed1998

                      from Saint Paul, MN

                      About Me Casual Viewer

                      Pros

                      • Entertaining
                      • Informative
                      • Music
                      • Original

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Projects

                        Comments about this product:

                        The music corresponded perfectly with the context.

                        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        I find the back ground music is too loud

                        By Kumar

                        from Toronto, Canada

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Informative
                        • Visual and information

                        Cons

                        • Unable to hear

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        Back ground music was over shadowing the commentary part. As a result, I was finding it hard to hear. Especially on the theory of everything, I couldn't hear any.

                        Also, I heard rumbling noise on the DVD. I am not sure whether it was a manufacturing defect or not.

                         
                        5.0

                        Mesmerizing!

                        By American Citizen

                        from Hollywood, Fla

                        About Me Avid Moviegoer

                        Pros

                        • Great Cinematography
                        • High Production Value
                        • Informative
                        • Original

                        Cons

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                          • At Home

                          Comments about this product:

                          A coworker turned me on to this program. Knowing that Hawking's mind is a global treasure, I couldn't help but want to watch. Plus, being a believer in God, I was curious what he had to say about creation and evolution. The Big Bang is the moment of creation, though Hawking contends that there isn't necessarily a God. Looking at the vast expanse of space and how alone humanity is on Earth, it's hard to argue. However, I am not ready to give up my Deistic belief in a Supreme Deity; it's too depressing. Of course, I'm left with the question as to what God expects us to do with so much empty and uninhabitable space around our unique planet.

                          In any event, the film is brilliant and a rare opportunity for nonscientists to get a glimpse into one of the brightest minds of our age.

                           
                          5.0

                          I will purchase more of works by Stephen

                          By john the yoga

                          from houston, texas

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                          Pros

                          • Entertaining
                          • Informative
                          • Original

                          Cons

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                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • Perfect Gift

                            Comments about this product:

                            Product highly informative and helpful in understanding the world at large.

                             
                            5.0

                            Education and pleasure combined together

                            By Afzal

                            from Gainesville, FL

                            About Me Casual Viewer

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Great Cinematography
                            • Informative

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                              • Perfect Gift

                              Comments about this product:

                              Education and pleasure combined together. Great value for money

                               
                              5.0

                              The Universe explained for all

                              By TnTom

                              from Knoxville, TN

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                              Pros

                              • High Production Value
                              • Informative

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                                • Adult Viewers
                                • At Home
                                • Perfect Gift
                                • Younger Viewers

                                Comments about this product:

                                Excellent for Jr High science students
                                Clear presentation that recognizes the limitations of science
                                No significant shortcomings

                                 
                                5.0

                                Brilliant

                                By Raf198

                                from Washington D.C.

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                                      An outstanding glimpse into the mind of one of the most brilliant people on earth. Worth the money.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      There's always something new to learn

                                      By BassClef

                                      from Louisville KY

                                      About Me Casual Viewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Original

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                                        • At Home
                                        • Perfect Gift

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        I'd always considered myself an outer space buff but not a full-on geek about it. In other words, I love reading about it or viewing it, but I don't own a telescope. Having read Hawking's books I know he has a way of providing a simple explanation of a complex thought. The graphics and animations in the video, not only provided great science, it was fun to boot!

                                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Awesome video

                                        By Pete

                                        from San Francisco

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                                              This is the best video of it's kind that I've ever watched. It's sophisticated enough to engage hard core science folks yet accessible to all (including my 10 year old). Highly recommended.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Love his series Hawking is great

                                              By Nobody

                                              from Mpls, MN

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                                              Pros

                                              • Engaging Characters
                                              • Entertaining
                                              • Great Cinematography
                                              • High Production Value

                                              Cons

                                              • none

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Adult Viewers
                                              • At Home
                                              • Perfect Gift

                                              Comments about this product:

                                              I have all of his shows and look at them frequently

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              I was amazed.

                                              By Killjoy

                                              from Broadview heights, Oh

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                                              Pros

                                              • Entertaining
                                              • Great Cinematography
                                              • Informative

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                                                • Adult Viewers
                                                • At Home

                                                Comments about this product:

                                                This video really let's you know how small we are compared to the universe. It really puts it in perspective for you.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great show for entertainment & education

                                                By James E

                                                from Ocala, FL

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                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Entertaining
                                                • Great Cinematography
                                                • High Production Value
                                                • Informative
                                                • Original

                                                Cons

                                                • Conflicts with religion

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Adult Viewers
                                                • At Home
                                                • Younger Viewers

                                                Comments about this product:

                                                I love Stephen Hawking and how he makes such a complicated subject so easy to understand. A great example is how he explains how they dated the universe. The only downside to this video is that it conflicts with some religious teachings, so some viewers may be offended by statements such as "We may only be an advanced breed of monkey..." However, I still was able to show this DVD to my classes without any problems.

                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                discover

                                                By hydrogen atom

                                                from calfornia san fransico

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                                                Pros

                                                • Entertaining
                                                • Great to think about
                                                • Informative
                                                • Makes you wonder
                                                • Original

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                                                  • At Home

                                                  Comments about this product:

                                                  the best space movie ever it makes you wonder...

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