Agree. DVRed and watched this 2-hour show this morning. Covers similar territory of many programs on the Discovery channels and elsewhere, but does a better job on the history and the use of graphics IMO. Wonder if this one is available on HD discs? -- John
This is one of my favorite shows on TV. I enjoy astronomy to begin with, but the way they gradually reveal things throughout each episode just keeps me glued to the TV. (This even includes stuff I know they're going to talk about.)
Sure, it's mostly CG, but it's a real treat to watch. If it was ever released, I'd easily put The Universe on my Blu-Ray shelf next to Planet Earth as must-watch (repeatedly) nature television.
I liked tonight's episode titled "Pulsars & Quasars"
Mickey Hart's music based from Pulsar notes was really interesting.
Alex Filippenko is cool, always enjoy what he has to say.
This show has really good CGI 'eye candy' for HD displays.