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Friday, January 13, 2012

Film Friday

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking

I can still remember looking up into the stars when I was young and wondering what was out there. When I was a kid we had a show much like this one minus the special effects called Cosmos. Cosmos was hosted by my idle Carl Sagan. He could speak about things so clearly that anyone could understand them. I was never much into Star Trek but he made it seem possible. Into The Universe feels like it picks up right where Cosmos left off. The special effects and visuals used in Into The Universe make it a very fun watch. There are three episodes in the series which cover life on other planets, time travel, the creation of the universe, and much more. I especially liked Stephens view on paradoxes. This is a great film and It will make you feel smarter afterwards.

IMDB: 8.6
My Rating: 9

I personally feel as though this film could of covered more topics as Cosmos did back in the day, but these three episodes seem to be more about the most important discoveries and ideas found thus far.
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71 comments:

NayNaySIXX said... Reply To This Comment

Might have to look into this

Pat Hatt said... Reply To This Comment

All topics I like and have we've into my books, sounds like a watch indeed.

james said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing! Look into Pro. Brian Cox. Now following.

Alucard0691 said... Reply To This Comment

I watched Hawkings episode on time travel, so the rest might be interesting too.

BragonDorn said... Reply To This Comment

@James I have seen him at a TED Conference before and he is one of the best at explaining things so people can understand them. A very exciting fellow to listen too.

Taylor Boomer said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the visit and for the correction to my post.

have a fun Friday.

My 2 Pesos said... Reply To This Comment

I'm going to download this.

Dani said... Reply To This Comment

Great post, everything to do with the universe just fascinates me & I totally agree with James, Pro Brian Cox is my hero, will defo check out this film + following :)

The Angry Lurker said... Reply To This Comment

I could do with feeling smarter.......

Jax said... Reply To This Comment

That sounds awesome! I've always been fascinated by space. :) Happy weekend!!

Atley said... Reply To This Comment

never even thought to watch something like this on Netflix. I think I will get into this once I am home, thanks for the afternoon filler!

Mad Mike Brewing said... Reply To This Comment

I bet the creation of the universe would be an awesome episode. I will have to check this series out. Thanks for the heads up!

Lonewolf said... Reply To This Comment

I am a space fan too, having a little telescope I spend some time during the night watching the sky above. Sometimes I make little pictures. They are not good but I have fun. Maybe I will post a little picture on my blog next time. Oh and yes, I'm a star wars fan too.
Regards
Lonewolf

Andy Santana said... Reply To This Comment

Gostei!

Yamakoto said... Reply To This Comment

I for one didn't grew up with Carl Sagan, but I hear good things. Will probably check him out. Nice post.

sonnema said... Reply To This Comment

deff good show, watch it all the time on discovery channel

hipster.brah said... Reply To This Comment

Carl sagan is a GOD! Awesome show and film

Beau's Mom said... Reply To This Comment

With more and more of the cosmos being discovered as time passes, I can't help but feel that our world is nothing but a piece of sand on the shoe of the universe.

Teddi said... Reply To This Comment

i've never seen, nor heard, of cosmos. i loathe star trek. i could use some brain cells, that doesn't mean i'll do anything to increase them though. oooo look at the pretty colors of the photo, like a kaleidoscope. trippy.

lisa said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds like a wonderful series.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Nathan said... Reply To This Comment

lol, my friends have been talking about this movie for weeks now and they haven't even seen it. They just like the title...

Astra said... Reply To This Comment

I want to watch this!

riva'i said... Reply To This Comment

beautifull

Heaven. said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like I'll have to give it a shot :)

Stafford Ray said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for becoming my centurion! On a friend's computer just doing a quick check, can;t stay long enough to really read anything but will have a good look when I am in range again!

nietzschesorphan said... Reply To This Comment

I was a massive sci-fi

fan as a teenager.

I'm still very interested in the cosmos,

so I will definitely check this out.

Have a great weekend.

Cheers

Mark

Baur said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting love listening to his knowledge!

Chris said... Reply To This Comment

Seems interesting :)

annoymouse said... Reply To This Comment

I've watched this an I can say that i really enjoyed it. However, Carl Sagan has a uniquely simple way of explaining complex theories to us laymen. For example, his explanation of the fourth dimension completely blew me away. It was extraordinarily simple!

Arlee Bird said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds like some subject matter I could get into--especially time travel and paradoxes. Does Stephen Hawking narrate? What's he do? Just supply the ideas?

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J Cosmo Newbery said... Reply To This Comment

So much universe, so little time...

T. Roger Thomas said... Reply To This Comment

I might have to check this one out.

Brian Miller said... Reply To This Comment

pretty cool...universe in a nutshell is a fascinating book too...

R.gers said... Reply To This Comment

I love the works done by Stephen Hawking, especially The Universe in a Nutshell.

BragonDorn said... Reply To This Comment

@Annoymouse The flat people expplanation is amazing. I think he does a different one in Cosmos as well.

Watchful Cat said... Reply To This Comment

Have seen this on Netflix, I like it. How the Universe Works is good too, all the space stuff and how little we know about it never fails to fascinate me.

Dave King said... Reply To This Comment

When I began teaching it was Continuous Creation. The it was Big Bang theory. Now it's all changing again. Continually fascinating and fascinatingly beyond us - the cosmos.

Gaping Mind said... Reply To This Comment

I prefer a bit of Brian Cox, but will definitely have a look at this.

GM x

JaeSunEx said... Reply To This Comment

sounds interesting, haven't seen this yet so I may look it up in my spare time. thanks!

Zap McBlowfist said... Reply To This Comment

loved this gonna have to rewatch now always interesting ^^

j-tony said... Reply To This Comment

I love Netflix..Might have to check it out.

CodingAndHacking said... Reply To This Comment

Stephen hawking is awesome, i should buy a book about these subjects since my knowledge is still basic :(

Stephen Tremp said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Bragondorn, first time visitor. Great to meet you. Looks like we have much in common. Loved the Carl Sagan series when I was a kid. Really got my interest in astronomy and physics, even though I was not the best of students. I've seen into the universe. I love all of these shows.

Donna K. Weaver said... Reply To This Comment

Sagan was pretty amazing, wasn't he? I love the movie they made from his book "Contact".

DWei said... Reply To This Comment

Ugh, I really should make time to watch this. I love videos like these.

MRanthrope said... Reply To This Comment

I watched the Time Travel episode on Netflix the other day...awesome stuff!

Wilson Santos said... Reply To This Comment

I'm definitely going to watch this. And thank you for recommending my blog :)

kbbuddingwriter said... Reply To This Comment

Yep, definitely going to watch it. I like gaining random knowledge.

anthony stemke said... Reply To This Comment

I remember Carl Sagan. Hr talked about billions and billions. cm

Skinny Moonstick said... Reply To This Comment

This sounds great! I've always wondered and dreamed what is out there, up above our heads... :) Thank you for your kindness!
Good luck!

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Alex Rowe said... Reply To This Comment

Ah, I remember this on netflix as well. Great documentary series.

JDC said... Reply To This Comment

Looks insightful

Tonkow said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds awesome anyway..

Shaw said... Reply To This Comment

I gotta see this

John McElveen said... Reply To This Comment

Billions and Billions--with such an emphasis on the B--I can hear his voice through this post and I LOVE IT!!!!

Hawking is a ROCK STAR!!!!!!

J

The Eatz said... Reply To This Comment

this was such a great informative movie for me.

Al Penwasser said... Reply To This Comment

That looks (to quote Spock) "fascinating."
I'll check it out.

Drowning in a sea of music said... Reply To This Comment

Billions and billions!

JOutlaw said... Reply To This Comment

I've never been huge on exploring the Universe. But that's only because there is still so much odd things here on Earth. How does that saying go? Fact is stranger than Fiction.

Anne said... Reply To This Comment

I miss Cosmos too. And Star Trek as well. Reading physics is tough, watching it is fun.

Misha Gericke said... Reply To This Comment

I love Stephen Hawking, even if I do differ on him on the point of what happens after we die.

Still, I feel as if I was very fortunate to use his astrophysics text book when I did my A-Levels. :-)

Rau said... Reply To This Comment

I like informative movies, might give it a shot.

cleemckenzie said... Reply To This Comment

Sagan's book was wonderful. I still have my original copy and once in a while I open it and scan a page. One of these days I'll reread it.

Melissa Bradley said... Reply To This Comment

I loved Carl Sagan and Cosmos. I'll have to check this out for sure.

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animestan said... Reply To This Comment

I watched this when it was out on the Discovery Channel. He's still one of the greatest contributors to modern age science, especially with his most recent remark on women.

Tim said... Reply To This Comment

cool stuff now following

james said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing programme! Have you watched wonders of the universe by prof. brian cox? Now following!

Lord Phrozen said... Reply To This Comment

I haven't seen that show yet, so I'm not sure how to respond.

Medeia Sharif said... Reply To This Comment

I haven't seen this, although I've always been fascinated by astronomy.

BCTL said... Reply To This Comment

I remember the time travel one on Discovery channel. I Love this kind of stuff.

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