Look up at the stars and you see a million points of light
- you're looking at the entire universe. But what is out there?
Sam Neill takes you into deep space to find out...
BBC's Space series tries to pass itself off as science
fact, but in reality a lot of the theories expressed here
are not scientifically proven and there are a lot of academics
who would argue that a lot of what is explained is pure fabrication.
Like Walking with Dinosaurs/Beasts this series falls
down on this very simple fact - why wasn't the audience informed
that 'scientists believe' or 'the most likely theory is'.
Passing off some of these theories as fact was, at times,
example in one episode Neill explains that we are all from
outer space and that mankind will one day colonise Mars is
we are to stay alive.
this minor quibble, the series is beautifully presented with
Neill acting as a god like figure explaining our origins and
our future. And the script manages to move the episodes on
at a cracking pace. The computer generated graphics help to
add a great deal to the experience and builds on numerous,
rather dry, documentary that have preceded this series.
a great deal of extras. You get a photo gallery, some pointless
on location footage, a space facts encyclopedia and a behind
the scenes featurette (which is interesting.)
will appeal to everyone from the very young to the very old
and is one of those DVD's which will be watched over and over
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