The Universe: The Complete Season 1 [blu-Ray] - The Complete Season One
A&E Home Video (New REleaset) (2007)
TV Series  /  Documentary
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Seen ItYes
IMDB   8.7
705 mins USA / English
DVD  Region   NR (Not Rated)
Erik Thompson Himself - Narrator
Neil DeGrasse Tyson Himself - American Museum of Natural History
Rob Roy Britt Himself -
Galileo Galilei Himself - Astronomer
William Hartmann Himself - Planetary Science Institute
Alex Filippenko Himself - Univ. of California / Berkeley
Laura Danly Herself - Griffith Observatory
Clifford V. Johnson Himself - Univ. of Southern Callifornia
Percival Lowell Himself
Kenneth Nealson Himself - Univ. of Southern California
Everett Gibson Himself - Johnson Space Center
Jay Pasachoff Himself - Williams College
Edwin Hubble Himself - Astronomer
Gibor Basri Himself - Univ. of California / Berkeley
Bonnie Buratti Herself - NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Kevin H. Baines Himself - NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Andrew Ingersoll Himself - CalTech
Adam Showman Himself - University of Arizona
Jeffrey Byrnes Himself - US Geological Survey
Michael Liu Himself - University of Hawaii
Andrew Nock
Laura Verklan
Colin Campbell
Luke Ellis
Producer Andrew Nock
Beth Dietrich
Brian Thompson
Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Writer Andrew Nock
Laura Verklan
Colin Campbell
Brittany Graham
Cinematography Tom Collins
Chris Laine
Dylan O'Brien
Jason Newfield
Musician Eric Amdahl
Aaron Symonds

The physical processes driving the energetic dynamics of the Sun and the resulting impact on the earth are examined.
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    5/29/2007  1.  Secrets of the Sun
Behold the sun and all of it's glory. Learn all things about the sun ranging from its beginning to its death. Also learn about how stars work in general and MUCH MUCH more.
Director:  Douglas J. Cohen  Writer:  Douglas J. Cohen 
Guest starring:  Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/5/2007  2.  Mars: The Red Planet
Visit the planet most like Earth. There is a discussion of what life on Mars would be like and about the life forms that could've evolved there.
Director:  Tony Long  Writer:  Tony Long 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/12/2007  3.  The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats to our Planet
Asteroids, comets, gamma ray bursts and the sun all combine to make the Earth a dangerous place to live. NASA's top brass and other scientists are arming themselves with the latest technology to pre-empt an apocalyptic attack. Watch and investigate bizarre, and terrifying apocalyptic scenarios and the ways that scientists are racing against the clock to develop technology to defend our planet.
Director:  Laura Verklan  Writer:  Laura Verklan 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/19/2007  4.  Jupiter: The Giant Planet
Jupiter poses many questions about our solar system. It is a powerful planet of gas whose flowing colors and spots are beautiful, but contain violent storms and jet streams. A mini solar system of over sixty moons rotate around Jupiter--a half billion miles from earth. Could one of these moons contain life under its icy crust?
Director:  Amy Huggins  Writer:  Andrew Nock 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    6/26/2007  5.  The Moon
The moon has comforted man for thousands of years. It's been everything from a god to a compass, and the only cosmic body human beings have ever visited. NASA is planning to build a permanent outpost there. Discover how the moon came to be--if you don't already know, you will be astounded.
Director:  Tony Long  Writer:  Tony Long 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/10/2007  6.  Spaceship Earth
Take a high performance ride through the formation of the third planet from the Sun, Earth... A survivor of one of the most violent "neighborhoods" in the Universe, learn how Earth was created and discover what creatures hold clues to how life began. What evil forces threaten the demise of Earth? Complex and controversial, this is the scientific detective story of all time.
Director:  Laura Verklan  Writer:  Laura Verklan 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/17/2007  7.  The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus
Examining Mercury and Venus. Included: exploring how the damages they've suffered from cosmic collisions and acid rain may serve as a warning for Earth.
Director:  Andrew Holland  Writer:  Andrew Holland 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/24/2007  8.  Saturn: Lord of the Rings
Are the rings of Saturn a real celestial phenomenon or merely a cosmic Illusion? Technology allows the experts to get closer to the furthest planet visible to the naked eye. Old questions are answered and new ones arise. Does Saturn hold the key to Earth's weather and will one of its moons supply us with all the oil we'll ever need?
Director:  Andrew Nock  / Amy Huggins  Writer:  Andrew Nock  / Amy Huggins 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    7/31/2007  9.  Alien Galaxies
Our galaxy is one of hundreds of billions in the universe. View of universe through the Hubble telescope and go back almost all the way to the Big Bang.
Director:  Colin Campbell  Writer:  Colin Campbell 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/7/2007  10.  Life and Death of a Star
Ignited by the power of the atom, burning with light, heat and wrath, stars are anything but peaceful. They collide, devour each other, and explode in enormous supernovas--the biggest explosions in the Universe.
Director:  Douglas J. Cohen  Writer:  Douglas J. Cohen  / Jason Coffee 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/14/2007  11.  The Outer Planets
This episode details outer lying planets and their moons. Included will be Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Using CGI, we will also see what alien life might look like on other worlds.
Director:  Colin Campbell  Writer:  Colin Campbell 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/21/2007  12.  The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe
Take a tour of the cosmic hot zones--black holes, galaxy mergers, gamma ray bursts and magnetars. Super black holes can literally lasso Earth out of the solar system. A clash between two galaxies can result in a ritual called galactic cannibalism. Magnetars are a cosmic magnetic force so strong it could wipe out data on every credit card.
Director:  Laura Verklan  Writer:  Laura Verklan 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    8/28/2007  13.  Search for ET
Are we alone? SETI--the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence--is a privately funded project using radio telescopes and optical telescopes to scan the stars for signals.
Director:  Sony Long  Writer:  Sony Long 
    Seen it: Yes   60 mins    9/4/2007  14.  Beyond the Big Bang
The universe began with a massive expansion, billions and billions of years ago, and it continues to expand with every passing second. The idea that the universe, and man's very existence, began with a "Big Bang" is no longer a topic of debate among most scientists--it is essentially taken as fact.
Director:  Luke Ellis  Writer:  Matt Hickey 
Edition Details
Series The Universe
Distributor A&E Home Video (New REleaset)
Release Date 11/18/2008
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio 1.78:1
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 3

Disc 01 Feature Length Documentary Beyond The Big Bang