Stephen Hawking’s Universe

Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking: A Discovery Channel mini series (3 episodes) that tries to get your head ’round some of the biggest questions, answers and theories regarding space / aliens / time travel / big bang etc. This programme really massages my soft spot for hardcore science, as Stephen Hawking explains some mind-bendingly complex concepts but with clarity and simplicity rarely achieved in this type of show – mainly down to layman’s terminology and universal examples. There’s also a bucketload of flashy graphics and epic music to suck you in and lull you along. Most enjoyably, the final episode is a two-hour special that starts before the big bang and looks forward to the end of our universe. This totally immersive show is essentially an updated version of “A Brief History of Time”, so if that’s your thing, check it out!

Score: 7.5/10

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  1. I’ve stalked all these episodes and remember renting a Brief History Of Time on VHS from my local library and eating a ton of mushrooms back in my late teens. I’ve seen it in a more lucid state since, and I can attest that it is a piece of brilliance. The discovery channel episodes were informative and interesting, but everything Hawkings to me is.

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  2. Ha ha ha, hawkings + shrooms = intergalactic trip of a lifetime! But yea, definitely hunt these updates down. Lots of pretty graphics and simplified science.

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