Travel through space as Professor Brian Cox guides you in "Wonders of the Solar System." There are sights for sore eyes, dangers and natural wonders.
Travel through space as Professor Brian Cox guides you in "Wonders of the Solar System." There are sights for sore eyes, dangers and natural wonders. The planets will be explained, and you will understand why space can never be re-created. The first episodes on the first DVD are Empire of The Sun, Order Out of Chaos and The Thin Blue Line. Empire of the Sun talks about the many things that are related to the sun, like how the moon glows. In Order Out of Chaos, Cox takes the similarities of other planets' weather and compares it with the weather here on earth. But we still have quite crazy weather on earth. The Thin Blue Line is about the earth's atmosphere and how it protects us. Otherwise, earth would be getting pelted with asteroids like Mercury.
The second disc's shows are Dead or Alive and Aliens. In Dead or Alive, Brian Cox talks about whether planets have volcanoes or ice or water etc. In Aliens, Brian Cox talks about whether planets or moons have any forms of life. The last disc is just special features but it is great. The first show, What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity? talks about Newton's and Einstein's theories about gravity. The second show, What Time is It?talks about when the universe started and what time it really is.
I recommend this series for ages 9 and up. Otherwise the kids get bored and restive (like my 6-year-old brother). The first two shows are a little slow because it is like an introduction for the series. This movie is made by BBC productions, so if you like Planet Earth or things similar to that, you should like this. There are three DVDs, on the DVDs the number of episodes on each one ranges from 2-3 episodes.