reply to post by andr3w68
In addition to my previous posting on the subject of this show, I have to amend my original statement. I have actually seen some of an episode of this
show now, having found it on the internet last night, and been eager to see what the show was actually like, in terms of its presentation, and
The show appears to be wonderfully directed, which it would be, having as it does, Brannon Braga at its helm in this regard. It is also clear that
the artistic direction is of high quality, featuring many beautiful scenes of the narrator of the show, sealed within "the ship of the mind" as it
plies the gaps between celestial objects, gorgeous renderings of which pass by in the background....
However, this show is not what I would call quality rich in terms of information. Instead of actually taking the viewer into deep space, and
collating all that we know, or think we know, about the realms with which it concerns itself, the show goes off on historical tangents, about the
people in the early years of astronomy, who discovered the progenitors of the methods we use today, to explore our universe. Now, worthy as some might
consider such a route, I personally think that no show about the Cosmos, should look in any direction but outward.
Another thing that rather irked me, was that the journey through the space between our planet, and the edge of our solar system, was wrapped up in a
mere fifteen minutes. I would argue that the historical waffle, all of which is interesting, but none of which moves us forward at all, could have
been forgone, in favour of offering the solar system an entire episode. Hell, JUPITER should have had its own episode. It basically amounts to a
microcosmic solar system, sans the sun, and its moons are some of the most interesting objects in our Solar System. But for some reason, this show
seems unwilling to do even the nearest of our celestial neighbors, any justice what so ever, or offer any particular detail on them.
In short, this documentary series, if the first episode is anything to go by, will aggravate anyone who has ever had the good fortune to watch a BBC
documentary on the same subject line, because it is detail light, image heavy, and seems to be aimed at people who have never had a thought deeper
than your average petri dish.