Wonders of the Universe

TV Show
On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Running Time: 
240 minutes

BBC’s Wonders of the Universe: Presented by Professor Brian Cox, is an often times confusing above your head type of program that is well delivered and captures some breathtaking visuals. Some of the program is very good indeed but I mark myself down as one of those people who, back in the olden days, would probably have stuck with the whole world is flat argument. I see a lot of information about space as a lot of guesstimation and flat out fabrication. I don’t deny that there are some educated equations being presented, but when I’m shown a picture and told it’s the oldest star in our solar system, well, I’m skeptical. Arguments like, “We can send a man to the moon but we can’t explore the furthest depths of our own oceans,” come to mind. Science fiction is fun and exciting but my Faith in Space Science just cannot reach a level of plausibility when so many unanswered questions still exist about our own planet.