universe Documentaries

Why Do We Dream?

2009 Unrated

Why Do We Dream? A 2009 BBC horizon episode which explores the science behind our dreams, using research which involved extensive experiments on people and personal stories from vivid dreamers. The program asks where our dreams come from, why we have dreams, and whether dreams have any sort of hidde[...]

The Day the Universe Changed

1985 Unrated

The Day the Universe Changed, a ten-part documentary presented by British Broadcaster and science historian James Burke exploring the effects of advances in science and technology from a philosophical aspect. The name of the documentary, which was first shown in 1985 comes from the idea that th[...]

The Universe

2007
1

The Universe documentary featuring Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly explores many topics and questions about the universe.   This 2007 education series features interviews with leading experts in the fields of cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics who are asked questions rangin[...]

Size Matters with Hannah Fry

2018 Unrated

Size Matters with Hannah Fry: In this 2018 science documentary Hannah Fry looks at the grand order of size across the universe and why things are big and small.   The universe features unimaginably large objects like red giant stars, tiny objects like bacteria and things that fit somewher[...]

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

2014
1

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a ground-breaking 13-part documentary series narrated by American Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson looking at many aspects of what we have learned about the very nature of reality.   The series is a direct follow up to the landmark documentary "Cos[...]

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - Carl Sagan

1980 Unrated

Cosmos with Carl Sagan makes one think deeply about the very fundamentals of our universe. Carl is one of the most well-known scientists in the world because of his ability to popularise scientific subjects by giving them profound meaning, a skill he demonstrates extensively in this documentary seri[...]

Horizon: How to Build a Time Machine

2018
3

The 2018 "How to Build a Time Machine" documentary looks at how close we have come to building a time machine.   For decades this has been the dream of many, inspired by the possibilities of moving backwards and forward in time that Einstein's theory of general relativity al[...]

Michio Kaku: Time

2006 Unrated

Time: A four-part documentary series presented by American theoretical physicist and pioneer of string theory Michio Kaku.   Beginning with our everyday perception of time through our body clocks, Michio delves deeper and deeper into our understanding of this universal variable. He looks[...]

Gravity and Me: The Force that Shapes our Lives

2017
1

Gravity and Me The Force that Shapes our Lives: British professor Jim Al-Khalili explores the amazing science of gravity.   Gravity is one of the most mysterious forces in the universe. For while we constantly feel it throughout our lives trotting about Earth, we still cannot understand w[...]

Nova Wonders

2018 Unrated

Nova Wonders, a new six-part documentary series hosted by scientists Talithia Williams, Rana El Kaliouby and André Fenton which looks into some of the most intriguing and yet to be answered questions in science.   The episodes cover many different disciplines in science including b[...]

Light and Dark

2013
1

Light has been used to reveal almost everything we know about the universe because that is what enables us to see the cosmos.   In the 2-part 2013 documentary "Light and Dark", British professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates how we have used light to explore our universe, with a s[...]

PBS Space Time

2018
1

PBS Space Time is a free documentary series that takes us through our deepest understandings about the universe we live in. What is in the deepest areas of space away from us? Where will entropy take us? How did the physics of the universe allow for carbon-based life to exist?   These are[...]

Through the Wormhole

2010
3

Through the Wormhole season one, a landmark 6-part science documentary hosted by actor Morgan Freeman, who of course needs no introduction. The film is split into six sections that cover fundamental questions any curious mind would have about the universe and the nature of reality:   Is T[...]

Black Hole Apocalypse

2018
1

  Black Hole Apocalypse, a 2018 science documentary presented by American cosmologist Janna Levin about the most mysterious known objects in our Universe.   First described by Stephen Hawking in his famous publication "Occurrence of singularities in open universes" in 19[...]

How the Universe Works: The Quasar Enigma

2018
3

  How the Universe Works The Quasar Enigma investigates some of the most impressive objects in the universe: Quasars.   Quasars are very active and distant objects, in many cases, they are the size of our solar system and emit enormous amounts of energy. The brightness of the quas[...]

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking

2010
1

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking brings us fascinating new knowledge about our deadly, awe-inspiring universe which is a symphony of mathematic perfection.   1. The documentary begins with aliens, which is a subject that has been covered by dozens of documentaries. Not many feature[...]

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds

2012 Unrated

  Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds is a four-part documentary which explores the true nature of spiritual experiences in the context of theoretical and proven science.   Part 1 - Akasha, an Ancient Indian word meaning sky, or space. Thousands of years ago people believed the sky was the[...]

Chariots of the Gods

1970 Unrated

The Chariots of the Gods documentary is based on a book by famous ancient astronaut theorist Erich Von Daniken.   Von Daniken's theories are well thought out and provide us with an alternative way of looking at monuments on Earth which could have been influenced by extra-terrestrials.[...]

What The Bleep Do We Know

2004
1

What The Bleep Do We Know is a 2004 documentary film by William Arntz which presents a different view of the universe than the one we usually recognize.   In a traditional sense, we look at the universe based purely on what we can see with our eyes. If you except that is all reality consi[...]

Waking Life

2001
4

  Waking Life is a 2002 docu-animation film discussing deep meanings concerning the universe, created by American director Richard Linklater (School of Rock, Boyhood).   Using real footage with actors which was then painstakingly rotoscoped from digital to a special animated effec[...]

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