A thrilling 94-minute future unmanned voyage to the stars - superbly credible and scientifically plausible (well it does involve Stephen Hawking, NASA, and JPL scientists after all!), though perhaps not quite as good as the Channel 4 documentary on the same type of subject ('Alien Worlds' - also available here at Amazon).
The computer animation is second to none, the robots and craft are ingenious and realistic - possibly close to what might eventually go out to do this kind of exploration, and the alien planet itself is as exotic and alien as the imagination might be expected to come up with. My only criticism is that the DVD is too short - but then I guess that's just plain greedy! Several times during this DVD the viewer is tempted to shout out - wow! The imagination shown here (for both technology advancements, as well as bio-diversity) is truly inspiring, and completely jaw-dropping.
The special features - essentially extended interviews on the subject matter found in the DVD provides further plausibility to the alien world, and signals the effort that went in to the notion of 'believability' when conjuring it all up. You may also like the Imax 'L5 First City In Space', the BBC's 'A Space Odyssey' or the 3DVD epic 'The Future Is Wild'. Alien Planet is one for all the science, space, dinosaur, animation, travel, and sci-fi buffs to cherish...
Well done again Discovery Channel!