Unbelievable - how could a modern, wide-screen production be released in a full frame letterbox travesty? I don't know, but it is. This wide screen production has been shrunk to fit into an old style 1.33 aspect ratio frame with black letterbox bars top and bottom. On a modern wide screen, the letterboxed image also gets pillarboxed (bars on the sides of the image). This sort of thing could be forgiven in the early days of DVDs, but to see it now strains credulity. Sure, you can zoom the image, but if you do that the already 'soft' image becomes fuzzy (particularly the CGI scenes).
The truly bizarre thing is that the Season 1 DVD set is proper anamorphic wide screen. What a difference. The mind boggles that anyone could deliberately mangle wide screen video this way.
As for the content - light on science, heavy on mediocre CGI, appalling physics (this could be forgiven in a movie, but not in a documentary) and an uncomfortable use of terms and principles associated with Christian end-of-days mythology. However, it remains interesting and I did watch it all the way through.
If I had known it was letterboxed - I wouldn't have bought it. If it had been released as anamorphic wide screen (and at a low price), I would have bought it (and given it 3 stars). But as it is, it deserves no stars at all.