Being of the sceptical kind and moderately inquisitive, I bought this DVD to add to the others about the cosmos and space that I have on the shelf. I wasn't really prepared for what I received....
This is easily the best and most thought provoking documentary I have seen in years!
It is not for the faint-hearted, yet very easy to digest and understand. Whoever produced this has done a brilliant job in explaining and simplify such a complex subject into an hour's worth of film.
The magnitude of space and eternity that this film reveals is awe inspiring. I watched the whole thing in one sitting and half way through it, I was at the edge of my seat.
The simplicity of what is set out so clearly in this study of our universe struck me afterwards, when I watched it again and looked at the extras on the DVD. I'm not an academic and not particularly bright, but it is easy to see why this is such an exceptional film.
My next purchase will be the accompanying book.The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery
Viewing this DVD has really made me think.
If you don't like to have your 'comfort zone' invaded, don't watch this.
But, if you're open-minded and want to reflect on the 'bigger picture', you will find watching this DVD a thought provoking experience. It made me feel very tiny and even quite humble.
(my friends didn't understand my excitement about this film, until I persuaded them to borrow mine or buy a copy for themselves)