Don Pelayo's extensive review plus the product information provides enough details of this enjoyable, wide-ranging and informative series now on DVD. Stephen Hawking, because he has survived a crippling disease despite the pessimistic prognosis so many years ago, is a phenomenon and an inspiration all rolled into one; add to that his scientific achievements, his possession of the Cambridge Chair previously occupied by Isaac Newton and his writings and he becomes positively breath-taking.
His view of the universe is fascinating, not only because of the information he provides but also the way in which his mind actually works. With the backing, expertise and finances of the Discovery channel, he was able to put together a series which covered a lot of interesting ground in a very imaginative, lucid and informative ways. For anyone with a slight interest on the Universe in which we live, this is an essential DVD with housr of viewing. With the DVD and particularly interesting or challenging sections can easily be watched again.