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The Complete Cosmos: The Solar System/Discovery Into Deep Space [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Beckmann
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Sep 2002
  • Run Time: 250 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000069JG7
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,929 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Jon Snow narrates this series documenting the marvels of the cosmos. 'Hub of the Planets' focuses on the sun, Mercury and Venus. 'Earthspace' covers the Earth, the Moon and such celestial phenomena as aurorae and eclipses. In 'Mars, Life and Impacts' the question of whether other life exists in the universe is examined, along with the threats posed by comets and asteroids. 'Outer Planets' looks at Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the realm of the comets. 'Man in Space' charts the history of human space exploration and the demands of living and working in space. 'Pioneers' pays tribute to the astronomers of the past who opened our eyes to galactic possibilities. 'Cosmic Focus' looks at the means by which we observe the universe around us. Finally 'Deep Space' examines theories regarding the Big Bang and the infinity of space.

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Jon Snow Complete Cosmos


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108 of 109 people found the following review helpful
Right from the start, the use of CG(computer graphics), adds a sense of the fantastic to an otherwise stereotypically boring description of the solar system and space.
A journey that begins at the sun and moves to deep space links real footage with CG. I found this approach far more interesting then say "THE PLANETS", the series by the BBC. Now don't get me wrong I think "The Planets" was a benchmark series,"I saw it on the BBC and had to buy it on DVD". It would be an excellent purchase along with The Complete Cosmos.
But where "The Planets" interviews a researcher then cuts back and forth to CG or narration or real footage, "The Complete Cosmos" stays with its formula of narration with scenes created from CG + real footage fluidly. In my opinion the latter works far better. The product of which is that "The Complete Cosmos" series explains far more in far less time. Now given that the complete series runtime is 4hours+10 minutes, one gets the sense of just how complete this series is.
So if you are in any way interested in the Solar System and Deep Space buy "The Complete Cosmos" + "The Planets" to form the perfect space DVD series.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent DVD about the Cosmos 20 Dec 2007
Astronomy is one of my hobbies, I am an amateur. Anybody interested in astronomy, beginner or advanced will benefit from the knowledge given in this DVD and at the same time will enjoy very good pictures and accompanying music. The explanations are very clear, information up to date and all topics in astronomy are covered. Explanations are made in a curiosity arousing and motivating manner. If you like astronomy you can not be bored watching this DVD. It can be watched several times a year to refresh knowledge and enjoy a sound and picture show. This DVD is very different than some other DVD's on the subject that are too concentrated on too few topics and/or are doomsday declarers. Historical development of Astronomy and the history of space flights are also well summarized in this DVD.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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This is a good DVD for those wanting to learn about the solar system and space. This DVD is in NTSC format not PAL as described on Amazon's website, indeed it is not even available in PAL format according to the publishers, Beckman. This means that on some equipment setups this DVD will only play in black and white (although it is a colour DVD) if you are not able to change the output settings on your DVD player and your TV is not able to display NTSC. Most modern DVD players will automatically detect the correct format to display to the TV without any problem, but if your TV set is old it may only be able to display PAL. You should be able to correct this by changing the output from your DVD from NTSC to PAL (instructions are usually in the manual that came with your DVD player, or contact the manufacturer of your DVD player). If you should buy this DVD and are not able to view it in colour even after making the appropriate adjustments to your DVD player, a possible alternative is to buy "Spacefiles" DVD series (which I believe is PAL format). I hope this helps those people who have had problems trying to view this DVD in colour.
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