The Universe

2007 TV-PG 6 seasons

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The Universe

2007 TV-PG 6 seasons
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Discover the secrets of the universe in this groundbreaking documentary series that pairs animation with fascinating insights on distant planets, asteroids, black holes and other celestial marvels.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 1 (2007) - 4 discs

Travel through the galaxies and explore extraterrestrial phenomena with this documentary series that offers a sweeping examination of the universe. State-of-the-art computer technology takes viewers up close to distant planets and stars.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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Reviews

age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that some episodes of this fascinating, well-made educational series include brief footage of natural disasters (such as San Francisco's 1989 earthquake) when addressing how other planetary bodies interact with Earth. Some language tends toward the dramatic -- like describing the sun as "violent" -- which might worry very young or sensitive viewers. Issues like global warming and other environmental issues also come up occasionally, the implications of which could frighten some young kids.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

Some episodes include brief scenes of natural disasters (San Francisco's 1989 earthquake, for example), though the footage isn't graphic. The narrator sometimes describes galactic activity as "violent," etc.

Language

The word "hell" (referring to a place) can be heard occasionally.

Social Behavior

Teaches about the vast reaches of the universe. Somewhat U.S.-centric. Global warming and other environmental issues are discussed.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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