All 13 first-season episodes-including "Secrets of the Sun," "The End of the Earth," "Jupiter: The Giant Planet," "Alien Galaxies," and "Search for E.T."-are featured in a four-disc set. 11 3/4 hrs. total. Standard;Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; bonus documentary "Beyond the Big Bang" (2007). **13 episodes on 4 discs. 11 3/4 hrs.**
This documentary miniseries, which first aired on the History Channel, combines astronomy and history as it presents man's continual quest to explore the outermost reaches of the Universe. Satisfyingly realistic computer reconstructions allow viewers to go inside our sun, skirt the event horizon of a black hole, and travel to the deepest reaches of space, all while giving considered attention to the age-old question: are we alone in the Universe, or is there life on other planets? Special Features: Full Frame Format.