I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed this 6 episode series. It is absolute eye-candy in 4k and and ear candy since the GOAT of all iconic voices, Morgan Freeman, narrates it. What strikes me is how different it is from normal shows. Either you watch something on astronomy/cosmlogy like The Universe or you watch a nature video like Planet Earth. This combines them into one and shows how the history of the universe, gravity, the big bang and so on shape life. It also at several moments mentions some of the pure chance occurrences that happen to shape life as we know it today on earth.
It really struck a cord with me about the awesomeness of God and the care and providence of our creator in making such a universe. The whole six episode arc was Psalm 19:1-4 in action for me the entire duration. It made me appreciate God and creation more.
I just did a unit on gravity in physics and showed the final episode (43 minutes) which featured gravity as a theme. In our unit on cosmology I will probably show the first episode which was called chasing starlight. I rarely ever show a movie but I feel it is that well done.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
Anyone else watch this?