Journey of the Universe

Journey of the Universe

An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation

Streaming Video - 2013
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This is the epic documentary exploring the human connection to Earth and the cosmos. From producer/directors Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard (director of Carl Sagan's ̀Cosmos̀ and ̀The Hero's Journey: The World of Joseph Campbell̀). Winner of the 2012 Northern California Emmy Award for best documentary, the film premiered on PBS stations nationwide in 2011.
Publisher: [United States] : MVD, 2013
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 58 min.)) : sd., col
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Oct 17, 2019

Somehow a study of Enneagram 5.

Aug 14, 2018

A rather short, and very earnestly narrated film, accurately summarized in its subtitle.

Dec 20, 2014

This film tells the current scientific story of our universe - how hydrogen gas, through stellar evolution, transformed into all the elements necessary for cells and DNA. The universe is only midway through its story yet it already has the ability to contemplate itself (in the human mind). Our culture seems to promote hopeless cynicism, so show this to your teenager and let them experience awe once again (and maybe the courage to save the earth). My only disappointment was that the film wasn't long enough to go into much detail. I gave it 5 stars because the goal is very noble and urgent.

Apr 01, 2014

Great film on the greatest story of them all!

Jan 05, 2014

This film is "really" descriptive, but not actually very informative. I do think this film might be suitable for small children.

Dec 15, 2013

Another one that won't play, just "incorrect disc" :(

ktnv Oct 30, 2013

A beautiful film about the evolution of the universe, loved it.

Apr 05, 2013

I actually found this video tedious and boring, and was most disappointed in it. There are many good photos, but they weren't always relevant to the narrative, and they were seldom on for more than about ten seconds. The constant jumping between them - seemingly rushing to get them all in - and constant cutaways to the narrator made me dizzy. And the video does not do a good job at all of connecting all its parts; some things didn't fit with the story line and the video would have been stronger for leaving them out.

The narrator's exaggerated gestures and intonation were distracting at best, and a ridiculous amount of time was spent on closeups of him rather than what he was ostensibly presenting. All in all, this video is overly staged and way too much about the narrator rather than the subject matter. I think it would have been much more enjoyable if the narrator had left his ego at the door and demonstrated some of the humility that is due the awesomeness of the universe.

Feb 25, 2012

Wow. This was a really elegantly concise, yet wonderfully comprehensive tour through the origins of our universe, through the emergence of life, and ultimately, us. It also draws our attention to where things are headed. Definately worth seeing. Suitable for serious thinkers, adults, kids and even for folks just looking for some light viewing and entertainment. Beautiful cinematography and engaging narrative. Highly recommended.


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Feb 25, 2012

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