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Universe With Brian Cox

Universe With Brian Cox
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Airdate: Universe With Brian Cox
New 5 part astronomy series with Brian Cox is coming to ABC.

Published by David Knox on October 27, 2021

New 5 part astronomy series Universe With Brian Cox is coming to ABC in mid November.

This will replace Four Corners which wraps its year soon.

From the makers of The Planets, this has just debuted in the UK.

Rogue planets, fossilised stars, black holes more massive than a million Suns. Huge advances in our understanding of the Universe mean that for the first time we can take you to places we didn’t even know existed just ten years ago. In this new series, we come face to face with the Universe’s most surprising characters and reveal how their fates are intertwined with our own.

Across five episodes, Professor Brian Cox roams the vastness of space and time uncovering exquisite moments of sheer drama that changed the Universe forever. We’ll watch the birth of a star in a stellar nursery, experience the power of a supermassive black hole as it consumes an entire planet, and witness the chaos created as another galaxy collides with our own galaxy, The Milky Way. We’ll even travel back in time to the day without a yesterday – to witness the very beginning of time and space itself in the moment of its inception – to a time before the Big Bang.

Monday 15 November at 8.30pm on ABC
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Old 27-10-2021, 03:45 PM
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Should be good. Thanks for the headsup.
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Old 27-10-2021, 07:11 PM
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Surely there has to be someone out There.Maybe We Just Smell Bad ..
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Surely there has to be someone out There. Maybe We Just Smell Bad ..
Or maybe we taste funny !

Looking forward to the series, Prof Cox is a likeable presenter and always good to see more astronomy programs on TV.
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Surely there has to be someone out There.Maybe We Just Smell Bad ..
ďThe universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.Ē Carl Sagan.

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First episode was on Monday.

Available on iView for a watch.

Enjoy
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First episode was on Monday.

Available on iView for a watch.

Enjoy
On SBS tonight @ 23:19 for the late night owls ..
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Iím not sure how to take it. Thereís more than a little Sagan about it, endless walks in remote places with Cox, heaps of esoteric music, terrific CGI effects and, all in all, terrific production values but not a great deal of core matter. Sure, itís TV for the multitudes so a talking-head show would die a quick death. But a middle ground would be nice. Less pazzaz and a bit more science I think.
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Iím not sure how to take it. Thereís more than a little Sagan about it, endless walks in remote places with Cox, heaps of esoteric music, terrific CGI effects and, all in all, terrific production values but not a great deal of core matter. Sure, itís TV for the multitudes so a talking-head show would die a quick death. But a middle ground would be nice. Less pazzaz and a bit more science I think.
Totally agree
I like Brian Cox as a presenter one on one with an Astronaut , Scientist or Astronomer etc... but these Universe docos really bore me , special effects, graphics , surround sound , totally lacking scientific and technical detail , itís not his fault , itís way over his head , more drama than science
Iím an engineer, nuts and bolts type person ( not ideal for TV )
My 2 cents .....
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Totally agree
I like Brian Cox as a presenter one on one with an Astronaut , Scientist or Astronomer etc... but these Universe docos really bore me , special effects, graphics , surround sound , totally lacking scientific and technical detail , itís not his fault , itís way over his head , more drama than science
Iím an engineer, nuts and bolts type person ( not ideal for TV )
My 2 cents .....
I wonder if his live presentation tour, Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey, next year will be like this. I don't know why he keeps bringing a Comedian, Robin Ince, with him .. he adds no value to the presentation. Well not to the last tour in Australia which I went to.
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Totally agree with the assessments of the show. I tend to avoid docos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson for that exact reason but I usually find Brain Cox much more interesting to watch and listen to. Heís also one of the few true scientists that is willing to say ď we donít know ď ď but this is what we believe ď . This series sadly looks like itís not going to be what weíve done to expect from him. Iíd stop a long way short of saying itís not itís fault snd itís over his head. The guy is an astrophysicist that works at the large hadron collider at Cern. Iím not sure youíd get that gig if you didnít have some clue what you were talking about.
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Yep I'm with you Peter, although I love the topic, just don't quite like the show, so to speak.
Everything these days is made for TV, fact or fiction, and if they don't get their ratings they rev it up a bit, and then stuff it.

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I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m a BC fan! The infinite monkey cage is the best and most entertaining radio/pod cast ever!
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Totally agree with the assessments of the show. I tend to avoid docos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson for that exact reason but I usually find Brain Cox much more interesting to watch and listen to. Heís also one of the few true scientists that is willing to say ď we donít know ď ď but this is what we believe ď . This series sadly looks like itís not going to be what weíve done to expect from him. Iíd stop a long way short of saying itís not itís fault snd itís over his head. The guy is an astrophysicist that works at the large hadron collider at Cern. Iím not sure youíd get that gig if you didnít have some clue what you were talking about.
ďWay over his headĒ was in relation to the format, content , production and delivery of the these docos / shows which is I assume is controlled, budgeted, edited by the big money producers and directors ( not the well known presenter Scientist like Brian ) If your a well known Celeb / Scientist and allegedly paid big bucks to present , Iíd reckon thereís quite a few put up and shut up clauses in your doco contract for being a presenter.
Apologies for not being more specific and yes Brian is a well regarded Scientist and Astrophysicist
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ďWay over his headĒ was in relation to the format, content , production and delivery of the these docos / shows which is I assume is controlled, budgeted, edited by the big money producers and directors ( not the well known presenter Scientist like Brian ) If your a well known Celeb / Scientist and allegedly paid big bucks to present , Iíd reckon thereís quite a few put up and shut up clauses in your doco contract for being a presenter.
Apologies for not being more specific and yes Brian is a well regarded Scientist and Astrophysicist
Ah yes Martin. Sorry I misunderstood what you were saying. In that regard youíre probably right. Can you imagine how frustrating that must be then ?
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I like the way Brian Cox integrates concepts and facts in chemistry and atomic structure with cosmology. He is usually convincing. The series looks great.

However I fell asleep. Too many spaces and pauses with not enough content.

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