Judge David Johnson would prefer a Cowardly Old Hamlet.
The hint for humanity's next great leap forward.
Science is pretty awesome, huh? That should have been the title for this set. Brave New World is essentially a Greatest Hits of all the cool stuff that's happening over a variety of scientific disciplines. If these monster-eggheads can pull off a quarter of what they're promising, we might just yet get flying cars and Holodecks.
Five episodes on two discs:
"Episode 1: Machines"
"Episode 2: Health"
"Episode 3: Technology"
"Episode 4: Environment"
"Episode 5: Biology"
Cool series, slickly produced, and packed with gobs of information. You're looking at complex subject matter, made entertaining and accessible so that has to be considered a win. Even the experts who deliver the teaching come across as pleasant and engaging. Added bonus: Stephen Hawking delivers some light narration.
Athena's DVD is lean and clean: standard definition 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby 2.0 stereo, English SDH subtitle, text bios of the experts, and a viewer's guide.
I didn't think I could get any more smart, but I did. Not Guilty.
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