Humanity from Space DVD

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Humanity From Space is an epic journey of discovery. Using the latest mind-boggling data and CGI it traces humankind's story from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. From the global perspective of space, this special reveals the breathtaking extent of our influence, revealing how we've transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity.
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Humanity From Space is an epic journey of discovery. Using the latest mind-boggling data and CGI it traces humankind's story from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. From the global perspective of space, this special reveals the breathtaking extent of our influence, revealing how we've transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity.

Humanity from Space

A journey through 12,000 years, Humanity From Space shows how seemingly small flashes of innovation have changed the course of civilization; innovations that touch all of us today in ways unimaginable to our ancestors. And as our global population soars because of our success, we'll gaze into the future at the new challenges we'll face in order to survive. In every case we'll look at our progression in a unique and surprising way, revealing unforgettable facts and 'who knew?' connections. 

Producer: Duncan Copp
Executive Producer: Iain Riddick, Alan Handel
Production Company: Darlow-Smithson Productions
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Duncan Copp
Narrator: Kasper Michaels
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 115 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Disappointed
Anonymous User
3.0 star rating
12/23/20
A wonderful production messed up by one bad decision
Review by Disappointed on 12/23/20 review stating A wonderful production messed up by one bad decision
The global view from space of earths human affliction is brilliant. But whoever made the assumption that this production would be enhanced by the addition of really horrid and terribly noisy and intrusive musical accompaniment should be fired. I cannot watch this DVD without muting the sound and being forced to read captions for the narration. Apparently the producers dont understand the concept background music. Otherwise, I would give it 5 stars.
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Maggie M.
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5.0 star rating
09/06/20
Humanity from Space is a must see DVD
Review by Maggie M. on 09/06/20 review stating Humanity from Space is a must see DVD
As I watched how the history of humanity advanced for 12,000 years and how it was illustrated from space I was awestruck! I sat on the floor like a kid and did not close my eyes for the total 158 minutes. It is beautiful. The layering of each segment of human advancement was impeccable. By the time it ended I understood clearly how deeply interconnected we all are - in all ways - no matter who we think we are. Humanity is extrapolating itself and all of our ingenuity for better or worse.
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Loasby
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
07/17/20
Over rated
Review by Loasby on 07/17/20 review stating Over rated
I gave up watching after an hour. This so called epic is disjointed and repetitive, relying far too much on footage of a revolving earth lit up by electricity, over and over again. The background music is too loud and intrusive. But worst of all, in that first hour I spotted three mistakes. The word barells was mis-spelled like this, the voiceover referred to ships ploughing the seas, not plying and Paris was referred to as as major port. A sloppy and shoddy production
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John T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Something for that special person
Review by John T. on 07/17/20 review stating Something for that special person
This is a wonderful history of the human race on earth, full of interesting insights over some 12000 years. If you know one of those intellectually bright persons who never had the opportunity for a university degree, this is an ideal Christmas present. The title is a little misleading, and has nothing to do with space travel. Might be renamed Humanity from a Distance. Im a scientist, and found this really held my attention.
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'Gator
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A Unique View in Multiple Ways
Review by 'Gator on 07/17/20 review stating A Unique View in Multiple Ways
In addition to the shots from space, the program Humanity from Space that I watched on TV provided new ways to think about our presence on Earth and how its affecting both our civilizations and our planet. It contains some suppositions about our future here that I hadnt thought of before. As soon as the program broadcast was done, I called and ordered three DVDs: one for myself and one each for my two daughters who are now on their own. Its something to watch repeatedly and to consider throughout our lives.
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Franklincastle
Anonymous User
3.0 star rating
07/17/20
Informatively show however had a couple incorrect facts.
Review by Franklincastle on 07/17/20 review stating Informatively show however had a couple incorrect facts.
1. The Trans Atlantic wire started in Newfoundland and not in the USA. 2. The Bay of Fundy is in New Brunswick NOT in Nova Scotia.
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Grandpops
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
humanity from space
Review by Grandpops on 07/17/20 review stating humanity from space
Excellent! I wish all republicans would watch this!
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The K.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent Video
Review by The K. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent Video
Very amazing and educational. A real eye opener
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Ronnie
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
population gone too-far
Review by Ronnie on 07/17/20 review stating population gone too-far
it was a good documentary, that there are just way too many humans our earth
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Roseltha
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Space for Humanity?
Review by Roseltha on 07/17/20 review stating Space for Humanity?
The major lesson my husband and I learned is the need for population control. As the documentary said, so far humans have been able to develop the technology to contend with population increase, but with the population exploding as they say, we are soon going to run out of space and the basic necessities for life--to say nothing of the civil unrest these huge numbers are going to cause. Great film except for the overly loud background music as mentioned by another reviewer, but that is true of a lot of current documentaries and news shows.
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Praveen M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great documentary with solid real life examples
Review by Praveen M. on 07/17/20 review stating Great documentary with solid real life examples
I enjoyed this 2 hour documentary about how humanity has changed over the past 10,000 years and how the change has been especially accelerated since the invention of the Printing Press by Gutenberg and then the Industrial Revolution. I definitely wont take the Internet for granted anymore. I learned a lot from this educational documentary. Thanks!
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Share
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Humanity from Space
Review by Share on 07/17/20 review stating Humanity from Space
Every teacher should show this in their class. Fantastic!
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Bob M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
SPECTACULAR DVD
Review by Bob M. on 07/17/20 review stating SPECTACULAR DVD
Welcome to the future! Fabulous. watched 6 times since yesterday!!! Im 73 today and feel 23 with this DVD. Will give away to closest family and friends!read my blog:mydeclarationofindependencefromthetelegram.com
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Boring
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1.0 star rating
07/17/20
WoW
Review by Boring on 07/17/20 review stating WoW
A relentless bombardment of statistics. The disturbing thing about this documentary is not the information contained, Its the fact i had the resilience to sit through 2 hours of it. Enjoy your headache
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Shuggey
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Inspiration for the future
Review by Shuggey on 07/17/20 review stating Inspiration for the future
After watching this production on PBS I knew that I not only had to add it to my personal library but also share it with friends. This production educated me how technology is being used to meet the challenges of today and globally. I found it inspiring to the point that I am now looking and seeing the potential of a bright future for all humanity. I am purchasing copies for Xmas gifts!
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Bob M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
SPECTACULAR DVD
Review by Bob M. on 07/17/20 review stating SPECTACULAR DVD
History and geography from Space. It doesnt get any better than this for folks of all ages.I have watched the dvd close to twenty times and at age 73 I will watch it more and more. I simply love it s history and geography ae my collegiate studies of yesteryear. Thank you PBS!
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Tony B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
HUMANITY FROM SPACE
Review by Tony B. on 07/17/20 review stating HUMANITY FROM SPACE
With all the silly, political stuff going on now, this program caused me to re-focus my thinking, and caused me to wake up several times that night while sleeping. The production is extremely well done, and contains so much to think about, and do something about instead of wasting time on the current politcal news cycle. AABotto


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