Genius by Stephen Hawking DVD

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Genius By Stephen Hawking Professor Stephen Hawking reveals our true potential in a radical new science show which challenges a selection of volunteers and the viewer to think like the greatest geniuses of the past and answer some of humanity's toughest and most enduring questions. Using large scale experiments and incredible stunts we'll follow the volunteers' journeys as they get ... More
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Genius By Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking reveals our true potential in a radical new science show which challenges a selection of volunteers and the viewer to think like the greatest geniuses of the past and answer some of humanity's toughest and most enduring questions. Using large scale experiments and incredible stunts we'll follow the volunteers' journeys as they get to grips with molecular biology, astrophysics and even quantum mechanics. And we'll learn about the Geniuses whose discoveries helped build our scientific knowledge and allowed us to solve questions like ""Where are we?"" ""Are we alone?"" and ""Can we travel through time?""

Producer: Jane Sayers, Iain Riddick, Ben Bowie, Lucie Ridout
Production Company: Bigger Bang Communications Ltd
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Host: Stephen Hawking
Discs: 2
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

10 Reviews
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Jean
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/12/21
He surely is.
Review by Jean on 03/12/21 review stating He surely is.
5AM, tv was on, I woke up to pbs Stehen Hawkins very interesting life story. Now I want to buy it for my family . Kudos to his first and second wives for sticking with him so he could accomplish this amazing true story. My husband who had a remarkable mind helping growers grow a bigger crop of cranberries, because of his own formular that was put into the soil, put a lot of smiles on many farmers faces.
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Liz
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/12/21
Illuminating !
Review by Liz on 03/12/21 review stating Illuminating !
I just love this videoEUR_EUR_cant exactly call it a program, but the presentations are fantasticEUR_EUR_a clear and clever way of presenting some of the most difficult scientific ideas so that those of us just normal folks really get a true understanding about the world around us, and the marvels of discoveriesEUR_.and some of the most difficult scientific theories EUR_.I would recommend this to everyone that has any sense of curiosity at all ! Liz
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Hardworking M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/12/21
Our family is hooked on this show!!
Review by Hardworking M. on 03/12/21 review stating Our family is hooked on this show!!
Our family is hooked on this show!! My husband, myself and our 12 year old daughter love, love, love this show!! Fun, engaging and we are all learning.
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Cdolfin51
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/12/21
WOW!!
Review by Cdolfin51 on 03/12/21 review stating WOW!!
I was completely enthralled by the second and third episodes. I missed the first,so I am ordering the series so I can view it and share this fantastic series. I like hands-on science and this provides the needed examples to explain pretty mind-blowing concepts. I thought the experiments were really captivating. The previous reviewer who thinks Hawking is presenting his world view is full of hot air. This is based on mathematics and physics which are not viewpoints. Dont let this review steer you wrong. If you like science concepts presented in an easy-to-understand format but still want to be blown away this is for you.
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Professor [.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/22/21
Inside the head of a genius for 6 hours
Review by Professor [. on 01/22/21 review stating Inside the head of a genius for 6 hours
Dr Hawkings remarkable perceptions about the human condition, ie how, where,why we live are here rendered accessible with Genius, his 6 theatrical experiments with ordinary students of somewhat above average intelligence: Each committee of three is challenged to sort out the implications of various devices supplied in mysterious contexts, which the students solve to produce insights regarding how where why we live here on earth that go far beyond conventional traditional wisdom into the realms of cutting edge physics. All this is presented in remarkably accessible laymans terms - no PhD required. A wonderful achievement!
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Retired
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Superb
Review by Retired on 07/17/20 review stating Superb
As an educator at the doctorate level I recommend this to the schools, to any young person interested in science. I plan to but it for my genius sons !
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Dan T.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
PBS Could Have Better Prepared the DVD
Review by Dan T. on 07/17/20 review stating PBS Could Have Better Prepared the DVD
Yes, I enjoyed the Genius series and learned a lot from watching it broadcast on TV, but I expected PBS to do a much better presentation/packaging of the DVD. The box arrives with two DVDs in a standard DVD container with exterior graphics sheet, and the back of the case notes Approx. 360 minutes on 2 discs... but no place is there a table of contents: What are the titles of the programs (three of the six are mentioned at the end of the paragraph-long blurb; and, no, those three programs are not listed in the order they are presented). For the record (and to save others the time hunting up the titles of the programs), there are six programs: Episode 1: Can We Time Travel? Episode 2: Are We Alone? Episode 3: Why Are We Here? Episode 4: Where Did the Universe Come From? Episode 5: What Are We? Episode 6: Where Are We? If PBS didnt want to go to the bother and expense of providing an enclosed informational booklet, they could have at least provided a single sheet listing the contents of the two DVDs along with a short one- or two-sentence description of each program. I would have expected better from PBS.
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Quantum D.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Watched it twice already!
Review by Quantum D. on 07/17/20 review stating Watched it twice already!
This amazing series made me understand what I never could before, in such an innovative and fun way. What an amazing teacher is Stephen Hawking, to say the least.
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Cinda89406
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Amazing
Review by Cinda89406 on 07/17/20 review stating Amazing
I am pre ordering this because I cant wait to watch it again.
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Wt
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very disappointing
Review by Wt on 07/17/20 review stating Very disappointing
This series was more about Hawkings worldview than actual science. It had its good moments but should not be considered an educational series because of its subjective nature.


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