Richard Hammond's How to Build a Planet

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It's the ultimate engineering project - but just how do you build a planet, a solar system and a galaxy from scratch, and what happens if you get any part of it wrong? Richard Hammond presents this exciting series that draws on specially filmed interviews with the world's top scientists and engineers and, starting with the raw materials of gas, dust, ice and metal...
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Richard Hammond
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Episode 1
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    November 2, 2013
    59min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Leading scientists and engineers reveal how to build a planet, solar system and galaxy, and what can happen if you get any part of it wrong. Part 1.
  2. 2. Episode 2
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    November 9, 2013
    59min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Leading scientists and engineers reveal how to build a planet, solar system and galaxy, and what can happen if you get any part of it wrong. Part 2.

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Will AslettMark Hedgecoe
Season year
2013
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BBC America
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Nate BurnettReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sweet and Sour
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Nice visual effects to keep things interesting. Although visuals can be insulting to science because it's only an artist's representation. For example, dark matter is only a mathematically observed phenomenon based on the laws of classical physics, and at the end of episode 2 they try to depict the dark matter as this string-like material that connects all the galaxies in the universe... Well, that's a nice visual but it's only someone else's idea, not scientific fact. I think they need to be more clear on distinguishing scientific facts (i.e. what we can physically observe), and scientific theory (i.e. what we abstractly observe or interpret using math, data, and ideas), otherwise they are doing a great disservice to the next generation by falsely representing what is actually happening in our universe. Other than that I really enjoyed watching
4 people found this helpful
Allen E. NanceReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice choice at 33 minutes to use the awe-inspiring segment ...
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I'm enjoying this and I have other comments to make but this one is for the incidental audio people: Nice choice at 33 minutes to use the awe-inspiring segment from Tron: Legacy. I'm pleased someone else recognizes the deepness of it and applied it appropriately. Of course, my hats off to the original writer of the piece as well. It seems to embolden this excellent documentary all that much more.
3 people found this helpful
Alvaro H. DarinoReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show! With the sama purpose as " The ...
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Great show! With the sama purpose as " The Day the universe changed" from the late seventies and after. We humans need more of this type of programming to be able to comprehend the universe we are lucky to live in.
5 people found this helpful
WarBuzzardReviewed in the United States on May 26, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A well-visualized and epic explanation of Earth history
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I'm a geologist and an Earth Science teacher. I loved this show, and plan on using it to introduce the broad concepts of geologic history next year to my learners.
4 people found this helpful
sebastian kaluzynskiReviewed in the United States on October 3, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Descent effects and easily digestible information in this program
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Descent effects and easily digestible information in this program. I found Hammond's personal shots a tad too much, but the biggest issue is the sound being utterly muffled in all the monologues of the second episode when streaming it.
One person found this helpful
Solar AssassinReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
my children loved it!
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Well done, my children loved it!
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Michael A. ZaiteReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really, Really Good!
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Fantastic way of looking at the formation of the earth, great visuals and an engaging lecture style. Great fun!
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hertfordgirlReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
great show explaining how the earth and the solar system was made
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Great show. love the special effects. wish there was more.
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