How the Universe Works, Season 1

How the Universe Works, Season 1

How the Universe Works

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release: 2010-06-30
  • Rate: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 8
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • HD iTunes Price: USD 9.99
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From the beginning of time, Stars, Galaxies, Planets, Solar Systems, and more have been working individually and together to produce all that is and all that we see. Take a deeper look at how the cosmos is designed, built, and actually works on How The Universe Works.


Title Time Price
1 Big Bang 43:34 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
2 Extreme Stars 43:33 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
3 Black Holes 43:34 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
4 Alien Solar Systems 43:33 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
5 Extreme Planets 43:34 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
6 Alien Galaxies 43:33 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
7 Alien Moons 43:34 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes
8 Supernovas 43:34 USD 1.99 Buy iTunes


  • Double charging? Come on Apple...

    By Dan_Eats_World
    So I purchased season 1. Now when I come back to watch it... episodes 1 and 2 are missing? So I go to the itunes store and I have to rebuy them for 2.99 each? What the hell apple, pretty sure you can't just sell something, take it away and resell it back to me... Kind of a dick move.
  • Be warned...not a Mike Rowe episode

    By DJinNJ
    It seems that the Science Channel likes to force the audience to have to listen to the monotonous, insipid narration by Erik Todd Dellums on the program's episodes made available on iTunes. This is another one of them. I was looking forward to watching this episode with narration by Mike Rowe as broadcast on the Science Channel but this was a disappointment. Still, the subject of black holes remains a fascinating cosmologic topic with opportunities to become familiar with one of the darkest forces of the universe. But in my humble opinion, the damage is done when ITunes allowed a "bait and switch".
  • Great show

    By Willystl
    Very good show. Religious nuts, may try to discredit science. It's ok, they are still catching up with fact world is NOT flat. Show has overly dramatic movement, but simply because of passion behind these, very real, discoveries.
  • Great show!

    By sbr2929
    This show is awesome and there are a lot of great things about it. First of all, even in standard definition the picture is great! Second of all they give you awesome clips and photos of planets, stars and moons. The only downside is that they will emphasize a point way too many times. Other than that I can not say any negatives about this show. If you like action and you like to see catastrophes in space then you headed to the right place. This may seem like science fiction, but it is not. Everything I know about space comes from this show and The Universe( another show). In fact, one episode taught me that the universe is not a boring place at all( like I thought is was BEFORE I started watching this show.)And honestly, the price is worth it. In fact this show is underpriced. If you want a sneak peak of what you would learn then did you know that our sun is not an average star? I bet you didn't! And frankly, I could go on for light years about why I like this show but I don't want to take up to much of your time so: How the universe works is a great show with action and adventure.
  • really? Really? REALLY? This is what you go with?

    By PatFerr
    I have to agree with one of the other reviewers, this stuff is just "made up" and uses poetic license to make it sound scientific. The big bang, takes more faith to believe in than any religion on the face of the earth, even the made up ones. We are to believe that we are all here by accident? Just a tornado through a junk yard started building a 747, but it only put the first bolt in place the first time, then over millions of years and millions of other tornadoes, a wing was built, and then the other wing, then the fuselage, I mean, the probability of all this happening at even one time is totally mind boggling, but from one cell we turned into the most complex organic machine that scientists today still cannot fully understand how we work. Our cells replace each other 100% every 72 days. Scientists cannot explain why we age. Our bodies are designed to basically live forever, but we age, and they don't know why, but they know there was a big "Boom" and one mini-trillisecond we weren't here, and the next mini-trillisecond poof, we appeared. Nothing ran into nothing and something appeared. Scientists cant even explain why we sleep, or what causes us to laugh. We are the only mammal species that laughs. There are other animals that mimic laughter, but it's not laughing. It's a good thing to want to know where we came from and why we are here and how did we get here, but science doesn't hold the clue, or if it does, they aren't telling us all the facts. The big bang is just something that was made up to offset religious reasons for our existence. Some of this stuff might be accurate, I don't know, but listening to the words they use to explain things is mumbo jumbo poetry type stuff, and yes, very very annoying at times.
  • Really?

    By Jasonsadventure
    It would be really cool if they just got the science right. For example, when describing the jets created by a black hole we get the following: "Gas is speeding into the black hole but it overloads. Theres no room for that excess hot gas. It has no where to go but out. It's blasted into space in huge jets of energy." It overloads!? There's no room!? It's blasted into space? OMG, this writing is terrible in so many annoying ways I can't enumerate them. But let me try. Exactly what mechanism in the universe can "overload" a black hole's gravity? What force is able to wrest hot gas from a black hole's grip and "blast [it] into space?" Jets of energy? Really, energy? The hot gas from the accretion disk is converted into energy? Arrgh! I don't even know what a jet of energy is? Is it like a ray of snow or a drop of sunshine? Is this science or poetry? I love Astronomy and black holes are a fascinating and exciting phenomena that deserves far better than the sloppy-science, angst-causing writing this show dribbles into our laps. It is only because the topic is so wondrous and cool that I gave the show three stars.