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Man v. The Universe

Season 1
 (7)6.72014TV-PG
Mars is ours. So is the moon. Humanity is crossing into the final frontier and embarking on history's greatest adventure – a new race for space. All over the world, men and women are drawing up blueprints to transform science fiction into science fact. MAN V. THE UNIVERSE answers lingering questions about mining the moon, killing an Asteroid, and the future of Mars.
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  1. 1. Mining the Moon
    August 13, 2014
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    For the first time since the Cold War the Moon is inspiring a race. But this time around winning is not about proving military might it's about cold hard cash! The Moon's enormous mineral wealth could create the world's first trillionaires.
  2. 2. How to Kill an Asteroid
    August 20, 2014
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Asteroids have decimated life on Earth before and they will again. Across the globe, scientists, engineers and astronauts are gearing up for a cosmic battle to hunt asteroids and prevent them from hitting us
  3. 3. Mars is Ours
    August 27, 2014
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    For decades humans have dreamed of going to Mars, and now we're finally on the brink of blasting off. With unprecedented access into SpaceX, Elon Musk will show the engineers making our mission to occupy Mars a reality.

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J. A. MohrReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2015
1.0 out of 5 stars
If I wanted to be marketed too I'd get on Facebook.
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I am not a fan of this narrator. He does other stuff for Science, which I can't recall, but I have felt the same way about him in all the pieces. There is something annoying about his presentation of the content. He kind of reminds me of Casey Kasem. He talks "up" with his intonation but is very flat. If you pay close enough of attention he's almost monotone despite the slight inflection in his voice. I wouldn't watch this again, even as background noise as a result.

As for the content, I wasn't really impressed. It felt like an advertisement for the groups interviewed. I couldn't help but feel I was being marketed to for the projects featured in the program. I may have missed it but there wasn't much "science" in this program as more of a "this is what we want to do - but fail miserably". The speculation from the program directors is veiled with the same misinformation they feed to project investors, pipe dreams and mostly decades away at the soonest for viability of a technology (at least from the private sector). The projects all look are very amateur. As a pragmatist, I don't see any of these projects as the "Game changer" for their respective area of focus. It is still the power players like NASA, CERN and Governments. The groups with the top tier talent and the resources to back it up. It will be the spin off technologies from the big players that might change the private sector domain.

The narrator sucks and should have his narrator license taken away (I know there isn't a narrator license). The presenters are too busy marketing their project rather then going into the science of the project. The projects are very amateur and are no where near ready to back up the claims the presenters make.

This program isn't about science. It's about the projects featured and their marketing teams marketing their project. If you pay close attention to the tech, it's no where near ready for prime time. This is the same marketing tactics they use on there poorly informed financial backers. Once you see that, you can't look at this program the same again. Watch it for that reason alone - to see blatant peacocking, marketing speak, and flat out lies in terms of timetables and readiness.
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Diane KizlerReviewed in the United States on June 19, 2016
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Four Stars
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Just OK!
Old RomanReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
... bit to basic for me but still a very good series and very colorful
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Ok series but a bit to basic for me but still a very good series and very colorful
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Andrew J. SantucciReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Series!
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Love this series so far!
TheoReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2014
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Five Stars
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Great
Jspin9Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
SPACEX!!!!!
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SpaceX is landing their Falcon 9 on a floating platform oversea next week. Very excited to see that!
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Alexander KoleszarReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2014
2.0 out of 5 stars
Two Stars
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Just fair - not the worst, but not great.
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