“It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
Well ‘Wonders of the Universe’ got off to a flying start, by depressing the hell out of everyone.
Not only do we have to deal with war, disease and financial crises but now we learn there’s no point since we’re f*cked anyway, if the Maya get it wrong and the asteroids miss we have a few billion years before we’re consumed by the Sun. And if we survive that we’ll end up in a dark void as Entropy gets it’s way!
I’m still torn on that episode, entropy is quite a big subject to tackle and many shows have tried to explain heat death before with varying results. One thing that did stand out was this:
In the past I’ve been iffy with the sheer volume of special effects, especially when dealing with stuff you can see with your own eyes, however this episode did it really well, it was awe inspiring to see all he stars blast into life only to flicker away.
Echo’s of ‘Cosmos’ aside it was a valiant attempt to describe something that has a massive influence on the cosmos. However the “Time” aspect was underdone, ask anyone who knows their beans and they will say Time is odd to say the least. It really deserved an episode of its own.
Saying that the episode now has me watching Cosmos (Which is why this post is poor, even for this place) so maybe it was worth it