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Suggestions: Some more Cosmos-like Documentaries


I went through IMDb's "People who liked this also liked..." and liked some suggestions. However, I would like to hear from the viewers.

Any more such neatly explained documentaries revealing the mysterie of life through science.

Thanks in anticipation.



There is a Discovery Channel special that is on Netflix called Stephen Hawking's Into the Universe. It's a three part series that discusses the topics of Aliens, Time Travel, and The Story of Everything which includes literally everything from the big bang and the creation of the universe to theories of how the universe may end one day.


You should check out 'Through the Wormhole', a science channel program hosted by Morgan Freeman. Black Holes, life on other planets, 'dark matter', and the big bang are all major topics explored in these episodes. Saw several on TV and finally decided to buy the DVD. Much like Cosmos, I feel like I learn something new each time.


I would thoroughly recommend the following excellent BBC TV series from the U.K. presented by Professor Brian Cox.

They can be found on most amazon websites, although I purchased mine from

"The Wonders Collection" available in both DVD or Blu-ray box sets containing the following series:

"Wonders of the Solar System"
With incredible images and CGI footage this spellbinding series explains how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system. Witness giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a crust of ice; blood red storms twice the size of our planet and immense volcanoes that could rip a planet apart.

"Wonders of the Universe"
Who are we? Why are we here? Where do we come from? These are among the most enduring and profound questions we can ask and it is an essential part of human nature to want to find the answers. Our journey began 13.7 billion years ago with the beginning of our universe and in this series Prof. Brian Cox tells the epic story of our universe and shows how its story is also our story.

There is also a "Wonders Collection - Special Edition" which contains the above series plus a bucket load of extras.

Brian Cox has an engaging style in his presentations and both the series are a worthwhile education resource as well as must-see for anyone wanting to satisfy their curiosity of the science of space and the universe. Carl Sagan has been my benchmark for must-see documentaries of this subject and Brian Cox carries the baton forward. You won't be disappoint. Enjoy.

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I was going to mention the Wonders Collection too. There has been a third season now called 'Wonders Of Life' and as good as it is, it doesn't capture the imagination in the same way the first two series did.

Wonders of the Solar System is my favourite and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes Cosmos.

The science is more up to date and Brian Cox shares the same enthusiasm as Sagan.


the ascent of man

kenneth clarke's civilization

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Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe on Nova. Amazing continuation of where Comos (the original and only one that matters) left off.


Cosmos was not the original. Look up "Of Stars and Men" (1962)

In fact, I am convinced that the similarities are not coincidence, but that Carl Sagan or one of his design team had to be inspired by it. You will see familiar animation, hear the same classical music, and even hear a little of the same dialogue.

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Timothy Ferris' Creation of the Universe