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It's .... Okay....Seems to be a fair bit of 'filler' to keep the, supposedly attention-deficit-disorder prone viewer from getting too bogged down in the 'boring' science.I didn't think much of his description of Space-Time's topology (gravity wells) being like a mountain range. But I always liked the 'heavy ball deforming a rubber membrane' analogy - even if it is not a perfect approximation.
It's great pop-science. Very few people with any previous engagement with astronomy will learn much more - but the glossiness of the production and the charisma of Prof B will get hoards of people watching who wouldn't normally dream of it. I think my niece was converted by the first series - and that's gotta be good. 'Science is sexy' - is steaming BS, but more people need to be shown that science is magnificent, awe-inspiring, fun etc; and Brian Cox is very good at that.
... is certainly easy on the eye
I agree totally about the ' gravity wells ' description......and found the pulsar piece appealing.
Quote from: neilep on 21/03/2011 12:42:20... is certainly easy on the eyeYou should wear those solar-eclipse glasses if you plan to look at Brian's show-business teeth 
... spoilt for me by his sometimes annoying Manchurian drawl.