Brian Cox -Wonders Of The Universe...are ewe enjoying it ?

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I have to say...I do like Proff Bri.....but I'm not finding this latest series captivating enough !.....

.....He spends far too much time standing on top of a mountain !

I want to see "Universe" stuff !!

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« Reply #1 on: 21/03/2011 11:23:31 »
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.

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« Reply #2 on: 21/03/2011 12:07:41 »
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.
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« Reply #3 on: 21/03/2011 12:39:07 »
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.

I agree totally about the ' gravity wells ' description......and found the pulsar piece appealing.
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« Reply #4 on: 21/03/2011 12:42:20 »
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.

He does have a charm about him...and is certainly easy on the eye.......See john Culshaw do his impression http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hIicDK_R9Y
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« Reply #5 on: 24/03/2011 00:41:23 »
... is certainly easy on the eye

You should wear those solar-eclipse glasses if you plan to look at Brian's show-business teeth  [:)]

« Last Edit: 24/03/2011 00:57:08 by RD »

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« Reply #6 on: 24/03/2011 11:17:07 »
I agree totally about the ' gravity wells ' description......and found the pulsar piece appealing.

True. I also meant to say I did like his narrative on what Entropy mean for the Universe - That was good!

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« Reply #7 on: 24/03/2011 19:51:11 »
Its not a bad series but spoilt for me by his sometimes annoying Manchurian drawl.

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« Reply #8 on: 24/03/2011 20:27:09 »
... is certainly easy on the eye

You should wear those solar-eclipse glasses if you plan to look at Brian's show-business teeth  [:)]



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« Reply #9 on: 24/03/2011 21:07:40 »
... spoilt for me by his sometimes annoying Manchurian drawl.

I didn't know he was Chinese  [:)]
« Last Edit: 24/03/2011 21:09:36 by RD »