This series is extremely good from both a visual, audio and technical perspective. It's also an outstanding value as you get eight separate 45 minute long documentaries on everything from Black Holes to Other Galaxies. It comes in a single sized keepcase with two discs (4 episodes on each) and a double sided cover that shows the episodes through the inside of the case.
I wish there was a version on Blue Ray, but even on this dvd the CGI is outstanding, the full 5.1 soundtrack will rattle your windows as you see close-ups of our sun and the commentaries are never boring.
This is one documentary series that can educate the whole family without them even realizing that they're being educated. It looks superb on my 61" screen and sounds superb as well. And all this for a mere $20.
If you're into astronomy, science and superb visuals, this is a no-brainer!
EDITED - Nov. 19, 2012
This series is now available in a Blu ray edition for around the same price which should look even more spectacular than this dvd edition. You might want to consider it if you have a blu ray player. Everything else remains the same.
This one has some new topics that I haven't seen in other videos about the cosmos. I especially liked the depiction of supernovas, not just Type 1A but others as well. I for one am ready for a video that educates us on supernovas in even greater detail.
The public is ready for deeper stuff, more specialized stuff!
Oh, it must be mentioned that the music by Richard Blair-Oliphant is absolutely beautiful, especially the epilogue at the end of each episode.
Enjoyed the DVD. Very informative and well presented. Sometimes repeats itself. Will consider other DVD's making an attempt to explain the Universe. Obviously a lot has been learned in the last 10 years.