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Anyone else stupidly excited for this?
9pm on BBC2.
being filmed as if he's striding across a Madchester video with a monkey swagger
also, far too much incidental music, it's like a bloody new age aromatherapy tape or something
anyway, there's a fatal flaw keeping Brian Cox from being the Attenborough of the cosmos - a distinct lack of space travel
Oh well, a future generation will be the lucky ones (maybe)
I love the fact he gets big eyed and over excited about stuff
Even if they did go well over the top on shots of Brian Cox with the sun in the background and that faded at the edges camera effect, saying that it does make it all look nice. Think the subject matter is a bit more difficult to get into for the casual viewer than the solar system one but he has a good way of explaining big concepts.
Looked quite good. Did make me think 'where the FUCK do you get sunsets like this on earth?!!?'
may have been too tired to concentrate though, didn't help that my brain kept replaying Monty Python's Galaxy Song any time there was any mention of universal distances, speeds, orbits, etc... i.e. almost all the time except for when they were showing shots of Cox grinning and walking in silhouette
Think maybe Brian's cheery overy enthusiasm which was refreshing to start with is grating a little, he's a bit like that guy from the Fast Show - "isn't outer space brilliant!"
but boy, the episode was a bit of a downer.
However ' Heat Death of the Universe ' is a great name for a band/album/ep/song...
its too art-directed.
Just hit us with the astronomical facts, its far more interesting than watching some dappled light through the trees slowly fading out of focus to some indie tune.
Old BBC series "The Planets" is how it should have been done.