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YEAR: 1996 | LENGTH: 1 part (36 minutes)  |  SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA


As a primer on up-to-date scientific theory about the nature of the universe and our place in it, Cosmic Voyage is visually sumptuous and just plain fun.

Shot in the mind-blowing IMAX process, this combined live-action and computer-generated production has (even in video format) an immensity of scope befitting its grand subject. Beginning, lyrically if unexpectedly, in Italy’s magnificent Venice, Cosmic Voyage draws inspiration from airborne perspectives on the city’s famed network of canals and streets, leading to further appreciations of dense systems in nature.

From the subnuclear to the physical limits of the known universe, Cosmic Voyage explores a resonance between all things while making sense of such inscrutable phenomena as the birth of stars and planets, black holes, supernovas, etc. The marvels of cosmology are rarely so accessible as this. –Tom Keogh –


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