How the Universe Works

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How the Universe Works
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Also known as HtUW
Genre Documentary series
Narrated by

Mike Rowe (Seasons 1, 5, 6)

Erik Todd Dellums (Seasons 2, 3 and 4)
Composer(s) Richard Blair-Oliphant
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Hannah James / Stuart Carter
Producer(s) Stephen Marsh
Running time 43 minutes
Release
Original network Discovery Channel (2010)
Science Channel (2012-present)
Original release April 25, 2010 (2010-04-25) – present
External links
Website

How the Universe Works is a documentary science television series that originally aired on the Discovery Channel in 2010. The first, fourth, fifth and sixth seasons were narrated by Mike Rowe[1] and the second and third by Erik Todd Dellums.[2] The first season, broadcast from April 25 to May 24, 2010, was released on Blu-ray on February 28, 2012.[3] Since its second season, consisting of eight episodes broadcast between July 11 and August 29, 2012, the show has aired on The Science Channel.[4] The third season aired between July 9 and September 3, 2014.[5] The fourth season premiered on July 14, 2015, as part of the Science Channel's "Space Week," in honor of New Horizons′ flyby of Pluto that day; the season ran through September 1, 2015. The show′s fifth season aired from November 22, 2016, through February 7, 2017. The sixth season premiered on January 9, 2018.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Original air date
1"Big Bang"Louise V. SayApril 25, 2010 (2010-04-25)
2"Black Holes"Peter ChinnMay 2, 2010 (2010-05-02)
3"Galaxies"Louise V. SayMay 10, 2010 (2010-05-10)
4"Stars"Peter ChinnMay 10, 2010 (2010-05-10)
5"Supernovas"Shaun TrevisickMay 17, 2010 (2010-05-17)
6"Extreme Planets"Lorne TownendMay 17, 2010 (2010-05-17)
7"Solar Systems"Lorne TownendMay 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)
8"Moons"Shaun TrevisickMay 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Original air date
1"Volcanoes - The Furnaces of Life"Alex HearleJuly 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)
2"Megastorms - The Winds of Creation"Alex HearleJuly 18, 2012 (2012-07-18)
3"Exoplanets - Planets from Hell"[6][7]Kate DartJuly 25, 2012 (2012-07-25)
4"Megaflares - Cosmic Firestorms"Kate DartAugust 1, 2012 (2012-08-01)
5"Extreme Orbits - Clockwork and Creation"Adam WarnerAugust 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)
6"Comets - Frozen Wanderers"Adam WarnerAugust 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
7"Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were"George HarrisAugust 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
8"Birth of the Earth"George HarrisAugust 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)

Season 3[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Original air date
1"Journey from the Center of the Sun"TBAJuly 9, 2014 (2014-07-09)
2"The End of the Universe"Mark BridgeJuly 16, 2014 (2014-07-16)
3"Jupiter: Destroyer or Savior?"Mark BridgeJuly 23, 2014 (2014-07-23)
4"First Second of the Big Bang"Mark BridgeJuly 30, 2014 (2014-07-30)
5"Is Saturn Alive?"Mark BridgeAugust 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)
6"Weapons of Mass Extinction"[8][9]Mark BridgeAugust 13, 2014 (2014-08-13)
7"Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way?"[10]Mark BridgeAugust 20, 2014 (2014-08-20)
8"Our Voyage to the Stars"Mark BridgeAugust 27, 2014 (2014-08-27)
9"The Search for a Second Earth"Mark BridgeSeptember 3, 2014 (2014-09-03)

Season 4[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Original air date
1"How the Universe Built Your Car"Mark BridgeJuly 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)
2"Earth, Venus's Evil Twin"Mark BridgeJuly 21, 2015 (2015-07-21)
3"Monster Black Hole"Mark BridgeJuly 28, 2015 (2015-07-28)
4"Edge of the Solar System"Mark BridgeAugust 4, 2015 (2015-08-04)
5"Dawn of Life"Mark BridgeAugust 11, 2015 (2015-08-11)
6"Secret History of the Moon"Mark BridgeAugust 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)
7"The First Oceans"Mark BridgeAugust 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)
8"Forces of Mass Construction"Mark BridgeSeptember 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)

Season 5[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Original air date
1"Most Amazing Discoveries"TBANovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)
2"Mystery of Planet Nine"TBANovember 29, 2016 (2016-11-29)
3"Black Holes: The Secret Origin"TBADecember 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)
4"Secret History of Pluto"TBAJanuary 3, 2017 (2017-01-03)
5"Stars That Kill"TBAJanuary 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)
6"The Universe's Deadliest"TBAJanuary 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)
7"Life and Death on the Red Planet"TBAJanuary 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)
8"The Dark Matter Enigma"TBAJanuary 31, 2017 (2017-01-31)
9"Strangest Alien Worlds"TBAFebruary 7, 2017 (2017-02-07)

Season 6[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Original air date US Viewers (millions)
1"Are Black Holes Real?"TBAJanuary 9, 2018 (2018-01-09).375[11]
New discoveries are challenging everything we know about black holes -- astronomers are beginning to question if they even exist. The latest science tries to explain how they work & what they look like, despite the fact we've never actually seen one. (Narrator: Mike Rowe)
2"Twin Suns: The Alien Mysteries"TBAJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16).385[12]
Planets that orbit two suns instead of one might be deadly hell worlds, but new discoveries reveal that sci-fi star systems with binary stars might be optimal places for alien life. (Narrator: Erik Todd Dellums - as of Tuesday, February 6, the narrator for this episode is now Mike Rowe)
3"Dark History of the Solar System"TBAJanuary 23, 2018 (2018-01-23).347[13]
New discoveries reveal that Earth and the planets were formed from the destruction of strange alien worlds. (Narrator: Mike Rowe)
4"Death of the Milky Way"TBAJanuary 30, 2018 (2018-01-30).341[14]
The Milky Way is dying, and experts are investigating what's killing it. (Narrator: Mike Rowe)
5"Uranus and Neptune: Rise of the Ice Giants"Mark BridgeFebruary 6, 2018 (2018-02-06).378[15]
Uranus and Neptune are mysterious, icy worlds at the edge of our solar system, and new discoveries reveal that these strange planets might have helped start life on Earth. (Narrator: Mike Rowe)
6"Secret History of Mercury"TBAFebruary 13, 2018 (2018-02-13).346[16]
Mercury is a deadly world, facing attacks from the Sun, comets, and other planets, and even though it's the smallest planet in our solar system, it has a dangerous secret that might one day threaten life on Earth. (Narrator: Mike Rowe)
7"The Quasar Enigma"TBAFebruary 20, 2018 (2018-02-20).371[17]
Quasars are the brightest and most powerful objects in our universe, and though they have shaped the cosmos, they might ultimately destroy everything that exists. (Narrator: Mike Rowe)
8"Strange Lives of Dwarf Planets"TBAFebruary 27, 2018 (2018-02-27).302[18]
Our solar system is home to hundreds of strange, tiny worlds called dwarf planets, and new discoveries reveal the secrets of these mysterious places. (Narrator: Mike Rowe)
9"War on Asteroids"TBAMarch 6, 2018 (2018-03-06).333[19]
Scientists are using cutting-edge technology to stop an asteroid apocalypse, and for the first time, mankind is closer than ever to keeping Earth safe from these killer space rocks. (Narrator: Mike Rowe)
10"Mystery of Spacetime"TBAMarch 13, 2018 (2018-03-13).395[20]
Spacetime is the secret structure that controls our universe, and this strange four-dimensional substance controls time, light, and energy. It will also determine how our universe will end.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How the Universe Works Videos". Discovery Channel. Archived from the original on August 22, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ How the Universe Works on IMDb
  3. ^ "How the Universe Works Blu-ray". Amazon.com. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "How the Universe Works Season 2". The Science Channel. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ "How the Universe Works listings on TheFutonCritic". Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "How the Universe Works S02E03 Planets from Hell". 7 September 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Exoplanets From Hell - Life In Other Planets In The Universe (Documentary)". 13 December 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Extinction". 13 August 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Watch Online How the Universe Works Season 3 Episode 6 - Weapons of Mass Extinction". Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  10. ^ " "Did a Black Hole Build the Milky Way?". Retrieved 6 March 2018. 
  11. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 1.9.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  12. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 1.16.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
  13. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 1.23.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 23, 2018. 
  14. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 1.30.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 30, 2018. 
  15. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 2.6.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 6, 2018. 
  16. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 2.13.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  17. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 2.20.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 20, 2018. 
  18. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 2.27.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  19. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 3.06.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 6, 2018. 
  20. ^ Mitch Metcalf. "Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals: 3.13.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 13, 2018. 

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