How the Universe Works

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

Mike Rowe (Seasons 1, 3, 4)

Erik Todd Dellums (Season 2)
Composer(s) Richard Blair-Oliphant
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 33
Production
Executive producer(s) Hannah James / Stuart Carter
Producer(s) Stephen Marsh
Running time 43 minutes
Release
Original network Discovery Channel
The Science Channel
Original release April 25, 2010 (2010-04-25) – present
External links
Website

How the Universe Works is a mini-series that originally aired on the Discovery Channel April 25, 2010 to May 24, 2010. The first, third, and fourth seasons were narrated by Mike Rowe[1] and the second by Erik Todd Dellums.[2] The first season was released on Blu-ray on February 28, 2012.[3] The second season of the show moved to The Science Channel, consisting of 8 episodes. The second season aired between July 11, 2012 and August 29, 2012.[4] The third season aired between July 9, 2014 and September 3, 2014.[5] A fourth season premiered on July 14, 2015, as part of Science Channel's Space Week, for New Horizons' flyby of Pluto.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Original air date
1 "Big Bang" Louise V. Say April 25, 2010 (2010-04-25)
2 "Black Holes" Peter Chinn May 2, 2010 (2010-05-02)
3 "Alien Galaxies" Louise V. Say May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10)
4 "Stars" Peter Chinn May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10)
5 "Supernovas" Shaun Trevisick May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17)
6 "Extreme Planets" Lorne Townend May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17)
7 "Alien Solar Systems" Lorne Townend May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)
8 "Alien Moons" Shaun Trevisick May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Title Directed by Original air date
1 "Volcanoes - The Furnaces Of Life" Alex Hearle July 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)
2 "Megastorms - The Winds Of Creation" Alex Hearle July 18, 2012 (2012-07-18)
3 "Exoplanets - Planets From Hell" Kate Dart July 25, 2012 (2012-07-25)
4 "Megaflares - Cosmic Firestorms" Kate Dart August 1, 2012 (2012-08-01)
5 "Extreme Orbits - Clockwork And Creation" Adam Warner August 8, 2012 (2012-08-08)
6 "Comets - Frozen Wanderers" Adam Warner August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15)
7 "Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were" George Harris August 22, 2012 (2012-08-22)
8 "Birth of the Earth" George Harris August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)

Season 3[edit]

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

Season 4[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How the Universe Works Videos". Discovery Channel. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ How the Universe Works at the Internet Movie Database
  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. 

External links[edit]

9 "The Planet of Nightmares" TBA September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)