Episodes

EPISODE ONE – GASP

Astronaut Chris Hadfield tells the incredible story of how our planet breathes.

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EPISODE TWO – STORM

Astronaut Nicole Stott explains how planet Earth was born from a cosmic storm.

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Free diver coming to the surface in a ray of sunshine.
(credit: National Geographic)

 

EPISODE THREE – SHIELD

Earths nearest star, The Sun, make all life on Earth possible but the sun is not benign it also spews out dangerous radiation. The su has the power to destroy planets so how come Earth has survived for billions of years? NASA Astronaut Jeff Hoffman, who once fixed the Hubble telescope, explains all.

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Prof. Ken Sims of the University of Wyoming looking over a lava crater at Mount Nyiragongo. Lava from this volcano is a window into the center of the Earth, and surprisingly tells us about a global system that keeps life here safe from the Sun’s deadly radiation.
(photo credit: National Geographic)

EPISODE FOUR – GENESIS

Dr Mae Jemison, the first african-american woman in space, tells the remarkable story of how our once dead lump of planetary rock came alive.
Includes a trip to Angel Falls, the world’s tallest waterfall.

 

EPISODE FIVE – SURVIVAL

You might think death has nothing to do with life, but on this one strange rock, death is a necessary evil. Earth has to be lethal for life to thrive. Astronaut Jerry Linenger who, almost died in space, explains the paradox.
includes incredible footage of Ma’Nene on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi when, once a year, locals open up the coffins of their dead relatives and spend a few hour with them chatting and smoking.

 

Once a year, near Pangala, Sulawesi, Indonesia, a ritual called Ma’Nene’ is performed. Families gather to remove their relatives from graves, change their clothing, dust them off, inspect the condition of their body, take pictures next to them, let them dry in the sun and then place them back into their grave again.

 

EPISODE SIX – ESCAPE

Every year planet Earth gets pelted by rocks from outer space, astronaut Chris Hadfield believes one day in the future we will get hit by a rock so big it will destroy us. We need to have a back up plan, somewhere else we can call home. But can we ever truly escape this planet?

 

EPISODE SEVEN – TERRAFORM

Astronaut and New Yorker Mike Massimino, tells the story of how every inch of our planet has been sculpted by life for over 4 billion years. For instance, did you know that most of our sandy beaches are made from fish poop?!

 

EPISODE EIGHT – ALIEN

Astronaut Mae Jemison talks us through how our planet became packed with life and explains what that means for the chances of finding another planer packed full of complex lifeforms.
Features stunning images of a cheetah hunt and a strange cave full of carnivorous glowworms.

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EPISODE NINE – AWAKENING

We are the only lifeform on this planet to escape it look back from space and appreciate its wonder. But how did we get our intelligence? Former American footballer and astronaut Leland Melvin tells the incredible story of how this rock of ours helped forge our brains.

EPISDE TEN – HOME

Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other NASA astronaut, the film follows her last trip to and from space. Warning – its beautiful and emotional, be ready with your hankies!