Strip The Cosmos

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.9  (216)

Strip The Cosmos is a science documentary TV series that premiered on the Science channel on November 2014. The show features the collaborative efforts of astrophysicists Michelle Thaller and Phil Plait, as well as astrophysicist and cosmologist Hakeem Oluseyi, among other experts in the field.

The title of the show gives an insight into the approach taken in exploring the universe, as it aims to strip away the shrouds of mystery surrounding its creation and composition. Using state-of-the-art CGI animation and live-action footage, the team of astrophysicists takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through outer space, unraveling the secrets locked away in the vast expanse of the universe to reveal what really lies beyond the galaxies.

The show is structured around specific topics that delve deep into the mysteries of the universe, divided into eight episodes in all. The first episode explores the subject of the solar system, taking viewers on a journey through the planets and beyond as the team of experts meticulously strip away the layers of perception and expose the intricate workings of the solar system.

The subsequent episodes delve even deeper, exploring topics such as the black hole, asteroid impact, and the genesis of the universe, seeking to provide answers to questions that have puzzled humans for ages. They take the viewers on an exhilarating ride to experience the forces beyond the visible, the power of the cosmos, and the awe of the universe beyond our reach.

One of the high points of the show is the effective use of state-of-the-art computer graphics and CGI animation to recreate the cosmos in ways that have never been seen before. The show combines these with photographs of actual objects and special effects, which make the universe more real and immersive for viewers. It brings the space walk to life, allowing the viewers to stand at the edge of the universe and peer deep into the abyss.

At the heart of the show are the astrophysicists that make up the production team, including Michelle Thaller, the former assistant director for Science Communication at NASA. Thaller brings her wealth of experience in space research to the show and guides viewers through the complexity of the intersecting lines of cosmic phenomena.

Phil Plait, the renowned astronomer, writer, and public speaker, contributes his expertise in debunking myths surrounding conventional scientific knowledge. He meticulously clarifies the misconceptions, rumours and sometimes plain mistakes that exist in popular culture when it comes to scientific theories.

Hakeem Oluseyi, a multi-talented astrophysicist and cosmologist, and Emmy-nominated producer and host, adds an African-American perspective to the show, revealing how the cosmos has influenced African cultures and communities throughout history. Hakeem, who works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Space Sciences at Florida Tech's and has acted as the chief scientist for Discovery Networks’ Science Channel, delivers insight into black hole discoveries and space-based technologies.

The show’s combination of scientists with different areas of expertise helps to provide a comprehensive insight into the numerous mysteries of the universe. They also provide a more interpersonal approach to the show’s content, breaking down complex scientific ideas and presenting them in a way that is simple and straightforward.

In conclusion, Strip The Cosmos is an insightful look at the universe, allowing the viewer to see the cosmos from a different, fresh angle, thanks to the use of computer graphics and special effects. The show combines facts and scientific theories with personal motivations from its scientists and their wonder of understanding the universe in the best way possible. Strip The Cosmos makes accessible and fun some of the most fundamental questions of our existence as a species.

Strip The Cosmos is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on November 12, 2014.

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Strip The Cosmos is available for streaming on the Science website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Strip The Cosmos on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Science Channel, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 12, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (216)