Sep 04, 2007
Season 1 Episode 14
It all began inside a violent, blinding explosion that threw everything into chaos. Long after, our greatest thinkers have peered into that chaos in search of order, logic and the answers to where we began. As earlier generations learned to decipher the cosmic clues of how we came to be, we stepped from revelation to revelation; epiphany to epiphany. Aristotle told us the universe was layered. Ptolemy conceived of a system of planets, stars and sun. Copernicus placed the sun at the center of this system; Galileo confirmed it. Newton explained what held it all together. Einstein offered insight into what fueled it. Hubble revealed it was expanding. LeMaitre proposed it started with a "Big Bang."
Our search for answers has shaped how we have evolved as thinking creatures. This is the history of why and how we think about who and what we are. We'll contemplate how it will all end...and what comes after. And for the first time, we'll be able to see what it all looks like, sitting in God's front row seat. Using unprecedented cutting edge animation, we will recreate that amazing moment when everything started. We'll talk with the world's leading physicists. And we will employ every storytelling tool to make complex and confusing ideas clear, exciting and dramatic. Using graphics and illustrations, we will explain concepts like the formation of galaxies, the existence of other dimensions and the idea of a parallel universe. Recreations, visual metaphors and first-person accounts will help bring this fascinating history alive.