Origins: The Journey of Humankind, Season 1

Origins: The Journey of Humankind, Season 1

Origins: The Journey of Humankind

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2017-03-06
  • Advisory Rating: TV-14
  • Episodes: 10
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 16.99


Origins is science programming done in a new way, with a modern sensibility and fresh, cool visual approach. Host Jason Silva of Brain Games is our guide and time-traveler as we step back through the twists and turns of human evolution to explorer how modern-day humankind took shape.


Title Time Price
1 Spark of Civilization 47:05 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Cheating Death 45:35 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Power of Money 47:05 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
4 The Writing On the Wall 47:05 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Progress of War 46:35 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Building the Future 47:05 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
7 Into the Unknown 47:06 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
8 The Road Ahead 46:36 USD 1.99 Buy on iTunes
9 Origins Teaser Trailer 00:17 Free Buy on iTunes
10 Official Trailer 01:31 Free Buy on iTunes



  • Get a better host

    By RCosR
    The host is obnoxious.
  • Great Series

    By waltersoper214
    This is an awesome series. Love the way it presents the origins of man.
  • Modern Sensibilities?

    By LovedMy][+
    So I guess modern sensibilities means that they write dialog in 160 character bits? No thanks, give me a real national geographic documentary.
  • Low information density

    By Harsh But Fair
    Fictional drama and verbose narration make for a poor viewing experience.
  • Unwatchable

    By Gene Esse
    Bombastic, juvenile narrative on top of badly directed actors in heavy makeup and the usual set of profs doing their little tautological blurbs. Unwatchable. The first episode was free, but I want to be paid for my time. The takeaway: fire was really hot! Plus you could cook on it.
  • Flashy, but lacking substance

    By Mommylinn
    The first episode was like one long trailer, and I kept waiting for the actual episode, the history and anthropology part to begin. Instead we got lots of loud proclaimations, explosive visuals, and short comments from various PhD's. The episode presented next to no solid evidence based information. The acting sequences were interesting, but I would like more real historical information and less repeated visuals. The squence of the modern solider firing towards the camera was used at least three times, as were others.