The Planets, Series 1

The Planets, Series 1

The Planets

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2008-06-09
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 8
  • iTunes Price: USD 6.99


Updated to include discoveries from recent missions to Saturn and Mars, this remarkable series from the BBC gives a unique insight into our solar system. It shows how our understanding of the solar system has undergone a radical change in both distant history and the recent past. Employing state-of-the-art computer graphics, unseen Space Race archive material, and firsthand testimony from scientists around the world, The Planets is a comprehensive and spectacular account of space exploration and discovery.


Title Time Price
1 Different Worlds 49:04 USD 0.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Terra Firma 49:03 USD 0.99 Buy on iTunes
3 Giants 49:03 USD 0.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Moon 49:11 USD 0.99 Buy on iTunes
5 Star 48:56 USD 0.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Atmosphere 49:02 USD 0.99 Buy on iTunes
7 Life 48:52 USD 0.99 Buy on iTunes
8 Destiny 48:55 USD 0.99 Buy on iTunes



  • Awesome

    By meowgal
    Dated but still awesome.
  • So great but why change the narrator?

    By Si J
    This is one of the best space documentaries out there. But for some reason it is now narrated by someone different, which really takes away from the experience for those of us who watched it when it came out!
  • Fairly nice little piece of television

    By Flickerbrick
    It was a chance, but welcomed, find among the vast Apple commerce repository. This series covers many things in depth, such as the short history of our own solar system and each planet and their respective moons. Being an American, I can appreciate things we did but this series also covers the Soviet side of the space race. It is a refresing point of view on a subject that Americans hear only highlights from. I have to say that a few of the later episodes seem to be missing subtitles altogether from long portions of Russian dialogue and the point does labor to get across as the video footage doesn't seem to be corollary to the talking. Beyond that, it is a fantastic documentary which does so much right that the few foibles therein are forgiven.
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    By Wildkite
    Incredible, no discussion of landings on Mars. As far as this show is concerned, that capability doesn't exist.