Einstein’s Universe is a vintage PBS documentary from 1979. Originally designed to celebrate Einstein’s 100th birthday, narrator Peter Ustinov takes us through a deep dive of celebratory science. I dig the hell out of what PBS did, but I wondered why release it now?
Albert Einstein is one of those figures that gets too much attention and not enough. While his impact on physics can’t be understated, it was the launching point for so much work that followed and improved upon his theories. The legendary Roger Penrose and others discuss this for nearly two hours. It’s science porn.
The Corinth Films Blu-ray brings this 1979 TV documentary to the HD generation in a rather fun package. You don’t really get any special features. However, it’s fun to have such a vintage science documentary presented in posterity. This usually becomes the kind of thing that someone posts on YouTube from a VHS rip.