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Einstein’s Universe

Summary
A documentary produced in 1979 by WGBH and the BBC to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein. Narrated and hosted by Peter Ustinov and written by Nigel Calder, the author of the accompanying book of the same title, the film takes place at the University of Texas' McDonald Observatory where a staff of renowned scientists and physicists take both Ustinov and the viewer through a hands-on experience of the various facets of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
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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?

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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.

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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.

Einstein’s Universe is available August 25th!

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Troy Anderson is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of AndersonVision. He uses a crack team of unknown heroes to bring you the latest and greatest in Entertainment News.

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