Nova (1974) IMDb

Extent

Review refers to just a few scattered programs.

Categorization

Akin to Horizon (1964).

moving picture non-fiction series

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“Creatures of Light” (2016) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Seen edited for Vetenskapens värld.

Subject

Bioluminescence and biophosphorescence.

Commentary

Beautiful, with substantial scientific depth, looking for reasons as well as applications.

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School of the Future (2016) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2017.

Seen edited for Vetenskapens värld.

Commentary

Largely shallow and uncritical, especially with regard to material reward for good behaviour and fostering blind self-esteem (positive thinking).

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“Extreme Animal Weapons” (2017) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

Subject

The evolution of horns, tusks, spurs etc.

Commentary

A BBC coproduction.

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Decoding the Weather Machine (2018) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

Seen with Swedish-language narration on SVT, as a two-episode series.

Commentary

Despite the Koch money, it’s a fair overview of climate-change science and general avenues of conservative mitigation, from Fourier and Tyndall to perovskite and no-till farming.

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Black Hole Apocalypse (2018) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

I saw the merged two-hour version.

Commentary

Poorly named and surprisingly uninformative.

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“First Face of America” (2018) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

Seen in its Swedish-language adaptation on SVT.

Subject

Naia, an almost perfectly preserved skeleton found with the bones of megafauna from pre-human America, driven to extinction by the first people there.

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“Prediction by the Numbers” (2018) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Subject

A non-technical introduction to probability theory as used, for example, in predicting the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.

Commentary

It’s got Nate Silver and Moneyball (2011), but it’s shallow and cheaply dramatized.

moving picture non-fiction

Spin-off:

Nova Wonders (2018) IMDb

moving picture non-fiction series

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“What's Living in You?” (2018) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

episode fiction moving picture

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“Can We Build a Brain?” (2018) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

episode fiction moving picture

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“Kilauea: Hawai'i on Fire” (2019) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

moving picture nature non-fiction