Parents' Guide to

The Universe

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

In-depth look into outer space is family-friendly.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

OK show, One episode is called "Sex in Space" So I put 12+

Some Educational Sex so it sometiimes is rated TV-14 but normally TV-PG, there is really no violence expcept many End of the Earth referances,

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The combination of real-world examples and beautiful shots -- both real and computerized -- makes this good educational viewing. But that's not to say that most kids, teens, and even adults will want to spend their Saturday night plopped in front of the tube to watch it. At 60 minutes each, episodes of The Universe can get a bit lost in the details and sometimes seem to drag on a little too long to maintain the average viewer's interest. But anyone with a particular interest in the planets and the cosmos (or with a school project about space) will find it fascinating viewing.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 29, 2007
  • Network: History
  • Genre: Educational
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: March 21, 2023

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