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An anthology of leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Mike Colter ...  Narrator 1 episode, 2017
Sheila Vand ...  Narrator (voice) 1 episode, 2017
Steven Austad Steven Austad ...  Himself - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Biology 1 episode, 2015
Nir Barzilai ...  Himself - Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1 episode, 2015
Angela Bassett ...  Herself / ... 1 episode, 2015
Jason Bateman ...  Narrator 1 episode, 2015
Peter Berg ...  Narrator 1 episode, 2015
Lynn Black Lynn Black ...  Herself - Last Mile Health - Liberia, Massachusetts General Hospital 1 episode, 2015
Tsenai Bogale Tsenai Bogale ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Christopher James Bohinski Christopher James Bohinski ...  Study participant 1 episode, 2015
Adrien Brody ...  Narrator 1 episode, 2015
Billy B. Collins Billy B. Collins ...  Doctor 1 episode, 2015
Sarah Crane Sarah Crane ...  Herself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic 1 episode, 2015
David Cronenberg ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Ian Crozier Ian Crozier ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Laura Deming ...  Herself - Venture Capitalist, Biologist 1 episode, 2015
John M. Dye John M. Dye ...  Himself - Chief of Viral Immunology, USAMRIID 1 episode, 2015
Benjamin Emanuel Benjamin Emanuel ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Ezekiel Emanuel ...  Himself - UPenn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy 1 episode, 2015
Jonathan Fiévez Jonathan Fiévez ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Paul Giamatti ...  Himself / ... 1 episode, 2015
Fiona Ginty Fiona Ginty ...  Herself - GE Global Research Center 1 episode, 2015
Tadessa Girmay Tadessa Girmay ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Rita Golomb Rita Golomb ...  Herself 1 episode, 2015
Beati Guevara Beati Guevara ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Ron Howard ...  Narrator 1 episode, 2015
Thomas Jaeger Thomas Jaeger ...  Himself - Internist, Mayo Clinic 1 episode, 2015
Edward Kamin Edward Kamin ...  Himself - 84 years old 1 episode, 2015
Martha Kamin Martha Kamin ...  Herself - 90 years old 1 episode, 2015
Brima Kargbo Brima Kargbo ...  Himself - Chief Medical Officer, Sierra Leone 1 episode, 2015
Brian Kennedy Brian Kennedy ...  Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging 1 episode, 2015
Cynthia Kenyon ...  Herself - UCSF School of Medicine, VP Calico 1 episode, 2015
James L. Kirkland James L. Kirkland ...  Himself - Geriatrician, Mayo Clinic 1 episode, 2015
Stephanie Lederman Stephanie Lederman ...  Herself - American Federation for Aging Research 1 episode, 2015
Gordon J. Lithgow Gordon J. Lithgow ...  Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging 1 episode, 2015
Aaron Mandell Aaron Mandell ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Joan Mannick Joan Mannick ...  Herself - Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research 1 episode, 2015
Claire McCaskill ...  Herself - Ranking Member, Special Committee on Aging 1 episode, 2015
Simon Melov Simon Melov ...  Himself - Buck Institute for Research on Aging 1 episode, 2015
Andy Mercer Andy Mercer ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Milton Nussdorf Milton Nussdorf ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Erica Ollmann Saphire Erica Ollmann Saphire ...  Herself - Professor 1 episode, 2015
Jay Olshansky Jay Olshansky ...  Himself - University of Illinois at Chicago 1 episode, 2015
Michael Pollak Michael Pollak ...  Himself - McGill University, Department of Medicine and Oncology 1 episode, 2015
Matt Stuber Matt Stuber ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Robert Temple Robert Temple ...  Himself - Deputy Director, FDA 1 episode, 2015
Tanya Thompson ...  Woman 1 1 episode, 2015
Alessandro Vespignani Alessandro Vespignani ...  Himself - Professor, Northeastern University 1 episode, 2015
Arturo Vittori Arturo Vittori ...  Himself 1 episode, 2015
Phillip E. Walker ...  Ebola Patient 1 episode, 2015
Cindy Wallis-Lage Cindy Wallis-Lage ...  Herself 1 episode, 2015
Sarah Wolfe Sarah Wolfe ...  Herself 1 episode, 2015
Ed Begley Jr. ...  Nostradamus 1 episode, 2017
Robin Carhart-Harris Robin Carhart-Harris ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Andre Choulika Andre Choulika ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Mary P. Cosimano Mary P. Cosimano ...  Herself 1 episode, 2017
Amanda Feilding Amanda Feilding ...  Herself 1 episode, 2017
Chrissy Hofbeck ...  Herself 1 episode, 2017
Matthew W. Johnson Matthew W. Johnson ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Carl H. June Carl H. June ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Jeffrey Kamlet Jeffrey Kamlet ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Dave Klec Dave Klec ...  Cell Phone Addict 1 episode, 2017
Bruce L. Levine Bruce L. Levine ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
David Nutt David Nutt ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Doug Olson Doug Olson ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Chris Pine ...  Narrator 1 episode, 2017
David L. Porter David L. Porter ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Waseem Qasim Waseem Qasim ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
Nate Silver ...  Himself 1 episode, 2017
J.K. Simmons ...  Narrator 1 episode, 2017
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An anthology of leading scientists and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series intends to bring to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and show how they are changing our world. Written by http://www.thewrap.com/nat-geo-slate-includes-ron-howard-brian-grazer-science-series-breakthrough/

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1 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Great documentary!
31 October 2016 | by gelazariSee all my reviews

I am not that much in favour of documentaries that have to with sensitive scientific topics like brain-computer interfaces, genetics, biology, energy etc. The reason for that is that usually these topics require extensive knowledge and in-depth analysis in order to fully understand the topic addressed; something that is really difficult to achieve through a documentary. Nevertheless, these documentaries are really well-structured, exploring state-of-the-art technologies with top scientists and not only they present complex notions in simple terms but also they are really up-to-date.

Although some episodes are far more interesting than others, all of them are well-directed, well-narrated and in general well-presented. Being a scientist myself, I found all of them interesting and I would definitely recommend watching them even if you lack basic scientific knowledge. As aforementioned, the complex notions and difficult theories behind the science presented are given in an way that anyone can understand.


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