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1. The Sky at Night (1957– )
Episode: The Birth of the Universe (2002)

Documentary

9.6
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Stars: Patrick Moore, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 5

2. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 4,699

3. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.9
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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 69,440

4. Last Light of Orion (2017)

Sci-Fi

8.9
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Last Light of Orion. Emotional Sci/Fi, Drama.

Director: Troy Pearce | Stars: Andrew Sloey, Alexis Johnson, Jason Tobias, Susan Bennett

Votes: 7

5. Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places (2016– )

Documentary

8.9
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Commander Stephen Hawking pilots his space ship the SS Hawking on the journey of a lifetime, zooming from black holes to the Big Bang, Saturn to Santa Barbara. After all, why should astronauts have all the fun?

Star: Stephen Hawking

Votes: 68

6. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010– )
Episode: The Story of Everything (2010)

TV-PG | 88 min | Documentary

8.9
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In two mind-blowing hours, Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a new generation. Delve into the mind of the world's most famous living scientist and reveal the splendor and majesty... See full summary »

Director: Iain Riddick | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Melissa Ricci, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 285

7. Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World (2010– )
Episode: The Lights Come On (2010)

48 min | Documentary

8.8
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Science came of age by the early 19th century, propelling Britain to the future with communications delivered at the tap of a finger, electrical power and light conjured from trial and ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Bee, Jonathan Rudd | Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 6

8. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 337,433

9. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 886

10. Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World (2010– )
Episode: Asking Big Questions (2010)

46 min | Documentary

8.7
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Recent advances probing the secrets of DNA, human nature, and nanotechnology are explored, and Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins have a thought-provoking exchange about the future that faces us all.

Directors: Michael Waterhouse, Jonathan Rudd | Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 6

11. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Hawking Excitation (2012)

TV-14 | 19 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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Sheldon uses any and all means to meet his hero, Dr. Stephen Hawking.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,721

12. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 88,364

13. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010– )

Documentary

8.6
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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,686

14. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Anthology of Interest I (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The Professor's "What If" machine answers 4 questions.

Directors: Chris Loudon, Rich Moore, Bret Haaland | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 1,545

15. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )
Episode: Did God Create the Universe? (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.6
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Hawking unfolds his personal, compelling vision of the biggest question of all: Is there a god who created and controls the universe in which we live? To answer this controversial and age ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Green, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 93

16. StarTalk (2015– )
Episode: Stephen Hawking (2018)

TV-PG | 47 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Host Neil deGrasse Tyson features his interview with world-renowned physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. Tyson is joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Matt Kirshen, ... See full summary »

Director: Jaron Berman | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matt Kirshen, Janna Levin, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 16

17. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 198,239

18. The University (2016)

82 min | Documentary

8.5
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Exponential technology is changing the world and the Singularity University (SU) was setup to encourage people to harness these powerful new technologies and trends to positively impact the... See full summary »

Director: Matt Rutherford | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Chris Anderson, Dan Barry, Peter Diamandis

Votes: 12

19. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010– )
Episode: Time Travel (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

8.5
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The promise of time travel has long been one of the world's favorite scientific "what-ifs?" Hawking explores all the possibilities, warping the very fabric of time and space as he goes. ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Williams | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Goh, Stephen Hawking, Leon Mitchell

Votes: 233

20. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.4
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In this documentary, Stephen Hawking tries to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life through physics, philosophical discussion,and Hawking's own unique scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Funke Adeleke, Tom Bonington

Votes: 1,139

21. The Astronomers (1991– )

57 min | Documentary

8.4
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A look at the work and worlds of leading scientists and astronomers who are helping to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Stars: Heather Couper, Vera C. Rubin, Tony Tyson, John Lowry Dobson

Votes: 40

22. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )
Episode: The Meaning of Life (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.4
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Hawking tackles the question: Is there a meaning to life? Is there a purpose to our existence? Hawking explores this fascinating territory with fearless zeal as he questions the very nature... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Huntley | Stars: Funke Adeleke, Tom Bonington, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 90

23. The Sky at Night (1957– )

20 min | Documentary

8.3
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Astronomy programme.

Stars: Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott, Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Pete Lawrence

Votes: 274

24. Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997– )

Not Rated | 360 min | Documentary

8.3
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6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking, which describes all current thinking on the Big Bang, origins of the... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Eugene Babaev, Jeff Rawle, Gregory Benford

Votes: 933

25. TEDTalks (2006– )

Talk-Show

8.3
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Series of talks about technology, entertainment, and design.

Stars: Robert Full, Bill Gates, Richard Dawkins, Dan Barber

Votes: 276

26. Beyond the Horizon (2009)

Documentary, Drama

8.3
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Olivia is a twenty-something reporter assigned to the religion beat for the London Times. She is on deadline to write a feature story about cosmology and the meaning of existence on the ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Lina Patel, Josie Gammell

Votes: 36

27. Brave New World with Stephen Hawking (2011– )

46 min | Documentary

8.3
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These machines will completely transform the way we live. Be whisked into the future in a driverless car, then watch as motorized artificial limbs transform paraplegics into pedestrians--and average humans into bionic miracles.

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Kathy Sykes, David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins

Votes: 122

28. 'Red Dwarf' A-Z (1998 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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An alphabet-based compilation of clips from Red Dwarf (1988) with celebrities discussing their favorite characters and moments.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chloë Annett, Chris Barrie, Garry Bushell, Craig Charles

Votes: 57

29. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Descent (1993)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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After an encounter with the Borg, Data feels his first emotion when he gets angry with the Borg. Data then tries to find ways to recreate the situation in order to feel emotions again, ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: John Neville, Jim Norton, Natalija Nogulich, Brian Cousins

Votes: 1,681

30. Curiosity (2011– )
Episode: Did God Create the Universe? (2011)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.3
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Are the earliest moments of existence a question for science? Or religion? The world's most famous living scientist takes on the ultimate question: Did god create the universe?

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chad A. Fehr

Votes: 202

31. Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World (2010– )

Documentary

8.2
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Charismatic men of action and reclusive eccentrics. Eureka moments and serendipitous strokes of luck. Discoveries born of crisis and insatiable curiosity. The history of scientific progress... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 133

32. Creation of the Universe (1985 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

8.2
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Trip through the creation of the Universe from the Bog Bang to the frontiers of science. Musical score from Brian Eno. Includes visits with great thinkers.

Stars: Timothy Ferris, Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 74

33. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: The Time Lords (1996)

44 min | Documentary

8.2
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Searching the possibility of time-travel.

Stars: Jo Unwin, Raymond Chiao, David Deutsch, Joe Hafele

Votes: 5

34. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 659,272

35. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.1
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show, which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 16,219

36. Hubble's Cosmic Journey (2015 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

8.1
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Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured thousands of stunning images of space, revolutionized our understanding of the universe and become a global icon. To mark ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Riley | Stars: Charles F. Bolden Jr., Chris Burrows, Michael Griffin, John M. Grunsfeld

Votes: 94

37. TV Offal (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Comedian Victor Lewis-Smith presents an alternative view of the world. Archive and news footage are re-dubbed with new commentaries, taking them completely out of context, in order to make ... See full summary »

Stars: Victor Lewis-Smith, Stephen Hawking, Redvers Kyle

Votes: 53

38. Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future (2014– )

Documentary

8.1
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Stars: Stephen Hawking, Jim Al-Khalili, Carin Bondar, Chris Eliasmith

Votes: 41

39. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010– )
Episode: Aliens (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.1
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'Are We Alone?' Hawking considers one of the most important mysteries facing humankind - the possibility of alien, intelligent life. He leads us on a journey rendered in eye-popping detail,... See full summary »

Director: Martin Williams | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 248

40. Genius by Stephen Hawking (2016– )
Episode: Are We Alone? (2016)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary

8.1
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Join Professor Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out the likelihood of alien life out there in the universe. See why the team has their minds blown in a way they were never expecting.

Director: Iain Riddick | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Sian Proctor, Seth Shostak

Votes: 23

41. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )
Episode: The Key to the Cosmos (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.1
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Hawking poses the ultimate of ultimate questions: Why does the universe exist and why does it follow rules and laws? Finding out leads to the very deepest of secrets, to the one principle ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Clifton | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Bill Hutchens, Vauxhall Jermaine

Votes: 64

42. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Relationship Diremption (2014)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Penny tries to help Sheldon when he reconsiders his "relationship" with String Theory. During a dinner with Howard and Bernadette, Raj discovers Howard once embarrassed himself on a date with Emily.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,111

43. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Troll Manifestation (2015)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Leonard and Sheldon defend themselves against criticism from an online bully, while the girls confront embarrassing moments from their pasts.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,117

44. Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Led by a pioneer in the science world, Stephen Hawking, this special takes us on a journey which delves into the subjects of stem cells both embryonic and adult to explore what these ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Sharp | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Michael C. Hall, Krstin Baldwin, Vincent Giampapa

Votes: 103

45. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Big Bang (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

8.0
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This is the greatest story ever told, the creation of everything us. The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a miniscule point, ... See full summary »

Director: Louise Say | Stars: Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 167

46. Stephen Hawking's Science of the Future (2014– )
Episode: Designer Human (2014)

Documentary

8.0
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A look at how breakthroughs in technology are being applied to humans, not only for more effective repairs, but also for upgrading the brain.

Star: Stephen Hawking

Votes: 8

47. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )
Episode: Immigration Reform (2014)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.0
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John discusses immigration, the Washington Redskins and Iraq and talks to Stephen Hawking.

Director: Joe Perota | Stars: John Oliver, Stephen Hawking, David Kaye, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 271

48. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Reincarnation (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The episode contains three separate stories. In the first, which parodies the 1930s B&W cartoons, Fry wants to propose to Leela, so he blows up a comet made of "dimondium" to make her a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 1,103

49. Curiosity (2011– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

7.9
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This program is made by the Discovery Network, and the show's 'full-name' has the suffix phrase of "The Questions of Our Life", after curiosity. The show tries to answer mysteries and ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Charles, Martin Sheen, Sean Barrett, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 620

50. God, the Universe and Everything Else (1988 Video)

51 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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In a studio setting, Stephen Hawking, Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan (who joins them via satellite) discuss the Big Bang theory, God, our existence as well as the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

Director: Hector Stewart | Stars: Magnus Magnusson, Stephen Hawking, Arthur C. Clarke, Carl Sagan

Votes: 181



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