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“100 wonderful movies to watch before you die” is the first part of my movie advice list. You can check it out here.

The second part of the list is here.

The third part of the list is here.

Totally, you can choose and enjoy from a list of nearly 250 long-living movies.

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Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design:

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Stephen Hawking's Grand Design

Bu merak uyandıran yeni dizide dünyanın en ünlü fizikçisi Stephen Hawking insanoğlunun en çok ilgilendiği soruların cevabını arıyor: Evreni Tanrı mı yarattı? Hayatın anlamı nedir? Evren neden var? Kendi kişisel evren fikrini açıklarken, İngiliz kozmolog Akıllı Tasarım’dan tutun da CERN’deki Higgs Bozonu parçacığına kadar birçok karışık olayın/fikrin evreni algılayışımızı etkileyeceğini de belirtiyor. 40 yılı aşkın süredir yaptığı araştırmalar, gözlemler ve teorik buluşlarla, Hawking orijinal ve tartışmaya yol açan teorilerini gözler önüne seriyor. Bu akıllı ve dahice dünya görüşüyle keskin görselleri birleştirerek, fizik ve kozmolojinin filozofların binlerce yıldır mücadele ettiği soruların çözülmesi için nasıl kullanıldığını keşfedin!

Through the Wormhole:

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2.Through the Wormhole

Through the Wormhole is an American science documentary television series narrated and hosted by American actor Morgan Freeman. It began airing on Science in the United States on 9 June 2010.


The TV channel Science has been highlighting what VP of Production Bernadette McDaid calls the “Rock Stars of Science”, such as Michio Kaku and Brian Cox. “We wanted to merge our ‘Rock Stars of Science’ and merge that with the superstars of pop culture.” When Science general manager Deborah Myers heard that Morgan Freeman was very interested in things to do with the universe and space and “asks the big philosophical questions”,[2] she approached Freeman and his producer and proposed making a series together.[2]

On 17 February 2011, Sean Carroll confirmed on his Twitter page that he has started shooting Season 2 of Through the Wormhole. On 17 May 2011, Discovery confirmed the second season would première on Science on 8 June 2011.

On 3 January 2012, Sean Carroll posted a picture on his Twitter page, mentioning that it was taken during the taping of Season 3. Season 3 premièred on Tuesday, 6 March 2012. The Science Channel later released a list of episodes comprising the rest of the season.

Season 4 of Through the Wormhole (which will be 10 episodes long) premiered on March 20th, 2013.

Season 1

#TitleOriginal air date
1“Is There a Creator?”9 June 2010
Is the universe just a coincidence or was it created by a God who looks after us?
2“The Riddle of Black Holes”16 June 2010
Nothing in the universe is more powerful than black holes.
3“Is Time Travel Possible?”23 June 2010
To travel through time you have to break the speed of light. Is it possible?
4“What Happened Before the Beginning?”30 June 2010
This episode explores where the universe came from.
5“How Did We Get Here?”7 July 2010
The creation of life and where we came from.
6“Are We Alone?”14 July 2010
Are we alone in the universe or is there other life somewhere out there?
7“What Are We Really Made Of?”21 July 2010
Protons, electrons and neutrons are just a small portion of what we know about the world we see.
8“Beyond the Darkness”28 July 2010
The exploration of dark matter and dark energy.

Season 2

There are 10 episodes in the second season.

#TitleOriginal air date
1“Is There Life After Death?”8 June 2011
In the premiere episode of the second season, Morgan Freeman dives deep into this provocative question that has mystified humans since the beginning of time. Modern physics and neuroscience are venturing into this once hallowed ground, and radically changing our ideas of life after death. Freeman serves as host to this polarized debate, where scientists and spiritualist attempt to define “what is consciousness”, while cutting edge quantum mechanics could provide the answer to what happens when we die.
2“Is There an Edge to the Universe?”15 June 2011
It is commonly theorized that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But since we can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, we can’t actually make out the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, discover what might lie beyond it, and perhaps even discover a universe next to ours?
3“Does Time Really Exist?”22 June 2011
It is a question that has vexed philosophers and scientists for centuries; ‘Does Time Really Exist?’ Exactly how is our past, present, and future connected by that arrow of cause and effect that we call Time? Is time simply another dimension, just like the dimensions of space we know? Can you run time backwards just as easily as it runs forward, just as left-to-right can swap for right-to-left? If other universes exist, then what is time like in them: could their Time be different from ours? And we’ll probe the biggest question about time: Is our future determined? Do we exercise free will? Or, is time merely a dream?
4“Are There More than Three Dimensions?”29 June 2011
We move and live in three dimensions: length, width, and height. However, Einstein revealed what was once unimaginable: time is actually a dimension and linked with space itself. To reconcile the massive cosmic and minuscule quantum worlds, physicists are realizing four dimensions may not be enough. They’re unraveling up to eleven dimensions. How could this be true? Where could these dimensions be?
5“Is There a Sixth Sense?”6 July 2011
Can we perceive objects and events beyond the world detected by our five senses? The true limits of our human brain remain a scientific mystery. New studies in neuroscience are showing that our minds can really detect events and objects that our conscious selves know nothing about. Can we predict events in the future? Is there such a thing as a global consciousness? Could physical laws on the cusp of being discovered be at the root of all this?
6“Are There Parallel Universes?”13 July 2011
Most scientists believe that you are not really you, but rather, you all. On the edge of space, buried in a black hole, or right on top of you, there could be an exact copy of yourself living a parallel reality. In those parallel worlds, you may be living your wildest dreams, or your worst nightmares. Finding them is no longer restricted to the realm of science fiction. Recent game-changing theories now suggest that if these worlds exist, intelligent life in these alternative worlds could be trying to send us messages. As scientists further unravel this astounding possibility, a new possibility emerges: the fate of our entire universe may depend on these hidden cosmic twins.
7“How Does the Universe Work?”20 July 2011
It was Einstein’s famous unfinished project – to find one law that unites all of physics, and explain everything in the universe. It’s still an unfinished project, and today hundreds of physicists from CERN to NASA to the Ivory Towers around the world are struggling to find this holy grail of science. Is there one theory, one equation that governs every single event in our universe? An overarching structure to reality? This episode of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE attempts to journey into an understanding what the universe is made of, and how we got here.
8“Can We Travel Faster Than Light?”27 July 2011
It’s called the speed limit of the universe. Einstein blew all of our minds when he worked out the Theory of Relativity, and showed that space and time were malleable substances. He also theorized that we as humans can never travel faster than the speed of light, which leaves the stars and other galaxies almost impossibly out of our reach. But the dreams of Star Wars and Star Trek are not dead. In fact, there could be ways to travel faster than the speed of light – and some of them are already being tested in labs around the world.
9“Can We Live Forever?”3 August 2011
Medical advances have doubled human life expectancy in past centuries. But can humans ever beat death altogether? Can we control and fix the errors that build up in our DNA over the years? Can we find a way to replace the chemistry of life with something more durable? This episode wonders into the mystifying definition of ‘eternity’ as it relates to human lifespan.
10“What Do Aliens Look Like?”10 August 2011
Science fiction writers have always had their little green men. But these humanoid aliens were based soundly on Earth-based life, not any extra terrestrial evidence. Today, we’ve discovered hundreds of planets around other stars. As we learn what some of these alternative Earths might look like, science and imagination have allowed us to use real science to imagine the biology of their inhabitants. Will they have two eyes? Two legs? What color will their skin be? Which species on Earth can give us clues about likely biology of aliens? And what can we learn from how life on Earth developed to help us understand what ET really looks like?

Season 3

#TitleOriginal air date
1“Will We Survive First Contact?”6 March 2012
Mankind longs for proof that we are not alone in the universe, but the moment of first contact will certainly mean the end of the world as we know it. Whether that is a bad thing for humanity or the start of a great future is uncertain.
2“Is There a Superior Race?”6 June 2012
Are the races different on the inside as well as the outside? Is there even such a thing as race at all? Could advances in technology soon create a superior race of post-humans? Given the incendiary history of the topic of racial superiority, this is a hard question to ask. The answer may tell us where humanity is headed, what our descendants will look like and how they will think.
3“Is The Universe Alive?”13 June 2012
As scientists peer across the galaxy, a new revelation emerges: The universe is shockingly organic. Are the secrets to the life and death of the universe hidden not in physics, but biology? Could it be that the universe is alive?
4“What Makes Us Who We Are?”20 June 2012
What is it that makes you, you? Is it the things we know, the people and places we’ve experienced? Or is there something deeper, less tangible that captures our essence? Scientists are searching for the core of who we are-some would call it the soul, others, our personal identity. To do so, they are probing the last great frontier of human understanding: the brain. How do we become who we are?
5“What is Nothing?”27 June 2012
Is empty space really empty? Or is it filled with hidden forces? Scientists now regard understanding the true nature of empty space as the deepest and most baffling mystery they face: one that will explain where the universe came from, whether it is fated to expand into oblivion or whether it will undergo another dramatic transformation that could destroy everything we know.
6“Can We Resurrect The Dead?”11 July 2012
The cycle of life carries us all from birth to death. What if we could change all of that? With cloning and genetic engineering, we can bring back extinct animals. But could we also bring back dead humans? Is it possible to keep our brains alive after our bodies have died? Could we rise from the dead in some strange new form? Can we – should we – resurrect the dead?
7“Can We Eliminate Evil?”18 July 2012
What drives some to torture and kill without remorse? Why do seemingly normal people commit acts of cruelty and violence? From where does evil come? Today, researchers are uncovering the hidden forces that inflame our inner demons … looking for ways to isolate and neutralize the source of evil in the brain. Is it really possible to change human nature?
8“Mysteries of the Subconscious”25 July 2012
Are there secret powers locked away inside your mind, waiting to be unleashed? Is it possible that the subconscious mind knows more than you ever will, and that your conscious mind is holding you back? Do thoughts control actions, or the other way around? New research shows that breaking down the walls of the subconscious may make people healthier and more creative. There are also dangers lurking in the dark recesses of the mind.
9“Will Eternity End?”1 August 2012
Many religious traditions have predicted that our world will come to an apocalyptic end. Scientists agree that Earth can’t last forever, but disagree on whether the universe and time itself can ever disappear. Some may hope for eternity, but the possibility of never-ending time has mind-bending implications for the present.
10“Did We Invent God?”8 August 2012
Our belief in a God above explains all we can’t understand. Where do religious beliefs come from? Some experts believe God may exist only in our brain, that we are wired to worship the supernatural and that faith in a higher power gives us an evolutionary advantage. Is it possible that God is really just a neurological accident? And does that make Him any less real? Did God invent humanity, or did humanity invent God?
Through the Wormhole
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StarringMorgan Freeman
Narrated byMorgan Freeman
Theme music composerHans Zimmer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes28 (List of episodes)
Running time42 minutes 40 seconds
DistributorDiscovery Communications
Original channelScience
Picture format
Original run9 June 2010 – present


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3.1.Zeitgeist3.2.Zeitgeist Moving Forward

Zeitgeist: The Movie is a 2007 documentary film by Peter Joseph. It presents a number of conspiracy theory-based ideas. Among these are a version of the Christ myth theory, alternative explanations for the September 11 attacks in 2001, and the claim that bankers manipulate both the media and the international monetary system in order to consolidate power.

The film was released online on June 18, 2007, on While the film has been praised by some for the professional-level quality of its pacing and editing, and for its compelling narrative, it has been criticized for factual inaccuracies and the quality of its arguments, with critics describing it as “agitprop” and “propaganda”.[ A sequel, Zeitgeist: Addendum, focuses further on the monetary system and advocates a resource-based social system influenced by the ideas of Jacque Fresco and the Venus Project. Following Zeitgeist: Addendum, Peter Joseph created an organization called the Zeitgeist Movement to promote the ideas of Fresco’s Venus Project. An updated version of the original film was produced in 2010 entitled Zeitgeist: Final Edition. A third film called Zeitgeist: Moving Forward was released theatrically on January 15, 2011, and online on January 25, 2011. Peter Joseph has stated that its topics are focused on human behavior, technology, and rationality. The film has a 220-page long “companion source guide”, available on the film’s website, in which sourcing for the movie’s content is detailed.


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