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CuriosityStream preps cosmic road trip “Miniverse”

Factual on-demand streaming service CuriosityStream is set to unveil the wonders of space in its latest documentary, in partnership with Emmy award-winning Flight33 Productions. Miniverse (pictured), a CuriosityStream Original film, is slated ...
April 12, 2017

Factual on-demand streaming service CuriosityStream is set to unveil the wonders of space in its latest documentary, in partnership with Emmy award-winning Flight33 Productions.

Miniverse (pictured), a CuriosityStream Original film, is slated to follow former International Space Station Commander Colonel Chris Hadfield as he journeys across the continental U.S. with some of the world’s foremost astronomers in tow to explore a variety of planets and celestial bodies.

The 4K film traces Hadfield’s 3,000-mile expedition from New York to California as he and his passengers experience the sun up-close over Long Island; Mars over New York’s Freedom Tower; and Jupiter hanging ominously over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Joining Hadfield, a veteran of two space shuttle missions and the first Canadian commander of the ISS, on his adventure are theoretical physicist, futurist and best-selling author Dr. Michio Kaku; Dr. Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer and director of the Fels Planetarium at Philadelphia’s The Franklin Institute; and Dr. Laura Danly, curator at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

Hadfield rose to fame when his performance of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” recorded on the Space Station went viral with more than 33-million views on YouTube.

CuriosityStream’s Noah Morowitz serves as executive producer on the film.

Miniverse premieres across CuriosityStream, the first ad-free documentary streaming service, on April 17.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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