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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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