Pretty Deep, Man

Prepare to have your mind blown.

CuriosityStream, the ad-free, on-demand streaming service that claims a library of more than 1,500 documentary and nonfiction titles, today premiered Deep Time History, a three-part documentary “exposing the secret drivers behind human history.”

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The original series, executive produced by Steve Burns and co-produced by Flight 33 Productions, explores how ‘deep time,’ described as “the formation of the universe, exploding stars, clashing continents and evolution,” has influenced key turning points in the development of human civilization.

The documentary is narrated by Jonathan Markley, an associate professor at California State University, Fullerton, and an oft-quoted authority on the field of ‘Big History’, which is the study of history from the Big Bang to the present. The series also includes commentary from other Big History experts, as well as theoretical physicists, astrophysicists, astronomers and geologists.

“From the Big Bang to continental drift to the modern economies around our world today, this series encapsulates the entirety of human history with easy-to-understand explanations of how the science of Earth and space are vital to our existence,” said Flight 33 Executive Producer Doug Cohen.

All three 50-minute episodes of Deep Time History, presented in ultraHD 4k, can be viewed online at CuriosityStream, which offers subscriptions starting at $2.99/month. It can also be accessed on Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and other mobile devices.

CuriosityStream was founded in 2015 by John Hendricks, founder and former chairman of Discovery Communications.

You can learn more about the study of Big History at Big History Project.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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