All Aboard ‘S.S. Hawking’

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, best known for explaining mind-blowing space-time concepts to the public, has embarked on a new journey via CuriosityStream, the ad-free, on-demand subscription streaming service offering documentary and other nonfiction programming.

The 25-minute documentary, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, which debuts exclusively today on CuriosityStream, takes “viewers on a once in a lifetime, personal journey through space and time as he explores the wonders of the universe.” The film dispatches the S.S. Hawking, a CGI spaceship “to five extraordinary locations across the cosmos.” Destinations include The Big Bang; a super massive black hole known as Sagittarius A*; Gliese 832C, a planet outside our solar system that is the most likely location discovered so far for potential extraterrestrial life; Saturn; and finally Santa Barbara, California, “where Hawking fondly recalls his early career at Cal Tech and life along the sunny California coast with his young family.”

“My goal is simple: complete understanding of the universe,” Hawking said. “It’s always been a dream of mine to explore the universe.”

The documentary is the first in a proposed series on CuriosityStream, which has just relaunched with a new interface, expanded library and other improvements. The service now offers more than 1,500 titles, some in 4K ultra-HD. Subscriptions start at $2.99 per month.

To view Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, visit CuriosityStream.

You can watch the trailer here:


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