Titles in this Series

The Telescope

Item #: 188585

The Airplane

Item #: 188586

The Robot

Item #: 188587

The Car

Item #: 188588

The Rocket

Item #: 188589

The Smartphone

Item #: 188590

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Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World

The Series Includes : The Telescope | The Airplane | The Robot | The Car | The Rocket | The Smartphone
3-Year Streaming Price: $1,019.70



This is the amazing story of how humans changed the world forever, told through six iconic objects that we take for granted. These are the secrets of how we got to our modern world, told in an accessible, exciting format with broad appeal. The Car - The Airplane - The Smartphone - The Rocket - The Robot - The Telescope. Each object is the culmination of a long-held human dream - to explore, to communicate, or to find our place in the universe. They are familiar, yet hidden within them are thousands of years of thought, struggle, sacrifice, determination, and insight. Each one is packed with incredible and often little-known stories. There are surprising accidents, colorful characters, and moments of joy or despair stretching back in time, often to the beginning of human civilization itself. The shows are littered with visionaries–people with the passion that drove them to risk death, poverty, or ridicule. Each, whether knowingly or not, advanced our species' progression to where we are now, often at considerable cost to themselves. The result is a mind-blowing science-led journey through human history, full of unintended consequences and incredible connections. It reveals how science, invention, and technology built on one another to change everything - a process that continues to this very day.

Length: 360 minutes

Item#: FMK188584

Copyright date: ©2019

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Not available to Home Video, Dealer and Publisher customers.

Only available in USA and Canada.