I watched it with my 12 year old son. I thought it was very nicely done with great special effects and well presented science. My son loved it and watched transfixed for the entire hour. He hasn't done that EVER. He even made sure to set up the DVR to record them all.
As a kid who was fascinated by science at an early age, my greatest inspirations were my father (who gave me science books every birthday and Christmas), Sagan's Cosmos, In Search Of, and Star Trek.
And while NDT is no Carl Sagan, he did a fine job.
I enjoyed this episode and is my son's favorite so far. The spectrum of light was fascinating to him, particular the last portion of the episode when they showed how the city and space look different depending on which wave lengths of light you are using.
I actually really enjoy the history. I think it's a good introduction to the evolution of science.
And I take tectonic activity a lot more seriously than some here too.
How many of my reports have you read?
I know, right? haha I'm revising the geologic model for one of my deposits and attempting to construct (deconstruct?) the tectonic history of the deposit is currently the bane of my existence.
The fact is, there are faults in the GC, but they have been obscured by gentle folding and more recent sedimentation. Evidence exists that suggests these faults (some of which appear to be major structural lineaments) have been active for millions of years. Possibly since the accretion of that particular terrane. But because they are not obviously visible to Faith's untrained eye, she feels it quite acceptable to ignore them.