The last time I searched for “classic movies” in Netflix I got less than 40 results, and many of the available titles weren’t exactly what I’d consider cinematic masterpieces.The outcome was hardly better when I searched for foreign films. And while Netflix has a decent selection of documentaries, the majority of the offerings are Netflix productions. I say all this not to disparage Netflix but to point out that, although streaming films and TV shows has never been easier, Netflix and the other major streaming platforms are by no means comprehensive in their selections.
A stargazer is also a time traveler, and telescopes allow us to venture to the most distant and ancient reaches of the universe. Even hurtling through space at 186,000 miles per second, it takes light from the next closest star over four years to reach Earth. And compared with the grand scale of the cosmos, four years is nothing. Most of the celestial objects we can glimpse in the night sky are hundreds or thousands of light-years away. So, in a very real sense, peering through the eyepiece of a telescope is a journey through space and time.
The quirkier and more unusual a documentary, the more likely I am to enjoy it. There are stories of all types whether they are serious or silly. Adventure through different worlds and experience these unique films.