SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Commander Hawking is back!  Available now on CuriosityStream, join world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in the pilot’s seat of the S.S. Hawking for his next galactic adventure across the Universe.

CuriosityStream's Emmy® Award-winning series is back with a new installment, available now.

CuriosityStream, home to world-class original films and series exploring science, technology, history, nature, health and more, has teamed up once again with Hawking to search for answers to mankind’s biggest questions.  Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places 2, available in HD and Ultra HD 4K, premieres on CuriosityStream today — Hawking’s 76th birthday.

In this second installment of the award-winning series, Hawking’s incredible CGI-powered journey takes him from a very personal flyover of his childhood haunts in England to a shocking cliffhanger that puts him face to face with his greatest A.I. fears.  Along the way, time travel and a precarious free fall to Venus – plus questions about aliens, God, truth, and climate change – offer unprecedented insight into Hawking’s genius mind.  In Hawking’s words: «My goal is simple: complete understanding of the Universe.  Join me and other lifelong learners at CuriosityStream.»

This follows Commander Hawking’s first extraordinary voyage through the wonders of the Universe in Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places 1, also available now on CuriosityStream.  That journey fittingly started at the Big Bang, the birthplace of time and space, and continued as Hawking shared his own intimate story of inspiration, perseverance, and ambition.

«Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places introduced the world to the galactic adventures of Commander Hawking and his CGI space ship as he explored across space and time – and in the process, took home an Emmy® Award for graphic design and art direction.  Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places 2 is, in every way, far more ambitious,» said Noah Morowitz, Executive Producer of the series for CuriosityStream.  «The S.S. Hawking deploys previously unseen capabilities, diving into the sun, racing across the Universe, and encountering alien beings.  And this time Hawking is on a mission to uncover nothing less than the secret of the Universe–the theory of everything.  Spoiler alert: he’s found the answer.»

In Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places 2, Commander Hawking:

  • Flies over the coast of Dorsett, England, site of his childhood adventures…
  • Dives Iron-man style into the volcanoes of Venus, where he takes on climate change deniers…
  • Plummets into the non-stop Hydrogen Bomb explosions at the interior of our Sun…
  • Witnesses the birth of a star at the Pillars of Creation…
  • Searches for extra-terrestrial life at Proxima Centauri, encountering A.I. that threatens to end his journey…

Created by the founder of Discovery Channel, media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream’s immersive experiences feature world-renowned experts, stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling that empower fans to dive deep into their favorite interests and explore new territory.

CuriosityStream has also announced that the third installment in the series, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places 3, will premiere on April 19th, 2018.  Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places 2 is available to watch now on CuriosityStream, for free, with a 7-day trial.  Visit for more.

About CuriosityStream

CuriosityStream is the award-winning streaming and on-demand destination where viewers can journey through our world and beyond. Our immersive experiences feature experts from Stephen Hawking and David Attenborough to Veritasium’s Derek Muller, stunning visuals, and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, history, technology, nature, health, and more. With over 1,700 documentary features and series, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available in over 190 countries to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on the web and via Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Channels, Sling TV, VRV, Comcast Xfinity On Demand, Layer3 TV and the Sony, LG, Vizio and Samsung smart TV platforms.

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