From toxic rainstorms to solar storms and winds that would send a lethal shock-wave like a nuclear blast around the planet, Storm Worlds imagines what would happen if the most extreme weather in the Universe were suddenly unleashed on our planet.
Each episode weaves two stories together: CGI and dramatic recreations depicting the catastrophe, and then real-world scientists investigating possible links between these extraterrestrial storms and evidence on our planet that may shed light on what is happening on other planets.
The scientists in the series are passionate and down-to-earth. They talk about their work with enthusiasm and easy-to-understand clarity with great on-camera energy.
The series does a great job of linking bizarre and mysterious meteorological events on distant planets by investigating everyday meteorological phenomena here on Earth that we are all familiar with. For example, “What secrets does an ancient block of glacier ice have to reveal about a massive solar flare that took place over 100 years ago?” and “How could the death of a star/supernova 500 million light years away relate to a single flash of lightning?”