The TV show The Universe Series is a web-series based on the popular book The Energy trilogy by James Clerk Maxwell. The first book in the trilogy was The Science of Getting Away, and the second one was The Infiniteutioners. The book series was created as a spinoff/sequel to the successful movie The Secret. The TV show takes its source from those books.
The Universe Series Actors is Ben Kingsley (lead, The Astronomer), Alexander Flores (acha), Les Grossman (Deputy Prime Minister of Mars Station Alpha), Andy Daly (Minister Chaos), Jodelle Ferrer (Lieutenants of Mars Station), Kevin Dunn (Colonel Chaos), and Jennifer Aniston (orbits woman and The Emperor of Mars Station). The book’s main characters have their own individual TV shows, and The Universe Series has several spinoffs based around them. The TV actors also do not appear together in the TV series, and their individual characters’ stories are told entirely in their own TV shows, unlike the book, which had a few main characters. The Universe Series Actors were also asked to reprise their roles for The Secret but chose not to.
The concept of The Universe Series began when the book was released. The novel was an instant best seller, so the producers ordered eight episodes of the TV series. The first episode of The Universe Series was directed by Greg Garcia and featured Michael Chiklis as the Emperor of Mars Station. The book series featured many other top talents such as Mark Kassenert (Krispy Kreme), Christopher Reeve (oriannis zusch), Dan Butler (Admiral Worf), Edward Kitson (Colonel Orthus), Pam Ferris (The Empress), and Karen Gaffney (Deputy Prime Minister of Mars Station). The voice talent for The Universe Series was quite remarkable, especially Mark Kassenert who gave the Emperor a very strong and emotionless voice.
The TV series has enjoyed great ratings and has been successful for Disney Channel, despite not receiving a second season order. The secret of how The Universe Series became a huge success has remained a mystery, but it is believed to be related to the book’s popularity. The Universe Series finale was also successful because the series finale was one of the best finishers that the show had ever seen, and The Universe Series finale episode “Worldwide” was the most viewed show on Disney Channel.
The movie series followed a similar format to the TV series, with the introduction of new characters and locations, the exploration of space, and the culmination of the story in a dramatic final scene. The movie did suffer from some poor pacing and graphics, and it is considered by many to be one of the weaker installments of the entire franchise. The movie series finale of The Universe, “Worldwide” was much less successful financially and creatively as compared to the other two movies. The general consensus was that the movie was not as good as the prior films.
The loose end of The Universe Series left many fans disappointed and waiting for the next book in the series. The TV show’s characters such as Turbo and Beta were killed off, as well as some of the supporting characters from the book series. The TV series ended with a sense of finality, as the book series concluded. The TV series ended with an unfinished feeling to the series, as the audience clamored for a follow-up and there were not many plot developments to speak of. The movie series finale resolved the storyline completely, as well as the characters and plot threads from both books.