Nine Worlds |


How much you enjoy this quirky multimedia tour of the solar system will depend on your tolerance for Patrick Stewart’s stentorian narration. Personally, after watching countless reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the last thing I want to do is turn on my computer and hear Captain Picard lecture me about Pluto. But Nine Worlds suffers from a more basic problem: In an apparent attempt to keep you from getting bored, this poorly indexed disc throws a different interface at you practically every time you click the mouse. Which is a shame, because that annoying inconsistency obscures some interesting information about our planetary neighbors. C+