I love the original Connections series. To me it's aged extremely well. The way Burke traces the connection between historical events down through time (for example from the invention of money in ancient times to the the advent of the lateen sail in the Middle Ages to the nuclear bomb in modern times) is so entertaining and so instructive in regard to human actions and unintended consequences.
Another thing I like how he puts inventions and ideas into context and shows step-by-step how they came about. Your left thinking simultaneously: "Man inventor X was a smart mf'er" and "Given the influences that were working on inventor X, I see how he came up with what he did."
The whole thing can be watched online here: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/james-burke-connections/
Can't say Burke's outfits have ages as well as the series though.