Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' series (have you seen this?)

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01 Jun 2008, 2:06 am

Just wondering if anybody here has seen Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' series. I'm gonna have it on DVD soon.

What did you guys (who have seen it) think of it?



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01 Jun 2008, 9:06 am

I grew up watching it, had paradoxical reactions-of both boredom & fascination (how I feel about many things today, too). Was entranced by the computer graphics (such as they were) of the "spaceship" flight deck & window out onto the imagined cosmos (with those neat splinkle-y fuzzy blobs in the ethereal astronomical space). Was very much into the music (intro/outro of episode), too-it stuck with me, was almost my favorite part/feature. I was interested in things long before I could actually understand them, so Cosmos was one of those things-later in life I could consciously make much more sense of such materials.


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01 Jun 2008, 9:23 am

I think I had the book....



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01 Jun 2008, 12:38 pm

Had the book, but I don't have it now....But the York Emporium is only a five to ten minute ride away....


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01 Jun 2008, 7:27 pm

I have the book and watched the series when it first came out on PBS in 1980, it was a great series



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04 Jun 2008, 9:32 am

saw the series and still have the book


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25 Jul 2008, 12:12 pm

Never seen it.


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25 Jul 2008, 2:35 pm

I have an extremely high regard for Carl Sagan and his equally able daughter. He writes very well.



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25 Jul 2008, 7:25 pm

I loved this series! I wasn't even born when it was originally filmed, but I've managed to see it all thanks to the Internet. It's a great series, and I love how he can make such wide scope concepts easily understandable for everyone. If you've not seen the most recent dvd versions, there are short 'cosmos updates' from the 90s at the end of most episodes with more up to date info which just adds to it, seeing how the predictions came true, with things like extra-solar planets.



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08 Feb 2009, 3:23 am

patrick6 wrote:
Just wondering if anybody here has seen Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' series. I'm gonna have it on DVD soon.

What did you guys (who have seen it) think of it?


I have seen it billyuns and billyuns of times.

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21 Jun 2014, 11:13 pm

I have and love them both: Cosmos, and The Ascent of Man.



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22 Jun 2014, 6:49 am

I liked the selection of music he used. FWIW, the main theme was from "Heaven and Hell" by Vangelis.



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23 Jun 2014, 9:10 am

I had high regard for Carl Sagan until the "butt-headed astronomer" thing happened.



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24 Jun 2014, 12:40 am

I saw the whole serie of the 80's now I'm watching this new one with Neil deGrasse, just AMAZING!