Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [Blu-ray]
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Explores the mysteries of the cosmos and the place of humans within it.
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Highly recommend this for any space, science and history lovers out there. This series does a great job at mixing the three together in a great way (there little cartoons are great!). I will admit, some of the episodes didn't appeal to me, but they all in some way were able to get my mind going, thinking about the Universe. Some of it was thought provoking and deep. It's great.
I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone! And Amazon got it to me in about 72 hours :) Great service!
Produced by Sagan's widow and collaborator, Dr. Ann Druyan, and Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane, who was instrumental in getting the new series to air, and hosted by Sagan protege Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey wonderfully explores who we are and where we are in the universe with every bit of enthusiasm and powerful gravitas as the original.
Augmented by movie quality special effects courtesy of Star Trek alum Brannon Braga, stellar animation by Kara Willow, and awesome music scores by composer Alan Silvestri, the series conveys its concepts brilliantly in a way that is totally up-to-date and accessible by today's more visually sophisticated audiences.
Worth every penny, especially in high definition on Blu-Ray with some great special features, any fans of science, our environment, or indeed any critically thinking person should find this engaging.
It was like taking a trip to the planetarium, which I love visiting the one we have here at McMaster University. For only $5 you can learn about the system we live in and beyond.
Even though space is the main topic, the show focuses on Earth too. It shows us why we are the way we are and tries to show us how it all began. That's no easy feat when even science is not quite clear on it.
I can't get enough of this series and am glad I can watch it again and again.
"This [scientific] adventure is made possible by generations of searchers [who] strictly adhered to a simple set of rules:
 Test ideas by experiment and observation.
 Build on those ideas that pass the test. Reject the ones that fail.
 Follow the evidence wherever it leads.
 Question everything.
Accept these [rules] and the cosmos [meaning `universe'] is yours."
The above is said by the host of this outstanding science documentary series, an update and follow-up to the 1980 original television series (entitled "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage") that was co-written by and hosted by astrophysicist, astrobiologist, astronomer, cosmologist Carl Sagan (1934 to 1996) on PBS and considered a milestone for science documentaries. (The words that title this review were said by Sagan at the beginning of the original series and are again said by him at the beginning of this updated series.)
This updated series was written by Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow and astrophysicist Steven Soter. (These two also helped Sagan write the original series.)
It is hosted by astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson who, as a 17-year old student, met for a day and was inspired by Sagan. (What a role model for the young Tyson!!)
Among this new series' executive producers are the multi-talented Seth MacFarlane whose financial investment was instrumental in bringing this show to television.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Done with the same total commitment Carl Sagan had to making science comprehensible and enjoyable for all ages, I don't see how anyone could grade this series anything less than... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
WOW Neil de Grasse Tyson explains the topic with an easy to follow low key style.
The pictures are WOW
The information presented was up to date. Excellent writing. Fluidly presented. I was disappointed with the cartoon animations used to portray historical figures and events, hence... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Blue Guitar