This series is an homage to and continuation of the classic series Cosmos hosted by Dr. Carl Sagan. Much of our scientific knowledge has changed in the intervening decades, and our world's challenges have also shifted somewhat. No longer do we face the perpetual threat of nuclear annihilation, but many other issues presented in the original series still face us.
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.