History Series / Cosmos

22nd Nov '15 9:36:55 AM Schroeder1174
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* BonusEpisode: the original VHS release of the series included an additional episode in which Sagan is interviewed by Ted Turner for an hour about the series and it's concepts. This bonus episode is not included in the later DVD release.
22nd Nov '15 9:35:10 AM Schroeder1174
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece:
** In the third episode Sagan is shown picking up a copy of the ''New York Post'' which announces "[[Music/TheBeatles THE BEATLES]] ARE BACK!". Music/JohnLennon was murdered two months after the episode first aired.
** The episode where Sagan explains how the Voyager data was received and collected now doubles as a fascinating portrait of the state of computer technology in TheSeventies. Data was collected on "magnetic disks, much like a phonograph record."
24th Oct '15 3:43:01 PM SorPepita
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* ContemplateOurNavels: Sagan's entire reflection on the Pale Blue Dot photograph is narrated over an AstronomicZoom that becomes the famous Pale Blue Dot photograph.

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* ContemplateOurNavels: Sagan's entire reflection on the Pale Blue Dot photograph is narrated over an AstronomicZoom Astronomic Zoom that becomes the famous Pale Blue Dot photograph.
25th Sep '15 5:57:42 PM StFan
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** At the time of his death, he and his wife, Ann, were planning a new miniseries, ''Cosmos For Kids''. [[note]]The early-80s Japanese educational series ''[[Series/MiimuIroiroYumeNoTabi Meme]]'' has very strong ''Cosmos'' influences.[[/note]]

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** At the time of his death, he and his wife, Ann, were planning a new miniseries, ''Cosmos For Kids''. [[note]]The early-80s Japanese educational series ''[[Series/MiimuIroiroYumeNoTabi ''[[Anime/MiimuIroiroYumeNoTabi Meme]]'' has very strong ''Cosmos'' influences.[[/note]]
6th Sep '15 5:10:06 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/SethMacFarlane is a huge geek for the original series and for Creator/CarlSagan. He is also one of the producers of the updated version of the show starring Creator/NeilDeGrasseTyson. He admits that, in his opinion at least, he is the "least important" player in the remake, serving mostly as the means by which Ann Druyan (Sagan's widow) and Steven Soter were able to meet with FOX and get the new series off the ground in the first place.

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** Creator/SethMacFarlane is a huge geek for the original series and for Creator/CarlSagan. He is also one of the producers of the updated version of the show starring Creator/NeilDeGrasseTyson.UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson. He admits that, in his opinion at least, he is the "least important" player in the remake, serving mostly as the means by which Ann Druyan (Sagan's widow) and Steven Soter were able to meet with FOX and get the new series off the ground in the first place.



* CometOfDoom: Deconstructed in the third episode, "When Knowledge Conquered Fear". Tyson explains how this trope was based in superstition and ignorance of how the solar system worked, and then tells an absolutely ''epic'' version of how Edmund Halley went about utterly crushing this superstition by figuring out what comets were and how they worked. It ended with [[NeilDegrasseTyson Dr. Tyson]] telling of Halley's "prophecy" that not only would a particular comet return in 50 years, but accurately and correctly predicting where in the sky it would appear, and how long it would be visible, and how "Halley's Comet" became the best known comet in the history of the world.

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* CometOfDoom: Deconstructed in the third episode, "When Knowledge Conquered Fear". Tyson explains how this trope was based in superstition and ignorance of how the solar system worked, and then tells an absolutely ''epic'' version of how Edmund Halley went about utterly crushing this superstition by figuring out what comets were and how they worked. It ended with [[NeilDegrasseTyson [[UsefulNotes/NeilDegrasseTyson Dr. Tyson]] telling of Halley's "prophecy" that not only would a particular comet return in 50 years, but accurately and correctly predicting where in the sky it would appear, and how long it would be visible, and how "Halley's Comet" became the best known comet in the history of the world.
6th Sep '15 5:09:53 PM nombretomado
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'''''Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey''''' aired on FOX network 34 years later as both a remake and an update. With NeilDeGrasseTyson as host, viewers were once again taken on a journey through the wonders of the Cosmos. It used many parts from the original series which still held up and showcased many things which had come about since the original show's airing, also branching off in other directions.

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'''''Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey''''' aired on FOX network 34 years later as both a remake and an update. With NeilDeGrasseTyson UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson as host, viewers were once again taken on a journey through the wonders of the Cosmos. It used many parts from the original series which still held up and showcased many things which had come about since the original show's airing, also branching off in other directions.
1st Sep '15 10:59:46 AM SuddenFrost
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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The original series had an eclectic soundtrack incorporating classical music, world music and 1970s electronica. Because Sagan was the head of the committee to select music for the Voyager Golden Record, several of the tracks chosen for the record appear in ''Cosmos''. The DVD release was unable to reacquire music rights for some pieces, such as Music/{{Jean Michel Jarre}}'s ''Equinoxe'', so they were replaced with new compositions by Vangelis.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The original series had an eclectic soundtrack incorporating classical music, world music and 1970s electronica. Because Sagan was the head of the committee to select music for the Voyager Golden Record, several of the tracks chosen for the record appear in ''Cosmos''. The DVD release was unable to reacquire music rights for some pieces, such as Music/{{Jean Michel Jarre}}'s ''Equinoxe'', so they were replaced [[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement replaced]] with new compositions by Vangelis.
26th Aug '15 12:02:14 PM 123deln
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** At the time of his death, he and his wife, Ann, were planning a new miniseries, ''Cosmos For Kids''. [[note]]The early-80s Japanese educational series ''[[MiimuIroiroYumeNoTabi Meme]]'' has very strong ''Cosmos'' influences.[[/note]]

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** At the time of his death, he and his wife, Ann, were planning a new miniseries, ''Cosmos For Kids''. [[note]]The early-80s Japanese educational series ''[[MiimuIroiroYumeNoTabi ''[[Series/MiimuIroiroYumeNoTabi Meme]]'' has very strong ''Cosmos'' influences.[[/note]]
26th Aug '15 12:01:06 PM 123deln
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** At the time of his death, he and his wife, Ann, were planning a new miniseries, ''Cosmos For Kids''. [[note]]The early-80s Japanese educational series ''Meme'' has very strong ''Cosmos'' influences.[[/note]]

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** At the time of his death, he and his wife, Ann, were planning a new miniseries, ''Cosmos For Kids''. [[note]]The early-80s Japanese educational series ''Meme'' ''[[MiimuIroiroYumeNoTabi Meme]]'' has very strong ''Cosmos'' influences.[[/note]]
16th Aug '15 3:04:39 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents: Tyson pronounces "water" as "warter" - fairly common colloquial accent in America, just not heard very often on TV in a science show.

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* AmericanAccents: UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Tyson pronounces "water" as "warter" - fairly common colloquial accent in America, just not heard very often on TV in a science show.
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