Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Series / Cosmos

Go To



* HeroicSacrifice: The scientists in episode 4 "Vavilov" who starved to death during the Leningrad Siege [[note]] Which lasted from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944 [[/note]] protecting the seeds of the Pavlovsk seed bank for future generations.

to:

* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
**
The scientists in episode 4 "Vavilov" who starved to death during the Leningrad Siege [[note]] Which lasted from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944 [[/note]] protecting the seeds of the Pavlovsk seed bank for future generations.generations.
** The fate of the Cassini spacecraft in episode 8 is presented as this. After its twenty year mission to explore Saturn was over, once its fuel ran out, it was sent to crash into the planet's surface, as letting it orbit risked it crashing into one of Saturn's moons, potentially disrupting any possible life in them.


* FirstContact: The subject of episode 7, "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth". Tyson notes that there is much concern over making contact with an advanced alien civilization, pointing out how interactions between humans of different TechnologicalLevels often resulted in genocide; he also argues that humans have already made contact with an alien intelligence: bees, whose complex communication system has been deciphered by scientitsts. [[spoiler:The episode ends with a hypothetical contact scenario, with a radio telescope picking up signals identical to the dancing patterns of bees.]]

to:

* FirstContact: The subject of episode 7, "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth". Tyson notes that there is much concern over making contact with an advanced alien civilization, pointing out how interactions between humans of different TechnologicalLevels TechnologyLevels often resulted in genocide; he also argues that humans have already made contact with an alien intelligence: bees, whose complex communication system has been deciphered by scientitsts.scientists. [[spoiler:The episode ends with a hypothetical contact scenario, with a radio telescope picking up signals identical to the dancing patterns of bees.]]


Added DiffLines:

* TheSymbiote: Episode 7 discusses how the mycelium -- the underground fibers that forms the vegetative part of fungi -- creates a network on the forest floor that enables communication among different plant species, allowing, for example, a tree to keep one of its seedlings from growing too big.

Added DiffLines:

* FirstContact: The subject of episode 7, "The Search for Intelligent Life on Earth". Tyson notes that there is much concern over making contact with an advanced alien civilization, pointing out how interactions between humans of different TechnologicalLevels often resulted in genocide; he also argues that humans have already made contact with an alien intelligence: bees, whose complex communication system has been deciphered by scientitsts. [[spoiler:The episode ends with a hypothetical contact scenario, with a radio telescope picking up signals identical to the dancing patterns of bees.]]


'''''Cosmos: A Personal Voyage''''' is an educational television series written and narrated by astronomer and writer Creator/CarlSagan, first released by Creator/PBS in 1980, and was also published in book form. It is best known for its presentation of a wide variety of scientific topics -- astronomy, physics, biology, evolution, environmentalism, nuclear power, and more -- in LaymansTerms, making both the wonder and the terminology accessible to the public. It also had cutting edge special effects for the time it was produced and also crossed over into science fiction by having Sagan explore remote corners of time and space via a "Spaceship of the Imagination". As such, it was one of the first science-documentary series to receive serious coverage by science fiction entertainment publications such as ''Starlog''.

to:

'''''Cosmos: A Personal Voyage''''' is an educational television series written and narrated by astronomer and writer Creator/CarlSagan, first released by Creator/PBS Creator/{{PBS}} in 1980, and was also published in book form. It is best known for its presentation of a wide variety of scientific topics -- astronomy, physics, biology, evolution, environmentalism, nuclear power, and more -- in LaymansTerms, making both the wonder and the terminology accessible to the public. It also had cutting edge special effects for the time it was produced and also crossed over into science fiction by having Sagan explore remote corners of time and space via a "Spaceship of the Imagination". As such, it was one of the first science-documentary series to receive serious coverage by science fiction entertainment publications such as ''Starlog''.



'''''Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey''''' aired on Creator/FOX network 34 years later as both a remake and an update. Written by Sagan's widow Ann Druyan, with 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.

to:

'''''Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey''''' aired on Creator/FOX Creator/{{FOX}} network 34 years later as both a remake and an update. Written by Sagan's widow Ann Druyan, with 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.


'''''Cosmos: A Personal Voyage''''' is an educational television series written and narrated by astronomer and writer Creator/CarlSagan in 1980, and was also published in book form. It is best known for its presentation of a wide variety of scientific topics -- astronomy, physics, biology, evolution, environmentalism, nuclear power, and more -- in LaymansTerms, making both the wonder and the terminology accessible to the public. It also had cutting edge special effects for the time it was produced and also crossed over into science fiction by having Sagan explore remote corners of time and space via a "Spaceship of the Imagination". As such, it was one of the first science-documentary series to receive serious coverage by science fiction entertainment publications such as ''Starlog''.

to:

'''''Cosmos: A Personal Voyage''''' is an educational television series written and narrated by astronomer and writer Creator/CarlSagan Creator/CarlSagan, first released by Creator/PBS in 1980, and was also published in book form. It is best known for its presentation of a wide variety of scientific topics -- astronomy, physics, biology, evolution, environmentalism, nuclear power, and more -- in LaymansTerms, making both the wonder and the terminology accessible to the public. It also had cutting edge special effects for the time it was produced and also crossed over into science fiction by having Sagan explore remote corners of time and space via a "Spaceship of the Imagination". As such, it was one of the first science-documentary series to receive serious coverage by science fiction entertainment publications such as ''Starlog''.



'''''Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey''''' aired on FOX network 34 years later as both a remake and an update. Written by Sagan's widow Ann Druyan, with 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.

to:

'''''Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey''''' aired on FOX Creator/FOX network 34 years later as both a remake and an update. Written by Sagan's widow Ann Druyan, with 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.
directions.

'''''Cosmos: Possible Worlds''''' is a continuation of ''Spacetime Odyssey'' from the same creators, first airing in 2020 on Creator/NationalGeographicChannel and then later on FOX.



Tropes specific to both are listed under the original ''Cosmos'', and tropes specific to the 2014 remake are in a folder afterwards.

to:

Tropes specific to both are listed under the original ''Cosmos'', and tropes specific to the 2014 remake and 2020 remakes are in a folder afterwards.

Added DiffLines:

* ArtShift: The segments on Nikolai Vavilov in episode 4 are done in StopMotion instead of 2-D animation.
* DescendedCreator: Creator/SethMacFarlane voiced UsefulNotes/HarrySTruman in episode 4, "Vavilov".

Added DiffLines:

* HeroicSacrifice: The scientists in episode 4 "Vavilov" who starved to death during the Leningrad Siege [[note]] Which lasted from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944 [[/note]] protecting the seeds of the Pavlovsk seed bank for future generations.

Added DiffLines:


[[folder:2020 series: ''Cosmos: Possible Worlds'']]
!! This series contains examples of the following tropes:
* HumansAreSpecial: Averted in the second episode, "The Fleeting Grace of the Habitable Zone" where Tyson looks at various traits that humans believe make us special (making art, using tools, having complex social structures, etc) and then shows various animals that can do them too. Tyson concludes that the only trait unique to humans is our "neurotic need to feel special."
----
[[/folder]]


* 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 [[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement replaced]] with new compositions by Vangelis.

to:

* 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 [[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement replaced]] with new compositions by Vangelis.


Added DiffLines:

* ReReleaseSoundtrack: 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.


** Sir Kenneth Clarke set the standard for this type of documentary mini-series with his series ''Civilisation: A Personal View'', and Sagan tips his hat by subtitling ''Cosmos'' with "A Personal Voyage."

to:

** Sir Kenneth Clarke Clark set the standard for this type of documentary mini-series with his series ''Civilisation: ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilisation_(TV_series) Civilisation: A Personal View'', View]]'', and Sagan tips his hat by subtitling ''Cosmos'' with "A Personal Voyage."

Added DiffLines:

** Sir Kenneth Clarke set the standard for this type of documentary mini-series with his series ''Civilisation: A Personal View'', and Sagan tips his hat by subtitling ''Cosmos'' with "A Personal Voyage."

Added DiffLines:

* AutomobilesAreAlien: There's one prt in which we zoom on Earth from an alien perspective and stop when cars can be discerned. They're considered as possible lifeforms, humans being suggested to be parasites required by them to start moving.

Added DiffLines:

----


Added DiffLines:

----


* GorgeousPeriodDress: Elaborate historical reenactments depict the 12th century Battle of Dan-no-ura in Japan, Johannes Kepler's 16th century Germany, Christiaan Huygens' 17th century Netherlands, and Edwin Hubble in 1920s California.



* CallToAdventure: When a scientific concept has not been proven yet, Tyson asks the audience whom among them will solve the problem.

to:

* CallToAdventure: When a scientific concept has not been proven yet, Tyson asks the audience whom who among them will solve the problem.


Added DiffLines:

* MediumBlending: Historical recreations in the new series are presented through animation, which saves money over the GorgeousPeriodDress of the original series.

Added DiffLines:

** It's intentionally designed to recall the dandelion from the above BookEnds.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 285

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report