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Cosmos 1980

  • 1980-12-21T17:00:00-08:00
  • PBS
  • 1980-09-28T00:00:00-07:00
  • 60 mins
  • 13 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
Carl Sagan brings us the Cosmos, everything that ever was and ever will be, in an approach that is easily accessible even for those of us that are not science wizards. This 13 part series covers everything from the history of astronomy, the challenges it faced at its creation, how the universe was created and how it all might end.First aired in 1980, updated segments have been added to the series to include recent discoveries and the current theories in astronomy.Winner of an Emmy and a Peabody Award.

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carl sagan's cosmos is a great series that is unfortunately going to be revived by seth mcfarlende and neil degrass tyson, which will no doubt involve a fascistic role of science as the single method of discerning truth. bitter predictions aside, most of 'these' episodes however are incredibly open ended and only serve to wet the viewers' feet in bigger questions of the universe. in that regard the show is excellent, and sagan's tendency to explain difficult concepts in poetic language demonstrate why he was such a major and positive figure in the layman's world of science during his tenure

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