Carl Sagan is an inspiration - 10/1027 December 2017
I was initially a skeptic coming into this series. Let me set the scene for ya: I was scrolling through the top TV show list on IMDB one day while looking for a new TV show to watch, looking for something, anything to bide my lonely existence. Enter Cosmos, comfortably sitting quite high up in the rankings - OK, a science show on the all-time top 10 list in IMDB? Keep in mind at the time I have never heard of this show, nor watched many science-related shows. My interest was definitely piqued at first sight.
An entire cosmos series later, this is now my favourite show. Ever, of all time. It is the only show to date to have changed the way I see the world, to make me critically question my faith like I've never had before, and to inspire me in more ways than one. The show, steered by the guiding narration of Carl Sagan, helped me appreciate the beauties and many mysteries of the universe. Cosmos allowed me to explore, internally and externally, my own attitudes towards science as a whole, as well as learn about the many people who came before me who've tried to make sense of the world for the betterment of others through the only method that's remained constant throughout the ages, through the only method we as humans know how to carry out - science.
Bravo Carl Sagan, bravo. An inspiration, truly. 10/10
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