A Spacetime Odyssey

DVD - 2014
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
This documentary series explores the history of science and how we found our place in the cosmos.

Published: Los Angeles, CA :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: DVD 530.11 COS
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (553 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda


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Jan 28, 2015
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A remake of Carl Sagan's 1980 science documentary w/the same title. I guess the two things which I noted comparing the two were that (1) very little new of import has been discovered since 1980 about this subject; and (2) PBS is a better media for this type of science programming, as the program can be produced without needing to include breaks for commercial interruptions. The 2014 version of Cosmos, the subject matter remains interesting, but has the feel of being overproduced. And the dramatic music inserted at the breaks where the commercials were intended is annoying. You've got one thing going for you anyway: Get on your knees and thank the heavens (no pun intended) you are watching it on DVD and not on commercial tv. Watching it with the inserted product commercials, that must have been a very frustrating experience for the viewer. Worth a watch for science enthusiasts; but if you only have time for one version, the 1980 version is better.

Oct 29, 2014
  • KWL1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Science Show done with excellent drama and storytelling panache. engaging and digestable for the non-scientist but full of untold stories for those more familiar with the subject. Each episode will affect you as much emotionally as it will educate you and not just about science. Just Awesome.

Jun 24, 2014
  • Quetzlzacatenango rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An awesome blend of science, history and special effects that hopefully will have a similar effect on this generation as the original series. I tried to get my son to watch the original but the dated effects could not hold his attention. However, the spectacular effects in this new one kept his attention so much that I had to stop it frequently to answer the questions he had about the content. As for the science, it pulls no punches and Neil Degrasse Tyson is a great host, once you become accustomed to his unique presentation style (which is a lot like he speaks in his podcast).


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