Cosmos

Cosmos

A Spacetime Odyssey

DVD - 2014
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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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patch666
Jun 20, 2017

Love the series !!! Carl Sagan version is stoned out classic ~420

Eduacational tv series for the whole family to enjoy!

The astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, serves as narrator, giving him a chance to make the case that he’s the Sagan of our generation. “‘Cosmos’ is more than Carl Sagan,” Tyson says. Our capacity to decode and interpret the cosmos is a gift of the method and tools of science. And that’s what’s being handed down from generation to generation. If I tried to fill his shoes I would just fail. But I can fill my own shoes really well.”

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-carl-sagan-truly-irreplaceable-180949818/#5Yw4FKJ27Lamkjmy.99

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JuttaWiemers
Mar 12, 2017

Nice presentation for the typical movie watcher, computer simulations and animated cartoons included - not so ideal for someone who expected a more scientific presentation. The lectures of "New Frontiers: Modern Perspectives on our Solar System" are better, but there the nice computer graphics are missing.

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Smalm
Jan 04, 2016

I thought it was a wonderful documentary, but with all the information it made my head spin :)

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alionkadimka
Dec 08, 2015

Quite repulsed right from the first chapter by the one-sided, judgmental and historically erroneous representation of Bruno case. Bruno was never considered a scientist in the first place, he was a philosopher/poet, but never a scientist. Galileo insisted on not having any connection with Bruno in any scientific works of that time. Bruno had a very superficial knowledge of Copernicus works.

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hgibbins
Jun 23, 2015

An excellent follow-up to the original series. We need many more of this type of program in order to help combat the superstitious mumbo-jumbo that we are constantly being fed by various special interest groups, governments, etc. Here's hoping they make a third series.

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LibraryUser53
Jan 28, 2015

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.

KWL1 Oct 29, 2014

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.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Jun 24, 2014

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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