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Cosmos (TV Series)

Original title
Cosmos (TV Series)
Year
Running time
60 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
Music
Vangelis
Cinematography
Hilyard John Brown, George D. Dodge, Christopher Frymann, Hillary Harris, Chris O'Dell
Cast
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Producer
Carl Sagan Productions / KCET / British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) / Polytel International
Genre
Documentary. TV Series | Nature. Science Documentary
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (1980). 13 episodes. Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the Universe. Dr. Carl Sagan is host and narrator of this 13-hour series that originally aired on Public Broadcasting Stations in the United States. Dr. Sagan describes the universe in a way that appeals to a mass audience, by using Earth as a reference point, by speaking in terms intelligible to non-scientific people, by relating the exploration of space to that of the Earth by pioneers of old, and by citing such Earth legends as the Library of Alexandria as metaphors for space-related future events. Among Dr. Sagan's favorite topics are the origins of life, the search for life on Mars, the infernal composition of the atmosphere of Venus and a warning about a similar effect taking place on Earth due to global pollution and the "greenhouse effect", the lives of stars, interstellar travel and the effects of attaining the speed of light, the danger of mankind technologically self-destructing, and the search, using radio technology, for intelligent life in deep space.
Awards
1980: 3 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Informational Prog., Creative Technical Crafts. 2 Nom.
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