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In the course of 13 fascinating hours, Cosmos spans its own galaxy of topics to serve Sagan's theme, each segment deepening our understanding of how we got from there (simple microbes in the primordial mud) to here (space-faring civilization in the 21st century). In his "ship of the imagination," Sagan guides us to the farthest reaches of space and takes us back into the history of scientific inquiry, from the ancient library of Alexandria to the NASA probes of our neighboring planets. Upon this vast canvas Sagan presents the "cosmic calendar," placing the 15-billion-year history of the universe into an accessible one-year framework, then filling it with a stunning chronology of events, both interstellar and earthbound.
From the lives of the stars to creation theories, functions of the human brain, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Cosmos asks big questions. When appropriate, Sagan offers big answers, or asks still bigger--and yes, even spiritual--questions at the boundaries of science and religion. What's most remarkable about Cosmos is that it remains almost entirely fresh, with few updates needed to the science that Sagan so passionately celebrates. It is no exaggeration to say that Cosmos--for all the debate it may continue to provoke--is a vital document for humanity at a pivotal crossroads of our history. --Jeff Shannon
I got the VHS back in the 80s when I was very young. I bought the latest version of Cosmos with Neil Degrass Tyson but I did not like it as much as Carl's original series. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by A.W.
The original is still, by far the best. I'd say don't even bother with the remake even if you're part of the ADHD generation that needs goofy cartoons to keep your interest. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Ken B
The most wonderful science series ever produced - Carl Sagan is a genius. Nice to see the updates too.Published 9 days ago by John Roberts
Still has relevance today! A true masterpiece. Definitely worth the addition to any fan of science.Published 18 days ago by M. J. Bailey
Great classic Documentary that is still relevant today it doesn't ram the facts down your throat like a modern MTV style documentary repeating the same facts in an excited and over... Read morePublished 24 days ago by C. Varga
I had to adjust my TV. Once I did this I was blissfully pleased with having this series on DVD. I can watch a million times. Takes me back.Published 29 days ago by MP
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|Does the 7 Disc DVD set retain the original Vangelis soundtrack?||
The original soundtrack IS INTACT here - and it has an isolated effects and Music track as well. :)
Apr 6, 2014 by Wyatt C. Clough | See all 3 posts
|Science Channel version?||
I'm wondering the same thing. Since the DVDs were released in 2002, they probably have Sagan's updates. I don't believe these have the Science Channel updates (you can buy the updated series from the Discovery Store). From Wikipedia: "In 2005 The Science Channel rebroadcast the series for... Read More
Dec 6, 2006 by S. Bank | See all 5 posts
French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese. English caption as well.
Mar 29, 2014 by Amazon Customer | See all 2 posts
|how does it compare to the 2014 version of "Cosmos"?||
I find the new reboot considerably lacking in two main ways. First, for either philosophical or marketing motivations, it attempts to sensationalize science by presenting everything as "weird" and "unexpected" and "shocking" like a buzzfeed article. The problem with... Read More
Apr 11, 2014 by Steve Rogers | See all 3 posts
|Fab DVD It remastered into wide screen?||
This was not remastered to 16:9. They have added menus in a 16:9 format, but the actual programming itself is presented in its original 4:3 fullscreen aspect ratio.
Sep 23, 2012 by Jack Burton | See all 6 posts
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