Cosmos- A Spacetime Odessey starring Neil deGrasse Tyson is absolutely one of the most, if not THE MOST important shows on television.
I watch TOO much TV. I am currently DVRing over 70 shows. which is why I have 3 DVR’s. So I can get all of them. Some of them come on at the same time so multiple DVR’s, for me, is a necessity. I watched Cosmos with Carl Sagan years ago as a child and it made me LOVE the universe and wonder about it and feel like I was part of it.
This show’s new inception is even more of that. Of course the special effects that are available now are a million times what Carl had access to and the science data has evolved as well. How we see the universe now, what we know now about it and what is in it and what it is made of is so much more than we did 30 years ago.
Some things never change. You should always be polite to company and strangers. Always look someone in the eyes and give a good firm handshake when you meet them. Smile. These are constants. But the universe is changing always. And our ability to see the universe and to understand it has changed over the many millennia. That is what is fantastic about this show. It talks about not only what we know now about the universe but the journey that we took to get to this understanding.
If you aren’t watching this show, turn it on. Learn about the universe, after all we are all made of stardust. And that milky way out there in the night sky is the ultimate selfie.
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This show is arguably the most important show I have ever seen on television, ever. It relates facts and information in a visually appealing and entertaining way, provides awe and wonder in its presentation and appeals to reason and rationality rather than emotion. I was absolutely bowled over by this. Carl Sagan was a genius, no question about it, and his wife Ann Druyan contributed to the original show and wrote this one. Seth McFarlane, of all people, spearheaded the movement to get this updated version on the air and Neil deGrasse Tyson was brilliant as the host/narrator. Obviously I liked this show. I can’t recommend it enough to anyone who has ever had any interest in knowing pretty much anything.