This is a trailer promo for the remake of ‘Cosmos’, the Carl Sagan classic from the early 80s. I remember watching the original Cosmos on PBS. It was, in many ways, a major eye opening event for me. Sagan had a knack for communicating the sheer wonder of science.
I’m a fan of Neal deGrasse Tyson, and I can’t think of a better person to stand in Sagan’s shoes in this remake. From what I understand, he’s doing this in collaboration with Sagan’s wife, Ann Druyan.
There’s been a little surprise from some quarters that the new Cosmos will be on Fox (Entertainment not News). But Tyson makes the point that the whole idea is outreach, to reach people who might not otherwise watch this kind of material. I think that’s the right approach. The original Cosmos was awesome, but running on PBS, you had to be something of a geek to even know it existed. This version won’t have that problem.
I’m looking forward to this series.