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Cosmos (1980)
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Summary: Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the Universe. (imdb)
Country: USA
Directed By: David F. Oyster
Starring: Carl Sagan
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na eCitizen
95
T10
Carl Sagen is absolutely marvelous in the telling of these complexities of the cosmos. He helps to make the study of the cosmos accessible to the average man, explains things in ordinary language and expresses an enthusiastic sense of awe and wonder. He is absolutely mesmerizing in the telling. I really can't recommend this series more highly. A masterful work deserving the highest praise.
na alteregus
94
T10
na skippdiddly
90
T10
na DaeSanye
10
T10
Sagan convinced me to finally buy a telescope and start watching the sky.. his enthusiasm for the material is really infectious and although the material is outdated it's fun to watch anyways...
na teente
95
T10
na giggs
98
T10
na soraxtm
90
T10
na Kublai Khan
89
T9
na Stain
90
T9
Sagan seems to be slightly condescending to the audience, but, then, if I was as smart as him, I'd be condescending to the television audience, too. Very engaging
na RotciV
100
T10
Sagan the Poet
na littlepanda
99
T10
na stubbs7
86
T9
na Cilogy
95
T10
na de_niro
90
T10
na gregDT
92
T10
na mjf333
95
T10
na PastyPilgrim
10
T10
na Zen Lunatic
95
T10
na CMonster
90
T10
Not enjoying this is the equivalent of saying, "I have no curiosity about anything. I want to spend day after day at a dead end job and never learn anything new. I will die alone as a shell of a human." The link is for one of the Symphony of Science videos that uses audio from famous physicists and astrologers and turns it into music, the ones with Sagan are definitely the best. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc
na lucidquasar
90
T9
na IMDb-byvotes
95
T10
na sockerbit
100
T10
na upagainst
96
T10
na DMCrimson
84
T9
na ImJacksName
90
T10
na rant1229
4
T8
na penguinfreud
60
T7
na jmarkthespot
90
T10
na chalkeater
93
T9
na samcoarse
95
T10
na forehead1
90
T10
Phenomenal documentary series bringing together the wonders of the universe and all its atoms in a fascinating,educational yet immensely accessible production.Sagan's still-valid lectures guide us through everything from basic evolution to theories of other dimensions,accompanied by a dreamy Vangelis score and special effects that still stand up today.The at times overdone historical recreation scenes shave half a mark off its overall rating,but thats nit-picking:This is bona fide "must see" TV.
na syenigun
35
T5
na Vesey
100
T10
na rugendall
95
T10
na fufutos
74
T7
na gRis
95
T10
na haneyg
60
T1
na Neoptolemos
85
T9
na krononot
98
T8
na Vauth
100
T10
Essential viewing to update our perspective and purpose as we enter the 21st Century. Everyone should watch this right now.
na topaz420
100
T10
Carl Sagan is one of the coolest guys that has ever lived, and this is your chance to hang out with him for a few hours. That's all you need to know.
na Sience
95
T10
na davillasenor
80
T6
na jps_1
60
T5
na obtiosov
99
T10
na sanelyidle
95
T10
na moviereclee
10
T10
na NBD Rab
93
T10
It's quite easy to summarize this series with one word: Wonder. Wonder for the history of science and for its future. Truly inspired and inspiring.
na Possebon
96
T10
na WitchHouse
100
T6
na msweller
94
T10
na Equanimity
76
T9
na umidgurbanov
99
T10
na russcore
99
T10
na jps
3
T6
na kyle.loomis
10
T10
Probably the greatest documentary miniseries ever made. Suck it Ken Burns.
na crticker
100
T6
na CrazieCabbie
90
T10
na f-adam
95
T10
na kangadoodoo
85
T10
na mfjlefou
100
T10
na zljk
60
T7
na ptkw
83
T7
na Zeboim
40
T3
na Bedimbe
98
T10
na gulahgula
100
T10
na DiamondMan
84
T10
na jmejay
97
T10
na imdb
95
T10
na Proximity
92
T10
Even now, this series is profoundly interesting. Sagan's unfathomable brilliance ages like fine wine 30+ years hence.
na lee182
100
T10
na Kombatkrepe
95
T10
na Aether
0
T6
na ninjamonkey
96
T10
na Marcastro
98
T10
na camus
90
T10
na ForrestQ
70
T5
na mallamp
95
T10
na mrrnn
4
T6
na Tylerlee06
100
T10
na kojiroh
93
T10
na frankswild
95
T10
This series did a wonderful job displaying mankind's possibly unique position of scientific observation. Carl Sagan's sense of wonder and reverence is inspiring. I unfortunately still haven't seen all of the episodes
na nathanaa5
100
T10
na Frink
95
T10
na honeycuttwc
60
T5
na AMGorski
94
T10
na erenarpacik
98
T10
na Stradivarius
95
T10
Probably the greatest thing ever to be on TV.
na bafflegab
80
T8
na mfield
9
T10
na zamanzaman
85
T10
na jodamico
93
T10
Simply and profoundly beautiful.
na hellboy76
95
T10
na olla
10
T10
Most likely the greatest piece of television ever to be broadcasted.
na ARUCARD
100
T10
na GrandGrommet
9
T9
na halexander
20
T2
na Communicants
90
T10
na pmpfe
94
T10
na cosmocean
100
T10
na Ali_V.
95
T10
na juanpsala
80
T7
na Greenforaday
10
T10
na Noblet
85
T9
Very engrossing and interesting, though it looks a bit dated now. Sagan's pure sense of wonder and awe at the universe is infectious.
na Fredericks
99
T10
na Goldbluming
99
T10
na fakesenator
82
T8
na colorbuf
90
T9
na weirdre
83
T5
na Guaporense
89
T10
na oioio
100
T10
na Bianca Leme
10
T10
na sagantyson
10
T10
na Limdebois
100
T10
na tehnightmare
100
T10
na Bloodless
8
T8
na og1048
74
T3
na Gideon
4
T10
na Dalen_Quaice
100
T10
na mattorama12
84
T10
Should be mandatory viewing, especially for people who aren't interested in seeing it.
na nikiforos
100
T10
na neoleo
96
T10
na Budhisattva
96
T10
na kimnjerry
90
T6
na rahsirrah
95
T10
na dforman
90
T10
na SteveAston
91
T10
na Sduck25
20
T6
na lexwhitfield
100
T10
na geoxes
98
T10
na Komond
100
T10
Watching or not watching this shouldn't be at option at all. It should be part of schools schedule. Of course, the conductor Carl Sagan and hiw way to print his joy for everything, from biggest things to very little details, has a lot to do with that.
na robixsmash
100
T10
na lilarc0r
87
T10
A real shame it wasn't shot in a different format and I wish it had less of those horrid computer graphics.
na Kagemand
10
T10
na manikoala
92
T10
na elcalculator
52
T6
na thinkalot
78
T5
na Antares
88
T10
na Suture Self
90
T10
na nichts
100
T10
na Riach
93
T9
na fnikiforos
100
T10
na aaronwhat
100
T10
na Murray
90
T9
na rcpcanbaz
99
T10
na ventilador
96
T10
na uniform
90
T10
na Integrus
100
T10
na doughbaron
87
T10
na Spunkie
90
T10
na Oxforce99
100
T6
na IdahoSpud
90
T10
na mwgerb
75
T9
Brilliant. I've read so much Sagan and similarly styled books by the time I watched this that a lot of the science and history felt familiar. Where this really succeeded (at least from my perspective) was where it discussed our future; the warnings against our own self-destruction and the celebration of our hopes and dreams were incredibly powerful. Recommended viewing for all human beings.
na apuma
85
T10
na oralet
90
T10
na frbrown
75
T6
na Uhrmacher
93
T10
A beautiful perspective on the tininess that is humanity and what humbling vastness lies beyond Earth.
na kylefilms
90
T10
na oguzhaners
85
T9
na nightvalen
94
T9
na jpsala
60
T6
na Verge
90
T8
na emtilt
99
T10
I'm convinced that this is the best mini-series format documentary ever made. It draws from other great documentaries, like Attenborough's Life on Earth, but moves beyond what they were. It conveys the awe and wonder of the universe better than anything else, while at the same time teaching both interesting facts and, more importantly, logical thinking. It was ground breaking, and had a huge impact on later science documentaries. It inspired many working scientists to become what they are today.
na pecnj
98
T10
na jps_base
60
T5
na FunkyAstro
100
T10
Carl Sagan really leaves you breathless with his mystic character and his soothing explanations of what most consider relatively complicated subject matter. Cosmos has endless re-watch value and is enjoyable by anyone of any age. This series should be required course in order to graduate high school.
na SmooveJ
95
T10
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