“It is time to get going again.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
In 1980 on one of the most important and influential science documentaries aired, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, narrated by the incomparable Carl Sagan. In this documentary, of 13 chapters, Sagan made a trip exploring about a variety of topics, including the history of science, cosmology, evolution, pseudoscience, Mars, the brain and to the responsibility we have as a society.
After a generation that did not know the unique style of Cosmos, the heir to the seat of Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, brings the new version of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey in 2014. Along with Ann Druyan (Sagan’s widow) and thanks to the influence of Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), the documentary will be televised on Fox. A few days ago, this trailer gave us a first glimpse of what to expect:
Among other details, the new version will not assume that the viewer knows the original version, but will seek to reach the highest diversity and number of people. This accessibility and unique style allowed the original Cosmos to impact more people than any other series has. The new series does not seek to copy the original, but to use the elements that touched people the most to tell the most important story today: what we know about our universe and how we know it.
For those interested, the original version of Cosmos is available on Netflix.