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The Ultimate Hopes For the New Cosmos Series 183

Posted by samzenpus
from the think-big dept.
StartsWithABang writes "So unless you've been living under a rock, you're aware that it's only a few short weeks until the premiere of the new Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey starring Neil de Grasse Tyson. Many have hopes (and fears) concerning what the series will (and won't) be, but this perspective — on what a 'successful' Cosmos series could mean for the future of humanity — is worth a read for anyone who hasn't given up on dreaming big."
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The Ultimate Hopes For the New Cosmos Series

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  • by bradley13 (1118935) on Monday February 17, 2014 @03:19AM (#46265013) Homepage

    Never heard of it. And a science program for the US public is likely to be all flashy pictures and no depth. Still, if it is a success, maybe it will awaken some belated interest in science and education, as opposed to Justin Bieber and Oprah.

  • Re:If (Score:1, Informative)

    by operagost (62405) on Monday February 17, 2014 @10:47AM (#46267071) Homepage Journal
    As it should be, because you are a time-wasting, inflammatory troll.
  • Let's be realistic (Score:4, Informative)

    by wcrowe (94389) on Monday February 17, 2014 @10:55AM (#46267167)

    I'm sure it will be a great series -- I intend to watch every episode -- but let's not be stupid about it. It's not going to have a dramatic effect on the future of humanity.

  • Under a rock.. (Score:5, Informative)

    by westlake (615356) on Monday February 17, 2014 @11:07AM (#46267269)

    Never heard of it. And a science program for the US public is likely to be all flashy pictures and no depth.

    The series was first broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service in 1980, and was the most widely watched series in the history of American public television until The Civil War (1990). As of 2009, it was still the most widely watched PBS series in the world. It won an Emmy and a Peabody Award, and has since been broadcast in more than 60 countries and seen by over 500 million people.

    Cosmos: A Personal Voyage [wikipedia.org]

    Closed Caption; Collector's edition DVD boxed set of the complete landmark TV series by Carl Sagan; 7 NTSC DVDs - 13 one hour episodes; Fully international edition - DVD region zero, playable everywhere (requires NTSC compatible player and TV); Remastered, restored and enhanced; Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan updates; 7 subtitles languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, English for the hearing impaired); Subtitle science updates; New footage; English soundtrack in AC3 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Bonus 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound music and effects track

    Cosmos [barnesandnoble.com] $88

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