Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Season 1

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Season 1

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Season 1

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson provides clarity for the vision of the cosmos and origins of space and time in this National Geographic documentary series, a follow up to Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980) by one of Tyson's heros, Carl Saga.

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EPISODE 1.1
3 April 2020

Standing Up in the Milky Way

The Ship of the Imagination, unfettered by ordinary limits on speed and size, drawn by the music of cosmic harmonies, can take us anywhere in space and time.

EPISODE 1.2
3 April 2020

Some of the Things That Molecules Do

Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a voyage to explore the relatedness of all livings things and the possible evolution of life in the cosmos. 

EPISODE 1.3
3 April 2020

When Knowledge Conquered Fear

There was a time, not so long ago, when natural events could only be understood as gestures of divine displeasure. We will witness the moment that all changed.

EPISODE 1.4
3 April 2020

A Sky Full of Ghosts

An exploration of how light, time and gravity combine to distort our perceptions of the universe. 

EPISODE 1.5
3 April 2020

Hiding in the Light

The Ship of the Imagination travels back in time to reveal 11th century Europe and North Africa during the golden age of Islam, when brilliant physicist Ibn al-Haytham discovered the scientific method and first understood... MORE how we see, and how light travels.

EPISODE 1.6
3 April 2020

Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still

The Ship of the Imagination ventures on an epic voyage to the bottom of a dewdrop to explore the universe on the smallest scale and observe exotic life forms invisible to the naked eye.

EPISODE 1.7
3 April 2020

The Clean Room

To determine the true age of the Earth, geochemist Clair Patterson developed the uranium-lead dating method to make an unprecedented discovery – calculating Earth's age of 4.5 billion years. But Patterson's groundbreaking discoveries were just... MORE beginning.

EPISODE 1.8
3 April 2020

Sisters of the Sun

Discover the remarkable story of Annie Jump Cannon and Cecilia Payne, two incredible women who challenged conventional wisdom and uncovered the real-life story of the stars.

EPISODE 1.9
3 April 2020

The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth

The Ship of the Imagination embarks on a journey through space and time to grasp how the autobiography of the Earth is written in its atoms, its oceans, its continents and all living things.

EPISODE 1.10
3 April 2020

The Electric Boy

Travel to 19th century England and meet Michael Faraday, a child of poverty who grew up to invent the motor and the generator.

EPISODE 1.11
3 April 2020

The Immortals

The Ship of the Imagination travels across the cosmos to discover the possibility of beings that live forever and explain why other civilizations perish.

EPISODE 1.12
3 April 2020

The World Set Free

The Ship of the Imagination travels to our near neighbor Venus, where we begin our journey to discover the long history of global warming and the greenhouse effect.

EPISODE 1.13
3 April 2020

Unafraid of the Dark

The Ship of the Imagination makes a final journey to explore one of the biggest mysteries of the universe: dark energy. Meet one of science's greatest unsung heroes, Fritz Zwicky, whose prediction of supernovas paved... MORE the way for our larger understanding of dark energy, the unknown force in the universe that overwhelms gravity on the grandest scale.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Season 1 / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This very first episode has so much information in it that the first 15 or so minutes seem like a study course and might prove slow to some folks as Tyson diligently starts explaining the solar system piece by piece. But Cosmos picks up with the help of executive producer Brannon Braga’s sci-fi touches and some early animation that follows the plight of Giordana Bruno.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Crafted to satisfy those generations of viewers for whom even "The Empire Strikes Back" looks quaint and old-fashioned, it is no less thought-provoking for being made to be fun.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In After Where Sagan’s narrative often approached poetry, Dr. Tyson’s can sound like an overwrought, overamplified planetarium show.... The animation used to present his story resembles low-budget anime and isn’t terribly absorbing. Bruno deserves better. Nit-picking aside, if the new Cosmos doesn’t deliver quite the punch of the original, it’s because this isn’t 1980. Read full review, Saint Ricky essentially debates Bad Ricky. Here's hoping their next collaboration turns out better.

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Variety

Variety

The premiere episode nimbly balances information with visual spectacle, forging a middle ground between sci-fi and science fact.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Certainly trippy and visually dazzling, but it’s also a big-thought-provoking series crammed with scientific and historical fact. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, it is a transporting mass of CGI special effects and cartoon sequences, but it has the heft and scope of cable’s most esteemed science series, “Planet Earth” and “Life.” Read full review

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

At least the first episode of the new Cosmos is terrific. And if the other 12 episodes are as good, the series will serve as a valuable continuation of Sagan's legacy.

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