Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Season 1

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Season 1

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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.

2014Rating: GUSA
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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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