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Take a Peek at FOX’s New ‘Cosmos’

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FOX and National Geographic have posted its latest trailer for the new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The series is set to debut Sunday, March 9 on Fox and the following night on National Geographic. The 13-episode series will propel viewers 14 billion years, through the history of our universe.

Cosmos

Cosmos sets off in the gargantuan footsteps of Carl Sagan’s landmark 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the visually stunning series that made science both hip and understandable. The new voyage, a collaboration of Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) and Sagan’s original creative team — writer/executive producer Ann Druyan and astronomer Steven Soter – will be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The 13-part docu-series will, according to Fox, “serve as a successor to the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series.”

Transporting viewers across space and time, Cosmos will “re-invent” some the original series’ most celebrated elements, including the Cosmic Calendar and Ship of the Imagination, while presenting new stories of the heroic quest for knowledge.   

The new trailer debuted during Super Bowl 2014.

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Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her debut novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse comes out October 11 from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."
  • Dr Joseph S Maresca

    This looks like a fantastic space voyage which would be a perfect student project.

  • bliffle

    PBS NOVA has a wealth of well-made cosmological material that they broadcast regularly and which is available for downloading and/or online viewing at the PBS and NOVA websites. It’s well-hosted and the artwork is marvelous. If you haven’t been watching the NOVA documentaries you’ve missed a lot.

    You may have not noticed the NOVA series if you have cable or satellite TV service, since the Cable/sat proprietors customarily do NOT convey all the PBS subchannels for home viewing. Also, all cable/sat channels are degraded versions of what is available Over The Air (OTA) in metropolitan areas. The picture is diminished and poorer resolution.

    I’ll watch the OTA version of “Cosmos” if Fox broadcasts it. But they may not, since their intent seems to be to drive viewers away from OTA and into a cable/sat requirement, which would strengthen their monopoly grip.