Carl Sagan's Cosmos : A Personal Voyage is a classic 13 Episode TV series, far more than a guided tour through "billions and billions" of stars and galaxies. It remains a profound plea for the unity of humankind, for the recognition that "we are a way for the cosmos to know itself," with a deep inner quest to know our origins, our place in the universe, and our future potential.

In the course of 13 fascinating hours, Cosmos spans its own galaxy of topics to serve Sagan's theme, each segment deepening our understanding of how we got from there (simple microbes in the primordial mud) to here (space-faring civilization in the 21st century). In his "ship of the imagination," Sagan guides us to the farthest reaches of space and takes us back into the history of scientific inquiry, from the ancient library of Alexandria to the NASA probes of our neighboring planets. Upon this vast canvas Sagan presents the "cosmic calendar," placing the 15-billion-year history of the universe into an accessible one-year framework, then filling it with a stunning chronology of events, both interstellar and earthbound.

From the lives of the stars to creation theories, functions of the human brain, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Cosmos asks big questions. When appropriate, Sagan offers big answers, or asks still bigger ... and yes, even spiritual questions at the boundaries of science and religion. What's most remarkable about Cosmos is that it remains almost entirely fresh, with few updates needed to the science that Sagan so passionately celebrates. It is no exaggeration to say that Cosmos, for all the debate it may continue to provoke, is a vital document for humanity at a pivotal crossroads of our history.

~ Jeff Shannon


The complete landmark TV series - 13 one hour episodes ...



I: The Shores Of the Cosmos


II: One Voice In the Cosmic Fugue ...



III: The Harmony Of the Worlds



IV: Heaven and Hell


V: Blues For A Red Planet


VI: Travellers' Tales


VII: The Backbone of Night


VIII: Travels In Space and Time


IX: The Lives Of the Stars


X: The Edge Of Forever


XI: The Persistence Of Memory


XII: Encyclopedia Galactica


XIII: Who Speaks For Earth?


The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it but the way the atoms are put together. The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff, we are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
~ Carl Sagan




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