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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion2213 View Post
    Does the actual information of the original still stand up to scrutiny? We learn so much about the universe on an almost daily basis nowadays.
    Absolutely! Only a few episodes show things which are now out of date - eg: sections on Mars.

    Most of it is beautifully crafted material presented fabulously by Sagan!

    And then there's the score/music too! Vangelis' did the series proud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Absolutely! Only a few episodes show things which are now out of date - eg: sections on Mars.

    Most of it is beautifully crafted material presented fabulously by Sagan!

    And then there's the score/music too! Vangelis' did the series proud!
    Yeah, I have a best of Vangelis CD with the main theme tune on it somewhere. Also have the special edition Blade Runner 3CD set...very tasty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legion2213 View Post
    Yeah, I have a best of Vangelis CD with the main theme tune on it somewhere. Also have the special edition Blade Runner 3CD set...very tasty!
    Many many great Vangelis tunes in Cosmos!



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    Well the reviews seem positive... It's not on in the UK till next weekend.

    So any of you guys see it?
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    Got it. Haven't watched yet.
    It's on National Geo next week for those who don't know

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    Enjoyed it immensely although it's too early to judge it.
    They had to get our solar system out of the way so a lot of the info is just retreading stuff we've heard countless times.
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    Finally watched the first episode...

    Really enjoyed! Only things that annoyed me were:-
    1) I'm watching to learn about and enjoy the cosmos, not see a CGI spaceship. How many unnecessary close ups do we need of this CGI ship?
    2) The cartoon history of Giordano Bruno was a little "goodies vs baddies" for me, with evil cartoon religious inquisitors etc.

    But otherwise enjoyed it, and hope the remaining episodes stay to fact & information rather than the unnecessary CGI fantasy stuff...
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    You saw it! you can't unsee it! OBEY.

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    ^^

    LOL!! Clever! Put's things into perspective don't it!
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    The body is the instrument on which imagination plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidgloves View Post

    Good I think... Still not watched the first series... Any comments on it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Good I think... Still not watched the first series... Any comments on it?
    While i think de grasse tyson is a good science communicator, there's something about his presentation style that doesn't work for me. Kind of grates on me a bit.
    The science and show presentation are great though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidgloves View Post
    While i think de grasse tyson is a good science communicator, there's something about his presentation style that doesn't work for me. Kind of grates on me a bit.
    The science and show presentation are great though.
    I'm actually taking my kids through the original Sagan series at the moment. Maybe when I've got through that, I'll go through the new one...
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    I'm working my way through the audio book of Pale Blue Dot at the moment. It's partly read by Sagan and it still holds up today. More philosophy mixed with science than Cosmos.
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    I loved it. It was great. Also enjoy watching Tyson, as much as Sagan I'd say. Perhaps even more so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilNed View Post
    I loved it. It was great. Also enjoy watching Tyson, as much as Sagan I'd say. Perhaps even more so.
    OK! I'll push it up my "to watch list"
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