In 1980 Carl Sagan premiered an incredible series called COSMOS, which explored the realm of human existence and the mysteries of the universe. It was an amazing success and PBS had the highest ratings in its history. That series is now being reborn thanks to the efforts of Seth MacFarlane and Carl Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan. I am super excited about this new series, because it bring the very soul of COSMOS to a new generation of viewers. Science is not just for those bright and brainy nerds, it’s for everyone and that’s what this series aims to prove. Science is all around us, we do science everyday without even knowing it. It’s a part of who we are and the world we live in. Wouldn’t it be great to, just for a moment, sit down and admire the science around us. Well, you can! Just tune in on Sunday, March 9th at 9pm eastern time in the United States. The show is being simulcast on all FOX networks and also on the National Geographic channel.
As someone who has read a great deal of Dr. Sagan’s published works and as someone who saw the original COSMOS series when it aired in 1980, I can safely say that Dr. Sagan would be very very happy to know that the soul of COSMOS lives on and will inspire a new generation.
Here is the official trailer for the new COSMOS series. It’s awesome!