COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY
Who will want to watch? - All ages
How safe is it? - Very safe
How good is it? - Not as good as the hype would have you believe, but still very good
Mini-series premieres tonight (3/9) at 9 p.m. on Fox, and also airs on National Geographic Channel at 10 p.m. tomorrow night (3/10), and again on every channel Fox owns (even the sports ones).
Back when astronomer Carl Sagan did his epic series Cosmos back in 1980, there really wasn’t anything like it on television. Well, things have changed a lot and there have been more than a few epic journeys through our universe on TV, albeit mostly on PBS and Discovery Channel.
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the re-boot of Dr. Sagan’s series hosted by a very visible Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, is very entertaining and interesting and gorgeous to look at. Funny thing is, the best part of the first hour happened near the end when Dr. Tyson talked about meeting Sagan for the first time. It’s quite touching and really got to me in a way the rest of the film, well, didn’t.
So pardon me if I sound a little blasé about it because it really is a very good film and very family friendly. I do encourage you to watch it. Just be aware that the human element is more interesting than the Big Bang. It’s how it goes, you know?