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26 March 2014 @ 12:18 am
Cosmos A Space Time Odyssey!  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, please ignore this posting if it's not your kind of thing. Because for once I'm about to wax lyrical about a TV Show that's not Supernatural.  I'm sitting here watching the new version of Cosmos....

Ok it might not be the greatest science, but this series holds a special place in my heart.  I can remember watching the original series with Carl Sagan back in 1980 with my dad when I was 11 (yes I am giving away my age a little here). In a time before video, when you had to watch a show live, or it was gone for good.  We sat up late week after week, even sat on holiday watching it, and my dad was utterly entranced by it. So much so I brought him the book that Christmas, little did I know that just two years later he'd be gone.

So as I watch the new version, with all it's glorious special effects and high def, I can still see the wonder on my dad's face as a strange looking American (Carl Sagan)  tried to explain the mysteries of the universe to him.  God dad would've loved this up date and the internet with everything he could learn on it. Most likely he would  have set up camp on the National Geographic channel or Discovery.

It's funny how this show has become the new big documentary, when I can recall BBC1 hiding it away late at night because it might be to boring.

Ok ramble over, I'll get back to the silliness soon.
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Cosmos
irismay42irismay42 on March 26th, 2014 05:22 am (UTC)
I loved the original too (I was 9!) as it was something my whole family watched together. I'm not as entranced by the new version. I think there was just something about Carl Sagan's enthusiasm and passion for the subject that was infectious. Plus he sounded like Kermit the Frog.

Edited at 2014-03-26 05:22 am (UTC)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 27th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)
The original was wonderful, and me and dad loved every second of it. Carl Sagan was brilliant and yes you're rightm he did sound like Kermit.
Denidenig37 on March 26th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
They hid it because of all the "controversy" in the US.

The "flatearthers" (as Tyson called them) didn't like that it doesn't teach creationism as a scientific fact (which it isn't anyway but Bible thumbers demand their religion to be pushed everywhere, no matter how stupid it is).
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 27th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
*Rolls eyes* There are times when I wonder if religion is worth all the bother and hatred it causes.

I believe in having an open mind, and treating other people as I want to be treated.
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on March 26th, 2014 06:19 pm (UTC)
I'm watching this too and I agree with you; I think it's a fascinating and well-made tribute to the great Carl Sagan and his groundbreaking original!

I'm sure your Dad would heartily approve :)

sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 27th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
It's just so gorgeous to watch, and a very fitting tribute to Carl Sagan.

Dad would've loved it.
Somersomer on March 26th, 2014 06:28 pm (UTC)
Why, WHY HAD I JUST GOOSEBUMPS WHILE WATCHING THIS??? YEEEEEEES!!!!! THE SPACE! I just love documentaries about it. So, so much!! cassiopeia7 just told me a few days ago about the new episodes and I still need to find the German version BUT DAMN, I'M SO GOING TO WATCH IT!! :D
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 27th, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC)
It is amazing, and so beautifully filmed and I do like Tyson's presenting style. It's a fascinating show, and I hope you manage to find a german version very soon.
ferrous_wheelerferrous_wheeler on March 27th, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
I'm afraid I don't remember the original version, but I saw an ep. of the new Cosmos and thought that it was beautifully done and absolutely entrancing, too!
Also, what a lovely memory to have of your Dad!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on March 27th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
I have very fond memories of the original, and I'm enjoying the update as well.

It is a great memory of dad.