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Cosmos Box Set

Cosmos (Carl Sagan) - The Complete Collector's Edition (7 Disc Box Set)

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"Inspiring"
5 stars"

Carl Sagan's enthusiasm and optimism about our future in space is highly infectious. I remember watching parts of the series when I was younger and enjoying it. I recently found it in my Dad's collection and just had to watch it again, and it was even more beautiful than I remember it, because I was able to understand so much more.

He puts it in terms that anyone can understand, and more importantly, he puts it in terms that everyone can get excited by. Hearing him talk so enthusiastically about the cosmos is truly inspiring. I hope humanity reaches the potential he saw in us. He was a truly great man, and I'll always remember him. May he rest in peace.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Breathtaking in its scope and vision"
5 stars"
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Cosmos is an outstanding work, well ahead of its time, Carl Sagan suggests that we should always face the truth no matter how uncomfortable it may be to us.

Cosmos means more than space, but the whole entity of the universe including living and non living things.

This series was originally filmed about 1980 and the transfer to DVD is adequate. Carl has made updates when necessary, at the end of each episode, a decade later, if/when further knowledge has been discovered. However these are minor and infrequent corrections.

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"How do I gives this seven stars?"
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Cosmos takes a vast range of scientific topics and explains them in a simple down-to-earth way. The presenter, Carl Sagan, is particularly gifted in simplifying the subject without dumbing it down and at no time is there a feeling of being talked down to. The subject matter is amazing and is suitable for children. In fact, I can see this inspiring some Children to take a further look at science. The only problem with this set is that it was made a few decades back, so it excludes some of the more recent advances. That being said, none of the concepts covered in Cosmos have changed so there is nothing “wrong”.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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Cosmos (Carl Sagan) TV Series, Complete Collector's DVD Boxed Set (7 discs).

Cosmos remains one of the best-known and best-loved descriptions of our universe. Seen by over 700 million viewers in 60 countries, this multi Emmy Award winning series is arguably the most popular and stunningly influential science programme ever produced.

Through a combination of special effects and Dr Carl Sagan’s enthu­siastic narration every fantastic episode is an awe-inspiring cosmic journey that appeals to a mass audience. Cosmos covers a range of intriguing and fascinating topics including the origins of life, the search for life on Mars, the infernal composition of the atmosphere of Venus and the “greenhouse effect”, the lives of stars, interstellar travel and the effects of attaining the speed of light and the danger of mankind technologically self-destructing.

This classic landmark television series has been digitally remastered, restored and enhanced and provides a grand overview of the universe and our place within it.

Episodes:

  1. The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean
  2. One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue
  3. The Harmony of the Worlds
  4. Heaven and Hell
  5. Blues for a Red Planet
  6. Travellers Tales
  7. The Backbone of Night
  8. Travels in Space and Time
  9. The Lives of the Stars
  10. The Edge of Forever
  11. The Persistence of Memory
  12. Encyclopaedia Gallactica
  13. Who Speaks for Earth?

Special Features:
Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan Updates
Fotografica Galactica – Images from the Hubble Space Telescope and Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn

Release date NZ
November 30th, 2009
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Box Set
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Boxed Set
Yes
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
780
Studio
DV1
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
Number of Discs
7
Genre
  • Documentary
Box Dimensions (mm)
138x194x50
UPC
9333767001814
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
1549938

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