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Revamp Of Carl Sagan's Cosmos

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Fox to revamp acclaimed science series ‘Cosmos’ with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The Cosmos refresh, officially titled Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, is being produced by self-professed nerd Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy. And the 13-episode series will be written by Ann Druyam [sic], Carl Sagan’s widow and a writer/producer on the original series, along with astrophysicist Steven Soter.

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The intro music used to give me the goosebumps:

Same here. This tune would very likely be one of my eight if I were marooned on the proverbial.

Without doubt, Carl Sagan is da man. He is almost single-handedly responsible for my entire collection of turtle-necks.

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I like this extract also.

What have you done?

Now I'm going to have to watch the whole of Cosmos all over again!

And a bit like those live-action role-playing loons, I'll have to be dressed up in my red turtle neck and Sagan-replica beige jacket while I watch it! Damn you!

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The intro music used to give me the goosebumps:

It's the middle bit between Heaven and Hell.

Vangelis_Heaven_and_Hell.jpg

Great album.

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Now I'm going to have to watch the whole of Cosmos all over again!

I'm tempted as well. "The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean" is a fabulous first episode, very compelling.

I have the slightly updated version of the series, with little bits at the beginning that detail new information not available in 1980.

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I've just bought it off Amazon.

I got my copy through more (*ahem*) "unorthodox" means.

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I got my copy through more (*ahem*) "unorthodox" means.

I found Sagan's drawl a bit irritating, especially when he was saying "trillllionnnnns and trillllllionnnns"

True story:

When Apple were developing an early Mac variant in 1994, they gave the project the codename 'Carl Sagan' in his honour. Not a brand name, just a codename for use within the organisation.

Most people would be flattered by that.

Sagan, shy and retiring chap that he was, sent a cease and desist letter to Apple.

Apple said "OK, we've changed the name to Project BHA".

Sagan was happy.

Until he found out tha BHA stood for "Butt-Head Astronomer".

Sagan sued Apple for libel.

Sagan lost.

:lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

(Literally, "billions and billions ...".)

He was one of the people who inspired me to do a science degree.

I recall annoying my girlfriend by repeatedly imitating his accent and saying 'the doooons of mars'.

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That attachment is mental. Sort of thing that just re-inforces my lifetstyle of just having fun and not worrying about anything. No point. :D

Amazing pics.

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I found Sagan's drawl a bit irritating, especially when he was saying "trillllionnnnns and trillllllionnnns"

True story:

When Apple were developing an early Mac variant in 1994, they gave the project the codename 'Carl Sagan' in his honour. Not a brand name, just a codename for use within the organisation.

Most people would be flattered by that.

Sagan, shy and retiring chap that he was, sent a cease and desist letter to Apple.

Apple said "OK, we've changed the name to Project BHA".

Sagan was happy.

Until he found out tha BHA stood for "Butt-Head Astronomer".

Sagan sued Apple for libel.

Sagan lost.

:lol:

Nobody's perfect I guess.

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