The spaceship of the imagination’s ride just got pimped, and we got a sneak preview of what it’s going to be like at San Diego Comic Con 2013.
That’s right, the famous Carl Sagan series, ‘Cosmos’, is back, and it has some unlikely partners. While it comes as no surprise that the 13 episode series will premiere on the National Geographic Channel, it will also be shown on FOX network instead of public broadcasting. It’s executive producer? Seth McFarlene of ‘Family Guy’ fame.
Who else is involved? Neil deGrasse Tyson, famed astrophysicist and named ‘Doctor Who in Real Life’ by ScienceFiction.com for his similarities to the Sixth Doctor, is the most obvious attractor. Making their appearance at the panel was Ann Druyan, writer and popularizer of science and Carl Sagan’s widow, as well as Brannon Braga, who most famously known for working on nearly every ‘Star Trek’ series to come out of the 90s.’
If you’re not familiar with the show, ‘Cosmos’, here’s a synopsis:
“COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.”
‘Cosmos’, though cited as one of the greatest science documentaries ever created, is now 33 years out of date, and while re-airings of the series they been edited to correct errors in the original texts or update theories, there are more stories to be told. So hang on to your hats, because ‘Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey’ looks like it’s going to blow us away.