Back in the 80s, there was a show about space, which becomes very popular. The show was hosted by Carl Sagan and his wife, Ann Druyan. Now, that show is about to make a comeback on television. However, Carl Sagan is dead now so, he would be replaced by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Druyan wants to take viewers to remaining space of the universe, in which her late husband has never been through.
Sunday night’s premiere (Fox, 9 p.m.) will be the largest TV series ever — with the show airing at the same time as on multiple channels in the U.S., and worldwide in 171 countries. “Cosmos” is the only science-based exploration of the known universe. The TV shows promises to take its viewers too many things that are unknown and maybe even unknowable.
Of course, the visual effects will be a lot better than it was in the 1980’s version. The swirling gas clouds of Jupiter and vast expanse of the 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe can now be seen in HD.
Some of the show will feature some animated version since it is about history and they want to give people an idea of what happens or what to expect. The concept comes from executive producer Seth MacFarlane, who is also the guy that produces “Family Guy.”
Celebrities will voice the animated characters of the show.
The original “Cosmos” is one of the most popular PBS shows of all time, and since 1980 has been seen by generations of people worldwide. Sagan also wrote a book version of “Cosmos” while he was making the show. Currently, it is deemed as among the best book that shaped America.
History with animation will make “Cosmos” different from other prime-time shows. It has the potential to make viewers feel like their own lives are not that important and they are just part of the history of space and time.
Druyan admits that some audience might not be engulfed with the immensity of the cosmos, and how small humanity is when viewed on this scale. But she hopes that people will not take it as an insult.
“We may be little guys but we don’t think small,” she said. “It’s the courage of questions, of grasping our true circumstances, and not pretending we are at the center of it all, that is adulthood. That’s being a grownup. Nothing in the cosmos diminishes the profundity of life and love. This show is a celebration of life in the universe.”