Network: FOX, National Geographic Channel
Episodes: 13 (hour)
TV show dates: March 9, 2014 — June 8, 2014
Series status: Ended
Performers include: Neil deGrasse Tyson (host).
TV show description:
This documentary series is a follow-up to Carl Sagan’s 1980 television series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Executive produced by Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan (Sagan’s widow), this version is hosted by renowned astrophysicist Doctor Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The series follows how humans discovered the laws of nature and found coordinates in space and time. The series brings to life never-before-told stories of the quest for knowledge, transporting viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest — and the smallest — scale.
Episode #13 — Unafraid of the Dark
The Ship of the Imagination makes a final journey to explore one of the biggest mysteries of the universe: dark energy. One of science’s greatest unsung heroes is Fritz Zwicky whose prediction of supernovas paved the way for our larger understanding of dark energy — the unknown force in the universe that overwhelms gravity on the grandest scale. On the final voyage, viewers discover the romantic message embedded in Voyager’s Interstellar Golden Record and contemplate the spiritual experience of life on Earth. The cosmic journey concludes with Carl Sagan’s memorable meditation, The Pale Blue Dot.
First aired: June 8, 2014.
What do you think? Do you like the new Cosmos TV series? Do you think it should have been renewed for a second season?