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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
28 September 1980 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A plain, simple WOW just isn't good enough!!! See more (41 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 3)
Carl Sagan ... Himself - Host (13 episodes, 1980)
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Series Directed by
Adrian Malone (13 episodes, 1980)
David F. Oyster (12 episodes, 1980)
Rob McCain (11 episodes, 1980)
David Kennard (9 episodes, 1980)
Richard Wells (8 episodes, 1980)
Geoffrey Haines-Stiles (6 episodes, 1980)
Tom Weidlinger (5 episodes, 1980)
Richard J. Wells (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Writing credits
Ann Druyan (13 episodes, 1980)
Carl Sagan (13 episodes, 1980)
Steven Soter (13 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
Gregory Andorfer .... producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Geoffrey Haines-Stiles .... senior producer (13 episodes, 1980)
David Kennard .... senior producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Robyn Mendelsohn .... series associate producer / associate producer (13 episodes, 1980)
David F. Oyster .... associate producer / series associate producer / ... (13 episodes, 1980)
Tom Weidlinger .... series associate producer / associate producer (13 episodes, 1980)
Adrian Malone .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1980)
Rob McCain .... series associate producer / associate producer / ... (12 episodes, 1980)
Judy Flannery .... series associate producer / associate producer / ... (11 episodes, 1980)
Richard J. Wells .... series associate producer / associate producer / ... (11 episodes, 1980)
Richard Wells .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hilyard John Brown (2 episodes, 1980)
Chris O'Dell (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Latham (2 episodes, 1980)

Roy Stewart (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Retsek (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tonga Knight .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Production Management
John Macker .... executive in charge of production / executive production manager (13 episodes, 1980)
Bea Dennis .... post-production film supervisor / post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1980)
B. Gentry Lee .... series manager (2 episodes, 1980)
Ramon Romero .... associate post-production film supervisor / associate post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sharlene Belanger .... associate director (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Department
Rick Sternbach .... astronomical artist / models (12 episodes, 1980)
John Allison .... astronomical artist / models (2 episodes, 1980)
Brown .... astronomical artist / models (2 episodes, 1980)
Don Davis .... astronomical artist / chief model maker (2 episodes, 1980)
Jon Lomberg .... chief artist (2 episodes, 1980)
Adolf Schaller .... astronomical artist / models (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Sound Department
Kent Gibson .... sound designer / sound re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 1980)
Gerald Zelinger .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1980)
Jeff Kallestad .... audio (6 episodes, 1980)
Ruth Bird .... associate sound editor (3 episodes, 1980)
John Page .... sound (3 episodes, 1980)
Richard Van Dyke .... sound (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... visual effects supervisor: Universal Hartland / visual effects supervisor: universal hartland (13 episodes, 1980)
Max W. Anderson .... visual effects (12 episodes, 1980)
Robert Blalack .... effects production (12 episodes, 1980)
Pete Kleinow .... visual effects (12 episodes, 1980)
Jamie Shourt .... effects production (12 episodes, 1980)
John Allison .... visual effects supervisor (11 episodes, 1980)
Adolf Schaller .... visual effects supervisor (8 episodes, 1980)
Bob Buckner .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (4 episodes, 1980)
Pat Cole .... computer animation (4 episodes, 1980)
Jim Dow .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (4 episodes, 1980)
Joe Matza .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (4 episodes, 1980)
Susan Welsh .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980)
Gregory Andorfer .... visual effects producer (2 episodes, 1980)
Bea Dennis .... effects editor (2 episodes, 1980)
Susan Racho .... visual effects production coordinator (2 episodes, 1980)

Christopher S. Ross .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
Donna Tracy .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mark J. Levin .... lighting technician (13 episodes, 1980)
Kirk Morris .... lighting designer (5 episodes, 1980)
Ken Dettling .... lighting director (3 episodes, 1980)
Len Emery .... grip / gaffer (3 episodes, 1980)
Ron Graft .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1980)
Greg Harms .... video (3 episodes, 1980)
Corky Quakenbush .... camera assistant / assistant camera (3 episodes, 1980)
Scott Spencer .... gaffer / grip (3 episodes, 1980)
David Bryant .... assistant camera / camera assistant (2 episodes, 1980)
Kenneth Patterson .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1980)
Peter Rees .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 1980)

Hilyard John Brown .... location cinematographer (unknown episodes)
Chris O'Dell .... location cinematographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Russ Mooney .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maureen Quinn .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jeff Cahn .... assistant film editor / editorial staff / ... (7 episodes, 1980)
Roy Stewart .... videotape editor (7 episodes, 1980)
Don Packer .... assistant film editor / assistant editor / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Donald Wylie .... film assistant / assistant film editor / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Paul Anderson .... film assistant / editorial staff (5 episodes, 1980)
Ruth Bird .... editorial staff / assistant film editor (3 episodes, 1980)
Ramon Romero .... assistant film editor / editorial staff (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Music Department
Gordon Skene .... music consultant (13 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Other crew
Janelle Balnicke .... production coordinator / locations production coordinator (13 episodes, 1980)
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (13 episodes, 1980)
Shirley Arden .... assistant: Carl Sagan / executive assistant: Dr. Sagan (2 episodes, 1980)
Cameron Beck .... locations production coordinator / production coordinator (2 episodes, 1980)
Charles Lux .... technical consultant (2 episodes, 1980)
Cherie Rardin .... unit coordinator (2 episodes, 1980)
Cal Slater .... technical director (2 episodes, 1980)
Steven Soter .... head of research (2 episodes, 1980)
Susan Stribling .... assistant to executive producer (2 episodes, 1980)
Steve Wyskocil .... production coordinator / stage manager / ... (2 episodes, 1980)

Stephen H. Burum .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
John Gale .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
Larry Heider .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
Mike Johnson .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
Robert C. King .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
Cleve Landsberg .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
Carey Melcher .... technical designer (unknown episodes)
George C. Reilly .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
Joe Wolcott .... magicam crew (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Thomas Fletcher .... special thanks (13 episodes, 1980)
David Pieri .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (13 episodes)
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Trivia:
Many of the studio sequences filmed in rooms with entirely black walls and floors, in the middle of which various minimal set elements would be arranged, were shot in the studio classrooms of the iEAR (Integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer) at Renssalear Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, near Albany. RPI students also constructed the prototype "Mars rover" shown in one of the episodes speculating on robotic exploration of other planets.See more »
Quotes:
Carl Sagan:[Flying the Spaceship of the Imagination] Here we see another inhabited planet. I wonder what kind of new political ideas they have down there, what religions...See more »
Soundtrack:
CosmosSee more »

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84 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
A plain, simple WOW just isn't good enough!!!, 27 March 2001
Author: Cheese-18 from St. Gallen, Switzerland

Hey folks - THIS is pure heaven!

Today I got the Cosmos DVD box set and went completely bananas! I love it for two reasons.

First: Even for todays standards it is a well made documentation that will make you think about yourself and the world you live in. The Cold War may be over, but people are still as stupid as ever. Cosmos is not just a simple documentation about stars and planets with numbers, technobabble and nice pictures - it's a manifest for peace and understanding that EVERYBODY should see.

Second: I remember when I used to watch the series when I was ten years old. I didn't miss a single episode. Cosmos may not have CHANGED my life - but it certainly gave it a new direction. It taught me to keep an open mind and to care more about my surroundings. When I saw Cosmos today, I felt again like the little boy I was two decades ago. I'm in awe of the whole world and the wonders of the Universe that surrounds every one of us.

If you have kids: show it to them! If you want to know more about life on earth or on other planets: see it! If you think, ordinary documentations about outer space are too complicated to understand: see it! If you don't really care about the Universe, the stars and the planets, but you wonder what all the fuss is about: see it!

In any case: SEE IT!!!

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