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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 dreamy and hopeful meditation on science and the universe 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The filming of the series lasted one year during which Carl Sagan and his production team traveled around the world, filming in places like India, Egypt, Italy, Cambodia, France, Alaska, Mexico and USA, among others.See more »
Quotes:
Carl Sagan:Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
CosmosSee more »

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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
A dreamy and hopeful meditation on science and the universe, 6 September 2004
Author: Stephen Bounds from Philadelphia, PA

This thirteen part series is Carl Sagan's personal account of the universe and how humans have interpreted it through time. In Cosmos, Carl Sagan takes us on location to places in the world where the most important people and ideas in science and astronomy were born, and to places in outer space where those ideas have revealed the universe to us. Carl Sagan shares a sense of wonder that is both intelligent and humorous, while occasionally warning us of our capabilities of self-destruction. Though Cosmos was made during the height of the cold war, it still stands as a reminder of global problems and dangers we still need to resolve. This series has either consciously or unconsciously set the standard for the format of almost every hosted science show or series on Television since it was made, and it's no wonder. Carl Sagan is a charismatic and sincere authority on the subject matter, and the music score is mostly by Vangelis (Bladerunner, Chariots of Fire, 1492) Synergy, Tangerine Dream, Vivaldi, and more. The visuals are amazing and remain as relevant as they were on the release date.

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