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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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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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(141 articles)
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 13)
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)
Judy Flannery .... series associate producer / associate producer / ... (12 episodes, 1980)
Adrian Malone .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1980)
Rob McCain .... series associate producer / producer / ... (12 episodes, 1980)
Richard J. Wells .... series associate producer / associate producer / ... (11 episodes, 1980)
Richard Wells .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hilyard John Brown (4 episodes, 1980)
Chris O'Dell (4 episodes, 1980)
George D. Dodge (3 episodes, 1980)
Christopher Frymann (3 episodes, 1980)
Hillary Harris (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Film Editing by
James Latham (4 episodes, 1980)
Roy Stewart (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Retsek (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tonga Knight .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 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 (4 episodes, 1980)
B. Gentry Lee .... series manager (4 episodes, 1980)
Ramon Romero .... associate post-production film supervisor / associate post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1980)
Tom Lowell .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sharlene Belanger .... associate director (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Art Department
Rick Sternbach .... astronomical artist / models (12 episodes, 1980)
John Allison .... astronomical artist / models (4 episodes, 1980)
Brown .... astronomical artist / models (4 episodes, 1980)
Don Davis .... astronomical artist / chief model maker (4 episodes, 1980)
Jon Lomberg .... chief artist (4 episodes, 1980)
Adolf Schaller .... astronomical artist / models (4 episodes, 1980)
Ron Miller .... astronomical artist (3 episodes, 1980)
Anne Norcia .... astronomical artist (3 episodes, 1980)
Ernie Norcia .... astronomical artist (3 episodes, 1980)
Justin Segal .... astronomical artist / models (3 episodes, 1980)
Frank Armitage .... biological art consultant (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 (5 episodes, 1980)
John Page .... sound (4 episodes, 1980)
Richard Van Dyke .... sound (4 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Peter Anderson .... visual effects supervisor: Universal Hartland / visual effects supervisor: universal hartland (13 episodes, 1980)
John Allison .... visual effects supervisor (12 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)
Adolf Schaller .... visual effects supervisor (9 episodes, 1980)
Bob Buckner .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (5 episodes, 1980)
Pat Cole .... computer animation (5 episodes, 1980)
Jim Dow .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (5 episodes, 1980)
Joe Matza .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (5 episodes, 1980)
Susan Welsh .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (5 episodes, 1980)
Gregory Andorfer .... visual effects producer (4 episodes, 1980)
Bea Dennis .... effects editor (4 episodes, 1980)
Susan Racho .... visual effects production coordinator (4 episodes, 1980)
Stephen H. Burum .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980)
John Gale .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980)
Mike Johnson .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980)
Robert C. King .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980)
Cleve Landsberg .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980)
Carey Melcher .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980)
Alvy Ray Smith .... computer animation (3 episodes, 1980)
Joe Wolcott .... visual effects: Magicam, Inc. (3 episodes, 1980)
Christopher S. Ross .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
Donna Tracy .... visual effects (1 episode, 1980)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mark J. Levin .... lighting technician (13 episodes, 1980)
Kirk Morris .... lighting designer (7 episodes, 1980)
Ken Dettling .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1980)
Ron Graft .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1980)
Greg Harms .... video (5 episodes, 1980)
Len Emery .... grip / gaffer (4 episodes, 1980)
Kenneth Patterson .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1980)
Corky Quakenbush .... camera assistant / assistant camera (4 episodes, 1980)
Peter Rees .... camera assistant (4 episodes, 1980)
Scott Spencer .... grip / gaffer (4 episodes, 1980)
David Bryant .... assistant camera / camera assistant (3 episodes, 1980)
Jim Burnett .... camera crane (3 episodes, 1980)
Larry S. Prinz .... grip (3 episodes, 1980)
Tony Van Stralen .... camera crane (3 episodes, 1980)
Hilyard John Brown .... location cinematographer (2 episodes, 1980)
George D. Dodge .... special photography (2 episodes, 1980)
Hilary Harris .... special photography (2 episodes, 1980)
Chris O'Dell .... location cinematographer (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Animation Department
Russ Mooney .... animator (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maureen Quinn .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jeff Cahn .... assistant film editor / assistant editor / ... (7 episodes, 1980)
Roy Stewart .... videotape editor (7 episodes, 1980)
Paul Anderson .... film assistant / editorial staff (6 episodes, 1980)
Don Packer .... assistant film editor / assistant editor / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Donald Wylie .... film assistant / assistant film editor / ... (6 episodes, 1980)
Ruth Bird .... assistant film editor / editorial staff (4 episodes, 1980)
Luis Fuerte .... videotape editor (3 episodes, 1980)
Dan Mossbarger .... videotape editor (3 episodes, 1980)
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (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 .... executive assistant: Dr. Sagan / assistant: Carl Sagan (4 episodes, 1980)
Cameron Beck .... locations production coordinator / production coordinator (4 episodes, 1980)
Charles Lux .... technical consultant (4 episodes, 1980)
Cherie Rardin .... unit coordinator (4 episodes, 1980)
Cal Slater .... technical director (4 episodes, 1980)
Steven Soter .... head of research (4 episodes, 1980)
Susan Stribling .... assistant to executive producer (4 episodes, 1980)
Steve Wyskocil .... stage manager / production coordinator / ... (4 episodes, 1980)
Gregory Andorfer .... program executive (3 episodes, 1980)
Berge Aran .... consultant (3 episodes, 1980)
David Bryant .... film crew (3 episodes, 1980)
George Coble .... stage technician (3 episodes, 1980)
Dana Coleman .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1980)
Cathy Crane .... project development (3 episodes, 1980)
Ann Druyan .... researcher (3 episodes, 1980)
Loventrice Farrow .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1980)
Judy Flannery .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1980)
Donald Goldsmith .... consultant (3 episodes, 1980)
Dennis Gutierrez .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1980)
Elka Kawecki .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1980)
Nancy Kinney .... researcher (3 episodes, 1980)
Felix McCoy .... stage technician (3 episodes, 1980)
Everett C. Olson .... consultant (3 episodes, 1980)
John Page .... film crew (3 episodes, 1980)
Corky Quakenbush .... film crew (3 episodes, 1980)
Susan Racho .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1980)
Deane Rink .... researcher (3 episodes, 1980)
James Ross .... project comptroller (3 episodes, 1980)
Adolf Schaller .... consultant (3 episodes, 1980)
L. Ron Schmidt .... projection (3 episodes, 1980)
Scott Spencer .... film crew (3 episodes, 1980)
Mary Stec .... cue cards (3 episodes, 1980)
Jamie Stobie .... production secretary (3 episodes, 1980)
Richard Van Dyke .... film crew (3 episodes, 1980)
Stephen H. Burum .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
John Gale .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
Larry Heider .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
Mike Johnson .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
Robert C. King .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
Cleve Landsberg .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
Carey Melcher .... technical designer (2 episodes, 1980)
George C. Reilly .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
Joe Wolcott .... magicam crew (2 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Thanks
Thomas Fletcher .... special thanks (13 episodes, 1980)
David Pieri .... thanks (3 episodes, 1980)
Charles R. Allen .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Peter Anderson .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Derek Cowmeadow .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Eve Cowmeadow .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Asmaa El-Bakry .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Ahmed Fahmy .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Bill Lamb .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Garrett Paine .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Edward Schneider .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Helen Vishniac .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Celia Williams .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
Stephen Yerazunis .... thanks (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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Also Known As:
"Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
60 min (13 episodes)
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Trivia:
The series featured the most extensive use of special effects ever conducted for a documentary. In one notable episode, special effects were used to make it seem as if host Sagan was walking through a model recreation of the Library of Alexandria.See more »
Quotes:
Carl Sagan:Our loyalties are to the species and the planet. We speak for Earth. Our obligation to survive is owed not just to ourselves but also to that Cosmos, ancient and vast, from which we spring.See more »
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88 out of 91 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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