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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 »
NewsDesk:
(140 articles)
Warners Developing A Carl Sagan Film
 (From EmpireOnline. 18 August 2015, 4:17 PM, PDT)

Carl Sagan Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.
 (From Variety - Film News. 18 August 2015, 2:31 PM, PDT)

Carl Sagan biopic coming from Warner Bros
 (From Den of Geek. 17 August 2015, 10:28 PM, PDT)

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Literally life changing See more (43 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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Additional Details

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:The cosmos is interesting rather than perfect, and everything is not part of some greater plan, nor is all necessarily under control.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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48 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Literally life changing, 19 September 2005
Author: phynigan from United States

There really is no way to convey how much of an impact this series had on me when it first came out back in 1980. The views of our life here on this little blue marble seemed so insignificant compared to the vastness of the cosmos. It came to pass then my views on science and technology forever changed and turned my life around. One of the most significant features of the series was the selection of soundtrack music. It was also an example of appreciation for the finer things in life that we take for granted. For anyone with even the slightest interest in space and technology truly needs to spend time in the "Cosmos" to get a view of our world from a different perspective. Bottom line, true brilliance and creativity at its best.

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