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Cosmos explores the thrilling first hours of first contact when three astronomers accidentally intercept what they believe to be a faint, coded signal from a distant alien civilisation





Credited cast:
Tom England ... Mike Webster
Joshua Ford ... Harry Knight
Arjun Singh Panam ... Roy Kennedy
Ben Vardy Ben Vardy ... Dave Bennett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Baylis Marc Baylis ... Dave's Colleague (voice)
Mike Coletta Mike Coletta ... Mike, SpaceGab (voice)
Simon Worthington Simon Worthington ... DJ Jimmy (voice)


THUMP. THUMP. THUMP. A clean, crisp signal cuts through the static and noise of space. When you've spent years listening to the sounds of the cosmos, you get used to hearing weirdness, but Mike Webster knows this is no ordinary signal. It's not a pulsar or a black hole, it's not interference, it's something different, something logical, something with purpose. As part of a three man astronomy team crammed into a car kitted out with all manner of stellar studying equipment, Mike is reluctant to jump to grand conclusions about his little discovery, and secretly transmits a response to the signal. Pointless, he knows, even if it was from intelligent life, it'd take thousands of years for his response to reach them and thousands more for them to reply. But when he does receive a response just hours later, his scientific understanding, and that of his fellow scientists, is shaken. Could this be genuine? Is there more to decipher from the message? How could a reply come so quickly? Before ...

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What if mankind's most extraordinary discovery was made by three ordinary men. See more »


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The folk song, sung by the team during the film is called "Uncle Rat" - performed by Charles Fulton, recorded by S.R. Cowel and is available to listen to for free on the library of congress website. See more »


If the object was in low earth orbit, lower than the orbit of the satellite that was visible crossing the sky earlier in he film (which it must be if it was obstructing the view of the satellite), it would move across the sky even faster than that satellite did. At the very least it would move between the first and second tracking images, and It would move visibly after it lit up. Instead, it just hangs there, motionless. See more »


Roy Kennedy: I figure there's two types of scientist Mike; those that look down at Earth trying to figure out what's going on here, and then there are those who look up to space searching for the answers out there. But they're both really looking for the same thing: Who are we? What are we? What does all this mean?
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Triumph of Talent Over Budget.
22 February 2020 | by Impartial-CriticSee all my reviews

If this film can say anything, it says that with a heart and dedication many can be achieved! It tells the story of 3 scientists who seek the answer to one of the oldest known questions of man kind...Are we alone ?

It's not your typical first contact film, it's a film about friendship, about losing, gaining and bonding. The film was made a lot of heart and passion, the plot was clearly studied, the CGI was sufficient when needed and the performance was adequate by all yet I believe the main challenge was placed on directing as to how hold the audience attention for over 2 hours with a story line which based mainly on 3 characters and I believe this was achieved smoothly in the most parts, I'd only take few things on the movie like the lights was a bit over used in some scenes and unrealistic sometimes, yet over all Cosmos is a great sci-fi flick for fans of the genre who mainly seek a movie with a story.

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Release Date:

7 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Elliander Pictures See more »
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Color (HD)

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2.35 : 1
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