I’ve just started watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (giveaway). The geek in me loves this show. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my movie blog. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey just concluded its last episode on National Geographic and Fox stations last week. The documentary is a follow-up to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage TV series, which aired in the 80’s. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray has a list price of $59.98, but you can currently purchase it for $29.99 on Amazon. The DVD is $24.99 on Amazon.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a documentary about our universe. As such, it’s not action packed or funny. However, the special effects are stunning and the episodes are fascinating. The narrator of the series is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. He’s a real-life astrophysicist, but he presents the material in a way that is interesting and easy for the rest of us to understand.
Just like Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series, A Spacetime Odyssey uses the Ship of the Imagination to travel across the universe, and to travel forward and back in time. As you can tell by its name, the Ship of the Imagination isn’t a real spaceship. It’s just a way for the host to explore the cosmo. Personally, I thought it was a bit corny watching the host travel in a fake spaceship. However, I can see its appeal to children and those who are not into science like I am.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has a runtime of about 662 minutes. It includes all thirteen episodes and five special features. If you’re still looking for a Father’s Day gift idea, pick up this Blu-ray or DVD now at a store near you. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey will appeal to many dads — including those who are not into science.
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Episodes
- Standing Up in the Milky Way
- Some of the Things That Molecules Do
- When Knowledge Conquered Fear
- A Sky Full of Ghosts
- Hiding in the Light
- Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still
- The Clean Room
- Sisters of the Sun
- The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth
- The Electric Boy
- The Immortals
- The World Set Free
- Unafraid of the Dark
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Special Features
- The Cosmic Calendar: An Interactive Look at the History of the Universe (Blu-ray only)
- Cosmos: The Voyage Continues
- Celebrating Carl Sagan: A Selection From The Library of Congress Dedication
- Cosmos at Comic-Con 2013
- Audio Commentary on Episode One: Standing Up in the Milky Way
More info: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Blu-ray