A Journey to New Worlds
The mysteries of the universe are captivating American viewers once again in Fox has brought Carl Sagan back to life!
Well, sort of. “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” debuted last week with an episode about Giordano Bruno to good ratings. Producer Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy” and “American Dad”) managed to get the science series a primetime spotlight on Fox. Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan signed off on the series, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is has taken over the hosting duties that Sagan handled so well.
Bruno, incidentally, was a medieval Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, scientist, and astrologer who correctly (we think) predicted that the sun was just one of many stars, around many of which orbited inhabited planets. The powers that be at the time didn't like that idea, so he was burned at the stake in 1600.
|Giordano Bruno - ahead of his time.|
|The animation is visually arresting.|
|The series has a unique style that resembles an impressionistic painting.|