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  • Summary: Based on Carl Sagan's original Cosmos series, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts this new version executive produced by Ann Druyan, Steven Soter, and Seth MacFarlane.
  • Genre(s): Documentary, Science, Educational
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Mar 7, 2014
    100
    It's educational, kid-oriented and fun, and Tyson us confidently smooth popularizer of science. [17 Mar 2014]
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Mar 6, 2014
    100
    At least the first episode of the new Cosmos is terrific. And if the other 12 episodes are as good, the series will serve as a valuable continuation of Sagan's legacy.
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 6, 2014
    91
    It's a show that stands entirely on its own while never forgetting the series that inspired it.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Mar 7, 2014
    80
    It’s all done with brilliant imagery and crisp production that differs from Sagan’s primarily because the technology just keeps getting better.
  5. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Mar 7, 2014
    80
    The premiere episode nimbly balances information with visual spectacle, forging a middle ground between sci-fi and science fact.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Mar 6, 2014
    75
    The reboot, with only Episode 1 to go by, looks like a noble, educational and decidedly visual effort that can only be enhanced by the HD crystal clarity that Sagan never had a chance to behold.
  7. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 7, 2014
    60
    Where Sagan’s narrative often approached poetry, Dr. Tyson’s can sound like an overwrought, overamplified planetarium show.... The animation used to present his story resembles low-budget anime and isn’t terribly absorbing. Bruno deserves better. Nit-picking aside, if the new Cosmos doesn’t deliver quite the punch of the original, it’s because this isn’t 1980.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 81
  2. Negative: 25 out of 81
  1. Mar 9, 2014
    10
    As a huge fan of the original series, I'm happy to let you know the pilot continued the legacy of the great Carl Sagan behind the very respectable Neil DeGrasse Tyson with great overview and some eye candy visuals. I expect that the science will get more detailed once it focuses on more succinct subjects but so far it was an absolute joy for the anticipation!! Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2014
    10
    When i saw this New Tv show i was so suprised of how the effects are also seeing space time . the show blew me away its like watching my teacher talk about science and watching the most great science show i have ever seen . Grade A+ Expand
  3. Apr 15, 2014
    10
    As a scientific researcher what I appreciate most about this series is the passion and intrigue it brings towards science for young children. As was stated before, one of the motivations of this show has been to inspire the next generation to pursue scientific knowledge and to push our world in a better direction. Although many scientific aspects and details are skipped over, and some of the animations (especially those with DNA) are inaccurate, it makes science accessible to the public and presents it in an entertaining and attention-grabbing way. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is also a pleasure to listen to. I am pleased by the airing of this series and I truly hope to see more shows of its class bringing science to the public in the future. Expand
  4. Mar 15, 2014
    10
    An Epic Adventures Of Science And Knowledge !!!

    ** Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey **

    * The series which will eventually inspire the
    scientific thirst in all of us !! in this modern times we think we all know whats going around in our daily life but in reality we don't know even the simplest things that surrounds us in daily basis such as why do we dream when we sleep ?? How does sun light gives your body Vitamin D ?? and How does some flowers that turn into fruits ?? .These are very basic questions yet people will stumble when you ask them !! we simply learn and study things which are related to our profession that gives us job we choose and move on whether its inspiring or not its least of concern !! these are the very lifestyle that we are moving right now that grant us the ability to do stuffs in what we think we know which is very little by the way !! the thing is it will not grant us the ability to think new and different or even discover new things that are waiting to be discovered . Passion about learning new things in which you love is the real key for achieving great things !! do stuffs that you love , question everything and be open minded for all possibility in this way you will gain new heights and knowledge that you never would have dreamed off these are the very factors that grant us success !!.

    * The First episode of this series is very interesting with all special effects it was very amazing i learned new things by watching this first episode of this series and it was very beneficial and it gave me the thirst and inspiration to learn new things and gain new knowledge !!! .

    * The Host of this show Neil deGrasse Tyson has done a great job in explaining science facts and also history in which it was very inspiring he made this show fun and exciting !! i am very excited to learn lot form him in upcoming episodes !!.

    * This series is overall going to be marvelous and exciting cant wait to watch upcoming episodes !!.

    * This is the first t.v series i am reviewing

    Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey : **********

    (10/10) Stars
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  5. Mar 23, 2014
    9
    Brilliantly presented story for newcomers and believers alike. Gets one to wonder and enhance their curiosity, serving the purpose of a science show. For all the believers, hope this show can present a concept beyond Religion's simple, complete view of everything. Which has served its purpose in evolution, in bringing the humans to 20th century and above all serving the basic human needs, which in a basic view will continue to do so in the future. Unfortunately it falls short after the basic needs. You need a new view of life to understand beyond that. Science is the answer, at least explore it ! Enjoy the show ! Expand
  6. Mar 18, 2014
    3
    This is a great disappointment from the original. With wooden animation instead of live actors, eighteen minutes of commercials, absolutely uninspiring music (listen to the original Vangeles soaring theme if you want to be inspired), and the big Fuzzy Door logo jumping in at the end as if they ran out of time and to remind us that Family Guy and America Dad were just part of the show. I'm expecting Stewie to show up with his time machine to take us back to the big bang in one of these episodes. The original Cosmos was the most incredible and awe inspiring tv show I had ever seen. I'm afraid this one is a disappointment. Expand
  7. Apr 15, 2014
    0
    A thoroughly absorbing show, interesting, stimulating, and endlessly entertaining. I find myself not only re-watching, but also looking forward to the next episode. Neil de Grasse Tyson presents so well. A must for all! Expand

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