Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a documentary tv show review

A documentary tv show review written by: Lee Sonogan

45min (2014) Educational

“Science works on the frontier between knowledge and ignorance. We’re not afraid to admit what we don’t know. There’s no shame in that. The only shame is to pretend that we have all the answers.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson 

A program that makes you feel so small while getting you excited to learn. In its 13 episodes and overall over 9 hours of content, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes you on a journey through the vastness of space and time. For anyone interested in the study of the universe, this one is for you. Unique in its presentation and production, it is so clear that it is easy for anyone to understand.

Love it or hate it, you will gain a foundation of space and become aware of the most interesting concepts floating above and all around us. Being an extension of what the astrophysicist Carl Sagan did many years before (That I have not seen) Tyson’s passion almost becomes emotional in the various narrated and visual examples. Which creates many memorable quotes.

I was mad when season 2 (Cosmos: Possible Worlds) did not air earlier this year due to the sexual misconduct allegations. But whatever you may think of these assumptions, he has been cleared on all accounts and Fox released a statement saying they are going to move forward and find an air date.

It has been a long time coming in reviewing this documentary tv show. It may be the best documentary about space by far being informative, thought-provoking, the sound/visual effects, and so much more. Even though it may have a lot of subjective information which makes it thrilling, I can understand some of the points made by its critics to a certain extent. Regardless it stands out from the rest and is INSPIRING enough to encourage anyone to pursue any form of universal truths.


“The age and size of the cosmos are written in light. The nature of beauty and the substance of the stars, the laws of space and time they were there all along, but we never saw them until we devised a more powerful way of seeing.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

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