Monday, 17 March 2014

Cosmos: The Next Generation



Last night's series premiere of National Geographic Channel's Cosmos reboot, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, was enthralling and evoked fond childhood memories of the original 13-part landmark series with astronomer Carl Sagan.

In 1980 Sagan inspired me, in the much same way as movie directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, with a sense of wonder and uplifting themes.

The reboot, brainchild of Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), is tantamount to exploring the universe through the telescopic lens of Disney Lucasfilm. The "Spaceship of the Imagination" owes much to Star Trek and Star Wars. Yes, I'm in my element, as if you hadn't guessed.

There were moments of schmaltz, but I yearned to watch Cosmos on an IMAX screen and can't wait to continue this next generation voyage aboard the Spaceship of the Imagination...