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(Space.com)   Vintage 'Cosmos' Marathon Airs This Weekend on National Geographic Channel   (space.com) divider line 56
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2014-03-08 02:21:58 PM
And it'll be edited out the kahoonah to add commercials.
 
2014-03-08 02:33:52 PM
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-03-08 02:37:31 PM
Vangelis: Best Planetarium Music EVAH!
 
2014-03-08 02:53:07 PM

albert71292: And it'll be edited out the kahoonah to add commercials.


The series was converted to a commercial format in 1989 when it was bought by Turner networks, with some new material by Sagan to include newer science. Not sure which version NatGeo is showing.
 
2014-03-08 03:14:33 PM

OtherLittleGuy: Vangelis: Best Planetarium Music EVAH!


It is an amazing soundtrack, but our planetarium director/astronomy teacher in HS would let me and my buds in the astronomy club play the Dark Side of the Moon as loudly and as often as we wanted.

No, of course we didn't get stoned first. Of course not.

/but, yeah, we had Cosmos on rotation as well
 
2014-03-08 03:15:22 PM

Nem Wan: The series was converted to a commercial format in 1989 when it was bought by Turner networks, with some new material by Sagan to include newer science. Not sure which version NatGeo is showing.


There's at least 8 more minutes of commercials in a one hour broadcast than there was in 1989.
 
2014-03-08 03:22:25 PM
Still one of my highlights in life is talking to Carl Sagan on the phone once.  I was working at a pizza place and ignored all phone calls while I was talking to him.  The manager came running in about 30 minutes later because she thought the store had been robbed and I was tied up/dead.
 
2014-03-08 03:33:38 PM
thanks for letting me know 2.5hr late
 
2014-03-08 03:37:41 PM

CPT Ethanolic: Still one of my highlights in life is talking to Carl Sagan on the phone once.  I was working at a pizza place and ignored all phone calls while I was talking to him.  The manager came running in about 30 minutes later because she thought the store had been robbed and I was tied up/dead.


So what did he get on his pizza?
 
2014-03-08 03:37:57 PM
Is it going to be the edited-for-rednecks version?
 
2014-03-08 03:43:46 PM
I think what will really make the new series is not the science or the visuals (which will be excellent of course), but the music. Not to say that they contract Vengelis himself, but they need a score that is Vengelis-esque.... in fact, get a guy from the Ultimae catalogue to do it. Or Ulrich Schnaus. They do atmospheric music properly, which is what a series full of mystery and wonder like Cosmos really needs.

If they have an orchestral score, with distressing Dark Knight strings and the fanfare Inception BWAHMS..... it will be completely and utterly banal. It will probably sound like the scoring of every reality show out there. It will lack the haunting synthesizer charm that speaks to the stars. It just won't be the same.

/Or John Murphy. You know we need to hear John Murphy at least once... preferably on an episode about the sun.
 
2014-03-08 03:45:12 PM

CPT Ethanolic: Still one of my highlights in life is talking to Carl Sagan on the phone once.  I was working at a pizza place and ignored all phone calls while I was talking to him.  The manager came running in about 30 minutes later because she thought the store had been robbed and I was tied up/dead.


You shouldn't keep him tied up like that. He has the munchies for a reason -- hurry up and get him his pie.
 
2014-03-08 04:13:04 PM
One of my favorite musical numbers from the original is "Fly... Night Bird" by Roy Buchanan. They used only the first couple of minutes because it morphs from a dreamy blues piece into a screaming jam, but the whole piece is definitely worth hearing. It's on the "Atlantic Years" album. Not sure if it's still in print.

I also have the Vangelis "Heaven and Hell" album, just for the Cosmos theme music. There's some pretty good stuff on there, though, including a song with Jon Anderson from Yes.
 
2014-03-08 04:19:50 PM
I, too, would like to know what kind of of pizza Carl wanted.
 
2014-03-08 04:25:35 PM

spiritplumber: Is it going to be the edited-for-rednecks version?


MOUNTAIN DEW IS THE BEST SODA EVER MADE
 
2014-03-08 04:25:49 PM
I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.
 
2014-03-08 04:27:13 PM

buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201
 
2014-03-08 04:30:34 PM
I watched the original airing as a kid, and had no way of knowing at the time that the soundtrack had been published. I only knew of it later when a local used record store (this was in Albuquerque) had a very quick shot of the record sleeve in one of their often played television commercials. I was finally able to get a CD copy in 95 (in college) and a few years later, at last(!), the vinyl edition from a thrift store in Monterey.
 
2014-03-08 04:31:23 PM
Beeeelions and beeeeelions of productive hours lost
 
2014-03-08 04:32:50 PM

mr lawson: buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201


Thanks, but I want to see the revised and updated edition.
 
2014-03-08 04:34:53 PM

eltejon: I watched the original airing as a kid, and had no way of knowing at the time that the soundtrack had been published. I only knew of it later when a local used record store (this was in Albuquerque) had a very quick shot of the record sleeve in one of their often played television commercials. I was finally able to get a CD copy in 95 (in college) and a few years later, at last(!), the vinyl edition from a thrift store in Monterey.


I bought that, too. Amazing soundtrack, with everything from Vangelis to Vivaldi.
 
2014-03-08 04:37:02 PM

buckler: mr lawson: buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201

Thanks, but I want to see the revised and updated edition.


that will be easy...torrents
 
2014-03-08 04:37:46 PM
DVR'ing it so I can skip the commercials.  This series set the tone of my education, and the work I do now.  I owe a lot to Dr. Sagan.

Thanks, Carl, wherever you are.
 
2014-03-08 04:42:16 PM

mr lawson: buckler: mr lawson: buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201

Thanks, but I want to see the revised and updated edition.

that will be easy...torrents


Good idea. Thanks again.
 
2014-03-08 04:48:20 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Thanks, Carl, wherever you are.


i93.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-08 04:58:15 PM
LOL
 
2014-03-08 05:46:02 PM

eltejon: I watched the original airing as a kid, and had no way of knowing at the time that the soundtrack had been published. I only knew of it later when a local used record store (this was in Albuquerque) had a very quick shot of the record sleeve in one of their often played television commercials. I was finally able to get a CD copy in 95 (in college) and a few years later, at last(!), the vinyl edition from a thrift store in Monterey.


There's a 2-disc CD version out there now, with expanded selections (including the Louis Armstrong blues from "The Backbone of Night"), although one of the pieces--by Toru Takemitsu, don't remember the name of the composition--is no longer part of it.  (I suspect there are copyright issues at play.)

I have a full list of the music cues from the entire series somewhere; obviously, tons of the music never made it to the soundtrack album(s).
 
2014-03-08 06:03:00 PM
Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.
 
2014-03-08 06:24:22 PM

SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.


And billions....and billions....
 
2014-03-08 06:52:24 PM

SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.


Scruffinator: SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.

And billions....and billions....


and no one knows....

that he never, ever said that phrase in the series.

They are running the old series to prepare everyone for the new, updated one that starts tomorrow night.

Watched the original on PBS as a kid.  Won't watch it again, as the science is probably old.
 
2014-03-08 06:58:54 PM

shastacola: CPT Ethanolic: Still one of my highlights in life is talking to Carl Sagan on the phone once.  I was working at a pizza place and ignored all phone calls while I was talking to him.  The manager came running in about 30 minutes later because she thought the store had been robbed and I was tied up/dead.

So what did he get on his pizza?


He invented the universe on it.
 
2014-03-08 07:04:02 PM

buckler: mr lawson: buckler: mr lawson: buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201

Thanks, but I want to see the revised and updated edition.

that will be easy...torrents

Good idea. Thanks again.


It will also be available on the National Geographic channel on Monday, which is on Roku and other services.
 
2014-03-08 07:09:08 PM

Nem Wan: albert71292: And it'll be edited out the kahoonah to add commercials.

The series was converted to a commercial format in 1989 when it was bought by Turner networks, with some new material by Sagan to include newer science. Not sure which version NatGeo is showing.


even newer

Jesus farking Christ what a loss that man was.
 
2014-03-08 07:10:28 PM

MBrady: SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.

Scruffinator: SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.

And billions....and billions....

and no one knows....

that he never, ever said that phrase in the series.

They are running the old series to prepare everyone for the new, updated one that starts tomorrow night.

Watched the original on PBS as a kid.  Won't watch it again, as the science is probably old.


no and you should have watched it
 
2014-03-08 07:13:10 PM

Sim Tree: buckler: mr lawson: buckler: mr lawson: buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201

Thanks, but I want to see the revised and updated edition.

that will be easy...torrents

Good idea. Thanks again.

It will also be available on the National Geographic channel on Monday, which is on Roku and other services.


And thank you as well.
 
2014-03-08 08:15:19 PM

Sim Tree: buckler: mr lawson: buckler: mr lawson: buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201

Thanks, but I want to see the revised and updated edition.

that will be easy...torrents

Good idea. Thanks again.

It will also be available on the National Geographic channel on Monday, which is on Roku and other services.


Does National Geographic normally make full episodes of their popular shows available for streaming through their website?  It looks like their video site has a streaming page for Cosmos, but I've never really explored their website until now.
 
2014-03-08 08:21:22 PM

anfrind: Sim Tree: buckler: mr lawson: buckler: mr lawson: buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA8DC67D52968201

Thanks, but I want to see the revised and updated edition.

that will be easy...torrents

Good idea. Thanks again.

It will also be available on the National Geographic channel on Monday, which is on Roku and other services.

Does National Geographic normally make full episodes of their popular shows available for streaming through their website?  It looks like their video site has a streaming page for Cosmos, but I've never really explored their website until now.


Dunno. I'm as clueless as you are. I plan on doing some experiments of my own with it on Sunday.
 
2014-03-08 08:32:59 PM

shastacola: CPT Ethanolic: Still one of my highlights in life is talking to Carl Sagan on the phone once.  I was working at a pizza place and ignored all phone calls while I was talking to him.  The manager came running in about 30 minutes later because she thought the store had been robbed and I was tied up/dead.

So what did he get on his pizza?


Probably some oregano on the side, if you know what I mean.
 
2014-03-08 08:33:05 PM

albert71292: And it'll be edited out the kahoonah to add commercials.


billions and billions of commercials
 
2014-03-08 08:39:28 PM

MBrady: SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.

Scruffinator: SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.

And billions....and billions....

and no one knows....

that he never, ever said that phrase in the series.

They are running the old series to prepare everyone for the new, updated one that starts tomorrow night.

Watched the original on PBS as a kid.  Won't watch it again, as the science is probably old.


I watched the first part this afternoon.  He does say "hundreds of billions of suns," but not "billions and billions."
 
2014-03-08 08:53:01 PM
I bought the DVD box set years ago. And I'll probably buy the Blurray box set whenever the new one comes out. I'll spend good money to not watch commercials.
 
2014-03-08 09:41:25 PM
They should play it on FOX News just for fun.
 
2014-03-08 11:02:52 PM

wildcardjack: I bought the DVD box set years ago. And I'll probably buy the Blurray box set whenever the new one comes out. I'll spend good money to not watch commercials.


The original Cosmos, like so many old TV series, will never be out in Blu Ray because about half the series was video (SD) the other half (location stuff basically) was film, a common practice until a decade or so ago. The film could be remastered  to HD, but the video scenes will always be sd. Too bad.
 
2014-03-09 01:51:03 AM
THANK YOU SUBBY! Thanks for the heads up! I set the DVR to record all of them.

//what programming genius decided 9pm Sunday was a good time for the 'new' NDT version... That's not a good family friendly time! It's a school night! My kids have to be in bed by then!
 
2014-03-09 04:36:01 AM

Metaluna Mutant: wildcardjack: I bought the DVD box set years ago. And I'll probably buy the Blurray box set whenever the new one comes out. I'll spend good money to not watch commercials.

The original Cosmos, like so many old TV series, will never be out in Blu Ray because about half the series was video (SD) the other half (location stuff basically) was film, a common practice until a decade or so ago. The film could be remastered  to HD, but the video scenes will always be sd. Too bad.


You are wrong in a strange way. I shouldn't have to explain. Let the student find their error.
 
2014-03-09 05:13:22 AM

StopLurkListen: THANK YOU SUBBY! Thanks for the heads up! I set the DVR to record all of them.

//what programming genius decided 9pm Sunday was a good time for the 'new' NDT version... That's not a good family friendly time! It's a school night! My kids have to be in bed by then!


Who does appointment TV anymore?

I think the original run was at 9. Watched it each week after piano lesson and picked up a Godfather pizza on the way home. If I missed that one, it was repeated Saturday afternoon.
 
2014-03-09 08:41:43 AM

MBrady: SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.

Scruffinator: SpdrJay: Meh, I've already watched those billions and billions of times.

And billions....and billions....
and no one knows....
that he never, ever said that phrase in the series.

They are running the old series to prepare everyone for the new, updated one that starts tomorrow night.

Watched the original on PBS as a kid.  Won't watch it again, as the science is probably old.


You should watch it again - Binge it today.

COSMOS was uncontroversial in any way that we probably think about today. Its science is still 'valid' in the sense that little has changed in what Segan discusses. He's not talking about wormholes and dark matter ... but at a more basic level at things like : The Nature of Life, science and matter.

COSMOS was a show about attitudes. It was a profoundly spiritual work about the universe that never credits or denies any creator, but makes our connection to the universe clear and unambiguous. Are are all related, we all come from the same work, the same process, the same life. We must care for each other - as the worlds around us show.

 COSMOS was built as hour long quiet meditations on the nature of reality. It was spiritual, secular and human. I am profoundly upset that it will be presented as a set of 40-minute programs on a commercial network. Sagan's work would have lost amazing value if it was interlaced with requests to purchase butter, house-cleaners, or electric automobiles.
 
2014-03-09 09:35:08 AM

rubi_con_man: It was a profoundly spiritual work about the universe that never credits or denies any creator


well, except for the part where he flat out reasons God out of existence.

rubi_con_man: spiritual


What does this mean?
 
2014-03-09 09:48:04 AM
Sagan also authored a book titled "Broca's Brain" in which he cleverly debunked all sorts of pseudo-scientific horse manure.  It's a great read for any of you admirers who missed it.
 
2014-03-09 10:07:28 AM
buckler: I hope it'll also be shown online, as I'm too cheap to pay for cable.

Check your local library. Ours has the series on dvd.


It's amazing how well it holds up.


It's sad our commitment to science has fallen so far.


"Apollo in 1969.
Shuttle in 1981.
Nothing in 2011.
Our space program would look awesome to anyone living backwards thru time."
---NDT
 
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