Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [4 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 5945202
  • Release Date: 06/10/2014
$29.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (197 out of 200)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary on premiere episode
    • Library of Congress dedication
    • Cosmos at Comic-Con
    • Cosmos: the voyage continues
    • Interactive cosmic calendar


    Customer rating

    4.9
    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The *hopeful* future of educational programming

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      Rich
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      Watching the news, It undeniable that we live in a world that elevates ignorance and intolerance. I can't begin to express how much this type of educational broadcasting is sorely needed in our society. Especially one that caters to the young and the old. Allow me to preface by saying I consider myself an avid reader and at least somewhat proficient in matters regarding the physical universe. However, this show blows my mind! I truly appreciate the steps taken to present the subject material in an "easy to understand" approach that appeals to all ages. The host, Neil D. Tyson, a well-known astrophysicist whose personal appreciation and dedication to the expansion of science is clearly seen in several episodes. As a caveat, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that there are a couple of occasions where the host is critical of religion and its undeniable involvement in the history of some of humanities greatest scientific achievements. Personally, I applaud their efforts. Coming from a former religious background, I understand only too well the tactics generally used to discredit or deny the legitimacy of ideas that contradict the established theocracy. In short, I highly recommend this series. A huge Thank You to Tyson, MacFarlane, Druyan, of course Sagan, and everyone else who strives toward a better, more educated future for those who come ahead.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Some of the things hydrogen atoms do...

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      Tiresias
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      I have been a fan of Carl Sagan's Cosmos since I was a child and it first aired back in 1980. His breezy, confident, yet humble presentation about the entire scientific enterprise and how we got to where we are asking questions about the world around us was both inspiring and clear to anyone who was willing to listen. He made it okay to not have all the answers , but never to be fearful of asking the questions, no matter where they may lead. I was initially skeptical of hearing of a remake to the series, despite the fact that two of the three main writers, Ann Druyan and Stephen Soter, were going to be attached to the project. But I think that Carl's original labor of love is in very capable hands with Neil deGrasse-Tyson. Tyson possesses the same sense of humbled wonder for the universe, and his excitement for both what we already know about it and what we have yet to learn is infectious. He was definitely made for this moment. And unless you think the universe is 6000 years old, I cannot think of a better way to engage with the evolution of a universe than to partake of Tyson's presentation of where we are now. To paraphrase a great man, watching this show is one of the things that hydrogen atoms do, given (now 13.8 billion) years of cosmic evolution--startstuff interrogating starstuff, learning about its own creation and place in the universe.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Interesting and Educational

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      Miiiii
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      Im always curious about the solar system, took a course in college but don't really remember any of it now. I missed the show when it was aired on TV, but on a recent trip, Cosmos was in the entertaining program when I was flying a long-haul flight. I watched two episodes (which was all that was available) on the plane and decided i must finish watching the entire series when i came back home. I even paid $3 to watch one of the eposide on an online video streaming site. Then I figure why not just buy the whole set on bluray, it's probably cheaper. I'm glad that i did. I didn't finish the whole thing yet, but it's very educational. It explains a lot of astro-physics in lay man's terms, tho there are still some topics that are hard to grasp. Get it, you won't regret it!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good documentaries, hate chapter menu design

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      Vortex3D

      While Comos is a very good documentary series, I hate the Bluray chapters used on this series. I only watch one episode at a time but I keep getting lost in the stupid chapter menu design because it only give the title of the episode. Why can't they also put a chapter number with the title name than trying to make the menu looks all neat? The Bluray version stores the location of where I last played on the player's storage but sometimes, when I try to resume where I last played, it confuses my Bluray player until it gets stuck in the loop. The only way I can get the player to play is tell it to restart the disc from the beginning so that it will clear the disc info in the player's flash storage.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Stunning Visuals

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      ChannelJuanNews
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      I must say that i have been a huge fan of this series since i first heard of it after the news was released by Dr. Tyson on his radio show two years ago. So this review might have some bias.... Anyways, the science is well explained. the visuals are the most beautiful things in the world, and its a true shame that it only ran for one season. I recommend you buy this, especially when its on sale. Check out the older series too, while Carl Sagan may have the most monotone voice in the world, and you will fall asleep thousands of times over the course of watching that series. it is worth a watch. Have a good one!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Forget the "Discovery Channel" this is SCIENCE!

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      Konofly
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      Neil deGrasse Tyson has been one of my favorite hosts since watching NOVA Science NOW on PBS and for him to present the Cosmos was brilliant. I'm 26 and had stored away in a cob webbed corner of my mind all of this great scientific knowledge that I learned back in Jr High and High School and was fascinated as much to relearn all of that amazing science that I had forgotten over the years. Is the information vital to my job...No. But do I want to know it...YES! and this amazing documentary allows me to refresh my baseline knowledge of the broad field of science in a entertaining and relaxing way.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Shows Hope for Television

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      AceDonald
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      A fantastic sequel to the original "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" series originally hosted by Carl Sagan, the fact that there are still people out there who wanted this made shows hope that maybe, just maybe, there is hope for the future of television. Sure, it stinks it only slated one season, but that may just be enough of a spark to get even more series like it moving. "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" feels like something the History Channel or Discovery would show if either channel still cared about informing the public as opposed to generic ratings traps. Highly recommend.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My 9-year-old son loves it!

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      Angela
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      My son enjoys science documentaries, especially those about the workings of the universe. He would watch the clock on Sunday nights waiting for this program to come on. Although Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson occasionally over-simplifies and can get overly-enthusiastic at times, it is still quite educational. The animation and cinematography are great. Anything that gets kids excited about the sciences is a good thing, especially if it's something the adults can enjoy also, and I even learned a new thing or two myself. Definitely worth a watch, especially for those with kids.

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