Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [4 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 5945188
  • Release Date: 06/10/2014
$24.99
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (78 out of 79)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary on premiere episode
  • Library of Congress dedication
  • Cosmos at Comic-Con
  • Cosmos: the voyage continues
  • Closed Captioned


Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cosmos, Updated and more

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    Blackguard
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    Neil deGrasse Tyson was the perfect choice for the host of this updated and revised series. 30 years ago Carl Sagan created and hosted the first broadcasts of what became one of the most beloved and remembered television series. Sagan explained the science of astronomy and the wonders of the universe to us all. He satisfied our intellect and piqued our curiosity. But Cosmos was not only about outer space. Sagan taught us about the Earth as well, about the balance of nature and the fragility of our planet. In 2014 Neil deGrasse Tyson re-examined the lessons from Sagan and offered what has been learned in the generation passing between the two series. He expands on Sagan's lessons and gives us precise insightful commentaries on biology, evolution, the development of several species, and the origin of our planet. Tyson looks back on the life and times of various scientists using animations. We learn why they challenged the beliefs of their day and often suffered for it. We learn the value of understanding and education from these look backs. Neil deGrasse Tyson does as Carl Sagan did before him, he piques our curiosity to open our minds. You will get the sense that Both men believe that science benefits us all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Universe on a Disk

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    Thornyrose13
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    Those who have seen the original Cosmos need not fear that it has been diminished by its successor. The new series is an homage to the old, while bringing updated information not available to Sagan. Sagan's name is invoked several times, each time in a powerfully emotional way. The visuals are great, and even as a dedicated science layperson, there was always something new to learn from the videos. Still working my way through the extras, but I already feel I have gotten more than my money's worth. Fair warning to creationists and fundamentalists who see science as opposed to your beliefs. Tyson is polite, but firm, in his advocacy of science and scientific method, and does not back away from stating beliefs like a young earth are silly wrong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly Positive

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    AliveForNow
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    This is an attempt to expand the old series by the late Carl Sagan from decades ago. While there is much good Science History in it, there is also (a) wild speculation about black holes, (b) 4th-grade level cartoons in which characters curse for no reason, and (c) a host who can't quite get over himself, and the CGI effects at his command. He feels the need to denigrate figures who resisted Science, but what does that add to understanding? Rather than having Science education as a goal, it is loaded with preaching, some of it more speculative than any religion ever had. If they could have stayed with the facts, this could have been a masterpiece; as it is, the host is concerned for his own glory.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sucessor to the original series!

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    AlphaFuryan
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    I went to high school with John Green, nephew of Carl Sagan, and he helped introduce me to his uncle's amazing world of scientific discovery. Although I never actually got to meet the man himself, Sagan made science fun and exciting through his many books and the much beloved television series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The new show is a great continuation of his grand tradition of bringing the joy of scientific endeavor to the general public, regardless of your current educational background, by appealing to the innate curiosity of the universe that lies within each of us.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE this show BUT...

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    jnnji
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    I absolutely LOVE this show!! If you like a fusion of science and history as much as I do, I'd definitely recommend this product for you! HOWEVER, when I got to the cashier to check this out, the price was over $35. The pricing indicated on the shelf said either $24.99 or $29.99, so I was extremely surprised (and almost did NOT buy it) when I got to the cashier. Best Buy needs to do improve at keeping prices on the shelf and prices at the cashier consistent, or at least organize the shelves better so that customers would not get confused.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent science series

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    CharlieW52
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    This has quickly become one of my favorite DVD series. It explains a great deal about the universe and some of the groundbreaking scientists throughout history. I hadn't heard much about Michael Faraday, Annie Cannon, Pat Patterson and others, but they are fascinating and their stories are well told. The series is well produced, well referenced and the animation is very good. You can't go wrong with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Reboot worth watching

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    CapnHowdy
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    As a huge fan of Carl Sagan's Cosmos, I was a little skeptical about the Todd McFarlane / Neil DeGrasse Tyson reboot (?) mini-series, but it does a really good job of taking what was so great about the original and including what we've learned since then. If you're going to buy this and have a Blu-ray player, pick up that one - I bought this for my girlfriend so she could watch it anywhere.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

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    Dam3him
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    This is the best documentary ever made regarding ANY subject. Dr. Tyson has the most amazingly awesome way of presenting complex scientific thesis and ideas in a way that my 6 year old niece understands. My old man and I have watched this documentary three times, once on TV and twice on this DVD and we learn new stuff EVERY TIME. I do not just recommend this... it's a MUST HAVE!!!

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