Why We’re Still Obsessed With Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’


I’m pretty sure I never saw Cosmos as a kid, which is a shame, because like many little boys, I was an avid devourer of all things space-related. I had well-thumbed copies of information-filled books like 50 Facts About Space and more fanciful titles like Aliens in Space, and was far more interested in constructing starships out of LEGO than in playing with boring things like cars and firetrucks. A series about the history of the universe, narrated by a Genuine Scientist and featuring cool shit like the Cosmic Calendar and the Spaceship of the Imagination? I would have adored it.

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