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Aired in Spring 2014 as an all-new miniseries on the National Geographic Channel and Fox networks.NG yellow box

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD

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Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It brings to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transports viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale.


Cosmos invents new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invents celebrated elements of the legendary 1980 series hosted by Carl Sagan, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts are presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.


Bonus features: "Library of Congress Dedication," "Cosmos at Comic-Con," "Cosmos: A Vision Reborn," and "Interactive Cosmic Calendar."


Not available for shipment outside of the U.S. and Canada.


  • 4 discs; 13 episodes, 572 minutes
  • Widescreen
  • © 2014

”Standing Up in the Milky Way”
The Ship of the Imagination, unfettered by ordinary limits on speed and size, drawn by the music of cosmic harmonies, can take us anywhere in space and time. It has been idling for more than three decades, and yet it has never been overtaken. Its global legacy remains vibrant. Now, it's time once again to set sail for the stars.


”Some of the Things That Molecules Do”
Life is transformation. Artificial selection turned the wolf into the shepherd and all the other canine breeds we love today. And over the eons, natural selection has sculpted the exquisitely complex human eye out of a microscopic patch of pigment.


”When Knowledge Conquered Fear”
There was a time, not so long ago, when natural events could only be understood as gestures of divine displeasure. We will witness the moment that all changed, but first—The Ship of the Imagination is in the brooding, frigid realm of the Oort Cloud, where a trillion comets wait. Our Ship takes us on a hair-raising ride, chasing a single comet through its million-year plunge towards the Sun.


”A Sky Full of Ghosts”
An exploration of how light, time and gravity combine to distort our perceptions of the universe. We eavesdrop on a series of walks along a beach on summer nights in the year 1809. William Herschel, whose many discoveries include the insight that telescopes are time machines, tells bedtime stories to his young son, John, who will grow up to make some rather profound discoveries of his own. A menacing stranger lurks nearby. All three of them figure into the fun house reality of tricks.


”Blues for a Red Planet”
Is there life on Mars? Dr. Sagan takes viewers on a never-before-seen look at the red planet through the eyes of science fiction authors and then through the unblinking eyes of two Viking spacecraft that have sent thousands of pictures of the stunning Martian landscape back to Earth since 1976.


”Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still”
Science casts its Cloak of Visibility over everything, including Neil himself, to see him as a man composed of his constituent atoms. The Ship of the Imagination takes us on an epic voyage to the bottom of a dewdrop to discover the exotic life forms and violent conflict that's unfolding there. We return to the surface to encounter life's ingenious strategies for sending its ancient message into the future.


”Encyclopaedia Galactica”
Are there alien intelligences? How could we communicate with them? What about UFOs? The answers to these questions take us to Egypt to decode ancient hieroglyphics, then to the largest radio telescope on Earth and, in the Spaceship of the Imagination, to visit other civilizations in space. What is the lifespan of a planetary civilization? Will we one day hook up with a network of civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy?


”Heaven and Hell”
A descent through the hellish atmosphere of Venus to explore its broiling surface serves as a prophetic warning for our world about the possible consequences of the increasing greenhouse effect. Dr. Sagan leads viewers on a tour of the Solar System to see how other heavenly bodies have suffered from various cosmic catastrophes.


”Hiding in the Light”
The keys to the cosmos have been lying around for us to find all along. Light itself holds so many of them, but we never realized they were there until we learned the basic rules of science.


”Journeys in Space and Time”
A startling voyage to see how star patterns change over millions of years is followed by a journey to the planets of other stars, and a look at the possibility of time travel—which takes us to Italy, where the youthful Albert Einstein first wondered what it would be like to ride on a beam of light.


”One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue”
Dr. Sagan's Cosmic Calendar makes the nearly 14 billion-year history of the universe understandable and frames the origin of the earth and the evolution of life. We see the steps from microbes to humans. Our understanding of how life developed on earth enables us to venture to other worlds for imaginative speculations on what forms life might take elsewhere in the Cosmos.


”Sisters of the Sun”
The constellation of the Pleiades provides a vehicle for us to explore a series of paradoxes and epochal discoveries for humanity. The untold story of the modern "sisters of the sun," the early 20th century female astronomers, led by two deaf women, at Harvard who catalogued the stars. It's also the story of the young British woman who joined forces with them, her defiance of the world's leading expert, and how she taught the world what the stars are really made of.


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        This is truely science in street language, amazing graphics and beautiful music, combined with outstanding entertainment. The amazing story of who we are and where we are in the universe and how we...Read complete review

        This is truely science in street language, amazing graphics and beautiful music, combined with outstanding entertainment. The amazing story of who we are and where we are in the universe and how we came to be.

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        SPANISH PLEASE!

        I live in Honduras, where we are enjoying COSMOS in Spanish, with an exact sound-alike for Professor deGrasse Tyson (or is it him?), so why can't the DVD have a Spanish-language...Read complete review

        I live in Honduras, where we are enjoying COSMOS in Spanish, with an exact sound-alike for Professor deGrasse Tyson (or is it him?), so why can't the DVD have a Spanish-language track?

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        5.0

        Amazing visuals! Very informative.

        By DBM

        from Smiths Falls Canada

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              Comments about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD:

              wonderful learning tool for the grandkids

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              5.0

              An excellent series, well worth watching

              By Ian.Millard

              from Toronto, Ontario

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              Pros

              • Amazing
              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Informative

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                • Education Ages 10 Up

                Comments about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD:

                This is the best series that has appeared on television - or anywhere else - for a long time. It is informative, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

                Dr. Tyson takes the viewer on an extraordinary voyage through space, time, and history. We see our place in the universe, and are introduced to the brilliant people who made discoveries that shaped our modern world.

                The Cosmos series should be required viewing for all students from Grade 5 and up, through university, and I would certainly recommend this package to all families. It's a beautifully produced show that will change your perspective, and leave you feeling better connected to the world around us.

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                5.0

                Great shopping experience

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                from Montreal, QC

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                    Product arrived swiftly in perfect condition. The site was easy to use and checkout was simple and rapid.

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                    5.0

                    Cosmos rocks

                    By Toni

                    from Portland OR

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                    • Easy to understand

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                    • Don't have any cons

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                    • Getting Smarter

                    Comments about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD:

                    Neil is awesome and I loved the graphics

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                    5.0

                    COSMOS

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                    from Spokane, WA

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                    Pros

                    • Compelling

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                    • Cant think of one

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                    • Increase Knowledge

                    Comments about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD:

                    Excellent documentary

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                    5.0

                    Outstanding

                    By Husband and Father

                    from Naperville, IL

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                          Very entertaining and educational for adults and kids alike.

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                          5.0

                          We are not alone!

                          By Ken

                          from San Antonio, TX

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                          • Beautiful Graphics
                          • Need To Reduce Co2
                          • Not too technical
                          • Presents Science Truths
                          • spell-binding

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                            • Educational
                            • For the Entire Family
                            • Great entertainment

                            Comments about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD:

                            Very high quality video and sound. Worth every penny of the nominal cost.

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                            5.0

                            Very Informtive

                            By Lucy

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                                  Comments about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD:

                                  The research contained within this video is mind blowing. Both the best and the worst thing is the fact that no one knows for certain what the catalyst for the beginning of the Universe was. I Believe that there is room for a merge of scientific and religious beliefs. Religious beliefs have all the dates wrong as it is hard to dispute the age of existing bones and fossil records. I love it that no one can disprove the hand of God either. That is what I got. Matters not that Heaven is bigger than I can imagine.

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                                  5.0

                                  The Best Ever

                                  By Everyday Mom

                                  from St. Louis, Missouri

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                                  • Wonderful Learning Experi

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                                  Best Uses

                                  • To Learn About Our World

                                  Comments about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD:

                                  This DVD is one of the best programs I have watched in a long time. It has me hoping that this series will continue for some time. We will watch this over and over because there is so much information, that I found myself rewinding and watching again, to understand what was presented. One exceptional program, that I hope will continue.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent dvd

                                  By Chitibi

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                                        Comments about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey DVD:

                                        Excellent dvd, improves your imagination

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