I wrote a somewhat serious post upon the invitation of my fellow author Shannon A. Thompson, and I invite you all to read it and comment on her blog.
It’s about passion, music, and my early years. All in all, it felt good to revisit some of those memories and shine a new light on them.
I just finished watching the first episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, and I have the distinct feeling that I have just witnessed a historical event.
If there are kids in your life, then please, I’m begging you, get them to watch this series. Watch it together and give them the gift that countless other generations did not even know they could have.
Some random, utterly unorganised thoughts:
- Stunning visual effects and animations. It’s almost hard to conceive that this is a TV show, and not a Hollywood movie.
- Jupiter and the Cosmic Calendar were my favourite visuals.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson owned the stage like the boss he is.
- I absolutely love the fact that the horrific role played by the church has not been sugar-coated in this new series. The original series, as far as I remember, was understandably (it was the 80’s) forgiving on the subject. I’m actually surprised Fox allowed it. All in all, I have a renewed respect for Seth MacFarlane and for the fact that he did not bend.
- If there is one thing I’ve missed, it was the original theme song by Vangelis. Not that the soundtrack wasn’t great, but you know… nostalgia.
- The last scene, where Tyson recalls the time he met Carl Sagan for the first time, was unbelievably emotional.