At Comic-Con in San Diego yesterday, Neil deGrasse Tyson introduced the first teaser trailer for the new Cosmos, the remake of one of the most popular (maybe the most popular?) miniseries of all time.
If anyone had any doubts about the new series, this will dispel them:
Can I just say that I love it? I love it.
Spaceship of the imagination! It's back!
Does anyone find the new ship's design reminiscent of Flight of the Navigator? This may not be entirely unintentional given Seth MacFarlane's love of all things 80s (note: this is probably entirely unintentional).
Neil doesn't talk at any point during the trailer, I wonder why?
They clearly spared no expense on the CG here, it looks fantastic.
I was not expecting the animated scenes. They look nicely stylized, and you'd think with Seth MacFarlane as producer, they would be very well done.
There are a lot of callbacks to the original series hinted at here: Neil walking on the calendar of evolution, standing on the cliffs next to the ocean, the seed in the wind.
Intentional Carl Sagan homage with the letters "CS" turning into "COSMOS" at the end? Yes, I think so.