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The New Cosmos Series Has a Trailer

Posted by Casey Dreier

21-07-2013 18:30 CDT

Topics: fun

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:

Stray Observations:

  • 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.
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John Sheff: 07/21/2013 07:18 CDT

I get the message "This video is private." It won't run for me.

Mike Hopkins: 07/21/2013 08:19 CDT

I also get the "This video is private" message. But Google finds another, longer version, of the trailer at:

Casey Dreier: 07/21/2013 09:12 CDT

@John @Mike: Thanks for letting me know. Fox keeps taking down their "official" trailers and moving them around. For the life of me I don't know why. I've replaced the embedded video with a mirror of the original trailer. Should be working now.

Josemi: 07/22/2013 11:05 CDT

I would say the ship's design is inspired on the flying maple tree seed. Like the dandelion seed of the original series.

Mean & Anomalous: 07/22/2013 02:38 CDT

I also saw a few homages here and there to Sagan and the original one; it is the right thing to do. Looks great and can't wait for the series to start!

Elizabeth Koprucki: 07/24/2013 06:23 CDT

I love it! I squeed when I saw the Curiosity and Voyager shots. The original did an amazing job of presenting the beauty and drama of robotic spaceflight, and I'm hoping the new one will have some of that sensibility and present the amazing missions that have happened since. (And the further adventures of the Voyagers.)

Bob Ware: 07/29/2013 07:54 CDT

This looks like a winner but with the way FOX cancels shows that are not 1st night mega hits, I'm scared but I hope it has a long run! A good time slot is well deserved for this show.

Karen Sulprizio: 10/12/2013 05:11 CDT

Nicely done! Absolutely can't wait.

Chris Ryan: 10/17/2013 05:53 CDT

Very, very excited and looking forward to this so much. It looks wonderful. And currently really enjoying your weekly writings on the Carl Sagan series as I watch each episode. Thank you.

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