New stills from the animated segments of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, have been released in advance of the next episode’s premiere on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 9:00 PM/8:00 PM Central Time on FOX. The new series updates the classic 1980’s public television series Cosmos hosted by Carl Sagan, with about 40% of the new series produced in animation by Kara Vallow and 6 Point Harness.
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About Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Airs 4/13 – Animation in bold/italics
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. Neil takes us on a journey along the neural network in our brains, from a molecule, the scent of lilacs, to a memory. The profound scientific truth that we never really touch is made manifest in the context of a budding love story between a young boy and girl. The trees and plants around us breathe in and out and we realize we’ve never really seen them before.
We travel to an evening in ancient Greece to hear Democritus regale a small outdoor audience with his magnificent conception of reality, one that would prove true. We venture into his wine glass to experience the way carbon atoms can intoxicate us – and why they make for such a natural ﬁt with life’s needs. Neil takes us into the sanctum sanctorum of the cathedral of the nucleus and to the heart of the Sun to demystify fusion. We travel deep beneath the surface of the Earth to a place unlike any other, to discover the most mysterious particle we know – the neutrino.
About COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey: The new series is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was inspired by Sagan as a young college student. COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey loosely follows the same 13-episode format and storytelling approach that the original Cosmos used, including elements such as the “Ship of the Imagination”, but features updated information since the 1980 series and extensive computer-generated graphics and animation footage to augment the narration. Presented by FOX Sun 9/8c and National Geographic Mon 9/8c