Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is brand new series based on the iconic 'Cosmos: A Personal Voyage', Carl Sagan's ground breaking exploration of the universe.
Thirty years on, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, aims to reveal the grandeur of the universe for a 21st century audience weaving rigorous science with visual elements.
Sagan's original creative collaborators Ann Druyan and astronomer Steven Soter have teamed up with producer Seth MacFarlane (American Dad, Family Guy) to bring this masterpiece back to life. An unusual collaboration you might think, but Seth has long been a fan of Sagan's work and science. With MacFarlane as executive producer, the team has been able to bring the universe to life.
Presented by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the new Cosmos is the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. The series brings to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge, transporting viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest - and the smallest - scale.
In episode four deGrasse explores how light, time and gravity combine to distort our perceptions of the universe.