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CARL SAGAN'S LANDMARK SCI-FI SERIES
Astronomer Carl Sagan’s landmark 13-part science series takes you on an awe-inspiring cosmic journey to the edge of the universe and back aboard the spaceship of the imagination. Topics covered include: the 15-billion year history of the universe; the evolution of life on Earth and what forms life might take on other worlds; Johannes Kepler, the first modern astronomer; the hellish atmosphere of Venus and the threat of the Greenhouse Effect on Earth; the search for life on Mars; the 17th century exploration of the Earth; the Voyager missions to Jupiter and Saturn; the possibility of time travel; Einstein’s theories; the life cycle of stars; determining the origin of the universe; the brain and the evolution of intelligence; how we might communicate with alien civilisations; the continued survival of the human race versus the threat of nuclear destruction.
The videotape masters used to create this Cosmos special edition were created in 2005. Due to their age small video dropouts are occasionally visible. These are minor and few and should not affect your viewing enjoyment.
Every effort has been made to create the best possible video and audio within the constraints of the original videotape masters. Great care has been taken in up-converting the standard definition NTSC videotape masters into High Definition files. Several processes were used to improve the video resulting in less colour noise and improved clarity and contrast. Additionally the audio has been cleaned up and improved, the result is a much clearer stereo sound track with cleaner dialogue. The repaired stereo audio has been converted to 5.1 surround using the very latest DTS algorithms and software.