A few days after Ann Druyan fell in love with Carl Sagan, she had the sound of her heartbeat recorded onto a golden record. That record now travels aboard the two Voyager spacecraft, beyond the solar system and into the mysteries of interstellar space.
Which is exactly where Druyan hopes to take viewers of “Cosmos” — a reimagining of the iconic 1980 show of the same name that starred Sagan, the legendary astrophysicist and her late husband.
“Carl made it possible for everyone to feel goose bumps about the grandeur, beauty and romance of life in the cosmos,” Druyan, who worked on both the original and the new show, told the Daily News. “There are many surprises in the new show, and we’re going places that Carl and I in the original series never got to go.”
Sunday night’s premiere (Fox, 9 p.m.) is billed as the largest launch of any TV series ever — with the show airing concurrently on multiple channels in the U.S., and internationally in 171 countries. “Cosmos” is also unique among other prime-time TV shows in that it’s not a family comedy or police drama, but instead a science-based exploration of the known universe. Along with a glimpse into the many things that are unknown and maybe even unknowable.
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