COSMOS: A Space-Time Odyssey

 (March 7, 2014)

My sister and I got invited to see the advance screening of the pilot episode of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey which then will premiere simultaneously on National Geographic Channel and Fox on March 12 at 10:00 PM.

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey follows the series (Cosmos: A Personal Voyage) originally written and hosted by one of the most renowned astronomer Carl Sagan back in the 80's. The show revolves around the concept of cosmos and astrophysics and narrates how vast the universe through scientific storytelling and modern graphics.

Photos (c) Fox and NGC

The sequel was spearheaded by the Seth McFarlane, known for his work Family Guy and Ted, and had teamed up with the original collaborators on Cosmos: A Personal Voyage such as Ann Druyan and Steven Soter. McFarlane was deemed unlikely to produce such project but promises and assures the viewers that they have stayed true to Sagan's vision with updates and developments on his work.

Photo (c) Fox and NGC
Neil deGrasse Tyson, also a renowned astrophysicist, will be hosting the series.

Chico Garcia hosting the launch of the new NGC pod on Mind Museum and the advance screening of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey

Ms. Maria Isabel Garcia, curator of Mind Museum

Mr. Jude Turcuato, General Manager for Fox PH

I love how stellar the screen looks.

The first episode is called "Standing Up in the Milky Way" wherein Tyson tells how the concept of the universe as a boundless of space and time and narrates the struggles of Giordano Bruno and Copernicus' proposition of the heliocentric theory debunking the idea that the planets, moon, and the sun revolves around Earth. The Cosmic Calendar was also introduced which shows how a fraction of a second on the calendar is a thousand year on a regular time frame.The pilot episode concludes at how Tyson met Sagan and how he was influenced to be an astrophysicist.

The geek in me can't help but see the resemblance to Rassilon's seal (also known as The Seal of The High Council) from the British TV show Doctor Who.

As a geek, I've always been fascinated with time and space as influenced by Doctor Who and Theory of Relativity by Einstein. Somewhere out there is the possibility of time travel, existence of multiverse, and extraterrestrial life forms as usually seen on scifi shows and movies but are not explored yet by science. I know our technology and NASA had come so far in terms of exploring the universe but it is too vast for these possibilities to be explored yet. Hopefully, through Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey would be able to communicate the ever-expanding boundaries of our universe to people and tickle the minds of students and geeks like me.

Photo not mine. Retrieved from

Catch Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey on National Geographic Channel and Fox on March 12 at 10:00 PM. NGC is seen on SkyCable Ch.41, Destiny Cable Ch.55, Cable Link Ch.58,Dream Ch.28, Cignal Digital TV Ch.76, GSat Ch.14 and over 300 cable operators nationwide.


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