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Carl Sagan's COSMOS (1980) (DVDrip)

Postby Blade Runner on Sun Oct 03, 2004 8:12 pm

Carl Sagan's COSMOS [1980] Found*


When Cosmos was first broadcast in 1980, our world--and the context of Carl Sagan's eloquent "personal journey"--was a different place. The late Dr. Sagan would be pleased to witness the cooling of the cold war, the continued exploration of space, and ongoing efforts to curb our destructive dependence on fossil fuels. For Sagan's series is far more than a guided tour through "billions and billions" of stars and galaxies. It remains a profound plea for the unity of humankind, for the recognition that "we are a way for the universe to know itself," with an obligation to know our origin, our place in the universe, and our future potential.
In the course of 13 fascinating hours, Cosmos spans its own galaxy of topics to serve Sagan's theme, each segment deepening our understanding of how we got from there (simple microbes in the primordial mud) to here (space-faring civilization in the 21st century). In his "ship of the imagination," Sagan guides us to the farthest reaches of space and takes us back into the history of scientific inquiry, from the ancient library of Alexandria to the NASA probes of our neighboring planets. Upon this vast canvas Sagan presents the "cosmic calendar," placing the 15-billion-year history of the universe into an accessible one-year framework, then filling it with a stunning chronology of events, both interstellar and earthbound.

From the lives of the stars, to creation theories, functions of the human brain, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Cosmos asks big questions. When appropriate, Sagan offers big answers, or asks still bigger--and yes, even spiritual--questions at the boundaries of science and religion. What's most remarkable about Cosmos is that it remains almost entirely fresh, with few updates needed to the science that Sagan so passionately celebrates. It is no exaggeration to say that Cosmos--for all the debate it may continue to provoke--is a vital document for humanity at a pivotal crossroads of our history.

Complete Landmark TV Series - 13 One Hour Episodes:

I: The Shores Of the Cosmic Ocean
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.01.The.Shores.Of.The.Cosmic.Ocean.avi  [699.28 Mb] [Stats]
II: One Voice In the Cosmic Fugue
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.02.One.Voice.In.The.Cosmic.Fugue.avi  [693.86 Mb] [Stats]
III: The Harmony Of the Worlds
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.03.Harmony.Of.The.Worlds.avi  [699.65 Mb] [Stats]
IV: Heaven And Hell
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.04.Heaven.And.Hell.avi  [699.27 Mb] [Stats]
V: Blues For A Red Planet
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.05.Blues.For.A.Red.Planet.avi  [699.16 Mb] [Stats]
VI: Travellers' Tales
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.06.Travellers'.Tales.avi  [699.17 Mb] [Stats]
VII: The Backbone of Night
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.07.The.Backbone.Of.Night.avi  [699.76 Mb] [Stats]
VIII: Travels In Space and Time
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.08.Travels.In.Space.And.Time.avi  [699.06 Mb] [Stats]
IX: The Lives Of the Stars
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.09.The.Lives.Of.The.Stars.avi  [699.36 Mb] [Stats]
X: The Edge Of Forever
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.10.The.Edge.Of.Forever.avi  [699.32 Mb] [Stats]
XI: The Persistence Of Memory
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.11.The.Persistence.Of.Memory.avi  [699.60 Mb] [Stats]
XII: Encyclopedia Galactica
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.12.Encyclopaedia.Galactica.avi  [698.92 Mb] [Stats]
XIII: Who Speaks For Earth?
ed2k: Carl.Sagan's.COSMOS.Part.13.Who.Speaks.For.Earth.avi  [699.74 Mb] [Stats]

Some file details:
Video: DivX5 / 496x384 / 1400-1500 kbps / 29.970 fps
Audio: MPEG-1 Layer 3 VBR/ ~128 kbps / 48000 Hz
Size: ~700 MB per episode
MPEG-4 Standalone Compatible: Yes
*Posted on SR a long time ago but still going strong :)

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Postby mw2merc on Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:08 pm

Nice one. That looks like it'll be a good watch, but damn, 13 CDs & hours? Ha ha ha ha ha, I'll be busy when I can finish these.
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