Pale Blue Dot: Ultimate Edit of Sagan’s Classic

February 3, 2012

4 Responses to “Pale Blue Dot: Ultimate Edit of Sagan’s Classic”

  1. MorinMoss Says:

    As much poet as scientist was Dr Sagan

  2. Also a philosopher, Richard Feynman was less ethereal than Carl Sagan. Here he audaciously described man’s place in a vast universe from a personal perspective. The world is very fortunate to have had both of them.

  3. James Pavitt Says:

    The non-stop images of Hollywood movies add nothing to Sagan’s message. They are unneccesary, ill fitting and distracting.

    • Martin Lack Says:

      I beg to differ James. With the exception, possibly, of a series of Hubble Telescope images (or similar) instead, I think the editing was very clever. Hubble too could quite easily have become tedious and, in any case, pictures of anything else in the Universe other than Earth would have been, for the most part, irrelevant. The subject was Earth’s place in it.

      I agree with other respondents that Dr Sagan was not only one of the greatest Cosmologists we have ever had, he was also a very gifted communicator; as to which his many books and TV series testify. Having said that, though, I was also very fond of James Burke, and feel that Prof. Brian Cox and Sir David Attenborough (on this side of the Atlantic at least) do a fine job of continuing to entertain, enthral and educate in equal measure.

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