Release Date: September 1980
10. The Persistence of Memory
Season 1, Episode 11
Carl Sagan examines life on earth discussing genes, DNA, the brain, and human social development.
9. The Lives of the Stars
Season 1, Episode 9
Carl Sagan examines the life cycle of stars from their creation to their deaths.
8. Blues for a Red Planet
Season 1, Episode 5
Carl Sagan looks at the search for life on Mars from the speculations of Percival Lowell and H.G. Wells to the arrival of the Viking probes.
7. Heaven and Hell
Season 1, Episode 4
Carl Sagan examines the nature of comets before turning to a close look at the planet Venus.
6. The Backbone of Night
Season 1, Episode 7
Carl Sagan looks at the work of ancient Greek scientists and astronomers including Thales, Anaximander, Democritus, and Pythagoras.
5. The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean
Season 1, Episode 1
Carl Sagan examines our planet’s place in the universe by leading us on a journey from Earth to Deep Space.
4. One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue
Season 1, Episode 2
Carl Sagan examines the origin, development, and complexity of life on Earth and speculates on the possibility of life developing elsewhere in the universe.
3. Journeys in Space and Time
Season 1, Episode 8
Carl Sagan explains scientific concepts like relativity and examines the possibility of time travel.
2. Harmony of the Worlds
Season 1, Episode 3
After briefly looking at the pseudoscience of astrology, Carl Sagan examines the history of astronomy from ancient times through Ptolemy to Johannes Kepler.
1. Who Speaks for Earth?
Season 1, Episode 13
Carl Sagan considers the significance of science and discuss the importance of human survival in the nuclear age.