35 years ago, Carl Sagan and his wife and longtime collaborator Ann Druyan stood on the windswept cliffs along the coast of Northern California with their co-writer, astronomer Steven Soter. Together with a small television crew, they filmed the first few minutes of what would go on to become a watershed moment of nonfiction television, the opening scene to “COSMOS: A Personal Voyage.” From the very first line - “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be” - viewers were swept up in an adventure across space and time, one that would eventually enthrall almost a billion viewers worldwide.
Last March, Druyan returned to that very spot, together with a new television crew, to embark on the first of 70 shoot days required to bring the epic “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” to the next generation of searchers. These images capture executive producer, writer, and director Druyan together with executive producer and director Brannon Braga, executive producer Mitchell Cannold, and host Neil deGrasse Tyson as they once again prepared to take worldwide audiences on board the Ship of the Imagination for an adventure they will never forget.
At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can.
"Someone recently described American Horror Story: Coven as “fantasy football for gay men,” and I can’t think of a more appropriate log line. Ryan Murphy has outdone himself when it comes to getting as many fierce ladies into one room as possible. As far as I’m concerned, cramming Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Patti LuPone, and Christine Ebersole into a single hour of television last week has absolved all of Ryan Murphy’s crimes against humanity. But I still think he could go even farther. Here’s my dream team of witches I wish would show up in the season’s remaining ten episodes.”
We don’t think anyone would disagree that autumn is one of the most beautiful times to be in New York City. At least we know that we agreed with Garrison Keillor when he said “There are about four perfect days in New York every year… and all of them are in October.”