NGC to air Carl Sagan’s original “Cosmos” series

In advance of the premiere of the new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (which will debut March 9 at 9pm ET/PT, in a global simulcast on FOX, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, FX, FXX, FXM, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Life), NGC says it will rebroadcast all 13 episodes of the original series that inspired it: Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey

NGC’s airing of the original Cosmos will take place in a two-day event, March 8 from 12-6pm ET, and March 9 from 12-7pm ET. The classic series first premiered in September 1980 on PBS, and was written for television by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, based on Sagan’s book.

The original Cosmos series encore episodes on NGC include the following (all times ET):

Saturday, March 8

12pm – The Shore of the Cosmic Ocean

1pm – One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue

2pm – Harmony of the Worlds

3pm – Heaven and Hell

4pm – Blues for a Red Planet

5pm – Travellers’ Tales


Sunday, March 9

12pm – The Backbone of Night

1pm – Journeys in Space and Time

2pm – The Lives of the Stars

3pm – The Edge of Forever

4pm- The Persistence of Memory

5pm – Encyclopaedia Galactica

6pm – Who Speaks for Earth?


The Spaceship of the Imagination from Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: Michael Maher/NGC