In this highly acclaimed series written for PBS by astronomer/author Dr. Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, the universe is the topic of discussion. In this first episode, Cosmos, Episode 1: Shores of the Cosmic Ocean, Dr. Sagan goes deep into space with the help of special effects to visit star clusters, supernovas, pulsars, quasars, and exploding galaxies. At the conclusion, he takes viewers to a re-creation of the 2,000-year-old Alexandrian Library. Cosmos became the most popular limited series in the history of public television.
by Alice Day synopsis