Grade • A
DVD • "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" is a fascinating journey that, like the original "Cosmos" in 1980, is not exactly your average documentary. It's a journey through science rather than a stuffy tutorial.
"It's primarily a story of why science matters," said host Neil deGrasse Tyson. "There's plenty of science that's new [since the 1980 original], but the goal is not to show here what is the new science. The goal is to show here's why this new understanding of the world continues to affect us deeply as an individual, as a nation, as a species."