Dr Brain Cox's Wonders of the Universe was better.
I believe that's pronounced "woonderz".
Ugh. I've tried watching Cox's stuff, but he just makes everything so
insufferably sappy and overly romantic.
Sagan was able to be poetic without making you cringe in the process. He knew when the right time and place was, and didn't constantly hit you over the head with it like Cox does.
And that he never stops smiling just does my head in. He looks like some kind of insipid badger.
The fact that he has the same accent as Karl Pilkington just makes me want to turn the channel immediately. Thanks to Ricky and his incessant pushing of that moron, I will forever associate that accent with gross stupidity.
And yes, Candlelight, I agree - there were lines of dialogue in the first ep of COSMOS that made me wince. This script needed a serious editor.