Join Date: Mar 2002
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Saw a screener. The special effects beat anything Sagan had available at the time. But it really bogs down in the middle with a 15-minute history lesson illustrated by the kind of cheap, limited-motion animation that went away decades ago ("South Park" notwithstanding). It's like they spent so much on the opening ten minutes that they didn't have enough left to pay for live actors to recreate the historical scenes. I keep hoping that the segment just wasn't done in time for the screening, hence the bad animation. Guess I'll find out Sunday.
FOX also sent the media a huge "Cosmos" wall calendar and a copy of Sagan's book. In my experience, the more swag WE get, the more worried about the show THEY are.
Walking the fine line between jaw-dropping and a plain ol' yawn.