Weird how we grow to respect a person after they pass..I can recall from my youth that the few times his name came up in science class that the general consensus was that he was 'kind of out there' and not in the nicest of ways..I was a minority in that opinion.
I think it is way cool that The Science Channel is airing the Cosmos programs!:headbang:
You do have a point, although I think that the person who did the mix here was both very respectful and made a beautiful piece. I wonder if there was any copyright violation or if permission was given to use the clips from Cosmos and from Hawking's program. Anyhow, I thought that it was a nicely put together tribute and beautifully done.I think Sagan was a great man. When I was a kid I wrote to him, and he wrote back with an invitation to be a charter member of the Planetary Society. I think I was their youngest member at the time.
As to the video, I don't really like this trend of taking other people's work and re-editing it as one's own. Even if they give credit, it just seems like kind of a rip-off. Make your new stuff or leave the original alone!
Nice, I miss Carl. When I was a child, he was one of the people who influenced me to study Astronomy and Physics. The other was Dr. Edwin Krupp then and still current director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.I saw this video today and thought the other space buffs here might like it too...hope you enjoy...