What’s Your Favorite Scene From Cosmos?

As the season finale of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey rapidly approaches, we’re already starting to feel nostalgic. In this exclusive behind the scenes video, cast and crew take a trip down memory lane to discuss their favorite moments. Executive Producer and Director Brannon Braga reveals what made the Cosmic Calendar sequences his favorite, while Neil deGrasse Tyson raves about the Ship of the Imagination.

And while we’re on the topic of favorites, I’ll share mine. In episode one, we travel through the lines of our cosmic address. We gain a front-row seat to the massive Milky Way galaxy, and marvel at its sheer magnitude. But as we journey outward to the Local Group, past the Virgo Supercluster, and into the Observable Universe, the galaxies that once appeared massive become nothing more than tiny dots. Thousands of them. And each small speck represents a galaxy that contains billions of suns and countless worlds. It was the visual depiction of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know–a network of a hundred billion galaxies–that really blew my mind. And remains my favorite scene.

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So, what about you? What’s your favorite scene?

On the season finale, “Unafraid of the Dark,” explore the realities and implications that make up the known universe. All of the billions of galaxies, all of the stars, planets and moons–they amount to a meager four percent of what really awaits out there. This awareness is the humility that distinguishes science from other human activities. It savors the fact that even bigger mysteries, like dark energy, await us.

Don’t miss the season finale of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: Unafraid of the Dark tonight at 9P.