1980 documentaries

One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue

One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue: Episode 2 in one of the great educational series of all time by the late Carl Sagan. In this episode Carl Sagan explores the search for who we are by looking at life, through the Cambrian explosion, through natural selection on earth and suggesting theories about[...]

Blues for a Red Planet

Blues for a Red Planet: As mankind plans its first ever manned mission to Mars, this particular episode of Cosmos is more relevant now than ever before. Dr Sagan takes us through the history of Mars our beautiful red neighbour and its history of fictional tales that have surrounded it since the[...]

The Backbone of Night

In the 7th Episode of the iconic Cosmos series, Dr Sagan returns to the classroom in his childhood town of Brooklyn, New York to help inspire the latest generation of children. This leads to some of the different mythologies surrounding stars and how their true form compares to that of myth and[...]

The Lives of Stars

Episode 9 of Carl Sagans legendary series takes us into to the world of the giants, the light sources of our universe, and the varying types of stars we see throughout the cosmos. From blue giants, far larger than own sun to white dwarves which can be smaller than Earth. We look at how our live[...]

Making "The Shining"

Movie Presenter Vivian Kubrick 1980 Unrated

Making "The Shining": Film director Stanley Kubrick allowed his 17-year-old daughter to make a documentary about the making of the 1980 cult horror movie "The Shining".   The result is unique behind the scenes footage featuring much of the cast including Jack Nicholson[...]

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - Carl Sagan

Cosmos with Carl Sagan makes one think deeply about the very fundamentals of our universe. Carl is one of the most well-known scientists in the world because of his ability to popularise scientific subjects by giving them profound meaning, a skill he demonstrates extensively in this documentary seri[...]