Carl Sagan Sings

Today at 6.30pm on BBC2 you can watch Strictly Come Dancing. In the 80s you could take a trip through Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, a mind-expanding journey into the heart of the universe, with Mr Sagan and his comforting baritone drawl as your guide. It instilled in me a sense of wonderment and awe at the sheer overwhelming bloody beauty of… everything.

We are all made of starstuff, that’s what Carl Sagan told a 12-year-old me. That’s a nice thing to be told, isn’t it?

This autotune remix is silly and poignant, and features a guest vocal from MC Stephen Hawking.

I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky.

Len Goodman ain’t going to tell you that.

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