First Look: COSMOS
TV Spot: "An Amazing Journey"
TV Spot: "Connect"
TV Spot: Buckle Up
World Series Promo: "Journey"
The Cosmic Calendar from Episode 1: “Standing Up In The Milky Way”
History Of Civilization from Episode 1: “Standing Up In The Milky Way”
In Case You Missed It…
Premiere Screening/Live Q&A Event
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Not really much of a Godzilla fan—never have been—but this new film looks pretty stellar. Throwing together equal parts natural disaster drama and pseudo-historical science fiction (with just a dash of horror for good measure), Gareth Edwards appears to have cooked up something great, here. The trailer leaves a pleasant taste in my mouth and lofty expectations in my mind’d eye. Regardless of whether the movie truly fulfills those hopes and dreams, this much is presently certain: for what appears to be the first time in a dog’s age, I find myself wanting to gallop down to the theater so I can stake out a spot in line. What’s that? Bryan Cranston’s in it, as well? In that case, I don’t think fewer than two viewings will suffice.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. If aliens ever decide to beam down onto our humble ball of dirt or inspect us from afar through some cosmic looking glass, it is my sincere hope that they accidentally find themselves doing so at an event such as this one. The atmosphere? Beautiful. The people? Equally so. I like to think that the nerd community, close-knit and congenial for the most part, looks to be something of a utopia. And laying eyes upon this drunken revelry could only serve to restore a superior race’s belief that maybe we’re not too far gone. Our world may be filled with evils and hardships—both vile actors and vile actions—but it’s not all bad. We flee from this harsh reality and cobble together an idyllic one of our known. We are fully aware that it cannot last beyond a weekend (we’re simply dreamers, after all, not delusional), maybe a day or two, but what we find whilst walking the convention halls, in the company of complete strangers, is peace. True joy. The perfect world where people are free to be themselves.