Carl Sagan continues to be a prominent figure in the wonders of our universe well after his death. The Pulitzer prize winner and NASA experimenter encouraged us all to take stock of our universe. His infectious enthusiasm for the wonders of the cosmos taught us all to look up. He marveled at the universe filled with billions upon billions of stars and galaxies. National Geographic and Seth McFarlane‘s production company Fuzzy Door are teaming up to give the prolific stargazer a documentary worthy of his legacy.
“The Untitled Carl Sagan Documentary” will be produced by McFarlane, Erica Huggins, and Emmy winner Ann Druyan, Sagan’s wife and life partner. Academy Award nominee Nanette Burstein will direct.
“Serving as an intimate and cinematic portrait of Sagan, the Untitled Carl Sagan Documentary will explore his love story with partner Ann Druyan and with science,” National Geographic Documentary Films says. “The film will include exclusive audio recordings, archival clips and animation, along with interviews with his family, friends and colleagues. With the full support of Sagan’s family and friends, the film will present a fascinating look into the life and career of one of the world’s most inspiring and revolutionizing scientists of our time.”
A Pioneer Who Encouraged Exploration and Curiosity
Sagan was more than just a space enthusiast. But most people don’t know him outside of his series “Cosmos,” or his famous “starstuff” quote. He played a huge role in the American space program, and was a consultant for NASA since the 1950s. He was an experimenter on the Mariner, Viking, Voyager and Galileo planetary expeditions. He briefed the Apollo astronauts before their visit to the moon. He also helped discover the reasons behind atmospheric differences in our planets. Obviously, Sagan’s contributions to the science of space could fill volumes. And he tried to encourage all of us to realize just how amazing existence as a whole is.
“He is one of the greatest awakeners in our history, and I feel that with Nanette, Fuzzy Door, Hungry Man and NatGeo, I now have the right partners to tell his thrilling story,” Druyan said. She, along with Brannon Braga and Neil deGrasse Tyson, relaunched “Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey” as a mini series in 2014, and as “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” in 2020.
We’ll let you know what we hear about a possible release date for this documentary.