Carl Sagans Cosmos - Episode 1 - The Shores Of The Cosmic Ocean
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan as presenter. It was executive-produced by Adrian Malone, produced by David Kennard, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and Gregory Andorfer, and directed by the producers and David Oyster, Richard Wells, Tom Weidlinger, and others.
This episode, more than anything else, changed my view on what was possible with a serialized nonfiction story. The way the writers choose to speak about science and astronomy and evolution was as risky as it was poetic.