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Cosmos



My heart sank when the ship of the imagination was introduced. But, it’s actually brilliant. Making it a craft to take the audience to specific times and places works really well. Which is strange, because when the camera flies through space or flies through the artery of a bear, it really doesn’t matter that there is a spaceship on screen. But, for some reason, the ship is an anchor point that makes the narrator’s mention of a time or place really stick. Perhaps it is because, like the turtles in Logo, the spacecraft gives us an object to embody, and an eye to see from.


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