On Location in Northern California
35 years ago, Carl Sagan and his wife and longtime collaborator Ann Druyan stood on the windswept cliffs along the coast of Northern California with their co-writer, astronomer Steven Soter. Together with a small television crew, they filmed the first few minutes of what would go on to become a watershed moment of nonfiction television, the opening scene to “COSMOS: A Personal Voyage.” From the very first line - “The cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be” - viewers were swept up in an adventure across space and time, one that would eventually enthrall almost a billion viewers worldwide.
Last March, Druyan returned to that very spot, together with a new television crew, to embark on the first of 70 shoot days required to bring the epic “COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey” to the next generation of searchers. These images capture executive producer, writer, and director Druyan together with executive producer and director Brannon Braga, executive producer Mitchell Cannold, and host Neil deGrasse Tyson as they once again prepared to take worldwide audiences on board the Ship of the Imagination for an adventure they will never forget.
All photos by: Sarah Mozal