SIR PAT STEW & THE HERSCHEL MODEL SHEET
Animation plays a big role in Cosmos - and wherever there’s animation, there is also the work of talented voice actors. Cosmos is blessed with some great guest voices, but this Sunday’s episode includes one of the very best actors out there, period: Sir Patrick Stewart.
We love Sir Patrick as the indomitable Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. As Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise, he’s enough to make us want to grow up mutant. And don’t get us started on his work as the inner voice of Baby Susie Swanson on Family Guy. Seriously, we could happily listen to Stewart read from the phone book and be thoroughly entertained.
Luckily, he’s got a role befitting his talents as an actor in William Herschel (seen in the above model sheet) on this week’s Cosmos episode, entitled “A Sky Full of Ghosts.” Though his early career as a musician didn’t quite pan out, Herschel’s discovery of the planet Uranus paved the way for a full-time career in astronomy. Read more about William Herschel in Nick Sagan’s “Great Minds: The Herschel Family,” available soon in the Cosmos app for Android and iOS.