Format Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Sagan, Carl
Dates 1979
Language English
Subjects Astronomy
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Cosmos (Television Program)
Exploration
Goddard, Robert Hutchings
Lowell, Percival
Manuscripts
Mars (Planet)
Outer Space
Popular Works
Rocketry
Sagan, Carl
Science Fiction
Viking Mars Program (U.S.)
Wells, H.G.
Title
Martians! draft script for Cosmos episode 5
Contributor Names
Sagan, Carl (Author)
Created / Published
1979
Subject Headings
-  Astronomy
-  Sagan, Carl
-  Mars (Planet)
-  Science fiction
-  Outer space--Exploration
-  Viking Mars Program (U.S.)
-  Cosmos (Television program)
-  Astronomy--Popular works
-  Wells, H.G
-  Burroughs, Edgar Rice
-  Goddard, Robert Hutchings
-  Lowell, Percival
-  Rocketry
-  Manuscripts
Genre
Manuscripts
Notes
-  Handwritten and typewritten voice-over scripts for the initial sequence of episode 5 of Cosmos, "Blues for a Red Planet." These focus on Mars as a "mythic arena" where imaginative science and science fiction have each shaped our understanding of the planet. Sagan discusses H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs fictional writings about Martian life and civilization, Percival Lowell's work on Martian canals, the Viking Mars exploration program, and Robert Goddard's work on rocketry.
Medium
Dimensions in inches: 11 x 8 1/2
Source Collection
The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive
Repository
Manuscript Division


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