"If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
Those were one of the quotes that you must surely remember after watching a couple of episodes of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Aired way back in the 80's, this 13-part (yes, it's that long) TV series can take you from the origins of the universe, and into the future.
The science series, presented by the late Carl Sagan, presents knowledge and facts about the universe by building up from a simple, mundane thing -- an apple pie, for example, and turning it into something complex.
For a TV show that was made in the late 70's, the knowledge being shared in the show is as modern as 2012. You'll likely be surprised how they created a show in those days that had detailed, possibly 3-D models of the Library of Alexandria.
You will most definitely be surprised to see Carl Sagan walking into what looks like computer-generated models of the solar system, sets that really look detailed; there was even a scene where he looks like he was riding a spaceship.
If you want to learn more about Science, this show is probably one of the best sources of knowledge that you could get.
Here's another quote Carl Sagan said in the show:
"The cosmos is also within us, we are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself."
Truly, it is a must-see for scientists and those who want to understand the earth a little better; it will certainly make you a little more curious, and a bit more appreciative about the world we live in.