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Blues for a red planet [videorecording] ; Traveller's tales / a joint production of KCET and Carl Sagan Productions, Inc. in association with the British Broadcasting Corporation and Polytel International.

; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.) ; Carl Sagan Productions ; Turner Home Entertainment (Firm) ; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service ; Polytel International
[New York, NY] : Turner Home Entertainment, c1989.
ISBN 1559603089

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Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
WRLC Shared Collections Facility (Restricted Use)
VHS 3635 - 3636 Off-site
Other Title Traveller's tales.
Other Authors Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Carl Sagan Productions.
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Polytel International.
Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)
Subjects Discoveries in geography.
Documentary films.
Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695.
Jupiter (Planet)
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration.
Mars probes.
Motion pictures.
Outer space -- Exploration.
Project Mariner (U.S.)
Viking Mars Program.
Voyager Project
Series Cosmos, a personal voyage ; episodes 5 & 6
Description 1 videocassette (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Notes Videocassette release of the program originally produced in 1980.
Summary Blues for a red planet: From a review of man's fascination with Mars and theories about the planet, notably those of Percival Lowell, the film turns to the exploration of Mars. Through the use of special effects, elaborate model-making, and actual photographs relayed from Mariner and Viking probes, Dr. Sagan "appears" on the Martian surface to discuss the advances in our knowledge of our nearest planetary neighbor since the times of Wells, Lowell, and Goddard, ending with speculations on the future, and the concept of terraforming.
Travelers' tales: At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Dr. Sagan and his colleagues are in the midst of conducting an exploratory mission, the Voyagers II's close encounter with Jupiter and its satellites. Actual Voyager images illustrate the explanation of how data is transmitted and processed, and the nature of the Jovian system. Space exploration in the 20th century is contrasted with exploration in 17th century Holland and the achievements of Christiaan Huygens.
Production Credits Series editor, Adrian Malone ; writers, Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Steven Soter ; senior producers, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, David Kennard ; producer, Gregory Andorfer ; cinematographers, Hillyard J. Brown, Chris O'Dell, Christopher Fryman ; computer animation, James F. Blinn, Pat Cole, Charles Kohlhase, Jet Propulsion Laboratory ; artists, John Allison...[et al.] ; film editor, James Latham ; consultants, Everett C. Olson...[et al.].
Performers Host, Carl Sagan.
System Requirements VHS.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)29376815
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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