National Geographic is making a documentary about Carl Sagan.
Carl Sagan, a famous scientist and astrophysicist, will be the focus of a documentary film that will be made by National Geographic Documentary Films.
The Untitled Carl Sagan Film will be produced by Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins of Fuzzy Door, Sagan’s life partner, Emmy and Peabody Award winner Ann Druyan, and Academy Award nominee Nanette Burstein. Burstein will also direct the film. The creative company Hungry Man also makes things.
National Geographic Documentary Films said in a statement, “The Untitled Carl Sagan Documentary will be an intimate and cinematic portrait of Sagan. It will look at his love story with his partner Ann Druyan and with science.”
“The movie will have talks with his family, friends, and coworkers, as well as exclusive audio recordings, clips from his past, and animation. With the full support of Sagan’s family and friends, the film will give a fascinating look into the life and career of one of the world’s most inspiring and game-changing scientists of our time.” The Untitled Carl Sagan Documentary will only be available on National Geographic Channels and Disney+. No date has been set for the release.
Carolyn Bernstein, the executive vice president of documentary films at National Geographic, said, “Carl Sagan was a groundbreaking and revolutionary scientist who decoded the complexity of the cosmos and made planetary science accessible and interesting to people all over the world.” “We are so excited to work with Nanette, Ann, and Fuzzy Door to tell a new generation of fans about Sagan’s groundbreaking work and interesting personal story.”
Sagan’s scientific work and accomplishments are hard to sum up, but they include “playing a leading role in the American space program since its beginning,” says NatGeo.
Since the 1950s, he was a consultant and adviser to NASA. He briefed the Apollo astronauts before they went to the Moon, and he was an experimenter on the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo planetary expeditions. According to National Geographic, he also helped solve the mysteries of Venus’s high temperatures (cause: a massive greenhouse effect), Mars’s seasonal changes (cause: windblown dust), and Titan’s reddish haze (cause: (cause: complex organic molecules).
Sagan got a Pulitzer Prize for his book The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence in 1977. He also won NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and the NASA Apollo Achievement Award.