Fair draft of Ozymandias in Shelley’s hand
I love Werner Herzog’s voice. Would that his was the voice of the “People of Earth” on the “Golden Record” sent with both Voyager 1 and 2 on planetary grand tour, now outbound from the solar system into interstellar space. Herzog, instead of Kurt Waldheim, speaking the words of Ozymandias, instead of the generic postcard greeting from the United Nations…
….boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
The Golden Record was designed and the recorded material was selected by a team lead by Carl Sagan. The earlier plaque attached to Pioneer 10 and 11 was designed by Sagan and Frank Drake.
The reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series with Neil deGrasse Tyson replacing Sagan premieres on Fox this Sunday. The hype is heavy. The optimism expressed by Tyson in interviews is desperate.
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!