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Old July 23 2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Cosmos - With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmos - A Space Time Odyssey follows in the footsteps of Carl Sagan's series from more than thirty years ago. The series is produced by Seth McFarlane (yes, that Seth McFarlane) and is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. First trailer is here ...

... show will premiere in 2014

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Old July 23 2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Cool trailer, great visuals. But, as much as I like Neil deGrasse Tyson, he ain't no Carl Sagan. He's got a big pair of shoes to fill here.
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Old July 23 2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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I look forward to seeing this, but I admit I'm a bit wary about it being on FOX and not on PBS or Discovery.
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Old July 23 2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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I look forward to seeing this, but I admit I'm a bit wary about it being on FOX and not on PBS or Discovery.
He talks about that here



I know I can't wait, and have been looking forward to this show for a few years now.
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Old July 23 2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Fox DOES have other show creators besides Seth McFarlane, right?
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Old July 23 2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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Cool trailer, great visuals. But, as much as I like Neil deGrasse Tyson, he ain't no Carl Sagan. He's got a big pair of shoes to fill here.
Oh i think deGrasse Tyson can fill anyone's shoes. He has that unique talent of presenting hard science facts so everybody can understand them and he does so in a very entertaining way.

He's got a great sense of humor and you can practically feel his love of science and the passion he has.

I'd really like to meet him and talk science.. that would be a day and i'll definitely check out this show.
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Old July 23 2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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Fox DOES have other show creators besides Seth McFarlane, right?
I'm sure they do, but Seth is probably one of the best faces of FOX right now.
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Re: Cosmos - With Neil deGrasse Tyson

I can't wait to watch this.

I really need to rewatch the old Carl Sagan series. I haven't seen it since I was a kid. It's on DVD, right?
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Re: Cosmos - With Neil deGrasse Tyson

So how does Tyson say "billions and billions"?
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Old July 23 2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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Cool trailer, great visuals. But, as much as I like Neil deGrasse Tyson, he ain't no Carl Sagan. He's got a big pair of shoes to fill here.
Oh i think deGrasse Tyson can fill anyone's shoes. He has that unique talent of presenting hard science facts so everybody can understand them and he does so in a very entertaining way.

He's got a great sense of humor and you can practically feel his love of science and the passion he has.

I'd really like to meet him and talk science.. that would be a day and i'll definitely check out this show.

Yeah, if anybody can followup Carl Sagan, it's Tyson. He's a great choice for this.

My Dad pointed out that he even sounds like Sagan at the start of the trailer.
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Old July 23 2013, 09:35 PM   #11
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I can't wait to watch this.

I really need to rewatch the old Carl Sagan series. I haven't seen it since I was a kid. It's on DVD, right?
Yes, and it's still marvellous.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:08 PM   #12
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Re: Cosmos - With Neil deGrasse Tyson

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I can't wait to watch this.

I really need to rewatch the old Carl Sagan series. I haven't seen it since I was a kid. It's on DVD, right?
Yes, and it's still marvellous.
Agreed. I still watch the series once a year. Uplifting stuff.

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Cool trailer, great visuals. But, as much as I like Neil deGrasse Tyson, he ain't no Carl Sagan. He's got a big pair of shoes to fill here.
Oh i think deGrasse Tyson can fill anyone's shoes. He has that unique talent of presenting hard science facts so everybody can understand them and he does so in a very entertaining way.

He's got a great sense of humor and you can practically feel his love of science and the passion he has.

I'd really like to meet him and talk science.. that would be a day and i'll definitely check out this show.
I completely agree about Tyson. If anything, this interview (below) he did with Stephen Colbert convinced me. That, and his StarTalk Radio series.

As for FOX - I have no doubts that Seth McFarlane, along with Tyson and Ann Druyan (who helped write the original Cosmos series) will create a show worthy of Sagan's legacy.

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Old July 23 2013, 10:45 PM   #13
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Tyson may not be as eloquent or poetic as Sagan, but his passion and enthusiasm for science still make him a very good spokesman, I think.

I just wish he would speak out more on the quacks and pseudoscience out there like Sagan did. He'll make a passing comment now and then, but you sense him always holding back and trying not to offend too many people.
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Old July 24 2013, 12:12 AM   #14
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Re: Cosmos - With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Have you seen this video? It's a pretty clear condemnation of turning to religion in the context of science research, discovery and education:

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Old July 24 2013, 08:36 AM   #15
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That trailer has brought boundless joy to my heart!
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