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 Posted:   Aug 5, 2011 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Twas Only a Matter of Cosmic Tyme Department:



Most of us remember how thrilling it was in the early 80s when Carl Sagan’s exhilirating glimpse of (pretty much) all things galactic appeared on PBS, and the intervening decades has only enhanced its distinction. Now, his widow Ann Druyan along with Steven Soter & Seth MacFarlane have announced a 13-part sequel to be broadcast in 2013 on Fox.



They say the new enterprise wink will tell [ “the story of how human beings began to comprehend the laws of nature and find our place in space and time. It will take viewers to other worlds and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.]



Also not surprisingly, the host will be none other than Neil De Grasse Tyson, probably the closest popular equivalent to rival Mr. Sagan’s stature in the public and scientific community.

smile Keep those hailing frequencies open …

big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2011 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   The Man-Eating Cow   (Member)

I am SO psyched!

COSMOS was one of the very few television series which changed my life for the better; I'm still indebted to Carl Sagan for a wonderful, transformative experience.

Here's hoping COSMOS II (or whatever they're going to call it) measures up to the heights of it's predecessor.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2011 - 10:49 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



What we’re eternally indepted to Mr. Sagan for is the seminal introduction to – next to
Leonardo da Vinci -



THE individual in history we’d most like to meet:



Hypatia of the Ancient Library of Alexandria



wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2011 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

That is awesome news! I've been watching Cosmos religiously now that it is on NetFlix instant streaming.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

smile

"I love the smell of the UNIVERSE in the morning." wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sooooo, is there an update of some kind? confused

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

According to the Prof, it's set for a Spring '14 broadcast.

This has the potential to be a wonderful, wonderful series.

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2013 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Cool! Glad to hear its not shelved.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Didja Know?!? Department:



Twas cool Mr. Sagan cool who first responded to young Mr. De Grasse's exploratory
letter re entering college - and the visionary former paved the way for the enterprising
latter to actually do so?

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

AS Jackie Gleason used to say AND AWAY WE GO-

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

AS Jackie Gleason used to say AND AWAY WE GO-

I thought it was, "To the moon Alice!" wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2013 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

NDT is a science HUNK! Hahah! And he can daaaaaaance!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO SOLIUM-That too, but he often opened his show with AND AWAY WE GO.in his variety show not in the honeymooners episodes themselves.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2013 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I'm watching the original Cosmos on DVD at the moment after really getting into this song made out of Sagan's commentary:



Might check out the new version at some point.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Penelope Pineapple   (Member)

The trailer for the series has just been released:

http://gizmodo.com/the-epic-first-official-trailer-for-neil-degrasse-tyso-867240722

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

The trailer for the series has just been released.


At first I smiled and thought, "badass". smile
Then I realized it had the look and sound of a Michael Bay/Hanz Zimmer joint! frown

I hope such artistic qualities are limited to only the trailer!

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The Positive: Looks like Sagan's old "space ship to the stars". Thumbs way up!
The Negative: Looks like they are infusing politics and religion into the series. Thumbs way down!

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Penelope Pineapple   (Member)

The Positive: Looks like Sagan's old "space ship to the stars". Thumbs way up!
The Negative: Looks like they are infusing politics and religion into the series. Thumbs way down!


I thought keeping the spaceship idea was a nice touch as well. I did catch a couple religious things in there, but considering that Seth MacFarlane had a hand in getting it put together and is executive producing (and is himself a strong proponent of science and humanist values) and that Neil deGrasse Tyson is also an agnostic/humanist, I think the religious references will stem more from an anthropological perspective.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Tyson is one of my favorite people in the world.

I could listen to him all day. And thanks to YouTube, I often come close!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

smile





STAR-STUFF Universally Department:



wink

 
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