"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with Neil deGrasse Tyson --TV Premiere Tonight (VIDEO Preview)
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March 09, 2014

"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with Neil deGrasse Tyson --TV Premiere Tonight (VIDEO Preview)

 

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It launches tonight: famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is reviving Carl Sagan’s popular PBS television series as Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The new series is airing on Fox and the National Geographic Channel, continuing Sagan’s “epic exploration of our place in the universe,” re-inventing celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar. Starting with tonight's episode, “Standing Up in the Milky Way,” we are placed in a “ship of the imagination” that rockets through space, with Dr. Tyson as our Captain Kirk replicating the original series.

“We have other stories to tell beyond the ones that went on back then … At the time of the original series, there were no known planets outside of those orbiting the sun. Right now, we’re rising through 1,000 planets happily orbiting stars that are not the sun. So that’s not simply new science. It’s new vistas of thought and imagination,” deGrasse Tyson told Bill Moyers in an interview.

DeGrasse Tyson met Carl Sagan while in high school and applying to colleges. Unbeknownst to Tyson, his application to Cornell was forwarded to Sagan, who was a professor of astronomy at the university. Sagan sent deGrasse Tyson a letter inviting him for a personal tour of Cornell, which he accepted. ”One of my favorite memories is he reaches back, pulled out one of the books that he wrote and signed it to me, and I said to myself, ‘That is awesome. If I ever am in a position of influence the way he is, then I will surely interact with students the way he has interacted with me,’” deGrasse Tyson told Moyers during his recent TV interview.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is co-produced by Ann Druyan, the widow of Carl Sagan and one of the co-producers of the original Cosmos. As with the original series, there will be 13 episodes.

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I absolutely cannot wait. Neil is the perfect and correct person to step into Carl's shoes in carrying knowledge about the universe to the masses.

Awesome!

Been waiting for this to air for the longest time and have told numerous people that normally have little knowledge about such things... They're all amped up now too! This is going to be amazing!

Fox and Ntl.Geo? I'll wait for the Blue Ray.

Ah I see. Seth McFarlane producing and Neil deGrasse Tyson hosting. Where Sagan would look in wonder and often ruminate where it all came from, this crew will likely be sounding the atheist horn every chance they can.

Such a shame. Stick to obscene comedy in an animated form, Seth. It's your forte.

"this crew will likely be sounding the atheist horn every chance they can."
What a silly comment. Sounds like you fear science because it is different than your religious beliefs.

Anti-religion in science is just as bad as religion in science.

I was disappointed with the original Cosmos. Sagan never said anything about light pollution, so I'd like to see that corrected. It's not only a problem for astronomers, it's an energy concern as well. Just look at the nightime views of the earth from space - courtesy of NASA.

A lot of shows have come down the pike since Cosmos I that cover a lot of the same general ground. Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman has been the best show on TV the last half decade. Of course I'll give this a look and am hoping for the best but of all the programming that has been produced over the last few decades, Cosmos was among the ones least in need of a gritty reboot.

that picture reminds me of the elusive man and his chair.

wow very cool science show! ;-)

Just watched it, thought it was decent. However, in my opinion it did have too much stating of things as fact that are only accepted theories and even currently unprovable in some cases; this is how it happened, this is how it is, this happened and then this happened, it is this old, etcetera. It may do a decent job in introducing someone new to this subject and to encourage them to broaden their ways of thinking about many things, but the inclusion of information being presented to the unknowing as though it is scientifically proven fact when it is not is quite irksome.

I just watched it. To echo and expand on a previous comment:"still to be proven theory is stated as fact with the same hubris as the religious zealots it mocked". It's shameful that science has resorted to science fiction to be interesting and worth funding beyond our military needs.

The opening act of Cosmos was too deep for children and way too shallow for any adult familiar with HS physics. But, I shouldn't have had any higher ambitions for a program produced for FOX by a combination of Star Trek meets The Simpsons. I'm dissapointed. Great graphics, mindless conjecture.

pretty boring ... meant to be an homage to Sagan's earlier version but it just seemed flat and lifeless ... so many other channels have space shows with better graphics and a faster pace ... the spaceship gimmick for the narrator just seems silly this time

I loved the orginal and was looking forward to this new one but after reading two of these post I am not so much now . I LOVE SCIENCE but I get sick of scientist saying that theories are facts and that there is no god . I get sick of my wife saying that God is exactly the way the Bible says he is . The only fact is that NO ONE Knows . I feel like there is a God and I feel like he talks to me and listens to me but I can't say for certain what all of his rules are and if the Bible is totally correct. It could be but won't know for sure until that time I pass on. Even though I think like this I will never disrespect the belief of the Bible and it makes me mad when scientist do it . They are rarely ever completely right about anything . I remember in my 7th grade general science school book right there on page 236 it said that there is only enough oil to last 30 year at that present rate . That was 1977 and that rate has trippled and they are still staying 30 years ? Science has become such a scam for the government to over tax us in so many different ways and that is sad that they would whore up such a fun subject to learn about . Again I love science I just don't trust the stewards of science now days . Scamming us all time to get grants whether they are legit or not !!This is the world we live in now and it is hard to trust what they tell us . I don't believe half of what they tell us and certainly not anything about global warming . I have already figured out their scam on that . Still I will watch this show and hope for the best but no way it is better than Carl Sagan's and his turtle neck maroon shirts . He was an original for sure. He was probably money sucker too but I always had the feeling that he believed what he said and always showed his passion for it and passion for teaching it to us .

Am amazed some viewers posted criticism that this first of the series went back to basics; of course, Dr. Tyson had to bring all the skeptics and herded sheep of religions who never read up to date on science.
Very sad it is necessary to let current inhabitants of the earth learn what happened, and recorded in history rather than having the stability to know these people were sometime educated. All the bible totters should read archaeological finds, dated information and know they should mature and grow beyond teen age brains still having to be told everything to do in their lives or be punished by
some unknown god; some of us have grown beyond and know WE have a brain to use and will bring consequences on ourselves.

I congratulate Dr. Tyson and look intensely look forward to coming episodes of knowledge known and extrapolation as to the future.

Thank you for this wonderful gift. Dr. Tyson is so perfect to tell our story. Please continue educating us.

hello.
"this crew will likely be sounding the atheist horn every chance they can."
What a silly comment. Sounds like you fear science because it is different than your religious beliefs.
i read your article complete

Ah I see. Seth McFarlane producing and Neil deGrasse Tyson Geo tv live
hosting. Where Sagan would look in wonder and often ruminate where it all came from, this crew will likely be sounding the atheist horn every chance they can.

Such a shame. Stick to obscene comedy in an animated form, Seth. It's your forte.


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