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Cosmos 2014

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by dpeters11, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Jan 9, 2014 #1 of 98
    dpeters11

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    This is something I've been looking forward to. Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey will premiere March 9 on Fox and Nat Geo. This is the update to Carl Sagan's work, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, produced by Ann Druyan (Sagan's widow) and Seth McFarlane. To go along with the premiere, there will also be a two hour "Live From Space" from the ISS as well as Houston.

    As someone that watched the spacewalks fixing the ISS, I'll be watching both :)
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up
     
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    My favorite show when it ran in the 80's.

    Well, tied with Connections.
     
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    Great show Connection.
     
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    TomCat

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    Glad we agree. James Burke is as fascinating as it gets.
     
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    And what's amazing is that for something so old, the original Cosmos is still pretty right on the science. Of course he didn't mire it down in detail, it was generally quite broad in scope, and that helps.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    Maybe, "Cosmos Remake Premiers" rather than "Cosmos Returns"?
     
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    picky, picky
     
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    Maybe "Returns" is the wrong word, but it's also not a remake.
     
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    It's not a remake, it's a continuation.
     
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    It's neither, it should be called, Cosmos: TNG

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    I was a little slow getting around to finding this August article Seth MacFarlane's Cosmos: When Good Intentions and Huge Egos Collide:

    The writer goes on offer some fearful skepticism. But Sagan and Druyan were of a generation that communicated to people whose attention span was longer than 144 characters. Tyson and MacFarlane have been effective at holding the attention of the Twitter generation. Well, actually, the appeal of the show back then was limited and likely the sequel will have a limited audience.

    Anyway, I love this trailer:

    [youtubehd]XFF2ECZ8m1A[/youtubehd]
     
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    I was less concerned about McFarlane than Fox being involved. They are the ones that did the "documentary" on the Moon landing being faked.

    However, I have faith that Tyson would never agree to be involved with something that wasn't accurate. I found his Sagan story interesting. Someone saw something in Tyson at age 17, I'm sure Sagan even then didn't look at that many incoming applications, then to personally invite Tyson to campus and give him a tour. It can't be just that Tyson was from the Bronx and Sagan from Brooklyn.

    Still wasn't enough for Tyson to choose Cornell though :)
     
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    I've got the original Cosmos series on DVD. Pretty bad PQ, but if you want it, send me your mailing address and I'll send it to you, if I still have it and if I can find it.

    Rich
     
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    The thing I remember most about that show is how quickly it put me to sleep. Sagan's voice was soporific (always wanted to use that word, first opportunity). It took me a long time, and many naps, to work my way thru that. I did enjoy it and I like naps, so it all worked out. At the time it was aired, it was pretty mind-blowing, I think.

    Rich
     
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    If that show first aired in '80, I must have recorded reruns on my VCRs. Seemed like I watched it "billions and billions" of times before I finally finished it.

    Rich
     
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    The first 20 seconds almost put me to sleep. There's just something about Sagan's voice...

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    He did have that kind of voice, when he wasn't whooping at least.

    I actually have a copy, but thanks for the offer.

    I do wish I had met him, I did see his house once, from a distance. I was told that if you drove by with the radio on, it would go haywire. Don't know if that's true, though it was a very interesting house, the original building was for a secret society.
     

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