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Cosmos reboot confirmed for 2014

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by dpeters11, May 16, 2013.

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    Does anyone know if the original Cosmos was shot on (480i) videotape, or maybe 35mm filmstock ??
     
  3. dpeters11

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    I think it was a mixture.
     
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    Fox = Zero

    It'll be loaded with commercials.

    Some things are not meant to be tampered with.
     
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    I definitely would have preferred PBS, but if it gets more people to maybe watch it, there may be some good out of it. Like some people will never watch a movie that's not in color, some won't watch something just because it's PBS.

    This is also the network that at one time aired a show with "evidence" that the moon landing was a hoax.
     
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    I think where it airs is really not an issue. We all are pretty good at skipping commercials we don't want to watch. FOX is also doing an hour of Brain Games, (maybe this Saturday?) which is my favorite new science show. I think its on Nat Geo Wild, but I'm not sure. Regardless, highly recommended. Watch the FOX hour, and then if you like it, seek it out on NGW. Or just go there now, I think its on right now.

    Tyson is great, but he is no Carl Sagan; those are big shoes he will be attempting to fill. Sagan had a presence that was really calming but still let his enthusiasm for the content show through. Tyson might be able to match that. It sort of depends upon how well it is produced more than anything else; the producer has to let him walk the fine line of being a personality without that getting in the way of the information. Actually, that is what makes Brain Games work; good host, good production.

    Cosmos was my second-favorite PBS program back in the day, just behind Connections, which still holds up, and should be also considered for a redo.
     
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    No one can replace Carl Sagan, but Tyson is still a great science populizer that is a good fit. I listen to his weekly podcast, he has a good personality.
     
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    I agree that there is nobody who will ever 'replace' Carl Sagan. But I wouldn't want someone to replace him. I think Neil deGrasse Tyson is *fantastic*. The energy and passion that he shows in interviews is almost intoxicating to someone like me. I looked up some of his talks on youTube a while back and he doesn't flinch from suggesting how to deal with scientific Luddites.

    I got the comfortable feeling from Sagan that he was a really nice and very effective teacher.

    Tyson gives me the feeling of that same teacher who's willing to shout a little louder to get the word out.
     
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    And has great ties. I remember on one Daily Show episode, he used his tie as a visual aid, with the caveat that it was not to scale.
     
  10. Church AV Guy

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    Actually, Connections and Connections2 DID have a follow up sometime later as connections3. It was not as good. Still, Connections and The Day the Universe Changed are some of the best programming of its kind ever!
     

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