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2013-05-06 06:17:55 AM
wow, that's amazing .. Well, it was when the article was written in 2011, anyway.  :D  i have no idea if anything more to this has happened, since the 2011 announcement, though.
 
2013-05-06 06:41:15 AM
From the wiki: The new series, referred to as Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, was originally announced to premiere in the 2012-13 United States network television schedule, but a Twitter update from Neil deGrasse Tyson in June 2012 indicates a Spring 2014 release.
 
2013-05-06 07:10:17 AM
I thought Patrick Stewart was the presenter/host/narrator.
 
2013-05-06 07:13:16 AM

eltejon: I thought Patrick Stewart was the presenter/host/narrator.


I had always heard NdGT
 
2013-05-06 07:13:21 AM
And the problem with broadcast on commercial tv is each episode will only have about 46 min of content and poor flow.
 
2013-05-06 07:14:48 AM
I don't like Tyson.
 
2013-05-06 07:15:08 AM
I would be more excited if the article said anything that hasn't already been said since August 2011. Author of article sounds like he has been living under a rock. Wait until they here about the other developments since 2011. Old news is old.
 
2013-05-06 07:16:09 AM

Kibbler: I don't like Tyson.


He bite your ear off?
 
2013-05-06 07:16:18 AM

eltejon: And the problem with broadcast on commercial tv is each episode will only have about 46 min of content and poor flow.


Fortunately the people that watch educational shows are growing more prone to seek them out via on demand services like Netflix, because no one cares about Gator Hunters, Mike Rowe, or Honey Boo Boo having usurped the old useful networks.
 
2013-05-06 07:17:03 AM
Hey subby... you might want to run out to a bookie and put all your money on the Mavericks beating the Heat for the championship in six games. Just saying.
 
2013-05-06 07:19:33 AM
Oh, my bad. Subby is the dumbass, not the author of the article. Article is from August 2011. Nice one Subby.
 
2013-05-06 07:19:52 AM

bbfreak: Kibbler: I don't like Tyson.

He bite your ear off?


His vacuums are terrible.
 
2013-05-06 07:22:10 AM

ChubbyTiger: bbfreak: Kibbler: I don't like Tyson.

He bite your ear off?

His vacuums are terrible.


And his chicken.

On a non-silly note, I'm stoked for this.  Ever since NdGT took over Nova, I've seem him as the successor to Carl Sagan.  I recently watched most of the original episodes of Cosmos on Netflix, and they hold up exceptionally well.
 
2013-05-06 07:22:13 AM

awalkingecho: eltejon: And the problem with broadcast on commercial tv is each episode will only have about 46 min of content and poor flow.

Fortunately the people that watch educational shows are growing more prone to seek them out via on demand services like Netflix, because no one cares about Gator Hunters, Mike Rowe, or Honey Boo Boo having usurped the old useful networks.


I will amend this and retract Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs is educational... Replace with some logging, gold digging, or crabbing show of dubious value.
 
2013-05-06 07:29:40 AM
I think he's glib and a bit full of himself. I wish they'd pick someone else. But the documentary industry as a whole has been sliding slowly toward short-attention-span infotainment hosted by media stars. So I'm not surprised.

Planet Earth may be the last documentary series ever made that thoroughly pleased me.
 
2013-05-06 07:32:27 AM

Kibbler: I think he's glib and a bit full of himself. I wish they'd pick someone else. But the documentary industry as a whole has been sliding slowly toward short-attention-span infotainment hosted by media stars. So I'm not surprised.

Planet Earth may be the last documentary series ever made that thoroughly pleased me.


You weren't by chance my eight grade science teacher, were you?
/your handle arouses my curiousity
 
2013-05-06 07:42:57 AM

Kibbler: I think he's glib and a bit full of himself.


YMMV.  He's certainly more personable on camera than Carl Sagan was.

Now, as I stated, I love the original Cosmos, but it can be a bit dry or slow in spots.  Adding just a bit more personality might open up the audience a bit.
 
2013-05-06 07:43:39 AM
Old news is old.
 
2013-05-06 07:49:48 AM
BTW Tyson announced on his FB page that in studio shooting is starting this week. Sooo it's not far away now.
 
2013-05-06 07:56:39 AM

jack21221: Old news is old.


When you make an "old news is old" post after someone else makes an "old news is old post" aren't you kind of hypocritical?
 
2013-05-06 07:59:16 AM
 
2013-05-06 08:01:14 AM

Kibbler: I think he's glib and a bit full of himself. I wish they'd pick someone else. But the documentary industry as a whole has been sliding slowly toward short-attention-span infotainment hosted by media stars. So I'm not surprised.

Planet Earth may be the last documentary series ever made that thoroughly pleased me.


Who exactly would you suggest as a replacement? Keep in mind that this will be for an American audience and Tyson and Bill Nye are probably the two most well known spokespersons for science in the US other than Sagan.


Outside the US I think Brian Cox might do a good job of I but he isn't as well known honestly inside the US. While Nye and Tyson have become well known faces who are known for defending and explaining science to the masses effectively.
 
2013-05-06 08:05:09 AM
Awesome, but is it all a plot so he can do more revisionist history on Pluto? Huh Neil? That make you feel like a big man?
 
2013-05-06 08:10:54 AM
Billions and billions of fans approve.
 
2013-05-06 08:10:54 AM
I have to say, I tried watching the original Cosmos a while back and I didn't make it through the first episode. Yes, the technology and graphics they use are very dated, but more than that was the pacing. It felt like there was 10 minutes of telling me how I should be a star child at one with the universe followed by 5 minutes of actual science.

The universe isn't a journey of personal exploration for me. It might have been for Sagan, good for him, but I had a lot of trouble connecting.
 
2013-05-06 08:11:32 AM

bbfreak: Kibbler: I think he's glib and a bit full of himself. I wish they'd pick someone else. But the documentary industry as a whole has been sliding slowly toward short-attention-span infotainment hosted by media stars. So I'm not surprised.

Planet Earth may be the last documentary series ever made that thoroughly pleased me.

Who exactly would you suggest as a replacement? Keep in mind that this will be for an American audience and Tyson and Bill Nye are probably the two most well known spokespersons for science in the US other than Sagan.


Outside the US I think Brian Cox might do a good job of I but he isn't as well known honestly inside the US. While Nye and Tyson have become well known faces who are known for defending and explaining science to the masses effectively.


David Attenborough?
 
2013-05-06 08:15:43 AM

WippitGuud: bbfreak: Kibbler: I think he's glib and a bit full of himself. I wish they'd pick someone else. But the documentary industry as a whole has been sliding slowly toward short-attention-span infotainment hosted by media stars. So I'm not surprised.

Planet Earth may be the last documentary series ever made that thoroughly pleased me.

Who exactly would you suggest as a replacement? Keep in mind that this will be for an American audience and Tyson and Bill Nye are probably the two most well known spokespersons for science in the US other than Sagan.


Outside the US I think Brian Cox might do a good job of I but he isn't as well known honestly inside the US. While Nye and Tyson have become well known faces who are known for defending and explaining science to the masses effectively.

David Attenborough?


Not as well known as most up and coming generations didn't watch PBS and otherwise he is big in the UK.

There is always Michio Kaku but if the problem is "full of himself", I can't think of a worse replacement. He really irks me. There is Hawking of course - his name is universally respected and his voice is not that much less tonal than Sagan's ;).

All things considered NdGT is the man for the job as it lies right now. In my thoughts.
 
2013-05-06 08:24:22 AM
Better start lighting up those doobies, Neil. You've got some big shoes to fill.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-06 08:24:28 AM
NdGT and Bill Nye for science, Mythbusters for engineering.
 
2013-05-06 08:28:30 AM

Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: NdGT and Bill Nye for science, Mythbusters for engineering.


Dibs on history... Me and the lady are working on a YouTube program that makes it less bland and also doesn't ignore the stuff that the history books glossed over. Trivia and tidbits tied together with relevant literature, art, and science of the time... Done somewhat with the MythBusters approach; punched up with comedy and action so it has something for everyone and isn't dry. Pilot should be out before month end.
 
2013-05-06 08:31:41 AM
Über-repeat.

This made Fark two years ago.

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I sure hope that Tyson has been practicing his "billions" because people think that Carl Sagan loved small numbers like billions.
 
2013-05-06 08:34:43 AM
Hope they make it as "deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos" and not "Carl Sagan's Cosmos II (featuring that new guy)".
 
2013-05-06 08:35:11 AM
Cosmos 2: The Cosmosening
 
2013-05-06 08:37:43 AM
That man is a national treasure.  He should be in charge of all science education
 
2013-05-06 08:39:37 AM

Fubini: I have to say, I tried watching the original Cosmos a while back and I didn't make it through the first episode. Yes, the technology and graphics they use are very dated, but more than that was the pacing. It felt like there was 10 minutes of telling me how I should be a star child at one with the universe followed by 5 minutes of actual science.

The universe isn't a journey of personal exploration for me. It might have been for Sagan, good for him, but I had a lot of trouble connecting.


Stick with it a bit.  Yeah, it is slow in spots, but it's worth it.
 
2013-05-06 08:43:31 AM
I was with you up until "Seth Macfarlane."

Hopefully he'll avoid having any creative input on the show and just handle the behind-the-scenes stuff.
 
2013-05-06 08:47:23 AM

Zeno-25: Better start lighting up those doobies, Neil. You've got some big shoes to fill.


I moved out from my parents' house at the age of 18 in 1980.
Had a couple of stoner roommates that were initially pissed off because I insisted we tune in to watch Cosmos on the lone communal TV every week.

They were hooked after the first episode.

/Was baked as well
 
2013-05-06 08:49:57 AM

Fubini: It felt like there was 10 minutes of telling me how I should be a star child at one with the universe followed by 5 minutes of actual science


In that era of documentary series, the first episode was viewed as the thesis statement, and that's what the first episode of Cosmos is. Facts are thin on the ground, because the purpose was to establish an  idea- every episode that follows calls back to the ideas laid out in the first episode. They're the supporting facts for his thesis.

It still is paced very slowly, by modern standards. That's a good thing, I believe.
 
2013-05-06 09:09:46 AM

WippitGuud: bbfreak: Kibbler: I think he's glib and a bit full of himself. I wish they'd pick someone else. But the documentary industry as a whole has been sliding slowly toward short-attention-span infotainment hosted by media stars. So I'm not surprised.

Planet Earth may be the last documentary series ever made that thoroughly pleased me.

Who exactly would you suggest as a replacement? Keep in mind that this will be for an American audience and Tyson and Bill Nye are probably the two most well known spokespersons for science in the US other than Sagan.


Outside the US I think Brian Cox might do a good job of I but he isn't as well known honestly inside the US. While Nye and Tyson have become well known faces who are known for defending and explaining science to the masses effectively.

David Attenborough?


Nope, Attenbrorough is a naturalist. Cosmos requires some understanding of astrophysics and why not go with the most famous astrophysicist who isn't dead?
 
2013-05-06 09:23:34 AM

awalkingecho: Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: NdGT and Bill Nye for science, Mythbusters for engineering.

Dibs on history... Pilot should be out before month end.


I will look forward to seeing this.  My undergrad degree is in History.  Let me know!
 
2013-05-06 09:26:59 AM
I am obviously going to retract my seemingly on crack statement connecting Sir Patrick to this...  I need to lay off the meth, and figure out where the hell I came up with that bit of whatever.
 
2013-05-06 09:29:20 AM

Kibbler: I think he's glib and a bit full of himself. I wish they'd pick someone else. But the documentary industry as a whole has been sliding slowly toward short-attention-span infotainment hosted by media stars. So I'm not surprised.

Planet Earth may be the last documentary series ever made that thoroughly pleased me.


The BBC is still doing a decent job.  And while not as common anymore, I always enjoy the Michael Palin travelogs.
 
2013-05-06 09:35:34 AM

eltejon: awalkingecho: Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: NdGT and Bill Nye for science, Mythbusters for engineering.

Dibs on history... Pilot should be out before month end.

I will look forward to seeing this.  My undergrad degree is in History.  Let me know!


Awesome, I just farkied you so I can be sure to notify you. Will probably try to plug it on here too when things come together. Might even bounce some ideas off you. I am a general info buff and love history equally but I took the time to sit and make some honest criticism about why it tends to lag behind in people's interest .. we are going to take our best crack at making it more accessible in the ways that it isn't. Might even encourage discussion response or q and a videos to tackle the interactive part that it will lack
 
2013-05-06 09:40:47 AM
I thought there would be a badass over here by now.
 
2013-05-06 10:13:31 AM

awalkingecho: eltejon: awalkingecho: Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: NdGT and Bill Nye for science, Mythbusters for engineering.

Dibs on history... Pilot should be out before month end.

I will look forward to seeing this.  My undergrad degree is in History.  Let me know!

Awesome, I just farkied you so I can be sure to notify you. Will probably try to plug it on here too when things come together. Might even bounce some ideas off you. I am a general info buff and love history equally but I took the time to sit and make some honest criticism about why it tends to lag behind in people's interest .. we are going to take our best crack at making it more accessible in the ways that it isn't. Might even encourage discussion response or q and a videos to tackle the interactive part that it will lack


EIP if you have any questions, and I have one or two for you.

Thanks!
 
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