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2014-02-02 06:07:32 PM
ftv "Life on Earth is one of the unsolved mysteries of science."

Carl Sagan's series filled me with awe and wonderment and joy. I hope this new series does the same for a new audience.
 
2014-02-02 06:32:49 PM
Yea! I hope this is going to be FOX over the air...I'm canceling cable so no Nat Geo for me.
 
2014-02-02 06:41:16 PM

optikeye: Yea! I hope this is going to be FOX over the air...I'm canceling cable so no Nat Geo for me.


Oh..I see it will be Fox broadcast...Good, this needs to be available for all.

I hope they have a companion book. I took a course in College with the original Cosmos series and the book.
 
2014-02-02 06:41:49 PM

optikeye: Yea! I hope this is going to be FOX over the air...I'm canceling cable so no Nat Geo for me.


Hulu. $8/mo
 
2014-02-02 07:03:09 PM
It looks good, but I still have a problem with "From the creator of Family Guy..."
 
2014-02-02 07:21:25 PM
Looks awesome.
 
2014-02-02 07:26:13 PM
Looks wonderful.
 
2014-02-02 07:48:39 PM
Approves
www.brainpickings.org
I'm actually looking forward to a tv series premier
 
2014-02-02 07:57:44 PM
In the video there's a few frames of the "Spaceship of the Imagination".

I know I've seen that spaceship design before, not from Cosmos but from a book cover or something. It's one of the mirrored surfaced ships almost spherical with a 'soupbowl' brim.  Take a look and see if you recognize it, I'm drawing a blank here.
 
2014-02-02 08:07:41 PM
I'm so excited! I've been looking forward to it ever since Dr. Tyson told me he was going to be doing it.

/yes, that one
//via email, but still awesome
///still haven't meet him in person yet dammit
 
2014-02-02 08:08:14 PM
WE UMANS
 
2014-02-02 08:25:08 PM

Via Infinito: I'm so excited! I've been looking forward to it ever since Dr. Tyson told me he was going to be doing it.

///still haven't meet him in person yet dammit


If, and when you do, don't act like a badass.
 
2014-02-02 08:36:02 PM
bearded clamorer:

If, and when you do, don't act like a badass.

That won't be a problem. Not squealing like a schoolgirl might be a bit of an issue though.
 
2014-02-02 08:51:14 PM

Via Infinito: bearded clamorer:

If, and when you do, don't act like a badass.

That won't be a problem. Not squealing like a schoolgirl might be a bit of an issue though.


andreguantanamo.files.wordpress.com

Good luck!
I hope you get to meet him.

/Would probably squeal like a schoolgirl, too.
 
2014-02-02 09:19:58 PM

Confabulat: It looks good, but I still have a problem with "From the creator of Family Guy..."


Fox?  "From the people who bring you creationism, climate-change denial , and birtherism..."
 
2014-02-02 09:30:40 PM

optikeye: In the video there's a few frames of the "Spaceship of the Imagination".

I know I've seen that spaceship design before, not from Cosmos but from a book cover or something. It's one of the mirrored surfaced ships almost spherical with a 'soupbowl' brim.  Take a look and see if you recognize it, I'm drawing a blank here.


adventureamigos.net
 
2014-02-02 09:34:08 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Approves

I'm actually looking forward to a tv series premier


Carl Sagan was a head of state?
 
2014-02-02 09:34:16 PM
I didn't have high expectations but there is one minor little detail that makes me approve of this, one minor little word:


"Continues."


That is very different from the lazy "reboot" crap they keep trying to push on us. And it makes all the difference in the world.
 
2014-02-02 09:48:30 PM

Zombalupagus: I didn't have high expectations but there is one minor little detail that makes me approve of this, one minor little word:


"Continues."
That is very different from the lazy "reboot" crap they keep trying to push on us. And it makes all the difference in the world.


Makes sense.  Science doesn't reboot.  It just keeps continuing on.
 
2014-02-02 10:08:54 PM
Reboot...

static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-02 10:16:57 PM
Holy shiat Fox is going to get inundated with complaints from their demographic. WHAR EQUAL TIMES FOR JEEBUS
 
2014-02-02 10:48:04 PM

mrlewish: optikeye: In the video there's a few frames of the "Spaceship of the Imagination".

I know I've seen that spaceship design before, not from Cosmos but from a book cover or something. It's one of the mirrored surfaced ships almost spherical with a 'soupbowl' brim.  Take a look and see if you recognize it, I'm drawing a blank here.

[adventureamigos.net image 704x384]


Glad I am not the only one that was going to go that route.  Also glad I decided to finish reading the thread before I suggested it.

The only problem that I see here is that it is Fox, so that means that there are good odds that it will be cancelled mid-way through.  Hoping that Nat Geo will at least finish it if that does happen, if not continue.
 
2014-02-02 11:09:15 PM
If I know Fox, the show will probably say the Earth is 6,000 years old.
 
2014-02-02 11:27:17 PM
I need a moist towelette.
 
2014-02-02 11:28:09 PM

Via Infinito: That won't be a problem. Not squealing like a schoolgirl might be a bit of an issue though.


Squealing? So you finally decided to take my advice about making a celebrity freebie list?
 
2014-02-02 11:34:41 PM
First trailer? So what was that thing I saw a few months ago? Did I see into the future (*cue spooky music*)?
 
2014-02-02 11:50:57 PM
I will tell you one thing that will make this series suck compared to the first one.

Commercials.
 
2014-02-02 11:53:20 PM
The yellow one is the sun.
 
2014-02-03 12:39:31 AM
Heh, he said billions.
 
2014-02-03 12:55:33 AM

Oakenshield: Holy shiat Fox is going to get inundated with complaints from their demographic. WHAR EQUAL TIMES FOR JEEBUS


Fox =/= Fox News. Different demographics.
 
2014-02-03 01:15:38 AM
Where?  I don't see it.
 
2014-02-03 01:17:58 AM

Confabulat: It looks good, but I still have a problem with "From the creator of Family Guy..."


Yeah, that doesn't inspire great confidence but Neil deGrasse Tyson won't put up with any shiat from him.
 
2014-02-03 01:29:26 AM

El_Dandy_IX: Oakenshield: Holy shiat Fox is going to get inundated with complaints from their demographic. WHAR EQUAL TIMES FOR JEEBUS

Fox =/= Fox News. Different demographics.


The money all goes into the same coffers.
 
2014-02-03 01:49:18 AM

Confabulat: It looks good, but I still have a problem with "From the creator of Family Guy..."


If you've ever seen him on Bill Maher, he actually seems like a pretty intelligent and thoughtful guy who has
 just happened to have made a fortune off of low-brow humor. He's also a really outspoken liberal who has no love for the Fox News guys.
 
2014-02-03 01:55:42 AM

El_Dandy_IX: Oakenshield: Holy shiat Fox is going to get inundated with complaints from their demographic. WHAR EQUAL TIMES FOR JEEBUS

Fox =/= Fox News. Different demographics.


Nailed it. I doubt the same people who watch (with a serious interest) Hannity, O'Reilly, etc. also watch Simpsons, Singing/Dancing Show With Flamboyantly Gay Men, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers.
 
2014-02-03 02:45:21 AM
Carl Sagan's Cosmos hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, brought to you buy Fox and National Geographic, sponsored by plenty of corporations who advertise the shiat out of their products while you're eating CGI brain candy like it's going out of style.

I have a feeling this will be less education and more edutainment, and they're going to milk Carl Sagan's name for all it's worth. When NDT put on his sunglasses I was expecting Poochie to show up to ensure the audience new that this is Cosmos to the extreme.
 
2014-02-03 04:19:12 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: First trailer? So what was that thing I saw a few months ago? Did I see into the future (*cue spooky music*)?


That was "In Search Of".

Weatherkiss: Carl Sagan's Cosmos hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, brought to you buy Fox and National Geographic, sponsored by plenty of corporations who advertise the shiat out of their products while you're eating CGI brain candy like it's going out of style.

I have a feeling this will be less education and more edutainment, and they're going to milk Carl Sagan's name for all it's worth. When NDT put on his sunglasses I was expecting Poochie to show up to ensure the audience new that this is Cosmos to the extreme.


With Attitude.
 
2014-02-03 04:44:39 AM

Oakenshield: Holy shiat Fox is going to get inundated with complaints from their demographic. WHAR EQUAL TIMES FOR JEEBUS


Fox is a troll factory to generate cash for Murdoch. Fox News' demographic is 68 years old. When they die off he'll find a market that sells ads just as well. If Fox were about family values, you'd not have Family Guy. He'll take your money no matter the audience.

Since the RWNJ blarghosphere.is imploding, I predict a more liberal bent to programming.
 
2014-02-03 04:46:44 AM

Weatherkiss: Carl Sagan's Cosmos hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, brought to you buy Fox and National Geographic, sponsored by plenty of corporations who advertise the shiat out of their products while you're eating CGI brain candy like it's going out of style.

I have a feeling this will be less education and more edutainment, and they're going to milk Carl Sagan's name for all it's worth. When NDT put on his sunglasses I was expecting Poochie to show up to ensure the audience new that this is Cosmos to the extreme.


God your sort get me annoyed. Give it a shot before you bury it.

It's a prime time, broadcast TV show where a major scientist is going to talk about the wonders of our universe.  Will it be glossy? I sure hope so! Sagan's Cosmos was for its time. Corporations will be advertising? Someone paid for it the first time. Hell if you've seen it since 1990 (Like I did), you only did so because it was bought by Ted Turner.  "Milk" Sagan's name? Hell, I hope it teaches a lot of people who Sagan was and how important he was.

If ya don't like NGT, that's fine. But if you can't respect him, how about respecting what he's trying to do. You must admit it's rather audacious to even try to get a science documentary on broadcast TV. They seem like they've done it. I'm happy for that.

Might it reach some people. Maybe show them that just maybe they should look to reason and logic for an answer rather than men in dresses pounding books originally written for goat herders? Might it teach some young person out there to hold his or her beliefs up to scrutiny? That's a small miracle.

I saw Cosmos when I was 12 years old, and it taught me a lifetime of appreciating science (Sadly, it did not impart a sense for numbers with me, thus why I'm a library scientist...). It taught me that the world is tiny, and that the universe is vast, grand and terrible, and that to ever hope to survive, we need to be better to each other. Can NGT do the same for some 12 year old today? I'm excited to find out.
 
2014-02-03 04:49:18 AM

optikeye: In the video there's a few frames of the "Spaceship of the Imagination".

I know I've seen that spaceship design before, not from Cosmos but from a book cover or something. It's one of the mirrored surfaced ships almost spherical with a 'soupbowl' brim.  Take a look and see if you recognize it, I'm drawing a blank here.


static4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-03 04:58:11 AM
squeal?

giddybonkerness?
 
2014-02-03 05:13:49 AM

saintstryfe: Weatherkiss: Carl Sagan's Cosmos hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, brought to you buy Fox and National Geographic, sponsored by plenty of corporations who advertise the shiat out of their products while you're eating CGI brain candy like it's going out of style.

I have a feeling this will be less education and more edutainment, and they're going to milk Carl Sagan's name for all it's worth. When NDT put on his sunglasses I was expecting Poochie to show up to ensure the audience new that this is Cosmos to the extreme.

God your sort get me annoyed. Give it a shot before you bury it.

It's a prime time, broadcast TV show where a major scientist is going to talk about the wonders of our universe.  Will it be glossy? I sure hope so! Sagan's Cosmos was for its time. Corporations will be advertising? Someone paid for it the first time. Hell if you've seen it since 1990 (Like I did), you only did so because it was bought by Ted Turner.  "Milk" Sagan's name? Hell, I hope it teaches a lot of people who Sagan was and how important he was.

If ya don't like NGT, that's fine. But if you can't respect him, how about respecting what he's trying to do. You must admit it's rather audacious to even try to get a science documentary on broadcast TV. They seem like they've done it. I'm happy for that.

Might it reach some people. Maybe show them that just maybe they should look to reason and logic for an answer rather than men in dresses pounding books originally written for goat herders? Might it teach some young person out there to hold his or her beliefs up to scrutiny? That's a small miracle.

I saw Cosmos when I was 12 years old, and it taught me a lifetime of appreciating science (Sadly, it did not impart a sense for numbers with me, thus why I'm a library scientist...). It taught me that the world is tiny, and that the universe is vast, grand and terrible, and that to ever hope to survive, we need to be better to each other. Can NGT do the same for some 12 year old today? I'm exci ...


Oh, I'll certainly give it a shot. And it's given me some hope that this anti-intellectual trend in media might be fading away. It's my hope the show will be nothing short of spectacular and that the ratings will put it on the map, and that other channels/networks will follow suit. Maybe the History Channel actually being about history. Or the Discovery channel actually being about the sciences.

But the way they go about it is what's going to make or break it. The trailers show very little about the specific subject matters that will be discussed. Just a bunch of CGI and Tyson walking around and making vague references to what could be discussed (or maybe I'd go far enough as to say it should be discussed).

If it's science, then honestly it doesn't need this kind of pomp and circumstance. I don't think Carl Sagan would want it that way. The show becomes more of an infotainment blowjob for Carl Sagan than what made the show so popular to begin with.

If it's science, then it doesn't need to be dressed up to the extreme, or with attitude. It simply has to be. Do I think the shiny CGI is nice? Sure. Do I understand that it's probably the only hook the lowest common denominator wants to actually watch it? Of course.

I like NDT, but I just have my reservations over whether or not this show is there to act as a successor for Carl Sagan's work, or if it's there to milk his name for all it's worth. I'd rather have NDT's Cosmos be mediocre, boring, yet truthful -- instead of it being CGI circlejerk with NDT whoring himself out as a 'compromise' to get people interested in science.
 
2014-02-03 06:04:23 AM

fustanella: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Approves

I'm actually looking forward to a tv series premier

Carl Sagan was a head of state?


He should have been. Then maybe, just maybe, the planet wouldn't be in the shiat it seems to be in at the moment.
 
2014-02-03 06:38:31 AM
I am really really REALLY sick and tired of hearing 2 Steps From Hell in every god damn trailer now. It's nauseating.
 
2014-02-03 06:53:06 AM
They better not fk this up.

There's enough mad CGI skillz on display in there to drown the 8th Army.

They better not fk this up.
 
2014-02-03 06:56:19 AM

Weatherkiss: If it's science, then it doesn't need to be dressed up to the extreme, or with attitude. It simply has to be. Do I think the shiny CGI is nice? Sure. Do I understand that it's probably the only hook the lowest common denominator wants to actually watch it? Of course.


I don't know if you've noticed, but the original Cosmos had a huge CGI budget for a television show of the time. Sagan wanted some glitz to hook the viewing audience and outright admitted as such in interviews.

In light of that, I really, really do not get the folks who are flipping about OMG CGI CIRCLEJERK and the like. Both the old and new Cosmos series have to be taken within the cultural context in which they were/are produced. In short: calm your tits.
 
2014-02-03 07:29:25 AM

lohphat: optikeye: In the video there's a few frames of the "Spaceship of the Imagination".

I know I've seen that spaceship design before, not from Cosmos but from a book cover or something. It's one of the mirrored surfaced ships almost spherical with a 'soupbowl' brim.  Take a look and see if you recognize it, I'm drawing a blank here.

[static4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x361]


All I see is a pimped-out SR-71.
 
2014-02-03 08:29:27 AM

Ranger677:
The only problem that I see here is that it is Fox, so that means that there are good odds that it will be cancelled mid-way through.  Hoping that Nat Geo will at least finish it if that does happen, if not continue.

Confabulat: It looks good, but I still have a problem with "From the creator of Family Guy..."


From what I understand, Seth McFarlane was a huge fan axnd used his considerable weight at Fox to force them to do this. It is sort of Seths baby, IIRC, and he is very conscience of what hes doing.
 
2014-02-03 08:52:21 AM

ManifestDestiny: Weatherkiss: If it's science, then it doesn't need to be dressed up to the extreme, or with attitude. It simply has to be. Do I think the shiny CGI is nice? Sure. Do I understand that it's probably the only hook the lowest common denominator wants to actually watch it? Of course.

I don't know if you've noticed, but the original Cosmos had a huge CGI budget for a television show of the time. Sagan wanted some glitz to hook the viewing audience and outright admitted as such in interviews.

In light of that, I really, really do not get the folks who are flipping about OMG CGI CIRCLEJERK and the like. Both the old and new Cosmos series have to be taken within the cultural context in which they were/are produced. In short: calm your tits.


Cosmos had a CGI budget of 0. CGI did't exist at the time (or rather, was still experimental).
 
2014-02-03 09:09:51 AM
There is a chance that someone has already bought the ads for it.  Maybe some of the ones who buy the "ads" on PBS.
 
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