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2014-06-08 09:10:16 PM  

Corn_Fed: Just curious about ratings--is Cosmos considered a genuine ratings hit? Has it performed well enough that a 2nd season is likely?


I've heard many places say it's a one time only reboot. Incredibly expensive, and insanely time consuming for NDT.
 
2014-06-08 09:11:03 PM  
It's always cool when you look for something and find something else instead.
 
2014-06-08 09:11:11 PM  
Hopefully they do another season.  Maybe Michio Kaku could do it.
 
2014-06-08 09:11:43 PM  
shame there won't be a 2nd season, really enjoy the show. The dvd will have several hours of extras for me to enjoy
 
2014-06-08 09:12:36 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: It's always cool when you look for something and find something else instead.


I'm paraphrasing here:

The most interesting words in science aren't "AH-HA," but "That's strange."
 
2014-06-08 09:12:43 PM  
Can somebody post the "love me some white add" GIF of NdGT?
 
2014-06-08 09:13:14 PM  

geom_00: Corn_Fed: Just curious about ratings--is Cosmos considered a genuine ratings hit? Has it performed well enough that a 2nd season is likely?

Sadly, no.  Neil doesn't want to host a second season.

I am HOPING though, that someone else does.

Bill Nye, or another woman was suggested last week.


Amy Mainzer
david.heineke.name

I find Alex Filipenko amusing as well...
 
2014-06-08 09:13:36 PM  

geom_00: cameroncrazy1984: It's always cool when you look for something and find something else instead.

I'm paraphrasing here:

The most interesting words in science aren't "AH-HA," but "That's strange."


I like that.
 
2014-06-08 09:14:57 PM  
A Champagne Supernova?
 
2014-06-08 09:15:04 PM  

BeerBear: shame there won't be a 2nd season, really enjoy the show. The dvd will have several hours of extras for me to enjoy


A while back, there was someone in the series production in these threads. perhaps that person can confirm this.
 
2014-06-08 09:15:12 PM  

Vacation Bible School: Amy Mainzer
david.heineke.name


I'd vote for her!
 
2014-06-08 09:15:46 PM  
I didn't see a footnote so it's invalid.

From Wiki....
In 642 AD, Alexandria was captured by the Muslim army of
Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi (medieval writer)Abd'l Latif of Baghdad (1162-1231) states that the library of Alexandria was destroyed by Amr, by the order of the Caliph Omar...


This was the final destruction, other Armies started on it...
 
2014-06-08 09:16:10 PM  
Stars are some of the most interesting things in the universe to me.
 
2014-06-08 09:16:35 PM  
"We don't have to pretend we have all the answers."

Let the fundie butthurt commence.
 
2014-06-08 09:16:38 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: It's always cool when you look for something and find something else instead.


I'm not dumb but I can't understand why she walks like a woman but talks like a man ...

/ell oh ell ay
//I know, I need help
 
2014-06-08 09:16:45 PM  

mark12A: I didn't see a footnote so it's invalid.

From Wiki....
In 642 AD, Alexandria was captured by the Muslim army of
Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi (medieval writer)Abd'l Latif of Baghdad (1162-1231) states that the library of Alexandria was destroyed by Amr, by the order of the Caliph Omar...

This was the final destruction, other Armies started on it...


Thanks, that was sarcasm.
 
2014-06-08 09:17:26 PM  
He forgot Pluto!

/It's still a planet to me
 
2014-06-08 09:18:56 PM  
Did he just do 'I'm a little teapot?'
 
2014-06-08 09:18:57 PM  

geom_00: The most interesting words in science aren't "AH-HA," but "That's strange."


Isaac Asimov "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"
 
2014-06-08 09:19:13 PM  
I think he just did the:

Ney sayers gonna ney say!
 
2014-06-08 09:19:17 PM  

mark12A: It's not been that good a series. Kinda light on the production values, and he jumped around a lot. Not a good narrative flow at all. The commercials were the final nail in the coffin. A noble effort, but something like this really belongs on PBS.

Last week was frustrating. Made some nice clear points about global warming, but didn't close the sale. You do NOT make a statement like "global warming is increasing the number and severity of storms" without backing it up with some data. There is no clear data showing that yet. We're coming off some quiet hurricane and tornado seasons. People are going to throw that in your face. He needed to make a complete airtight case, and didn't . And he was SO close. He talked about the carbon balance, good, killed the volcano argument the deniers use, but did NOT address how much CO2 the biosphere throws into the air. He needed to address that, because deniers will bring it up. Frustrating.


a.fod4.com
 
2014-06-08 09:19:54 PM  

WhyteRaven74: geom_00: The most interesting words in science aren't "AH-HA," but "That's strange."

Isaac Asimov "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"


Thank you!
 
2014-06-08 09:20:09 PM  
I almost always want to go outside and look up at the stars after one of these types of episodes.
 
2014-06-08 09:20:23 PM  
Then there's the physicist who when told they discovered a new particle responded with "Who ordered that?".
 
2014-06-08 09:20:51 PM  

picodenico: Did he just do 'I'm a little teapot?'


sure looks like it
 
2014-06-08 09:21:21 PM  

geom_00: Thank you!


welcome :)
 
2014-06-08 09:21:40 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I almost always want to go outside and look up at the stars after one of these types of episodes.


I have when the damn clouds are away
 
2014-06-08 09:22:17 PM  

AngryTeacher: BeerBear: shame there won't be a 2nd season, really enjoy the show. The dvd will have several hours of extras for me to enjoy

A while back, there was someone in the series production in these threads. perhaps that person can confirm this.


would be nice if they add another season
 
2014-06-08 09:22:32 PM  
Augh the last episode of science erotica!!! I don't apologize for my fanboism of NdGT, intelligent men turn me on and he has a sexy voice and bedroom eyes.

/definitely getting the boxed set
 
2014-06-08 09:22:34 PM  
Sorry Neil, I consider Dark Matter to be Theology. "It's there, trust us. Can't see it, can't show you any, but it's there" Sorta like heaven, I guess.

OH MY GOD IT'S RON REAGAN!!! AND HE'S NOT AFRAID OF BURNING IN HELL!!!!
 
2014-06-08 09:22:58 PM  
Well my TV decided to not work up to the first commercial break. I miss anything important in the first segment?

/Curry Udon
//Umeshu
///Cosmos finale
////Life is good
 
2014-06-08 09:23:24 PM  

BeerBear: AngryTeacher: BeerBear: shame there won't be a 2nd season, really enjoy the show. The dvd will have several hours of extras for me to enjoy

A while back, there was someone in the series production in these threads. perhaps that person can confirm this.

would be nice if they add another season


A purely selfish reason here....  My ten and seven year olds are obsessed with the show. Please keep it going.
 
2014-06-08 09:23:27 PM  

mark12A: Sorry Neil, I consider Dark Matter to be Theology. "It's there, trust us. Can't see it, can't show you any, but it's there"


Huh. I was unaware that sight was the only sense that humans have. And eyes the only tool.
 
2014-06-08 09:23:36 PM  
Carl had planned to do a second series after "Cosmos." It was to be called, "Ethos."
 
2014-06-08 09:23:44 PM  
I always knew Ronald Reagan was a satanist!
 
2014-06-08 09:23:46 PM  

BeerBear: I have when the damn clouds are away


Given how cheap electronics are these days I'm surprised no one has made small radio telescopes for the home. Oh sure you won't see the stars with one, but you can see all sorts of other interesting stuff.
 
2014-06-08 09:24:02 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: I almost always want to go outside and look up at the stars after one of these types of episodes.


I feel the same way and felt the same with Sagan's Cosmos too. I hope Carl gets a shout out tonight.
 
2014-06-08 09:24:24 PM  

mark12A: Sorry Neil, I consider Dark Matter to be Theology. "It's there, trust us. Can't see it, can't show you any, but it's there" Sorta like heaven, I guess.

OH MY GOD IT'S RON REAGAN!!! AND HE'S NOT AFRAID OF BURNING IN HELL!!!!


There is SOME evidence for it. It's our current best theory for the gravitational effect. That's one more piece of evidence than for anything theological.
 
2014-06-08 09:24:26 PM  

farkingismybusiness: I always knew Ronald Reagan was a satanist!


that ad was great.
 
2014-06-08 09:24:38 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Can you imagine being able to go back in time to the Alexandrian library?


OMG that is my favorite fantasy of all time. Seriously, no snark.
 
2014-06-08 09:25:51 PM  

WhyteRaven74: BeerBear: I have when the damn clouds are away

Given how cheap electronics are these days I'm surprised no one has made small radio telescopes for the home. Oh sure you won't see the stars with one, but you can see all sorts of other interesting stuff.


Um....I for one would throw money at a kickstarter for that.
 
2014-06-08 09:26:01 PM  

mark12A: Sorry Neil, I consider Dark Matter to be Theology. "It's there, trust us. Can't see it, can't show you any, but it's there" Sorta like heaven, I guess.


Do you feel the same way about gravity? Cause we've never seen gravity. Ever. All we have are the effects of it. But gravity itself alone? Despite a lot of time and money so far no one has observed it by itself.
 
2014-06-08 09:26:04 PM  

WhyteRaven74: BeerBear: I have when the damn clouds are away

Given how cheap electronics are these days I'm surprised no one has made small radio telescopes for the home. Oh sure you won't see the stars with one, but you can see all sorts of other interesting stuff.


That would be fun to have.
 
2014-06-08 09:26:14 PM  

shastacola: I feel the same way and felt the same with Sagan's Cosmos too. I hope Carl gets a shout out tonight.


He's had one in just about every episode. I'm would think there will be another tonight.
 
2014-06-08 09:26:29 PM  
Ho. Lee. FARK. Ad for Freedom from Religion Foundation with Ron Reagan. "...not afraid of burning in hell!" Yeaaaaaahhhh!!!
 
2014-06-08 09:27:22 PM  

WhyteRaven74: mark12A: Sorry Neil, I consider Dark Matter to be Theology. "It's there, trust us. Can't see it, can't show you any, but it's there" Sorta like heaven, I guess.

Do you feel the same way about gravity? Cause we've never seen gravity. Ever. All we have are the effects of it. But gravity itself alone? Despite a lot of time and money so far no one has observed it by itself.


Obviously gravity is religion.
 
2014-06-08 09:27:26 PM  
Heh, a 'that's funny' moment.
 
2014-06-08 09:28:32 PM  
I don't know what I said or did for the one month of TF, but THANK YOU Chicken_little (if you're in here)
 
2014-06-08 09:28:35 PM  

nucular bum: Ho. Lee. FARK. Ad for Freedom from Religion Foundation with Ron Reagan. "...not afraid of burning in hell!" Yeaaaaaahhhh!!!


Was this a national ad?  Local station had a news update last break.
 
2014-06-08 09:28:58 PM  

geom_00: Um....I for one would throw money at a kickstarter for that.


So would I.

cameroncrazy1984: That would be fun to have.


Yep it would.
 
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