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2014-06-08 10:10:18 PM
At its core, Cosmos (both of them) were about Science and Knowledge, how we came by them, why we need them, what they can do for us.  It's a series about Science and why we should appreciate it in big broad terms.  It's not a show about a particular science or application of tech, except to illustrate the bigger picture of Science.

I don't know if you could do that with another 13 weeks.  But I would love to give that a try.
 
2014-06-08 10:10:22 PM

timharrod: trekkiecougar: The thought of the Voyager probes gives me chills. It's fascinating to imagine some being examining them after we're long gone. I have the greatest respect for the folks who designed and cconstructed them.

"Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record" (Sagan) is the book to hunt down.

http://goldenrecord.org/ is cool in the meantime.


Mahalo nui loa - many thanks!!!!!
 
2014-06-08 10:12:13 PM

Pariah.: Well guys, it's been fun when I've been able to show up for these threads. We should make a badge. Anyone got any ideas for one?


Wow.  I can actually say I earned this one!!

We should do this!
 
2014-06-08 10:12:52 PM

cameroncrazy1984: You sir, are an excellent internet stalker.


Thank you....I think :)
 
2014-06-08 10:15:20 PM
"But I like it big"

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID
 
2014-06-08 10:15:45 PM
What do you think, guys?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-08 10:16:00 PM
Sorry kids, not feeling it. It's lovely plea, "Can't we all just get along?" "it's the only home we got..etc."

But it's just a lament. The Scienticians love to whine about the inhumanity of man, but don't seem to have any ideas on how to resolve the struggle of freedom against tyranny. Bleeding for freedom is just so icky....
 
2014-06-08 10:16:52 PM
Just through that one together, open to other text or designs.
 
2014-06-08 10:17:20 PM

BeerBear: how were the rating been for the show?


Decent. Tended to lag a little being 'The Bachelorette' is it's slot. Sunday nights have become brutal anyway (primarily because of HBO and AMC).
DVD/BluRay sales will likely be the key indicator as to whether or not they want to give it another go.
 
2014-06-08 10:18:20 PM
Still sad this is the last episode.  But now I have another Cosmos to put next to my original collection (at least once it's released). :)
 
2014-06-08 10:18:27 PM

Pariah.: What do you think, guys?

[i.imgur.com image 370x380]


I, for one, LOVE that!!
 
2014-06-08 10:19:59 PM

mark12A: Sorry kids, not feeling it. It's lovely plea, "Can't we all just get along?" "it's the only home we got..etc."

But it's just a lament. The Scienticians love to whine about the inhumanity of man, but don't seem to have any ideas on how to resolve the struggle of freedom against tyranny. Bleeding for freedom is just so icky....


That the best you've got? Pitiful.
 
2014-06-08 10:20:17 PM

mark12A: Sorry kids, not feeling it. It's lovely plea, "Can't we all just get along?" "it's the only home we got..etc."

But it's just a lament. The Scienticians love to whine about the inhumanity of man, but don't seem to have any ideas on how to resolve the struggle of freedom against tyranny. Bleeding for freedom is just so icky....


I am the tyranny of evil men.

/what's that get me?
 
2014-06-08 10:25:01 PM
Does anyone else get the feeling that this Mark guy is desperately wanting attention?
 
2014-06-08 10:25:17 PM

AurizenDarkstar: Still sad this is the last episode.  But now I have another Cosmos to put next to my original collection (at least once it's released). :)


day after tomorrow for $60 (Amazon is pre-selling it for $30.. dunno for how long though)
 
2014-06-08 10:25:24 PM

mark12A: Sorry kids, not feeling it. It's lovely plea, "Can't we all just get along?" "it's the only home we got..etc."

But it's just a lament. The Scienticians love to whine about the inhumanity of man, but don't seem to have any ideas on how to resolve the struggle of freedom against tyranny. Bleeding for freedom is just so icky....


Yeah, because throwing up our hands yelling, "Nope, nothing we can do at all - even a little bit - to make this world a better place" is the right answer.
 
2014-06-08 10:26:54 PM

mark12A: The Scienticians love to whine about the inhumanity of man, but don't seem to have any ideas on how to resolve the struggle of freedom against tyranny.


Good thing they sent the message out- it might reach the person who'll discover the solution someday.
 
2014-06-08 10:28:59 PM
I'm going to miss this. It gave me an opportunity to communicate with my son that, sadly, doesn't seem to exist otherwise. We really don't have any mutual interests, almost like he's rebelling against me. Imagine that.

I'll have to find something else we can truly enjoy together.
 
2014-06-08 10:29:57 PM

The Bestest: BeerBear: how were the rating been for the show?

Decent. Tended to lag a little being 'The Bachelorette' is it's slot. Sunday nights have become brutal anyway (primarily because of HBO and AMC).
DVD/BluRay sales will likely be the key indicator as to whether or not they want to give it another go.


Maybe if enough farkers buy it we can see another season

well I'm signing off, work day tomorrow. Thanks again chicken_little for the TF, sure hope I don't get fired because of it :D :p
 
2014-06-08 10:32:17 PM
If we're EVER going to leave this world and settle other planets we have to be a peaceful and united planet. Whining about how meaningless our political struggles are does not get us to that goal. The struggle against Communisim, present day struggles against Islamic fundies, is NOT meaningless or petty. It's key to our survival as a species that can travel space. I'm a little tired of Scientists that seem to hold themselves "above the fray" and talk down to the rest, braying "behave, you all!!"
 
2014-06-08 10:32:38 PM

Pariah.: mark12A: Sorry kids, not feeling it. It's lovely plea, "Can't we all just get along?" "it's the only home we got..etc."

But it's just a lament. The Scienticians love to whine about the inhumanity of man, but don't seem to have any ideas on how to resolve the struggle of freedom against tyranny. Bleeding for freedom is just so icky....

That the best you've got? Pitiful.


Yea, we should all feel blessed by his wisdom and insight throughout the series.
 
2014-06-08 10:32:44 PM
Adolf

Thanks for being in these threads.  We seem to have one mind at times.
 
2014-06-08 10:34:05 PM

geom_00: Adolf

Thanks for being in these threads.  We seem to have one mind at times.


We do, don't we? It's been fun.
 
2014-06-08 10:35:35 PM
Well folks, it's been real. Don't forget the badge!

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-08 10:36:45 PM

dugitman: I am the tyranny of evil men.

/what's that get me?


That depends. Are you tryin' REEEEAL hard to be the shepherd?
 
2014-06-08 10:37:19 PM

mark12A: The struggle against Communisim, present day struggles against Islamic fundies, is NOT meaningless or petty.


A lot of the research that goes into space exploration was done by Soviet scientists. Indeed the inability of them to communicate freely with American and other scientists greatly hampered space exploration, it still hampers it. So, yeah, we'd have been a lot better off just learning to get along than blowing tons of money on posturing, goes for us, goes for them.
 
2014-06-08 10:38:07 PM

ox45tallboy: dugitman: I am the tyranny of evil men.

/what's that get me?

That depends. Are you tryin' REEEEAL hard to be the shepherd?


Always, honey bunny.
Always
 
2014-06-08 10:39:53 PM
Thank you for the TotalFark - dugitman !

I hope we get to do this again with a new Cosmos series.
 
2014-06-08 10:40:39 PM

BeerBear: final episode :( now what show we going use going to use to drink?


Through the Wormhole staring God
 
2014-06-08 10:40:41 PM
The last episode should have been the First. Last week the whole show was about Global Warming. Then I remembered I got PO'd at the Original for Sagan harping about Nuclear Winter back then. Just came for the Science but they Had to stick Politics into it both times. Still the most bothersome were the crappy cartoons. Weren't any Cartoons in the Original. Did they balloon the Budget that bad they had to go that direction or was that all because of Seth? I still have the Original series saved on a hard drive but I've already Deleted all of these. I liked the 1st season of "How the Universe works" narrated by Mike Rowe much better. I bought that DVD set. I had Higher expectations for this "Reboot".
 
2014-06-08 10:42:45 PM

Pariah.: What do you think, guys?

[i.imgur.com image 370x380]


I like it.!

And thanks again to dugitman.
 
2014-06-08 10:42:55 PM
I think the sad thing is, we need more shows like this, but on prime time.

There's a ton of good science shows, but they are either not on during prime time, or are on channels that not a lot of people bother to watch.
 
2014-06-08 10:47:24 PM

Lapdance: Still the most bothersome were the crappy cartoons. Weren't any Cartoons in the Original.


Evolution in 40 seconds
 
2014-06-08 10:48:14 PM

cosmiquemuffin: 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.


In the card game Chrononauts, it's a mission objective.
 
2014-06-08 10:49:34 PM

Sim Tree: In the card game Chrononauts, it's a mission objective.


Chrononauts is awesome.

/save the Hindenberg
 
2014-06-08 10:50:14 PM

Lapdance: The last episode should have been the First. Last week the whole show was about Global Warming. Then I remembered I got PO'd at the Original for Sagan harping about Nuclear Winter back then. Just came for the Science but they Had to stick Politics into it both times


Science can't ignore politics. Politics ignoring science is one of the primary reasons the world and it's people are currently hurtling down two or three parallel paths to it's destruction. If science goes on it's merry way ignoring politics, one day the scientists will wake up to nuclear war, global climate destruction, world-wide epidemics, crippling overpopulation, or one of a dozen other genuine threats. And by then all of their science will be worthless.
 
2014-06-08 11:00:57 PM
Hey dugitman, many thanks for the TF subscription! I drink to you.
 
2014-06-08 11:08:32 PM

Lapdance: The last episode should have been the First. Last week the whole show was about Global Warming. Then I remembered I got PO'd at the Original for Sagan harping about Nuclear Winter back then. Just came for the Science but they Had to stick Politics into it both times.


Politicians use and mis-use science (and engage in psuedoscience and anti-science) to wield great influence over national and international policy, much of it to the detriment not only of humankind but all of life on Earth.  It is important to tackle these topics head-on with solid science, and both are warnings well-heeded.
 
2014-06-08 11:11:51 PM

Pariah.: Lapdance: The last episode should have been the First. Last week the whole show was about Global Warming. Then I remembered I got PO'd at the Original for Sagan harping about Nuclear Winter back then. Just came for the Science but they Had to stick Politics into it both times

Science can't ignore politics. Politics ignoring science is one of the primary reasons the world and it's people are currently hurtling down two or three parallel paths to it's destruction. If science goes on it's merry way ignoring politics, one day the scientists will wake up to nuclear war, global climate destruction, world-wide epidemics, crippling overpopulation, or one of a dozen other genuine threats. And by then all of their science will be worthless.


Couple that with the fact that so many of our scientists were in the employ of the government throughout the 70's and 80's, but not so much for things that would help society at large.  Many of them were dealing with the manufacture of weaponry and newer ways to kill our enemies.  Yes, many things did come about through the sciences they were dealing with, but they were only a byproduct.
 
2014-06-08 11:39:52 PM
Will catch it on the DVR, sounds like it was great.
 
2014-06-09 12:18:44 AM
(watching a rerun)

He's talking strangely. Canned speech. It's not bad but just unnatural, he can make it up off the cuff and do just fine, and sound like a human.
 
2014-06-09 12:23:07 AM

The Bestest: Sim Tree: In the card game Chrononauts, it's a mission objective.

Chrononauts is awesome.

/save the Hindenberg


I love that card in particular; it's suggesting that, if time travel is possible, then we, ourselves are assuredly living in an alternate timeline. It's well thought out.
 
2014-06-09 12:25:23 AM
An apt time for a reboot of the James Burke "Connections"  show, don't you think? It has been a favorite since the late '70s when it first aired.
 
2014-06-09 12:25:47 AM
No, "dark matter" and "dark energy" is just NdGT claiming the biggest/most powerful things in cosmology for the black man.
 
2014-06-09 12:49:36 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson 28m
Between scenes on #Cosmos. Hadrian'sVilla. Surely the cover art for my nonexistent album of love songs pic.twitter.com/e2CkPiUrzD

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x447]


Don't want to alarm anyone but pretty sure that's a weeping angel on the other side of the pillar he's leaning on.
 
2014-06-09 01:19:42 AM
Really enjoyed the show, even if it did blow my mind at times and make me feel insignificant.  Thanks Chicken_little for the TF as well.
 
2014-06-09 01:25:41 AM
I couldn't sponsor everyone, but I thought that more Cosmos fans should see the Cosmos TF logo while it was still there. And I want to thank Crypticsatellite, who posts Science Channel discussion threads every week and has been since back when they played Cosmos reruns on Tuesday nights. He's a hell of a satellite.
 
2014-06-09 01:28:56 AM
Just finished out here on the west coast, tears in my eyes. I wish Fark was able to play these threads out in the same time based on your timezone. Or maybe have an Eastern Time/Central Time/Mountain Time/Pacific Time thread set. I would have liked to share all this will you in real time. But I feel as I have been able to in a small way.
 
2014-06-09 01:30:38 AM
Haven't been able to watch--no TV--but had them recorded.  Will sit down and watch in one go, I suspect.
 
2014-06-09 01:38:48 AM
I'm going to miss those Samsung Galaxy Tab commercials with visual effects supervisor Rainer Gambos and his coworker with the HUGE RACK.

Wish I knew who she was...my Google-Fu comes up with Natasha Anne Francis, but no luck otherwise. Can't even find the commercial on YouTube!
 
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