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Sagan’s “Cosmos” Getting a Sequel…on FOX?!?

August 11, 2011 Leave a comment

In some very interesting news, the classic PBS documentary ‘Cosmos‘ starring Carl Sagan will be getting a sequel in 2013.

It will star Neil deGrasse Tyson, whom you may recognize from the PBS show NOVA scienceNOW!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo: NASA/JPL

The new Cosmos show will be produced by ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth McFarlane, who is well known to be frustrated with the scientific literacy of the United States, or lack thereof.

What is especially interesting about this is that the special will be aired on FOX, which has never been known to support scientific literacy of its audience. Fox News in particular comes to mind…

Anyway I hope this actually goes through and we get to see it. It probably won’t top the old-school charm of the original ‘Cosmos’, but should be great nonetheless.

 

 

 

 

Happy Carl Sagan Day!

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Yup, it’s the second annual Carl Sagan Day; honouring the life and work of the great Carl Sagan.

Not only did his books and TV shows get me interested in science, they did the same for a whole generation of people. In my own little way, I will honour his memory with a few awesome videos featuring Carl.

Mmmmm…apple pie.

The Universe, and every living thing, are made of star stuff.

Maybe we should all celebrate Carl Sagan Day like Sara Mayhew over at There Are Four Lights

Carl Sagan on Family Guy

July 14, 2010 2 comments

So, the last few days I’ve noticed a lot of people posting this Carl Sagan video:

I love Carl Sagan, so I thought I would share one of my favourite moments involving the famous scientist. His appearance on Family Guy: