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Cosmos Remake Coming To Fox In 2014 193

Posted by timothy
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TheSync writes "The long-awaited remake of Carl Sagan's amazing Cosmos series, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, will be coming to Fox television next year. It will star astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Surprisingly, Seth MacFarlane of Family Guy fame is an executive producer. MacFarlane was introduced to Carl Sagan's widow Ann Druyan by deGrasse Tyson, and MacFarlane helped them pitch the show to Fox executives."
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Cosmos Remake Coming To Fox In 2014

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  • by Ogi_UnixNut (916982) on Tuesday May 14, 2013 @09:18AM (#43719585) Homepage

    Heh, funny. I can't stand Brian Cox. I just find his manner irritating, and as a result I don't watch any of the shows he is on.

    Just goes to show the variety in peoples tastes, eh? :)

    I've not imagined Neil DeGrasse Tyson as a host, but I am willing to give it a shot and see how it goes. Who knows, he might actually be good at it.

  • Re:Let me guess (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Dutchy Wutchy (547108) on Tuesday May 14, 2013 @09:34AM (#43719757)
    Michio Kaku sounds a lot like a crackpot on the subject of aliens/UFOs, and his anti-nuclear soundbites seemed irresponsible--or at least quite misleading.
  • Re:Let me guess (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Pino Grigio (2232472) on Tuesday May 14, 2013 @10:57AM (#43720865)
    There's also been quite a lot of new physics and cosmology since 1980. We have Hubble. We have the CMB. We have all kinds of other interesting things...! Tyson is perfect for this. His enthusiasm is infectious (if you've listened to any of his audio books).
  • by RandCraw (1047302) on Tuesday May 14, 2013 @01:00PM (#43722457)

    Cosmos was unique. 33 years ago an astronomer / story teller with a luminous passion for the past, present, and future of science stepped into the vacuum of imagination that followed Star Trek, bewitching and enthralling a generation of scientist wanna-bes. Sagan thrilled us largely because the world revealed by Cosmos was a joyous surprise.

    But rather than inventing a new series with fresh ideas, Cosmos II is just an attempt to reanimate dead flesh. It's a frankensteinian monster pieced together from someone else's long dead body of work. Magic can't be cloned,

    Fox is not PBS. Tyson is not Sagan. Cosmos should be allowed to rest in peace.

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