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[G] Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" getting reboot

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As NASA’s space shuttle program has come to an end, many of us may have been wondering where we’ll get our space fix from. The Fox network will be the answer, filling the void with an updated version of “Cosmos.â€
http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-ce...rlane-2011088/



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Could be
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Presented by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. He is an amazing orator and a worthy replacement for Sagan.
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I'm a little surprised that it will be on fox, other then that it looks like it's going to be great. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is exactly who I would want doing it as well.
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NDT = Good.

But it could still end up being really really bad.

The possibilities are pretty incredible though. It's Blu-Ray versus VHS, and we have a good couple of decades worth of new science since the original. Plus modern CGI. Tons of potential, tons of opportunities for Fox to ruin it.

Edit: National Geographic will be producing it, which is definitely good news. I'm assuming Fox just signed on for the merchandising opportunities. The Cosmos coffee table book was a huge best seller last time around.
Edited by drizek - 8/8/11 at 6:43pm
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I can't think of a better person to continue it.
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Wasn't Tyson one of the ones who made Pluto not a planet?

/knowledgegainedfromTheBigBangTheory
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Fox and science? does not compute!
This just in! The sun is bigger that the earth! Obama came from Pluto!

Hopefully Fox can squeeze 1 or 2 facts out of this show
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Wasn't Tyson one of the ones who made Pluto not a planet?

/knowledgegainedfromTheBigBangTheory
Pluto was never a planet in the first place.
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NDT?!? BOO-YEAH! Perfect choice as everyone else has said!

Fox? Well with Seth MacFarlane in charge that is how they got it to Fox. I actually see that as a great thing because you don't get to Seth's position in life and be an idiot. The article confirms that he is a space nerd and I can truly see that.

This could turn out really good.
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Originally Posted by bulmung View Post
Fox and science? does not compute!
^True.

Long live the Sagan!

Pluto is a dwarf planet. That's technically still a planet. Besides, there are objects orbiting the sun that are larger than Pluto and they were never admitted into the pantheon of planethood. That doesn't make sense.
Edited by Mjolnir - 8/9/11 at 10:16pm
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