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FOX To Host New Cosmos 206

Posted by timothy
from the with-nancy-cartwright-narration-please dept.
twocows writes "FOX is set to make a new season of Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,' hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson and written by none other than Ann Druyan (Carl Sagan's widow). Let's hope they don't screw it up like every other good show they've aired in the past decade."
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FOX To Host New Cosmos

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  • Re:How long? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by bky1701 (979071) on Friday August 05, 2011 @07:37PM (#37002852) Homepage
    Given this is Fox, they will most likely attempt to avoid evolution as much as humanly possible, or present "other theories" along with it.
  • by CrimsonAvenger (580665) on Friday August 05, 2011 @10:12PM (#37003866)

    You are like General Custer hating Gandhi because he was an Indian.

    It should be noted that General Custer did NOT hate Indians. He rather admired them, actually. Alas, his job didn't care whether he liked them or not, he still had to protect the "settlers" (yes, even when the settlers were doing illegal things).

    Of course, this was the period of the "noble savage" concept, which automagically made Indians kind of cool to people who had never encountered them.

  • by Luke727 (547923) on Friday August 05, 2011 @10:38PM (#37003954) Homepage Journal

    Dude, Fringe just *barely* survived; if they don't move it out of Friday night then this season is going to be its last.

  • Re:How long? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by hairyfeet (841228) <bassbeast1968&gmail,com> on Friday August 05, 2011 @11:28PM (#37004144) Journal

    Well to be "fair and balanced" last I heard Mars temps have gone up too, and I don't think they have much CO2. while I'm all for cutting down on pollution (as long as it isn't cap & trade, which is just another big scam where "preferential companies" will get carbon credits handed to them and the rest of us get fucked) as we saw here in that article the other day where the temps and the models aren't lining up I think we need a little more work before we head down a path that will take wealth from billions and hand it to a handful.

    As for TFA as long as it has Neil Degrasse Tyson it will probably be quite good. I've watched several lectures of his and he really seems to have a knack for explaining pretty complex concepts without "dumbing down" the information being presented. Quite entertaining, of course that was one of the great gifts of Sagan as well, probably while they chose Tyson in the first place. I personally can't wait to see it as Cosmos was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid and to have a new generation brought up with Cosmos sounds like a damned fine idea to me.

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