Sunday, March 9, 2014

"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (TV)

Pat Macpherson, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; Neil deGrasse Tyson (
The new "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" premeires Sunday, March 9, on 10 channels
The "cosmos" or world-system we live in is much bigger than we can imagine.
Celestial planes in Buddhist cosmological museum, Thailand (UweBKK/
Look up, look up, and look out over the skies. It's what any eager astrophysicist would do, from the smoky skyline of New York to the chemtrail-laden skies of Los Angeles. From coast to coast, the host with the most is no longer Carl Sagan. Now the mantle is passed onto upstart Neil deGrasse Tyson, the telegenic Michio Kaku of all things space, a media darling who knows better than to step out of line and say anything daring or beyond the pale of the gatekeepers of academe. But he does a good job, and the kids will love to be drawn out of the misery down here into the mystery of worlds above. Minds may be expanded, but the status quo will not be questioned. Stephen Hawking and his new brain implant were not available to work on the show. Carl Sagan was, but the ChronoVision is not yet what it will one day be (just ask Andrew Basiago). As for "Cosmos," even Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane is on board, having brought the show to Fox TV. More (plus video)

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