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Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:57 PM

Who is going to watch the new Cosmos? Anyone know about the new host?

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Reply Who is going to watch the new Cosmos? Anyone know about the new host? (Original post)
diabeticman Mar 2014 OP
jakeXT Mar 2014 #1
alphafemale Mar 2014 #2
Wounded Bear Mar 2014 #3
Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2014 #14
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #4
diabeticman Mar 2014 #5
sharp_stick Mar 2014 #21
CherokeeDem Mar 2014 #6
GreenPartyVoter Mar 2014 #19
KG Mar 2014 #7
progressoid Mar 2014 #8
Paulie Mar 2014 #9
HarveyDarkey Mar 2014 #10
pipi_k Mar 2014 #11
rurallib Mar 2014 #25
blogslut Mar 2014 #12
eShirl Mar 2014 #13
nytemare Mar 2014 #15
GreenPartyVoter Mar 2014 #20
fujiyama Mar 2014 #16
Stardust Mar 2014 #17
Manifestor_of_Light Mar 2014 #18
pipi_k Mar 2014 #22
Orrex Mar 2014 #23
diabeticman Mar 2014 #24
Paulie Mar 2014 #26
diabeticman Mar 2014 #27
krispos42 Mar 2014 #29
Paulie Mar 2014 #31
krispos42 Mar 2014 #28
pokerfan Mar 2014 #30

Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 05:33 PM

1. The Pluto Killer ?

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson didn't just talk about the eerie reality of living as a meme at the live taping of On The Verge; he also argued that he's been unfairly blamed with the death of Pluto. "All I did was drive the getaway car," he claims, and that the killer was actually astronomer Mike Brown, author of How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. Defending the decision though, Dr. Tyson explained, "If Neptune were analogized with a Chevy Impala in mass, then how big is pluto compared to that? Pluto would be a matchbox car sitting on the curb."



http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/26/2903224/dr-neil-degrasse-tyson-killing-pluto-on-the-verge

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 05:55 PM

2. He comes off as a very likable guy.

He has already been on TV quite a bit.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 06:37 PM

3. I consider him a worthy successor to Dr Sagan...

He's smart, has personality, knows his stuff, very serious about science, but in a likeable way.

My only concern is the network producing it.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 11:37 PM

14. +1

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 06:40 PM

4. I'll watch it

I really like Tyson. Not only is he brilliant he's really nice.

We bumped into him at the American Museum of Natural History where he heads up the Planetarium and he patiently and happily answered all kinds of really "dumb" questions by my kids.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 06:44 PM

5. My wife saw your post and smiled. She heard when it comes to kids he doesn't believe any question

is stupid. He loves to hear questions.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 10:45 AM

21. He really is a nice guy

you could tell he was busy and yet he knelt down listened to the kids questions and then answered every one.

Not only that he answered them really well, right at their level not too simplistic and not too complex.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 09:08 PM

6. Cannot wait for this!!!

My hero is Carl Sagan and the original Cosmos was amazing. I adore Neil deGrasse Tyson, and think he is a worthy successor to Sagan. He's wicked smart, witty, personable... love the guy.

Counting the minutes!!!!


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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 10:38 AM

19. Ditto!

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 09:12 PM

7. sagen was influential in tyson's life

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 09:29 PM

8. Neil is great.

My daughter saw him at her University. She said there was a line around the block waiting to get in to hear him speak.

Here he is schooling the Daily Show on their opening

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 10:03 PM

10. I will, I'm excited

 

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 10:42 PM

11. Yes I

Plan to watch it, and am familiar with Dr Tyson

He has a somewhat dry and mischievous sense of humor and no doubt will do justice to Carl Sagan's Cosmos series legacy

Can't wait to see it!

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 10:42 PM

25. of all the things to love about Tyson, his sense of humor is tops

he is so dry and low key and as you said mischievous - he just kills me when he slides one in.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 10:51 PM

12. Dr. Tyson is my Hollywood Astro-Physicist boyfriend.

I dig him. I'll watch Cosmos on Hulu cuz that's how I roll.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 11:11 PM

13. only my favorite Melody Sheep video

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 11:48 PM

15. I can't wait. I am truly looking forward to it.

I truly miss Carl Sagan, and DeGrasse Tyson has that same unrestrained joy in science, and the ability to communicate and simplify things that Carl had.

He has a nice podcast called "Startalk" that I quite enjoy.

I'm kind of glad it will be on Fox, for viewership. I think we are sorely in need of scientific literacy these days.

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Response to nytemare (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 10:40 AM

20. You raise a good point concerning the network.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 01:16 AM

16. I had vaguely heard about this

I'm glad Tyson is the host. He's a worthy successor to Sagan. Tyson is awesome and brings the same sense of joy and wonder of the universe to mass audiences. He's very likable.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 01:24 AM

17. I am, most definitely! Nt

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 02:18 AM

18. Can't wait!!!!

According to the profile of Dr. Tyson in the New Yorker, called "STAR MAN", he and Ann Druyan went to all the networks and Fox was the only one that would give them complete editorial control.

Ann Druyan is writer and lead executive producer for the new series. She wrote a large portion of the old series.

I have the old revised version COSMOS on DVD.


HEY BLOGSLUT: My show-business astrophysicist boyfriend is in London, not Hollywood.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 11:06 AM

22. Also

have the revised version Cosmos series on DVD, and had bought the companion book back when the original was on TV.


Looking forward to seeing what the new Cosmos program will be like. I'll bet special effects will be awesome.



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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 03:02 PM

23. I will not speak his name.

Not after what happened in that bar in Des Moines.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 03:54 PM

24. Huh? What happen in the bar at Des Moines?

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 11:06 PM

26. Just complaints from the plutocrats

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Response to Paulie (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 11:09 PM

27. Ah Thanks

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Response to Paulie (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 11:34 PM

29. *groan*

Now my puncreas is inflamed.


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Response to krispos42 (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 12:06 AM

31. Yah I know...

should have posted that in GD.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 11:33 PM

28. I saw Neil DeGrasse Tyson once, at Fairfield U. About a year ago.

Had a great time. Very smart, very funny, very passionate, and well able to transmit wonder and enthusiasm to his audience.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Mon Mar 3, 2014, 11:47 PM

30. He got hate mail from third graders!

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