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Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« on: 07/23/2013 10:33 PM »
It may have already been stated on another thread, and if so feel free to delete this post.  But I thought we could create a specific thread for the new Cosmos series by Neil deGrasse Tyson and his continuing the legendary work of Carl Sagan.  Can't wait!




http://www.space.com/22058-cosmos-a-spacetimes-odyssey-with-neil-degrasse-tyson-revealed-video.html
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Re: Cosmos
« Reply #1 on: 07/23/2013 10:37 PM »


(Just post the regular, vanilla link, don't post all the embed code or it won't embed in this forum!)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMJxjYRXYkU

EDIT: Just watched it. Looks awesome. I hope it keeps both the sciency passion of the original AND the exciting-ness needed to catch viewership. I'll be watching.
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Re: Cosmos
« Reply #2 on: 07/23/2013 11:17 PM »
Yeah finally figured that out lol, thanks.  Yeah looks pretty awesome, if anyone can continue the work of Carl Sagan, its Neil.

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #3 on: 07/24/2013 12:08 AM »
I am also excited for this series.  If this gets a new generation interested in science and space, I'm all for it.  :)

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #4 on: 07/25/2013 08:42 PM »
Surprised more people are excited about this  ???

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #5 on: 07/25/2013 08:55 PM »
Cosmos was... a once in a lifetime experience.  No matter how much effort is put into this remake, it can only be a dim reflection of the original for those of us lucky enough to enjoy it.  It broke so many moulds and set so many standards for factual programming that anything else is just a derivative.  Any attempt to redo it or 'extend' it just feels... wrong somehow.

Consequently, this remake thus has a very faint scent of blasphemy about it that leaves many people feeling equivocal.  We'll probably get over it eventually but... ah, somehow it couldn't be the same.
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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #6 on: 07/25/2013 09:16 PM »
Cosmos was... a once in a lifetime experience.  No matter how much effort is put into this remake, it can only be a dim reflection of the original for those of us lucky enough to enjoy it.  It broke so many moulds and set so many standards for factual programming that anything else is just a derivative.  Any attempt to redo it or 'extend' it just feels... wrong somehow.

Consequently, this remake thus has a very faint scent of blasphemy about it that leaves many people feeling equivocal.  We'll probably get over it eventually but... ah, somehow it couldn't be the same.

I feel ya, Cosmos is awesome and I still watch it every couple months, but its 34 years later and the children today definitely do not feel the same way.  I think Carl Sagan would be happy with one of the most brilliant astrophysicist in the world continuing his work and inspiring a new generation.  Just look at the comments on youtube, people are getting geeky excited about it, pretty rare for science.

For you Ben, one of my favorite videos for Carl Sagan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U49i8HYMp2k&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #7 on: 07/25/2013 11:46 PM »
Cosmos was... a once in a lifetime experience.  No matter how much effort is put into this remake, it can only be a dim reflection of the original for those of us lucky enough to enjoy it.  It broke so many moulds and set so many standards for factual programming that anything else is just a derivative.  Any attempt to redo it or 'extend' it just feels... wrong somehow.

Consequently, this remake thus has a very faint scent of blasphemy about it that leaves many people feeling equivocal.  We'll probably get over it eventually but... ah, somehow it couldn't be the same.

I understand the feeling. I felt the same as the new Battlestar Galactica aired season 1. But it didn't take long before I was completely hooked!
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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #8 on: 07/26/2013 08:23 AM »
I understand the feeling. I felt the same as the new Battlestar Galactica aired season 1. But it didn't take long before I was completely hooked!

Amen. It was the new BSG, loosely same plot and familiar names but with visuals, atmosphere and plot twists modernized for 21st century appetite. Tyson is the natural choice for the new Cosmos. Only bad thing is the waiting until 2014  :P
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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #9 on: 07/26/2013 02:00 PM »
"Unser Kosmos" was the momentous television moment that I experienced in my early life. Never again did anything shown on the tube capture my attention the way that Sagan's show did. Cannot believe it has been thirty years (the program was not aired in Germany  before 1983). I was eight years old and stayed up late on Tuesdays -- Sagan had a 9:45 pm slot.

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #10 on: 07/26/2013 08:14 PM »
Why is this series on FOX of all networks?

A network infamous for early cancellations of nearly all their recent scifi genre shows.

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #11 on: 08/10/2013 08:40 PM »

I'll quote Neil deGrasse Tyson himself on it being on Fox:

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #12 on: 08/10/2013 09:57 PM »
I wrote off the "new Cosmos" because of the rumored climate change focus.. now that I see it's going to be on Fox, maybe it won't be so bad.. still Neil deGrasse Tyson though, so...
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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #13 on: 08/11/2013 01:03 AM »
I enjoy Tyson. My concern is that the show will most likely have to refrain from scientifically speaking on the origins of the universe and on the origins of life.  One pet peeve about these shows is their depiction of black holes as actual black spheres.... in reality they would almost certainly be shrouded in million degree hellishly bright vortex of many suns worth of matter.  Quite the opposite of blackness.

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #14 on: 08/11/2013 01:33 AM »
Found someone on the web making Cosmos II tshirts... But not for sale just yet.  Looks good!

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #15 on: 08/11/2013 09:54 AM »
I enjoy Tyson. My concern is that the show will most likely have to refrain from scientifically speaking on the origins of the universe and on the origins of life.  One pet peeve about these shows is their depiction of black holes as actual black spheres.... in reality they would almost certainly be shrouded in million degree hellishly bright vortex of many suns worth of matter.  Quite the opposite of blackness.

So black holes have covers and warning lights.

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #16 on: 08/11/2013 05:17 PM »
I enjoy Tyson. My concern is that the show will most likely have to refrain from scientifically speaking on the origins of the universe and on the origins of life.  One pet peeve about these shows is their depiction of black holes as actual black spheres.... in reality they would almost certainly be shrouded in million degree hellishly bright vortex of many suns worth of matter.  Quite the opposite of blackness.

Wouldn't that only apply to "feeding" or active blackholes?

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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #17 on: 08/12/2013 07:22 AM »
I enjoy Tyson. My concern is that the show will most likely have to refrain from scientifically speaking on the origins of the universe and on the origins of life.  One pet peeve about these shows is their depiction of black holes as actual black spheres.... in reality they would almost certainly be shrouded in million degree hellishly bright vortex of many suns worth of matter.  Quite the opposite of blackness.
It's ok, the black holes in COSMOS II will be covered in hype.  The energy of the hype is equivalent in strength to the conflagration of billion suns that hover a black hole in reality.  Sun glasses may be required to watch.

I'm looking forward to the show ( in a temporal sense, not in a Euclidean space kind of way).
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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #18 on: 08/12/2013 07:29 PM »
Just got finished reading Frank Borman's book, he was NOT kind to Sagan at all, and what I read really lowered my opinion of the man )Sagan, that is).
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Re: Cosmos - A New Series Begins
« Reply #19 on: 08/12/2013 07:53 PM »
Just got finished reading Frank Borman's book, he was NOT kind to Sagan at all, and what I read really lowered my opinion of the man )Sagan, that is).

What did you read? In few lines. Thanks.

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