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Old 03-07-14, 07:16 AM
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Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

Like the title says, the new Cosmos series, hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson starts Sunday night.

If you are feeling nostalgic, National Geographic Channel is showing the original series starting tomorrow at noon.
Old 03-07-14, 07:39 AM
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Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today the global series premiere of COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, the thrilling new 13-part series from executive producer/writer Ann Druyan and executive producer Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, "Ted"). The highly anticipated series will premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, and encore with all-new bonus footage and behind-the-scenes content on the National Geographic Channel (NGC) Monday, March 10 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT). COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY will also premiere globally around the world on the National Geographic Channels in 170 countries and 45 languages and Monday, March 10 on Nat Geo MUNDO in the U.S. More than three decades after the debut of "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," Carl Sagan's stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, MacFarlane has teamed with Sagan's original creative collaborators - writer/executive producer Druyan and co-writer, astronomer Steven Soter - to conceive the 13-part series that will serve as a successor to the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series. COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY is hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. As with the legendary original series, the new COSMOS is the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. The series brings to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge, transporting viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest - and the smallest - scale.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Neil deGrasse Tyson as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
Ann Druyan as EP
Brannon Braga as EP
Mitchell Cannold as EP
Seth MacFarlane as EP
Steven Soter as EP

Read more: Listings - COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY on FOX | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listin...#ixzz2vHQPPJTI
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ooh, thats much fancier than I did, haha. Thanks dex.
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Cosmos A SpaceTime Odssey new Neil deGrasse Tyson Seth Mcfarlane FOX series

Anyone going to watch this on FOX or on NGC?

A update of the classic 80's Carl Sagan series and Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts with Seth as the producer.

It should look great in HD.


How big is the cosmos? This is both a central question of Cosmos, the Seth MacFarlane–produced, Neil deGrasse Tyson-hosted reboot of Carl Sagan’s widely watched and beloved 1980 miniseries investigating and elucidating our knowledge about the universe, and a question of Fox’s, which is premiering the new version on all 10 of its channels this Sunday night, in hopes that an educational program about stars, history, evolution, and the universe can once again become a zeitgeist-capturing, hugely-rated television event


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Re: Cosmos A SpaceTime Odssey new Neil deGrasse Tyson Seth Mcfarlane FOX series

I'm a huge fan of Neil, so I'll be DVRing this.

I suppose it's no coincidence that Neil's chair and that set look like the bridge of the Enterprise?
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I will definitely be watching this.
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re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

I've been an astronomy buff for decades. I was also a Carl Sagan fan. I did not like Cosmos when it came out and I find Neil Tyson annoying---so no interest to me.
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re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

When does the rest of it air? Daily, weekly on Sunday, or Monday?
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Can't wait for this. Most any show about Space keeps me glued to the screen.
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re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

The first episode is apparently a little heavy on the battles waged in faith vs. science, but after that allegedly it's pretty sweet.
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re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

About FCKN time !
I was made aware of this at least years SDCC and it was to start in November.
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re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

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The first episode is apparently a little heavy on the battles waged in faith vs. science


I assume they knew it would cause controversy and generate press coverage if they played that up early in the series. This series is getting a huge promotional push.
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Yeah, still it's only like 10 minutes total.
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

So would it be better to watch it on NGC and skip FOX since you get more bonus material?
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

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So would it be better to watch it on NGC and skip FOX since you get more bonus material?
I planned on doing that anyhow since Sunday primetime is too crowded.
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

NGC will also replay the original Cosmos on Sunday morning/afternoon before the premiere.
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

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I planned on doing that anyhow since Sunday primetime is too crowded.
This. Mondays for me as well.
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

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So would it be better to watch it on NGC and skip FOX since you get more bonus material?
So the NGC airing will be different than the FOX version? Or just replays?
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

but Vangelis' music wont be part of the new incarnation of the show ...

noted film composer Alan Silvestri will be doing the honors this go around.
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

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but Vangelis' music wont be part of the new incarnation of the show ...

noted film composer Alan Silvestri will be doing the honors this go around.
He's good too. One of the best, actually. I met him once as a high-schooler as he was putting the finishing touches on Back To The Future in June 1985 (I had a friend who was a studio musician). He was very friendly and talked me through the process of composing to a film as it comes out of editing.
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

FYI, a pretty good review for the 1st episode: http://gizmodo.com/cosmos-review-the...oot-1538929436

so wait, NGC is showing a version that is different than Fox?
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You think that's bad? Remember that time an unknown reaction called baryogenesis violated the conservation of baryon number, leading to a very small excess of quarks and leptons over antiquarks and antileptons—of the order of one part in 30 million?
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

That's a good review of the show and I'm glad I was warned about the little cartoon interlude. While I like Seth MacFarlane, I don't watch any of his work as I don't like cartoons. It's possible I would have thought the cartoon interludes would be common after seeing the first, and might have tuned out.

I have zero problem with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

For the TV geeks, in the talkback comments, there's a pic of Tyson and The Science Guy (Bill Nye) talking with the actor who plays Rodney McKay in the Stargate movies.

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It's ironic that this is on FOX given all the shit Fox News gives to people in the science fields about global warming and evolution.
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Re: Cosmos (new show from Seth MacFarlane) Premieres 3/9/14 on FOX

I think FOX is liberal since they don't have their own news division unless they use the FOX News Channel feed for a major story.

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