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The extremely popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is bringing back one of my all time favorite TV programs, 'Cosmos'. In 1980, one of my all time favorite human beings hosted the original, 13-part series dubbed, 'Cosmos: A Personal Voyage'. The new 13-part installation will be called, 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'. Can't wait! Premieres tonight at 9pm/8pm CST. Fox and Nat Geo are premiering it on every channel they own; supposedly this will mark the first time a show is to premiere on something like a dozen national channels.
The first episode is called 'Standing Up in the Milky Way'. This is the description for the episode:
Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shares the birth of Renaissance Italian Giordano Bruno's vision of the universe as a limitless expanse of space and time. Then takes an exploration into the Cosmic Calendar, which dates back to the dawn of the Big Bang. The episode ends with deGrasse Tyson narrating how he met his mentor Carl Sagan, who hosted the first Cosmos series.
The previews and promos for the show look spectacular. I think it will be awesome. Alan Silvestri is the musical composer; should add to the overall quality and sound of the show. And, something I didn't know until today, Seth MacFarlene (Family Guy creator) is one of the main producers.
Think the show will be a success? Reply here after you watch it, let me know what you think.