TV Corner: Cosmos

image of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson standing on the 'cosmic calendar' graphic from an episode of Cosmos

Does anyone want to talk about the new Cosmos series hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson? Because I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH!

I know haters gotta hate—and boy oh boy have they been a-hating!—but I don't care that it's not perfect, because there are so many things that I love about it.

I was and am a huge fan of Carl Sagan's original version, and it doesn't demean or diminish his version at all to value and enjoy this one. In fact, Neil deGrasse Tyson's story about meeting with Sagan, and how Sagan inspired and encouraged him, and OMG NOW HE IS HOSTING COSMOS, was one of my favorite scenes in the series so far, among many terrific scenes. I don't know how that scene didn't warm even the darkest and coldest of dark, cold hearts!

Frankly, I can only imagine the wonder with which Sagan would have viewed this new series, given the CGI that's possible today. One of the things that makes this version really wonderful in its own way is that it's just beautiful to watch.

The end of the episode in which the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies collide? Breathtaking. Spectacular. Lovely.

Iain and I look forward to the show every week, and there's always something in each episode that sparks an interesting conversation which tumbles across time and space and subjects.

I am also a major fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson's snark, lol.

Honestly, the only thing I don't like about the show is that it makes me sad I don't have a gyroscopic spaceship of my own.

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