Cosmos with Carl Sagan

  • Thread starter sheet1
  • Start date
  • #1
sheet1
12
0
Anyone seen the series Cosmos with Carl Sagan, just finished all of it, what a mind bending experience! Good stuff all the way! Neil degrasse tyson is coming out with a show called cosmos in 2013, perhaps in updated version of the old school show.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
FlexGunship
Gold Member
399
8
Anyone seen the series Cosmos with Carl Sagan, just finished all of it, what a mind bending experience! Good stuff all the way! Neil degrasse tyson is coming out with a show called cosmos in 2013, perhaps in updated version of the old school show.

I hope not. Tyson is awesome, but he's no Sagan. Cosmos doesn't need updating. Carl Sagan just needs reincarnation.
 
  • #3
jackmell
1,800
53
I hope not. Tyson is awesome, but he's no Sagan. Cosmos doesn't need updating. Carl Sagan just needs reincarnation.

Gotta' disagree with you Flex. He is I think sort of like Sagan in that he popularizes Astronomy like Sagan and it's been what, 30 years since Cosmos? Lots has changed. We're in a golden age of Astronomy with all the (space) probes now. Sagan would have been impressed. We're also beginning to think about origins (prior to the Big Bang) which I think Sagan would also have liked. Others will fill Sagan's place. Tyson? He's ok I think.
 
  • #4
sheet1
12
0
hopefully there will be some crazy HD visuals to go along with the space time continuum
 
  • #5
dipole
543
150
hopefully there will be some crazy HD visuals to go along with the space time continuum

Hopefully not. Sagan never needed cheesy computer animations to tell a story. Crazy HD visuals are why our culture sucks.
 
  • #6
sheet1
12
0
im sure he would like it if is 80's pixelated images were hd'd the **** out, you know u would like it too...the only problem with the new cosmos i predict is that i dont believe neil will be able to as presentable as carl and as his uniquely divine knowledge and structure of explaining the cosmos to regular people who have no clue about physics/astronomy!
 
  • #8
collinsmark
Homework Helper
Gold Member
3,133
1,885
http://www.space.com/22058-cosmos-a-spacetimes-odyssey-with-neil-degrasse-tyson-revealed-video.html

It is being co-produced by Ann Druyen, Carl Sagan's widow and writer/producer for the original Cosmos. It is meant to be a follow-up to the original series.

And also co-produced (executive) by Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the hit television series Family Guy. (Seth MacFarlane also performs voice acting for the Family Guy characters Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, and Stewie Griffin. MacFarlane also co-created the show American Dad and performs the voice acting for the American Dad characters Stan Smith and Roger the Alien.)
 
  • #9
sheet1
12
0
thanks collins we didnt know that!
 
  • #10
dipole
543
150
Seth is actually a pretty smart guy from what I've seen of him speak, but hopefully he has some integrity and keeps true to the spirit of the original series.
 
  • #12
Janus
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Insights Author
Gold Member
3,726
1,660
And also co-produced (executive) by Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the hit television series Family Guy. (Seth MacFarlane also performs voice acting for the Family Guy characters Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, and Stewie Griffin. MacFarlane also co-created the show American Dad and performs the voice acting for the American Dad characters Stan Smith and Roger the Alien.)

As far as I can tell, MacFarlane's main contribution was to convince FOX to do it.
 
  • #13
yenchin
545
3
Gotta' disagree with you Flex. He is I think sort of like Sagan in that he popularizes Astronomy like Sagan and it's been what, 30 years since Cosmos? Lots has changed. We're in a golden age of Astronomy with all the (space) probes now. Sagan would have been impressed. We're also beginning to think about origins (prior to the Big Bang) which I think Sagan would also have liked. Others will fill Sagan's place. Tyson? He's ok I think.

Tyson is definitely a good choice. After all: Carl Sagan's influence on Neil Tyson.
 

Suggested for: Cosmos with Carl Sagan

Replies
23
Views
6K
Replies
6
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
957
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
3K
Replies
9
Views
3K
Replies
1
Views
3K
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
3K
Top