COSMOS. Are you watching it?

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I just finished the first episode of the new COSMOS. It's going tro be on the National Geographic channel tomorrow night too.

Anyone watch it? What did you think?

I watched the original with Carl Sagan, and I found it fascinating.
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    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

    I just finished the first episode of the new COSMOS. It's going tro be on the National Geographic channel tomorrow night too.

    Anyone watch it? What did you think?

    I watched the original with Carl Sagan, and I found it fascinating.
    I really wanted to watch it, but was doing housework and forgot about it.

    I hope I can remember tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I liked the first one as well. I don't own a tv (by choice) - might look it up and watch it on Nat'l Geo sometime, though. I really enjoyed my astronomy classes in college. That was back when Jupiter had 10 moons, Pluto was a planet, and we had one universe which was either open or cyclical. LOL. Got to keep in touch with what they are finding now to know thing one about a subject that I really loved and excelled in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I take it this is something new. I loved the Carl Sagan version. Is this as good? Is it new material or just a remake?
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      I take it this is something new. I loved the Carl Sagan version. Is this as good? Is it new material or just a remake?
      It will probably cover the same ground. But we know so much more than we did 30 years ago. Much of this isn't speculation anymore. We have photos, and advanced instrumentation.

      And of course, the CGI is amazing.
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    Like others above, I was a big fan of the original (book and TV show). I hope this lives up to its name.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    The creator of Family Guy and Ted has put his millions into a lavish 13-part show that befits 21st-century science
    Can this be such a good thing? :confused:

    5 Things to Know Before You Watch the Cosmos Reboot - Slideshow from PCMag.com
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    Missed tonight.
    But, I did set the DVR to record the series.
    Glad the 1st installment will repeat tomorrow.
    I'll record then and have the entire series.

    Watched the original.
    Damn shame Sagan isn't around to do this one. He was the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Actually, I believe it's coming on Nat Geo next...10 pm MDT
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomM
    It was a good show and the series (I hope ) will be as good.
    A little known fact about Carl Sagan is he was very fond of smoking cannabis.Psychiatrist Lester Grinspoon Smoked Pot with Carl Saganâ€"A Lot | Motherboard
    Something I always think about when people say pot makes you stupid and lazy.
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    I just read that it was put together by the guy who created The Family Guy and Nat'l Geo - with Sagan's wife giving some of Carl's documents to them and permissions, etc. It's basically the first one updated for all we know now that we didn't then.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Absolutely loving this!

    Grew-up loving Carl Sagan.
    As an adult, love everything Neil deGrasse-Tyson talks about.


    This is the absolute most fascinating thought I have
    ever been introduced to in all of my life:


    http://youtu.be/KeJoVeKSsyA?t=7m40s
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      Absolutely loving this!

      Grew-up loving Carl Sagan.
      As an adult, love everything Neil deGrasse-Tyson talks about.


      This is the absolute most fascinating thought I have
      ever been introduced to in all of my life:


      Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson: A fascinatingly disturbing thought - YouTube
      Agreed. I've seen this before, and found it fascinating.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeJoV...utu.be&t=7m40s
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Anyone see tonight's episode? Better? Worse?

        I enjoyed it, and at the end, they had Carl Sagan narrate a few seconds. Sagan really had a way to make you fascinated with science.
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          I watched it and found this second episode just "meh" compared to last week's episode.

          I loved the tree of life analogy and thought that was the highlight of this week's. I will tune in to next week's episode too, though.


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          • Profile picture of the author lcombs
            Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

            I watched it and found this second episode just "meh" compared to last week's episode.

            I loved the tree of life analogy and thought that was the highlight of this week's. I will tune in to next week's episode too.


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            I kind of agree.
            I think it's just that I've seen & heard that same info
            so many times that it's just doesn't elicit a response.
            Other than "meh", of course.
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            • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
              Originally Posted by lcombs View Post

              I kind of agree.
              I think it's just that I've seen & heard that same info
              so many times that it's just doesn't elicit a response.
              Other than "meh", of course.
              I hear ya!

              Heard most of it way back when I was still in school, lol!

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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Part of the problem with the platform is that they need ratings
    and have to appeal to a wider audience that is less educated
    on the subject. Carl Sagan didn't have quite the same challenge...
    There were no 24/7 cartoon channels back then!
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      Part of the problem with the platform is that they need ratings
      and have to appeal to a wider audience that is less educated
      on the subject. Carl Sagan didn't have quite the same challenge...
      There were no 24/7 cartoon channels back then!
      I also noticed on this past episode, that covers the evolutionary process...that they were very careful, in how it was presented. Talking about how we bred wolves to create every breed of dog. How bears became polar bears. How we bred corn to be more edible...that sort of thing.

      This sciency stuff never gets old to me. I know it does to others....but not me.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Last night's episode showed how plants give off oxygen and create sugars. It also explained what neutrinos are, and how we can use them to see further back into the past.

        I think the best episode so far.
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          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Last night's episode showed how plants give off oxygen and create sugars. It also explained what neutrinos are, and how we can use them to see further back into the past.

          I think the best episode so far.
          I missed it last night, I guess I'll have to find it online.
          I studied plant science and soil science in college.
          Fascinating areas of study and much more complex then you would imagine.
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    "Stars are born in litters."

    Every episode of this show expands my imagination so much.
    I've never been particularly creative, but every time I watch this I feel
    like the next couple of days I keep coming up with the most amazing
    ideas in everything I apply myself to.

    Define: Inspiring
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    I watched the original.
    I wish Carl Sagan was narrating this one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alton Hargrave
      I have seen most of the episodes. I think they are very interesting and are a reminder of how big the universe may be. I think everyone ought to watch them to keep things in perspective. I think many people never think about such things and live in a tiny little world. I also think I have started too many sentences with the word "I". Maybe, I need to watch another episode.

      Anyhow, in the words of Ed Sullivan, "it is a really great shoo."
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
      Originally Posted by lcombs View Post

      I watched the original.
      I wish Carl Sagan was narrating this one.
      Yeah I grew-up on Carl Sagan's.
      But I love Neil deGrasse-Tyson, too.
      And Sagan did pretty much pass the torch to him in-person.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

        Yeah I grew-up on Carl Sagan's.
        But I love Neil deGrasse-Tyson, too.
        And Sagan did pretty much pass the torch to him in-person.
        Tyson's love of science comes through, and he's a great narrator. But Sagan had weight to everything he said. I can't figure out why.

        Last night's episode about how we could figure out a star's makup, age, heat was fascinating.

        here's a recap;
        http://haveuheard.net/2014/04/cosmos...-8-sisters-sun
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