"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

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  1. Space Cadet

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    An updated version of Carl Sagan's classic series makes its world television debut at 9 PM Eastern. 34 years have passed since the original series aired and its still the most watched public television miniseries of all time. This time around, the updated version is airing on FOX and is executive produced by Seth MacFarlane. Famous astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson is hosting the new series. Tonight's episode is not only airing on FOX, but FX, FXX, FXM, FOX Sports 1 and 2, Nat Geo Channel, Nat Geo WILD and FOX Life. After tonight's episode, premieres will air on FOX first and then rerun the next day on Nat Geo with extra footage. So, tune in and let's go on a journey.

    Episode 1.01: "Standing Up in the Milky Way"

     
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    Been really looking forward to this. Glad theres a talkback for this. The orginal Cosmos with Carl Sagan was really awesome. It was a life changing series for me even though I did not see it untill 2007 . The only thing I am surprised is its airing on FOX . Which I am glad for because it hopefully generates more interest in science and technology and the bad which is hoping it doesnt get cancelled or low ratings.
     
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    CoolEric158 God Bless America!

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    Don't worry. It's a miniseries, so it won't get canceled unless it does really bad, but it doesn't seem to be the case due to the promotion, and stuff like Planet Earth and Life on BBC did really well years ago. Either way, I'll just catch the first episode for curiosity. Ressurection doesn't interest me, and Believe won't air on Sundays until next week.
     
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    Out of all non-animated series out there this year, Cosmo was the one I'm looking forward to the most. Glad there is talkback thread for it. Time to get back the Starship of the Imagination.
     
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    Repeats scheduled (all times EST):

    TONIGHT at midnight (NatGeo & NatGeo Wild)
    MON at 10pm (NatGeo, extra footage. All other airings are on NatGeo unless otherwise noted, presumably w/extra footage)
    MON/TUE at 12am
    FRI at 7pm and 10pm
    FRI/SAT at 1am
    SAT at 8pm (FOX, presumably with no extra footage)
    NEXT MON at 6pm
    NEXT FRI at 3pm and 6pm
     
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    So anyone watch it? Did Mr. Tyson provide a soothing narration as the original miniseries?

    Edit: Eh... I found one major flaw with the first episode: Giordano Bruno.

    The new miniseries is trying to paint the guy as a scientific martyr. The problem was... Bruno wasn't a scientist. He wasn't even tried for any of his scientific beliefs. The reason why he was tried was solely for theological disputes. Galileo got flak for popularizing a heliocentric model, but only because he was so forceful he alienated many people. And even then, all Galileo got was a light house arrest.

    Really, this drags the episode down alot. Trying to popularize science while using faulty history is intellectually dishonest.
     
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    Interesting find gatomon41. I really liked it. I felt it held up to the orginal minus not having Sagan host. Never heard of giodarno bruno before this. Have to read up more on him
     
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    Bruno was a scientist He jus wasn't a practicing one. He did set the stage for Galileo, and he was used to show that we are all scientists degree or no degree.
     
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    To be a hard scientist, one has to research and solve problems in that field. Burno was not interested in the astronomy - he was more interested in divining the mysteries of creation than creation itself. He did no research into the nature of the stars or planets. He was a mystic and philosopher, interested in using scientific terms as a metaphor for his own religious beliefs.

    Also, it was Copernicus who helped set the stage for Galileo and Kepler, since Burno didn't do any research in the first place.
     
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    I don't see where you're getting that the episode portrayed Bruno as a scientist. They specifically said his view of an infinite universe was purely religious.
     
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    But the animated segment itself paints Burno as some sort of scientific sacrifice (as if the symbolic imagery didn't give it away). In reality, he was tried for anything regarding science, thus making his inclusion into this program a great big lip alligator moment.
     
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    A new episode airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern.

    Episode 1.02: "Some of the Things That Molecules Do"

     
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    A nice tale on the story of Evolution. From dogs to the possibly of life on Titan, life is just amazing.
     
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    A new episode airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern.

    Episode 1.03: "When Knowledge Conquered Fear"

     
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    Apparently, they forgot the part were Newton goes to a fantasy world to create a magicpunk empire. :p
     
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    A new episode airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern.

    Episode 1.04: "A Sky Full of Ghosts"

     
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    A new episode airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern.

    Episode 1.05: "Hiding in the Light"

     
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    A new episode airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern.

    Episode 1.06: "Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still"

     
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    The cosmos within a dew drop is a great place to be. I wish I had a SOTI so I can xplore one.
     

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