Carl Sagen's "Cosmos" is getting a reboot

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  1. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    http://www.deadline.com/2011/08/fox...-produced-by-seth-macfarlane-for-2013-launch/

    It's far off, 2013, but still great news.

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    The thought of MacFarlane remaking The Flintstones makes me a little sad. Can't imagine his input on Cosmos would much better.

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    Who else but Tyson could host something like this? I'm looking forward to it.
     


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    +1000

    A lot of stir up initially around the web that Fox would be in charge of this rebooting this but it's important to note that it is Tyson who will be hosting. That guy does not deal with BS. :slayer:
     


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    ...and it's very disappointing. Not sure what the worst part was -- the twisted history in that awful cartoon? I guess that can be forgiven, since Sagan made stuff up out of whole cloth as well -- in the first episode of the original Cosmos he actually insinuated that Christians burned the Library of Alexandria. The overreliance of special effects and CGI? Again it's aping the original, but then the special effects in that one were fresh while today everyone is tired of them; and they look ten years old already. Shoehorning in global warming?

    I think the worst is actually that Tyson just doesn't have the presence and gravitas that Sagan had. Instead of sounding profound, he sounds hollow. The weak score doesn't help.
     
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    Agreed.
     


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    Just watched. So disappointed. C'mon scientists, you can do better.
     


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    Cannot wait for the 4K 3D reboot. Already have the original. Unless it's a major upgrade... gonna pass. I saw a clip of Tyson being engulfed by the universe, and it looked so cheesy. The Brits seem to do much better jobs with a series.
     


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    I think Tyson may be starting to believe his own hype a little too much. He may be the most famous astrophysicist in the world, but that doesn't mean he's the only one.
     


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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Haven't had a chance to see the first episode myself. I do know that Tyson has said that he's a little uncomfortable with the whole process and may choose to not return if the show gets renewed for another year. I've always liked Tyson, but it's important to keep in mind that this is his first big budget mainstream tv show. I have a feeling he will have a ways to go to develop into the role and be comfortable at it.
     
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    His tribute to sagen at the end was extremely awkward.
     


  12. Ataturk

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    It kind of neatly bookended Obama's intro to the show.
     


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    Reported for half-white privilege.
     


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    I'm a fan of Tyson but something about him in this context doesn't sit right with me. He's kind of creepy.
     


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    A summary of how off the "history" in the first episode was:

    http://thefederalist.com/2014/03/13/five-things-neil-degrasse-tysons-cosmos-gets-wrong/
     


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