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[–]sinan810 2098 points2099 points  (72 children)

I'm glad they didn't do it 2 years consecutively

[–]fergiejr 999 points1000 points  (62 children)

Yeah it gave time for some new cool things go develop.

I bet now they can do a really cool space x and the colony of other planets episode

And all the new planet systems were discovering etc.

Lots has changed in 5 years

[–]SoggyFrenchFry 62 points63 points  (1 child)

According to the subtitle of the show "possible worlds" from a comment with teaser trailer, it will definitely dive into all of the planets/stars/black holes/etc. that we have found since the original taping.

[–]Forlurn 3 points4 points  (1 child)

And 5 years from that one, they can make an awesome one using information gathered by the JWST.

[–]TTheuns 303 points304 points  (40 children)

What about gravitational waves being discovered

[–]tomtomtumnus 290 points291 points  (33 children)

Gravitational Waves are a must cover. There is nothing more important going on in Astrophysics right now

[–]Rory_B_Bellows 173 points174 points  (16 children)

The Event Horizon Telescope is processing data for a direct image if a black hole. We should have a picture this year.

[–]TheFlashFrame 27 points28 points  (11 children)

Easily one of the biggest discoveries since this show aired.

[–]DivisionXV 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I figured they would go into depth on the meat planet Carl Sagan spoke about.

[–]Johnny_Mc2 2 points3 points  (6 children)

what about that “interstellar object” that was discovered this year? That was really cool for those of us who don’t keep up with space news as heavily as others. also that weird star that people thought was an artificial megastructure was cool. also I’m surprised the series didn’t touch on Gobekli Tepe, since that’s linked to the sky and changes our understanding of humans, I figured something would be mentioned, hopefully the new series touches on it!

[–]tnorthb 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I hope they really focus on all the development between the two seasons. It's so easy to miss big breakthroughs now because every other day there is some sensationalists headline related to science. NDT is a good person to help separate the wheat from the chaff

[–]TooShiftyForYou 5880 points5881 points  (437 children)

Season 1 was so full of great information and awesome visual explanations, I can only imagine that 5 years later it will be even better.

[–]NachoDipper 2665 points2666 points  (163 children)

Damn has it really been 5 years since season 1?

[–]Daveed84 1898 points1899 points  (99 children)

It aired in 2014, but it'll be 5 years by the time season 2 airs in 2019

[–]timisher 492 points493 points  (66 children)

Guess I’m lucky then, I just watched it for the first time last week!

[–]WeeBo-X 395 points396 points  (59 children)

Yeah, but we're used to waiting for the next season, your pain has just begun.

[–]Rangersguy11 181 points182 points  (56 children)

I did this for game of thrones. I binged the first 6 seasons and ended it right in the middle of season 7. Ended up having to wait week to week to finish n now I'm stuck waiting like the rest of the world. Should've just waited for it to end before I started it.

[–]ctruvu 131 points132 points  (33 children)

part of the fun is going to the post-episode threads on r/gameofthrones every week. and speculating until the next episode or season

[–]_demetri_ 140 points141 points  (20 children)

I’m more of a r/freefolk type of dude. I was banned from r/gameofthrones for commenting that I thought Gendry was hot...

[–]Jagasaur 18 points19 points  (5 children)

They really banned you for that?

That's one of my fiance's celebrity crushes and I'm totally okay with it. He's a sexy dude

[–]Gervant_of_Lyria 9 points10 points  (3 children)

They're pussies, they even have a "don't sexually objectify actors" rule. I mean, what the fuck? We're all just hairless apes, wanting to fuck attractive people is our prime directive.

[–]Reapper97 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Well.. to be fair, those arms made me rethink some things.

[–]GraphicDesignMonkey 9 points10 points  (4 children)

What'd the difference between the freefolk and regular GoT subs? Was never quite sure.

[Efit] just saw my question was answered below!

[–]expateli 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Think about it like alcohol. The regular GoT subs are like drinking a glass of wine with dinner. Freefolk is like mainlining everclear.

They'll both get you to where you want to go, but one is a far more agressive approach.

[–]SuperTrampSociety 26 points27 points  (0 children)

r/FreeFolk isn't full of fookin kneelers

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Freefolk is memes and broadcasting spoilers.

[–]GumdropGoober 28 points29 points  (3 children)

/gameofthrones is for general discussion.

/r/freefolk is for top tier memes and debauchery.

[–]crimsonc 5 points6 points  (10 children)

I've only seen the first two. I've seen no Mad Men, Walking Dead, House of Cards, Veep, The American Office or West Wing and they all sound like shows I'd love. I've got loads to enjoy yet!

That annoys people for some reason.

Edit: Also never seen Deadwood or Westworld which sound great.

[–]timisher 6 points7 points  (3 children)

West world is the shit. Watched it like 3 times now. American office is one of the top comedy’s. Mad men was boring, walking dead is good to binge watch but most of the episodes are just filler.

[–]OnyxPhoenix 102 points103 points  (17 children)

Shut up. 2014 was last year and I'll hear no more about it.

[–]everred 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Man I wish we could reset the sim to 2015, but with some minor adjustments to the params

[–]regoapps 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Just have to wait for the player to press F9. Hopefully he remembered to press F5 before he chose the disaster route for this playthrough.

[–]PlsDetox 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I feel like 2005 was last year.

[–]0galo 83 points84 points  (2 children)

On the Cosmic Calendar, that is only 0.011426086956522 of the last second of the last day.

Not very long relatively speaking.

[–]ciucco 226 points227 points  (52 children)

*neil degrasse tyson rolls eyes and explains condescendingly* That's how time works.

[–]white_genocidist 132 points133 points  (44 children)

The Reddit turnabout on NDT is quite remarkable. 3 years ago this guy was worshipped as a god around here.

It's right up there with the swift souring on Jennifer Lawrence, same era actually.

Edit: and Bill Nye too, just months ago. It only took a single, reportedly terrible Netflix show to completely destroy the immense amount of goodwill this guy had (inexplicably) accumulated in this place. The mob is fickle...

[–]Jamrock_Jammer 73 points74 points  (4 children)

Lord help Keanu Reeves, that sad eyed angel is ambrosia of the gods to redditors right now. I hope it stays that way but alas, this is Reddit.

[–]white_genocidist 37 points38 points  (2 children)

And Terry Crews.

[–]BabyGravySprinkler 11 points12 points  (0 children)

"Terry don't like his junk touched"

[–]GreenTunicKirk 136 points137 points  (22 children)

NDT did it to himself tho. His Twitter was full of condescending snark, and it got real old real fast.

Bill Nye just got too into his own shtick, and when his show didn’t deliver on the science and was more preachy than informational, the hive turned.

[–]Pangolinsareodd 97 points98 points  (17 children)

So much this. The real talent of Carl Sagan was that he wasn’t condescending to anybody

[–]Seanspeed 55 points56 points  (10 children)

Which is pretty remarkable since he wrote entire books about how people's thinking can go wrong and lead us to believe silly or false things(Demon Haunted World) and yet didn't come off as overly preachy or demeaning doing so.

[–]SuicideBonger 13 points14 points  (6 children)

You should go on Wikipedia and read about what Sagan's fellow faculty members thought about him. A lot of them didn't really like him because he seemed to be much more into "pop" science, than serious research. But I think they mistook his desire to make science more approachable for smugness.

[–]Chris_RandomNumbers 3 points4 points  (4 children)

If the mans gift was to communicate complex and often impregnable theory to the masses, then that's his gift. It narks me to think people deride Sagan for not being the very pinnacle of a science professor. He very likely wasn't the smartest, or most knowledgable. But he was someone I could listen to all day long. And that's an important role to fill.

[–]mursilissilisrum 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Most of his books were just about stuff that he was interested in, as far as I can tell. I think that Demon Haunted World was written in the spirit of him giving cautionary advice to grandchildren of his who he wouldn't get to see grow up.

[–]Siggycakes 8 points9 points  (1 child)

The Bill Nye show is pretty awful. It doesn't make me dislike him though. I just think it needed some better delivery.

[–]matteatschicken 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Did you try to watch bill Nye's show, though? It might help you understand the change of heart.

[–]WeylinWebber 74 points75 points  (4 children)

His personality in one sentence but god I love the show

[–]fliptout 35 points36 points  (2 children)

As long as they have enough producers dedicated to reeling in his ego, the show should be just fine.

[–]vemeron 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I am sure If they feed him a few interns every few takes it should be fine.

[–]TasteTheRaimbow 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Season 2 comes out in 2019, season 1 was 2014

[–]Track2onStageFour 237 points238 points  (10 children)

the intro alone would always get me excited for the episode

[–]imsparkly 23 points24 points  (8 children)

I always read it as cosomos in the intro.

[–]LordStinkleberg 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Also, Ultra HD/4k will be a given. It will look incredible for sure.

[–]loki-1982 710 points711 points  (68 children)

For fans of this i would also recommend the wonders of the universe/solar system/ life series by Brian Cox. All great series on the same subject matter while still also as comprehensible

[–]semogen 212 points213 points  (36 children)

Wonders of the Universe is way more informative and less spoon-fed than Cosmos. Not that cosmos is bad, but I preferred Brian Cox. Another incredible one along the lines of life is How to Grow a Planet with Iain Stewart

[–]-Kid-A- 98 points99 points  (16 children)

Cox is great. He can just be filmed sitting on a rock by a lake explaining quite complex science in an east-to-understand way without all the fancy CGI and shit.

[–]cantCommitToAHobby 41 points42 points  (6 children)

He can also be filmed bewildered on a stage with Noel Fielding dressed as a boatswain.

[–]RazerBladesInFood 54 points55 points  (6 children)

Cosmos is meant to be spoonfed. It's trying to educate people on science who normally have zero to extremely low levels of science literacy. Like children and the shockingly large and growing number of adults in the US. That doesn't mean anyone cant enjoy it for what it is.

[–]semogen 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I know - I never mentioned otherwise! It all depends on your level of interest / knowledge in the subject. Just putting it out there for the people who want a more in depth programme than Cosmos, or maybe those that have seen it and are curious to learn more

[–]RazerBladesInFood 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I wasn't trying to be contrary to what you were saying more adding to it. But reading my comment I can see how it came off that way.

[–]Deetoria 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I know a lot about the subject matter. What I learned the most from Cosmos was the people behind the knowledge we have.

[–]OpheliaBalsaq 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I enjoy Cox far more than Tyson as a presenter. Like Sagan, I find that he exudes a childlike sense of awe and wonder that really makes me want to listen, whereas Tyson sounds like a lecturer most of the time; he's informative but a little dull.

Preemptive edit: I'm aware of the first few words but I'll leave it to give some of you a giggle.

[–]ThtDAmbWhiteGuy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

How to grow a planet literally changed my view on the world. Can't recommend that one enough. Visually amazing and very informative.

[–]El_Impresionante 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If there ever was a Sagan successor, it was Brian Cox. That much I've known since his first TED Talk.

[–]cantCommitToAHobby 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Prof Jim Al-Khalili's work is a touch less pop-science, but he is still a wonderful explainer.

[–]whyUsayDat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Light and Dark. Everything and Nothing... His documentaries are my favourite. Even more than Brian Cox.

[–]citro-naut 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Brian Cox also has a great podcast called The Infinite Monkey Cage. I definitely recommend checking it out!

[–]RazerBladesInFood 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah Brian Cox is awesome too. He gave one of the best explanations/demonstrations I've ever seen for visualizing how time can be relative which is a difficult concept for a lot of people to grasp. I always use it when trying to explain it to people now.

[–]AddressOK 20 points21 points  (1 child)

I wish Euro Sagan was hosting Cosmos - I prefer his style over NDT.

[–]AnEpiphanyTooLate 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Everyone does but this is the next best thing.

[–]Fizrock 342 points343 points  (47 children)

[–]itty53 189 points190 points  (44 children)

"Possible worlds" sounds extremely speculative. Like that entire episode of The Universe based around a dude hypothesizing alien biology.

[–]whitecompass 94 points95 points  (7 children)

We know quite a bit about exoplanets now. Not sure how they make a whole season out of that. But I’m interested in seeing what they do with it.

[–]pooponagoose 48 points49 points  (11 children)

We still don't even understand how life got started here. We have various theories and tests such as The Miller-Urey Experiment where some chemicals, water, and electricity made the water change color and amino acids were found. But we still don't know what causes the initial spark of life.

Also we only know life on our planet. There could be other life forms based on completely different chemical makeups. Science works via hypothesizing and failures. If no one ever hypothesized we'd never advance. Someone had to hypothesize that those blinking dots in the sky were other suns, etc...

[–]Aristarch0s 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Didn't Sagan also use radiation to generate amino acids under certain conditions? Sorry I'm on mobile and I don't know if that's the experiment to which you are referring.

[–]MidrangeKiller 330 points331 points  (76 children)

Bro tip! If you are into these kind of programs I highly recommend BBC's "Wonders Of The Universe (2011)".

Anyone know more sciency/space programs? My problem with Neil in Cosmos is I feel like he adresses me like a child, but I don't want to be hit with mathmatical equations either. Something in between.

[–]lurkishdelight 150 points151 points  (9 children)

PBS Spacetime on YouTube

[–]freak-000 46 points47 points  (0 children)

I love PBS because they are not afraid of going full technical and dont treat their audience like children like every other science serie does. They deserve to go on tv and earn some real money

[–]GandalfTheEnt 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Great series.

I used it extensively for a second year college presentation I did on black holes.

[–]BoggyTheFroggy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There's a lot of math there though. But even though I understand little of it, I enjoy most episodes. Their visualizations of abstract concepts are amazing.

[–]pedrosouter 52 points53 points  (13 children)

You watched all the "wonders of" series from Brian Cox? There's solar system and life as well as universe. All good shows, universe was the best but I'd recommend them all

[–]PerfectiveVerbTense 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Any fans of Brian Cox might also enjoy the commentary he did on the Sunshine DVD. He discusses the good and bad science in the movie. I really enjoyed it.

[–]Meowzahar 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Do these stream online from Netflix or Hulu? I think Brian Cox is pretty great and would watch these.

[–]YsoL8 9 points10 points  (2 children)

The moon, the stars... isn't it all wonderful?

[–]VALIS666 22 points23 points  (0 children)

PBS Spacetime is incredible.

It's not one of those many, awful "we're going to make science quirky and cute" youtube channels, but it also explains the material without going too deep into math. I wouldn't call the channel beginner level as the terms and information comes fast and without explaining what every single thing means, but anyone with an interest in this material and the patience to look up terms and concepts should be able to keep up easily.

It also avoids the other thing I hate about some science and nature documentaries, which is spending half the running time not giving you any information at all but just trying to give you movie-quality images.

[–]Seanspeed 50 points51 points  (5 children)

Anyone know more sciency/space programs?

It's not a TV program but Crash Course in Astronomy on Youtube is a fantastic little(46-part) series. The host is amazing and the show doesnt shy away from more difficult concepts for the sake of accessibility(like Cosmos). As a 'Crash Course', the episodes aren't long, but they pack in a surprisingly meaty amount of interesting info each episode and it's all very well and enthusiastically explained. Presentation is quality too, though it's not big swooping cinematics and whatnot.

Fun way to burn 20-30 minutes or to binge for a few hours. Really recommend this one.

[–]gingasaurusrexx 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Netflix has "The Farthest" about the voyager missions. So good, so inspiring.

[–]Zack_Is_Great 11 points12 points  (2 children)

If you haven't watched Sagan's Cosmos yet I would recommend that

[–]Solarkis 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Also check out "Strip the Cosmos". Nice little series I've been watching lately.

[–]mandy009 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The Inexplicable Universe (The Great Courses) he lectures you about outstanding mysteries being researched in physics. Like a freshman seminar survey course.

[–]geebee13 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Check out BBC’s “The Beginning and the End of the Universe” (2016). I believe it’s now on Netflix too.

[–]SwoleMedic1 83 points84 points  (10 children)

Can't wait, hoping for some cool stuff, especially after the data of the black hole at the center of our galaxy comes back

[–]honestMagicfan 152 points153 points  (12 children)

If you want to watch a Cosmos-like series that goes even more in-depth into complex topics such as string theory and time, watch Through the Wormhole on Science Channel.

And guess what makes it even better? It's narrated by Morgan Freeman

[–]quimicita 51 points52 points  (4 children)

For real? I thought that series was crap right when it came out--it must be like 10 years old by now.

Looks like it has lots of seasons. Did it really get better?

[–]m1000 3 points4 points  (1 child)

No it got way way worse. I think the 1st season was good, but yeah, as more seasons got made, science got replaced by religion and philosophy bs. I stopped watching after season 3 I think

[–]igbad 16 points17 points  (1 child)

yea that's a hard no from me. there's too much conjecture and daydreaming. it's good entertainment but not much in the way of hard facts.

[–]Barneyk 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I really didn't like that show. It was a lot of highly speculative borderline pseudoscience mixed in with a philosophical perspective on a lot of issues but presented as a scientific one.

I didn't watch that many episodes before I simply couldn't stand it anymore and it isn't all as bad as I make it out to be but the tone of the show just rubbed me the wrong way. Really didn't like it at all.

Just a warning to anyone that might otherwise get to excited.

PBS spacetime is a great YouTube channel i would recommend instead.

[–]Randyh524 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Not a fan of NDT. I like Seth MacFarlane but not so much the animations. Would be cool if he would do live performances with other popular actors instead of the cartoons. NDT is unbearable in my opinion. I can't take the guy seriously because of how arrogant and pompous he sounds. Like others in this thread I'm more of a fan of Cox but I would still rather have a fresher face host the show. If Bob Ross and Mr Rodgers had a baby together I would want him to host the show. Let's learn about our happy little space neighborhood called the milky way.

[–]SlowCrates 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I will die a happy man if, at the very end of the series, he says, "People don't think space be like it is, but it do."

[–]kungpowgoat 123 points124 points  (18 children)

I really like the show but sometimes I find it a little difficult to take it serious when the voice animations for the cartoons come up. I swear you can hear Stewie Griffin on some of them especially since it's obvious that Seth McFarlane does some of them.

[–]ActualBreck 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Like when CIA director Avery Bullock was teaching a kid about the footprints of black holes we can’t see?

[–]reekthegoat 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I actually found them to be one of my favorite parts of the show

[–]PhreakOfTime 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Did you miss when Patrick Stewart was narrating a character?

The voice sounded familiar but the face it was matched with was throwing me off. It took a few times of rewatching that segment and then it finally clicked who it was.

[–][deleted] 35 points36 points  (9 children)

For the love of God! Please! Please! Let us watch the original run with Carl Sagan again. Netflix, Amazon, someone, let us stream Sagan. He speaks with an elegance and dignity and compassion for the world and our species in a way that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is simply incapable.

This is great news. I'm very excited to hear this information. Sagan.

[–]datduce 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Twitch has a channel that continuously streams original cosmos episodes.

[–]CriticalTinkerer 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I ended up just buying the Sagan series. Very good $80 spent. Watch it with my kids. Tyson’s show is good, but it is almost entirely focused on animated graphics and special effects, its text is simplistic, and it does not earn the name Cosmos.

[–]Alyeskas_ghost 290 points291 points  (18 children)

FUCK YESSS!!!! This is the best news I’ve heard all week!


[–]dejacle 66 points67 points  (4 children)

I ran the numbers and it appears as though you've offered everyone internet high fifteens. We better check inventory to make sure there is enough to go around.

[–]moom 57 points58 points  (1 child)

<ndgt>Actually, "returning" would mean I previously turned somewhere.</ndgt>

[–]TheViolentBlue 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If they're going to do the animated shorts again, I hope they get a new team to do them. I did not like the design style at all...

[–]Exodus5000 15 points16 points  (3 children)

For anyone who liked Neil Tyson's Cosmos, you will be enamored by Carl Sagan's 'Personal Voyage'.

[–]mikeblas 249 points250 points  (85 children)

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I'm pretty sick of NDGT. I saw one of his live performance lectures, and he was condescending and mean, particularly during the audience question session.

[–]Atanar 60 points61 points  (0 children)

This is probably an unpopular opinion

Well, it's not. The circlejerk on /r/iamverysmart over NDGT has been going on for years.

[–]Barneyk 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I really like him sometimes. But I tried watching a clip about an interesting topic on his podcast and I just couldn't stand him interrupting all the time and going off into whatever. I think he has gotten much worse in that way lately and I had to turn it off.

I think he works a lot better with a script so I am looking forward to this.

[–]Aggrojaggers 143 points144 points  (12 children)

It's becoming a more popular opinion.

Carl Sagan was great because he cared about the education just as much as he did the science.

NDGT cares about his celebrity status and the science. He may care a bit about education, but not nearly enough..

[–]blue-pilgrim 59 points60 points  (7 children)

I don't even think he cares all that much about science. Mind you, he loves being smart, but it seems he only likes being smart so he can smugly remind everyone that he is.

[–]Aggrojaggers 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I can't imagine he'd put that much work in to the field if he didn't enjoy science. I'll give him credit where it's due.

[–]Doctor_Sigmund_Freud 107 points108 points  (9 children)

I think he's cringy and full of himself.

[–][deleted] 51 points52 points  (5 children)

NDT reminds me of Dr. Oz. A surgeon who is one of the best in the world in heart surgery and went to ivy league schools but then goes outside of topics he knows little about and talks as if expert. NDT may be expert astrophysicist but then he talks about politics, history (search him in /r/badhistory), philosophy, and other science branches. Dr. Oz talks about health which makes him worse when he is incorrect but NDT is pretty bad as well.

[–]floate_ 19 points20 points  (1 child)

On Reddit, backlashes frequently supplant the most popular opinions (especially in the comments), so Tyson is loathed by many here.

However, I did actually expect more hate in the comments for this post.

[–]Metrorepublica 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Man " Neil de Grass Tyson " is so annoying....he is nothing like Carl Sagan...can't get across the magic and wonder and just sounds pompous....could they not have gotten the physicist guy with the long hair and the glasses..(L.Krauss )...he seems like a good guy and no l am not talking about the white hired Japanese guy either " Kico " he is everywhere...he needs to take a break from tv.

[–]Pleiadian 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I enjoyed the last series but I think they should find a different style of animation for the historical parts or do live action like the original. I found the comic book style digital drawing slightly boring to watch but the CG space parts were great.

[–]BEBaker8 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Too bad. Never been impressed with NDT’s hosting of the series. But, Brian Cox would have been more “Sagan-esque”with a British accent.

[–]captak 22 points23 points  (2 children)

I didn't like cosmos 1 even though I wanted it to be the definitive TV show about our universe for my generation. I didn't like it because too many of the historical accounts/science was overtly viewed through not a scientific lense of objectivity, but Tyson's own personal beliefs. For example, a reoccurring theme of the show was how the Catholic Church silenced scientist for their scientific work but in reality, this wasn't the whole truth. The scientists of that time were persecuted for their public criticism of the church, something that's never mentioned. He also said how the most abundant element in the universe is Hydrogen (true) but then said that's also the most abundant element on Earth and the human body which is false. Actually got that question wrong in a cosmology class in college because of the show. All this helps to propagate Tyson's belief, not actual facts, and I can't help but think season 2 will be more of the same. Let's stop hero worshipping Neil De Grass Tyson. There are plenty of other scientists around who do much better work.

[–]Drakthul 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Let me preface by saying that I didn't like the show either - but I doubt any of what Tyson said was his own opinion. He didn't write it, and it was clearly heavily scripted.

[–]BeatToQuarters444 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm a little jaded from hearing NDT is rude to fans.. Am I the only one?

[–]huntersnipern 70 points71 points  (5 children)

r/iamverysmart is gonna be hosting cosmos again?

[–]halfwaycove 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Did you know that in a mirror you can only kiss yourself on the lips?

[–]andygarciascuzin 13 points14 points  (4 children)

meh. wasn't really blown away by NDT in Cosmos. Didn't even finish the first season. Sagan is the one and only

[–]crimsonc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I managed two episodes I think, realised I wasn't the target audience (I'm not a child and do know some science), and found him annoying.

[–]HopDavid 10 points11 points  (3 children)

The first season of Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson was aired the first half of 2014.

In September of 2014 Tyson was busted fabricating Bush's 9-11 speech.

After that his material came under more scrutiny.

His stuff on the Islamic Golden Age also turned out to be be fiction.

He said some really dumb stuff when it comes to the cardinality of infinite sets.

He embarrassed his supporters with some bad biology.

And has made a lot of other wrong claims.

In the last four years Tyson's credibility has taken some serious hits. This 2nd season of the new Cosmos will give him even more notoriety. I predict increased scrutiny will not be kind to Tyson.

[–]The_Celtic_Chemist 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I'm surprised this wasn't implied after season 1. Took them long enough.

[–]TJPrime_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Tbh, I wasn't expecting it. I thought a new season would be nice, but didn't expect one at all, at least with Neil.

My reasoning for this is the final shot of the first season, you see the pilots seat in the ship of the imagination empty, with calming music over the top. I had assumed that it was subtext to say "you're in control of the ship of imagination now."

[–]jelatinman 12 points13 points  (0 children)

r/iamverysmart is getting hard just reading this.