Thursday, April 10, 2014




I’m a big fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson the world famous and respected Astrophysicist.  You can find Neil on YouTube's Star Talk and on  Fox Channel's  Cosmos. At a young age, Neil not only met with his hero Carl Sagan, but he was inspired by Sagan’s  knowledge of the universe and how it worked. Neil decided to devote his life to the sciences and we are all the better for his choice.

In  the recent atmosphere of science bashing, where politicians use the GOD card to trump anything scientifically accepted to be true,  I find it refreshing to watch a show that like its predecessor, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage presented by Carl Sagan on PBS, will introduce this generation to the beauty of scientific documentation. 
                                 Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarland and Ann Druyan
The show was created by Ann Druyan (Sagan's widow) and Steven Soter and is directed by Brannon Braga, Bill Pope and Ann Druyan. Seth MacFarlane is one of the producers of the show who thankfully for us used his clout and money to get this show broadcasted. I can't thank you enough Mr. MacFarlane.

Each week, using the Ship of Imagination just like in the original show, we the viewers are brought to the far reaches to the Universe and back to glimpse at the beginning of life on earth.  Life, as we know it, began first in the oceans and then moved onto land. There are 13 episodes and if you've missed any or all of the series, you can watch these episodes on Demand.

I've always been a science geek and that is why I enjoy Cosmos and shows like it, but you don't have to be a scientist to understand Cosmos. Neil deGrasse Tyson, like his mentor Carl Sagan, has a gift of knowledge that he is willing to share with you in an amazing, beautiful and imaginative way. He tells us the story of the cosmos and the science behind it, in ways that everyone is able to understand. I guarantee that you will be looking at the night sky with an open mind and eyes.


  1. Now this is one of the few shows I follow and have watched from the beginning of its series. Great review. Thanks.

    1. I'm so hooked on this show and it's done so very well. Thank you, Dawn