Seen here giving us his best 'meet me behind the planetarium', acclaimed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is set to host the sequel to Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos', entitled 'Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey'. It will be a 13-part series airing on Fox during primetime in 2013 and produced by, who else, Seth MacFarlane. Wait, what?! The same guy producing the new 'Flintstones' reboot? WTFOX.
According to the producers, the new series will tell "the story of how human beings began to comprehend the laws of nature and find our place in space and time. It will take viewers to other worlds and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience."
Thankfully, the series is being co-produced by the National Geographic Channel, which will show an encore of each episode the day after they air on Fox and, hopefully, keep cartoon transitions and comedic voicework to a minimum. "But that would be awesome!" Would it be? "Now that I think about it, no." So you responded before actually thinking about it? "I guess I--" GET THAT FINGER OUT OF YOUR NOSE!
Thanks to Travis, Iron Man and bb, who're hoping Neil gets a cool spaceship cockpit mockup like Carl did in the original. Shit was dope!