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The New Cosmos Has a New Trailer

Posted by Casey Dreier

30-01-2014 13:14 CST

Topics: pretty pictures, fun, explaining science

Fox just released a new trailer for the remake of Cosmos, the 13-part series that will air on Fox and the National Geographic channel starting March 9th:

Some initial impressions:

  • Nice to finally hear some actual voice-over work by Tyson in this. It's a significant improvement over brief (and uncharacteristically awkward) phrase, "It's time to get going again" which were the only words spoken in the first trailer.
  • It's hard to tell how much of the style presented here is due to the editors of the trailer and actually representative of the series. What we see here is certainly more frenetic and "whiz-bang" than the original series, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
  • The promise that we will "Discover what connects us all" is pretty much exactly the goal of the original series, and a big part of what made it so special. The interconnectedness of science to our lives and society is deep and rich and mostly overlooked, so I'm glad to see that this will continue to be a prominent focus.
  • Interesting that the show is "hosted by" Tyson. It may just be how the trailer presents it, but I'm curious how much editorial control he exercised over the show.
  • I've already planned my evening around March 9th. I'm still excited.
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Mark Brown: 01/30/2014 02:39 CST

I am so thankful for this series coming back to the main stream audience. Also, I know I should not feel this way (let alone readily admit it) but seeing NdGT on the sea surrounded cliffs was very touching and made me very happy for Carl. If this series is 1/4 as amazing as the original, we're all winners!

Dan Cook: 01/30/2014 05:29 CST

Touching indeed. The cliff scene is a very nice tribute. The dandelion is there too. Can't wait.

Peter: 01/31/2014 07:12 CST

Will it be shown in the UK?

Bob Ware: 02/04/2014 09:34 CST

I saw the promo for it in the Raleigh, NC TV market. Now if the local FOX/CBS station will make the slot for it... maybe we can see it starting after the college basket ball season ends, since starting in March that's all the TV stations run around here. The promo was very intriguing! Fingers crossed and prayers said!

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