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[i]There is a new Seth MacFarlane show on Fox this Sunday. But if there was any doubt that "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" is no "Family Guy," it is dispelled when the host references the planet Uranus and pronounces it "YOOR-inus." This new version of Cosmos, which MacFarlane produced, is as earnest as "Family Guy," "American Dad," et al. are raunchy, but that doesn’t mean it's not entertaining. It's gorgeous, it's absorbing, it's impassioned, it's awestruck and awe-inspiring.[/i]
— James Poniewozik, [URL=http://time.com/13005/review-of-cosmos-on-fox/]TIME Magazine[/URL]
[i]For a town dependent on Stars, there are far too few people here who look up at the sky. But come this Sunday, March 9, everyone will have a chance to marvel at our sky's brilliance and fly through the depths of the Universe... all via their living room's flat screen. The epic series of science, space and humanity has returned.[/i]
— Taryn O'Neill, [URL=http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2014/0307-why-cosmos-should-matter-oneill.html]The Planetary Society[/URL]
[i]Nit-picking aside, if the new “Cosmos” doesn’t deliver quite the punch of the original, it’s because this isn’t 1980. Since then, of course, personal computers have put a vast array of knowledge in almost everyone’s hands, and anyone with even a little curiosity about things scientific has been able to satisfy it easily. Television has been part of this, with good science programming like PBS’s “Nova” readily available. It’s a lot harder to be awed than it used to be.
By the episode’s end, though, Dr. Tyson has at least sketched a head-spinning cosmic landscape and instilled suitable admiration for how much we humans have managed to learn in our relative sliver of time. He has also thrown down a gauntlet; this program is a challenge to those who think we already know enough and who turn their backs on science.[/i]
— Neil Genzlinger, [URL=http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/08/arts/television/neil-degrasse-tyson-hosts-cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey.html?hpw&rref=television]The New York Times[/URL]
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