With the Television Critics Association winter tour continuing over the weekend, news has been plentiful on new and returning TV shows on all the various broadcast/cable networks and streaming services. Today, we have word on the fate of two shows, one that will continue after lying dormant for a few years, and another that has come to an end after just two seasons.
Fox and National Geographic have given a second season order to the science documentary series revival Cosmos while Netflix have opted not to order a third season of Maria Bamford‘s acclaimed comedy series Lady Dynamite. Find out more about the news on each of these shows below. Read More »
With this year’s election just 25 days away, we’re reminded that President Barack Obama only has a few more months left in office. Regardless of how you feel about his politics, I think we can all agree that President Obama is one of the nerdiest Commanders in Chief that we’ve had, and that’s been rather refreshing.
In case you need any more proof of just how much of a geek President Obama really is, he took the time to act as guest editor for WIRED magazine, where he put together a little list of his essential sci-fi movies and television shows. Some of them he grew up with, while others are more recent and provide thought-provoking and inspirational stories. Check out the list of President Obama’s essential sci-fi movies and TV shows after the jump. Read More »
The work of Carl Sagan has led to some justly influential TV and film, in the form of the two Cosmos series, and the film Contact based on his novel, but now there is going to be a movie about Carl Sagan himself. Warner Bros. is developing a film based on Sagan’s life, with the participation of his widow and collaborator Ann Druyan. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
The cosmos is a big place. Like terrifyingly, staggeringly big. Really too big to be comprehended, and certainly too big to fit into one measly TV season. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the people behind Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey are considering a second. Hit the jump for more on the possible Cosmos Season 2. Read More »
If the revival of Cosmos turns out well, it will go a long way to offsetting any other perceived sins committed by producer Seth MacFarlane. Given free reign by Fox, the Family Guy creator has overseen an effects-heavy new edition of Carl Sagan’s pioneering science show. This 2014 edition is hosted by the most prominent current bridge between pop culture and science, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and features input from many of the scientists and thinkers who contribute to Sagan’s original series more than 30 years ago. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey appears to span the gulf between the smallest Earthly existence and the far reaches of the universe — simply put, this new trailer makes it look spectacular. Read More »
In 1980 Carl Sagan‘s 13-episode PBS series Cosmos became a defining televised document of scientific inquiry and conversation, thanks in part to its unique emphasis on the intersection of big scientific questions and personal experience. Now Fox is creating a new version of Cosmos, from a seemingly unlikely source.
Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) wanted to reboot the show, and has worked with original Cosmos writer and producer Ann Druyan (also Sagan’s widow) on a new 13-episode series hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The first new Cosmos trailer was released at Comic Con — for the show which bears the full title Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey — and it looks fantastic. Check out the footage below. Read More »