The new Cosmos with Neil Degrasse Tyson is only about an hour away. I can hardly wait. There's another science show on now, but National Geographic channel has been playing episodes from the original Cosmos series most of the day. It's nice to see and hear Carl Sagan on TV again.
I'm really pleased that Fox has put as much promotion into this as they have. Science rarely (almost never, actually) gets this kind of respect and attention. It's long overdue and much needed. The pilot episode will be on 10 Fox channels simultaneously, which is quite amazing, really. Has Fox (or anyone else, for that matter) ever done that for any science show? Major sporting events, wars, natural disasters, and elections are about the only things that get broader coverage than that. But an educational show about science? I don't think this has happened before.
Anyway, I have to get back to baking some pot pies in preparation for a family night in front of the boob tube, though that appellation seems a malapropism when something as good as this is on. And, of course, most of them don't have tubes anymore.