Did My Heroes Take A Little Dramatic License?

The clip below is from the “Who Speaks For The Earth” finale to the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series (and was later restated, essentially unchanged, by Neil DeGrasse Tyson in the “Unafraid of the Dark” finale for the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey series). For reasons to numerous and personal to go into, I’ve always thought of it as being among the most profound statements I’ve ever heard. Well, leave it to my son, the ancient history nut, to point out a few “errors” in that segment…

Wanderers…

My friend Rincewind shared the link to the space.io9 post containing Erik Wernquist’s video with me last weekend, but, as you know, I was a little busy having my mind blown in a much less fun way by a ransomware attack. Fortunately, the folks over at Twisted Sifter did their own post on it to remind me. Personally, I’d watch almost anything that includes a voice-over by Carl Sagan, but his voice over stunning imagery like this is something special indeed

Child of the Cosmos Revisited…

It’s funny. Just days before seeing the following image from Child of the Cosmos, I was having my own goofy thoughts regarding how difficult developing a working missile defense system has turned out to be… But then it occurred to me that the European Space Agency – Rosetta mission team did have a little more…

And Speaking of Awesome…

Following up on my first post of the day… For those who missed Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s heartfelt tribute to Carl Sagan during the premiere of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Open Culture did a wonderful post that included this video and this photocopy of the amazing letter Tyson received from Sagan when he was just 17!

Points Of Memory…

…inspired by that wonderful ZEN PENCILS graphic I reblogged from my friend Rincewind yesterday, I found the beautifully done graphic below in the ZEN PENCILS The 10 most popular Zen Pencils comics of 2013 collection. With Earth Day coming up on Tuesday (April 22), I thought I’d take the opportunity to post it before I forget! O_o

An Update on the ‘Cosmos’ Reboot!

Many of you will recall this excited bit of writing from my Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey! post of last July:

If you’re as big a fan of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage mini-series as I am, which is only the most widely watched PBS series in the world, then you’re probably well aware of the fact that an all new version, Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has been in the works.

Well, while I haven’t been able to find an exact premiere date for the new show, they have released its first official trailer – an awesome spectacle in its own right!

Well my friends, after reading the Rebooting ‘Cosmos’: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why Iconic TV Series Returns in 2014 article on Space.com yesterday, and then following that with a little searching around, I am as pleased as punch to bring you this update to my previous post! 😀

The Gift of Apollo

I’ve been feeling a little hopeless and uninspired lately, as I struggle through one of the downturns of my own emotional roller-coaster. But the following video, posted a couple of days ago by my good friend Alex Autin, is not only a reminder of what I think of as “the highest of the high points” of my life, but a reminder of the source my malaise as well…

Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey!

If you’re as big a fan of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage mini-series as I am, which is only the most widely watched PBS series in the world, then you’re probably well aware of the fact that an all new version, Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has…