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Post by Lausten » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:21 pm
After one episode, I can only critique it on the quality of telling the story. I learned a little about Giordano Bruno, but the rest was pretty basic. The history of the universe condensed into one year thing has been so many times. On the other hand, I was sitting next to someone who does not read books by Stephen Hawking and she was making lots of "mmmmm" sounds, so the show was definitely doing its job.

Also happy to see Neil dialed it back just a little. Dramatic at times, but not so in-your-face as he sometimes is.
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Re: Cosmos

Post by Austin Harper » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:27 pm

It's basically the same format used in the original series. The first episode serves as an introduction before they start hitting new subjects each week.
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Re: Cosmos

Post by fromthehills » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:11 am

Lausten wrote:

Also happy to see Neil dialed it back just a little. Dramatic at times, but not so in-your-face as he sometimes is.

I am of the opinion that Neil needs to dial it up, not back. What are we, china dolls? Dial up! We're people, and you have cool knowledge, and it's worth being excited about.

Grumble, grumble…. Let's not show passion about anything in public, it offends my sensibilities. I'm too delicate. My Lutheran upbringing makes me ill prepared to handle people speaking audaciously about something they cherish. Maybe I can jump back on the Mayflower where I don't have to deal with people's shameless displays of emotion.

Well buck up, Pilgrim. The real world moved on because people were passionate in their speech.

Not you in particular, Lausten, but in general. Quit being so {!#%@} delicate. We have these goddamn teaparty freaks that don't say anything that isn't offensive to rational people, you have {!#%@} preachers that tell people that fags are hated by God, then wonder why we don't have equality in this country. And you think you are progressive? When a big black dude gets a bit passionate about his particular subject, he's "in your face"? When Krauss says the same bloody things, he's not an "in your face" guy. Why is that? I wonder.

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Re: Cosmos

Post by JO 753 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:15 am

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