Allow Me to Go Off Topic

Since Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane aired their brilliant update of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos earlier this year, I’ve heard occasional misguided talk of a second “season” of the show, perhaps starring Dr. Michio Kaku.

Apparently, people in the TV industry have gotten it into their heads that either A) a show must run for seven years or more to be considered a “success,” or more likely, B) something that got ass-kicking ratings like Cosmos needs to be milked for every dime it’s worth.

Dr. Sagan didn’t need a second “season” of his immortal 1980 series, and neither does Dr. Tyson. Cosmos is what it was and all it ever needs to be. I have nothing against Dr. Kaku, and if Fox wants to finance another science show with him, that would be outstanding.

As far as Cosmos goes, let sleeping classics lie until we have 35 years of new science to illuminate.

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