Sadly, I cannot provide a review of the new Cosmos television show produced by Ann Druyan and starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, for I didn’t see it. I will probably watch it in rerun when I have time to see it properly. But I thought I’d provide one review, from Reverend El Mundo, and give readers who saw it an opportunity to weigh in. First, the Reverend and his cat Coco:
Hope you got to see Neil deGasse Tyson present the first episode of Cosmos last night. It was excellent and he did a fantastic job.
Check out the photo. I swear I did not set this scene up. My cat, Coco, watched the series on and off like this for at least 30 minutes! When I got up for a treat during an intermission, she’d walk over to the kitchen w/ me (for one as well) and then eventually come back and park her butt in front of the TV and watch more of the special! I have no clue what could possibly have gotten her attention for so long but she seemed to be really interested in something. Maybe it was Neil’s discussion of the treatment of Giordano Bruno by the Morans* of the day!
For my own edification, I asked the good Reverend what “Morans” were, and he added this:
The word “Morans” relates to my description for the ignorami of the era. The word gained popular circulation during the tortuous GW Beanbrain period (2000-2008) when the attached photo made its first intertubes appearance.
So, if you saw “Cosmos”, what did you think? Nearly all the reviews I’ve read online have been positive. And if you also saw the original with Carl Sagan, feel from to contrast/compare.
UPDATE: Another cat, sent BY reader Helene, also watched “Cosmos”:
Your reader, the reverend, is not the only one who has a cat that enjoyed Cosmos last night. Mr Mumps spent almost the entire program watching up close. Not sure why—the last time he did that was during the Olympics to watch skiers.
In the attached image, you can see him approving of the big bang.
I wonder what was appealing to cats. Do you think there is a chance that there are more Cosmos cat enthusiasts out there? I’d hate to conclude anything from a sample of only two.