‘Cosmos,’ a TV Series About Science Brought to You By Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson, Premieres Tonight

Science junkies meet couch potatoes for a TV spectacle both should enjoy. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a new, 13-episode documentary series hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson that kicks off tonight at 9:00p (ET) on Fox, National Geographic, and eight other cable networks. It will also be be shown in more than 175 countries across the globe, says the L.A. Times.

The paper has an interview with executive producer Seth MacFarlane, who implies that he helped fund the project.

I was crossing paths with [Tyson] … and I always thought to myself, I have a connection there to the scientific community and things are going well financially and I wanted to see what I could do to throw some of this extra money around in a positive way. Science is, in many ways, more and more underfunded. I was thinking in terms of research projects, I asked him if there were any research projects that need funding in any field of science.

Tyson mentioned it would be wonderful to do a remake of Carl Sagan‘s famous TV series from the 1980s, Fox TV signed on after MacFarlane brought the idea to them, and here we are.



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If ‘Girls’ Took Place in the Garden of Eden

In case you missed last night’s “Saturday Night Live,” host Lena Dunham took us back to the Garden of Eden, where she played a “struggling twenty-something” version of Eve…



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He Did Not Just Say That, Did He…?

Creationist Ken Ham wants to make sure you don’t see the movie Noah because — *gasp* — it’s not biblically accurate. In an interview, he explained his fear and gave the greatest sound bite ever:



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This is Why Hollywood Isn’t Making Films About Atheism

We know there are a lot of big-budget movies promoting Christianity coming out over the next few weeks — “Noah,” “Son of God,” “Heaven is for Real” — and there’s no shortage of Christian-themed films throughout history.

Lawrence Krauss thinks that Hollywood, contrary to its stereotype as a bastion of liberal ideas, should really start making some atheism-themed films:

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Frontman of Prominent Christian Metal Band Pleads Guilty In Murder-For Hire Plot to Kill His Wife

In May of last year, a man who’d become famous for his Jesus-inspired music became a lot more famous when it emerged he’d tried to hire a hitman to kill the mother of his three children.

Now Tim Lambesis has made a confession, reports the New York Post.



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