Astrophysicists, geeks, and stoners rejoice! The internet’s favorite scientist (no, not Bill Nye), Neil deGrasse Tyson, has announced plans to reboot Carl Sagan’s 1980 PBS series, Cosmos. Things are about to get spacey.
Tyson has been making the media rounds regarding the series, which is set to start airing its 13 parts on March 9, saying that hopes to continue his ongoing legacy of science education for the masses. Though, given Tyson’s style, expect at least some missives about how dear he holds critical thinking and the scientific method.
Serving as PBS’s most widely watching series aside from Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Cosmos is still extremely popular today, which may explain the reboot effort. But, thankfully, Tyson is the man behind it, so we all can rest easy that Sagan’s TV legacy is in good hands.
“We understand how small we are in the cosmos. We understand how fragile and temporary existence is here on Earth,” Tyson told Parade. “We understand there are bigger problems we need to solve as a species than what God you pray to.”
So, with that statement in mind, Cosmos: A Spacetime Oddessy is bound to be a force to be reckoned with. For once, a reboot doesn’t sound so bad—even if Seth McFarlane is involved.