Seth MacFarlane and Cosmos3 June 2012
I don’t care much for Seth MacFarlane‘s animated comedy shows (Family Guy, etc). They’re randomness without surreality, too pointlessly rude and knowing and snide.
But I just found out that MacFarlane is very concerned about the poor state of public science interest and discourse in the US. I didn’t expect that. That is an admirable concern.
Cosmos: there are few comparable successes in the history of public engagement on science. The other producers on the project are Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, who are Sagan’s widow and one of his students, respectively. This thing is going to have cred.
Expect to see this series on TV sometime in late 2013 or early 2014.