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10-03-2014, 04:52 PM
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(10-03-2014 07:30 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(10-03-2014 07:20 AM)Chas Wrote:  Well, I didn't dislike it; I just think it could have been a whole lot better.

I think it was just meant to be an overview of what the series is going to cover. It briefly touched on a lot of topics and I am guessing each topic will have an entire show devoted to it during the run. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to more.

I agree, I hope they go into a lot more detail. I watched with my husband who'd I call a "deist" if anything. He's never learned much about the universe, and how our system came to be. Touching so briefly on so many mind boggling ideas left him more confused and with a lot of questions I couldn't answer. I'd bet a lot of people are like him. If that is true, they'll have to do better, but for me, I enjoyed it.

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10-03-2014, 05:40 PM
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OH BRAVE NEW WORLD.

So I went to the trouble of lying to hulu about where my internet connection originates.

Before the video they gave me the choice of which ad to watch. What a time to be alive.

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10-03-2014, 09:53 PM
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I liked that they went right after the church with the caricatured evil animated priests, though the Bruno segment was odd given that he was a theologian and not a scientist. I also don't think you want Obama to introduce the series if you're going for a broad audience. Hopefully more focused episodes will improve the delivery.

Oh well, most devoted theists won't watch it anyway. Too busy watching Resurrection.
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10-03-2014, 09:54 PM
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I loved it. I've been waiting a long time to see this and it was well worth the wait.

However, I was informed earlier that my father did not like it because it told the story from an atheist perspective. I had to bite my tongue. I can't say I am surprised. Despite the overwhelming evidence they continue to use the bible as evidence of this fairy tale.
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11-03-2014, 09:06 AM
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I have Carl Sagan's Cosmos on DVD which I love. But I do like Neil deGrasse Tyson so I hope it gets an airing in the UK at some point.

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11-03-2014, 10:31 AM
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I watched it again yesterday with my 10 year daughter. It was so cool to watch her brain get all twisted when he put the universe in a bubble, then showed lots of bubbles.

The expression on her face was priceless.


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11-03-2014, 10:41 AM
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I liked it. Smile I'm looking forward to seeing more.

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11-03-2014, 11:01 AM
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It was decent. I can understand why some people didn't like the choppy introduction. I'm sure they will expand on certain ideas in future episodes.
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11-03-2014, 01:55 PM
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(10-03-2014 07:30 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(10-03-2014 07:20 AM)Chas Wrote:  Well, I didn't dislike it; I just think it could have been a whole lot better.

I think it was just meant to be an overview of what the series is going to cover. It briefly touched on a lot of topics and I am guessing each topic will have an entire show devoted to it during the run. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to more.

I hope you are right.

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11-03-2014, 02:16 PM
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I watched it with my 17 year old last night. I liked it, but I also hope future episodes will be better focused. After it was over, my kid asked if there was a reason they dumbed everything down that way.

The whole bit on Bruno really ruined a big chunk of it for me. Spent WAY too much time on him, and I'm not a fan of that style of animation. Overall, I approve, but more science less story telling please!

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