The President has a message for future lovers of science and you can hear it tonight before Neil deGrasse Tyson's spaceship takes off.
Tonight is the premiere of the long-awaited relaunch of Carl Sagan's science show, retitles Cosmos, A Spacetime Odyssey. This time it's hosted by famed astrophysicist, media-darling and expert explainer-of-complex-things Neil deGrasse Tyson.
For a little extra boost, the new 13-part series is getting a introduction but none other than President Obama. Obama's track record on science and research includes backing innovative NASA projects and a long-term study designed to map the human brain. And now, it will also include promoting a Fox show. How's that for irony?
As for the series itself, Producer Seth MacFarlane (yes, that Seth McFarlane) and Tyson hope it will make science cool for a new generation. That it will not only educate, but inspire. Which would explain why there are so many special effects poured into the premiere. So. Many.
Look for the premiere episode tonight on Fox at 9pm ET. It will also be simulcast on the National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, Fox Life, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 and then on over 180 stations worldwide. In the following weeks, the new epsidoes will premiere on Fox Sunday at 9pm ET and be rebroadcast on NatGeo with extra footage on Mondays at 10pm ET.