Skip to comments.The dreaded Obama introduction to 'Cosmos' lasts less than 30 seconds
Posted on 03/10/2014 3:17:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
Like many of you here, I was looking forward to watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey last night.
But, also like many of you here, I was not looking forward to Obama's anticipated long-winded introduction, therefore I set my DVR to record the show, so that I could fast-forward through the intro. (some of you even declined to watch the show because of this intro)
However, when it came time to watch the show, I was pleasantly surprised, and a little bit embarrassed at my overreaction. The dreaded intro lasted less than 30 seconds!
Well, whaddaya know. Obama finally gave us a gift, sort of. Of course, a better gift would have been for him to not speak at all! :-D
I love science but have no interest in watching people who call me a Squirrel eating reactionary homophobe.
Then again, the show's producer is better known for sleazy cartoons and sitcoms than for educational programming, so who knows.
Got so bored after about 20 minutes had to switch channels. Boo-hoo, there was religious persecution in the distant past...
I was looking forward to watching this series. But now, after watching the first one, not so much.
I love science, cosmology and astronomy but it was kinda’ boring, IMO.
I was glad to see Homer Hickam speak up.
A little PC crept in: Rocket Boys author Homer Hickam annoyed by politicization in Cosmos
The big bang theory was first proposed by a Vatican astronomer.
I couldn’t click fast enough.
Wouldn’t that be gerbil?
Thanks for the link.
That pissed me off big time. How arrogant of them.
Even with the TelePrompTer his attention span doesn’t get much past 15 seconds. So I’m guessing the producer of the show had a challenge with that intro.
Just some simple manners would go a long way with these clowns. They’ve so convinced themselves that conservatives don’t have any interest in science that they feel quite comfortable slinging insults.
The Marxist introduces the show? Well chalk up another show I won’t be watching. I stopped watching Jeopardy when they devoted a whole category to Al Gore and his climate scam with the scam artist himself speaking the scam questions.
Obama should have kept his pie hole shut. He will be reaponsible for why many tune out this program.
Love the comments at your twitchy link! Heck, they are like freepers! Gives me hope that maybe over 50% of America isn’t fooled by the admin and the media.
Other than that, I rather liked the new version.
Exactly. They're not only arrogant, they're also ignorant.
I QUIT watching it after 5 minutes. WHY? Because the narrator’s voice was horrible. He has a tendency to drop syllables from his words and I had to strain to decipher. NOT WORTH IT. Affirmative action strikes (and FAILS) again!
I’ve always been a science geek and I’ve always been a conservative.
Somewhere around here I have a essay I wrote in the 3rd grade about how the sun and planets formed.
See obama’s face tends to ruin anything...but honestly, this show was disappointing.
I watched it. Loved it. Can’t wait to see it every week. The Obama stuff sucked, but it should be a 30-second, one time thing. Not a big deal.
I’ll be watching the next one. :)
I like eating squirrels.
I gotta disagree big time. Race has nothing to do with it. Tyson is good.
I prefer bunnies but squirrel doesn’t put me off at all.
Once the show got into the cartoon characters, I realized this is going to seriously suck.
I wondered why Zer0 would put his name on it!
But, then I realized the recent poll where 25% on Americans believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth, and Bingo, we struck the Zer0 voting base, thus his pie-hole at the beginning and the cartoons!
A show directed toward idiots!
BTY, I was surprised that we couldn’t raise Sagan’s series on Netflix. Would have thought it would be in the public domain by now.
He’s a fine scientist but I prefer Michio Kaku. There’s another black astrophysicist I like a lot too but I can’t think of his name. A skinny guy who wears glasses.
I watch “Through the wormhole” a lot. Its hosted by Morgan Freeman but its pretty good most of the time.
James Woods hosts “Futurescape” which is good. It deals with research going on and the possibilities of where it could lead.
but he is a commie, liberal, pinko socialist democrat....isn’t he?
“BTY, I was surprised that we couldnt raise Sagans series on Netflix. “
It was on Netflix a couple of months ago ... don’t know why they yanked it ...
Thanks - we recorded the show and plan to watch tonight. Glad to know the fast-forward will take less time than I anticipated, LOL! I’m trying to refrain from reading any “spoilers” about the show’s content itself.
That time would have been far better spent on Copernicus's and Galileo's actual work, along with the realization by one of Galileo's assistants (sorry, forgot his name) that Venus having both crescent and gibbous phases would prove that it passed in front of and behind the sun and would thus have to orbit the sun rather than the earth.
So far I was extremely disappointed with Cosmos 2.0. Too much "inspiring" music and repetition of the idea that space is really, really, really, really big and really (x4) old too. Tyson needed a good dose of "get on with it!"
Watched it on HULU about 20 minutes ago..
He did not speak at all....lol
My reaction too. How many times can you watch the space ship fly through the stars?
Space is really big and really old. There, I've ruined the series for you. :-)
My problem with the show wasn’t Obastard, it’s Tyson. He’s a Major League Clymer.
Did you happen to catch the commercials?
Several very pro-American, bright future ones.
"This years Scientific American 10 pays tribute to the exceptional foresight and accomplishment of a select group whose achievements, particularly during the past year, stand out from those of their peers...This combination of leadership and inventiveness exhibited among the Scientific American winners for 2009 serves as a template for how we might consider tackling the most seemingly intractable problems of resource depletion, inadequate health care and desperate educational need."
Obama was selected as one of the ten, in June 2009.
I cancelled my subscription.
It was the bashing of religion, saying that science and religion are in conflict, that got offensive. Bash Catholics, oh, throw in bad Protestants, too.
Carl Sagan was an atheist, but he didn’t get into the anti-Christian, socialist stuff nearly this badly on the original Cosmos.
That’s about 2 minutes longer than I wish to listen to him.
I cancelled about 15 years ago for their liberal biased bull shit
I have to agree...I thought the show went out of its way to cast faith as anti-science and unjust. I wonder if future episodes will be as condemning of the lives lost in the pursuit of science.
Family guy is hilarious. Particularly after visiting Colorado. Simpsons, Futurama are good as well.
... “ another black astrophysicist .. but can’t think of his name. A skinny guy who wears glasses.”
Steve Urkel, perhaps?
They did have some good articles, and I miss those, but their liberal bias go to be too much for me. They’re big global warming Kool-Aid drinkers too.
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