The president's introduction "invites a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future," according to a statement issued by Fox.
The 13-part series is hosted by scientist and educator Neil deGrasse Tyson and is a successor to Carl Sagan’s popular 1980
In his review for The Times, Robert Lloyd writes: "The subject — everything that is and how it got that way — is obviously a big one, encompassing not only planets and stars and amoebas and people, but the lenses through which we've viewed it all. Most important, it celebrates scientific inquiry itself, which Tyson defines as 'generations of searchers strictly adhering to a simple set of rules: test ideas by experiment and observation; build on those ideas that pass the test; reject the ones that fail; follow the evidence wherever it leads; and question everything.' "
Fox and National Geographic hosted a preview of the series at the
“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” will air Sundays at 9 p.m. on Fox and Mondays at 10 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel with bonus footage and behind-the-scenes content. The series, which also will be shown on 220 channels in 181 countries, is a collaboration between “
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