Seth MacFarlane's AMA.
I think it'd be more of a love-fest.
I think there's a natural curiosity about the universe that we're all born with, and which has been starved in recent years by a media that was once more interested in feeding it. There hasn't been any real science on network TV in a long time.
I think comedians like Monty Python proved that there's room for all: cultural, political, and religious satire paired side-by-side with jokes about fat guys throwing up. They did both. Too often the critics today forget about the second part.
No. My bread-and-butter is still yuks. But Cosmos is a passion project that was too exciting to pass up.
My influence in Cosmos is more in the area of mass awareness than hands-on production. I'm involved in the making of the series, but it's Ann Druyan's baby, and of course I'm not a scientist. Neil is the world's greatest hang, because you can ask him all the big questions about the nature of the universe and what science has revealed to us, and you can let your curiosity run wild.
Yes but our shirts are off, so I'm not going to show it to you.
Well, it's generally because they have the good judgment to stay away from things that we don't.
One deals with the nature of humanity's place in the universe, and the other stars Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The positive response to Cosmos has been incredibly overwhelming, and we're very grateful to everyone who's watched. If it continues to be a success, there may be room for more, but that's up to Ann Druyan.
It's natural for a Western comedy to be compared to Blazing Saddles as a first knee-jerk reaction, but this film sets out to be something different. Think of it as a John Ford Western combined with a modern "Ted"-style comedy combined with a love story.
Many of the greats like Mel Blanc and Daws Butler used to occasionally start with an impression, and build outward from there. Barney Rubble is influenced by Ed Norton from the Honeymooners of course, just as Stewie emerged from Rex Harrison.
Cosmos' reception will ultimately determine that. If we reach the end of our 13-week run and we've held onto enough viewers who like seeing a mind-blowing science extravaganza on a network, then the cosmic horizon is the limit.
Most fun job I've ever had. I learn new things about science from Ann & Neil every day.
Always think critically. The more incredible the claim, the more concrete the proof we should demand before accepting it. Oh, and let's rebuild our space program.
The tardigrades. You can throw any kinda shit at 'em, and they'll survive.
As i write this, I'm cleaning up cat puke.
I hope that is what Cosmos does. Since the original aired, we've seen a disturbing regression in scientific awareness and understanding. It manifests itself in everything from the deterioration of our space program to the terrifyingly irresponsible trend of parents not vaccinating their kids. It is my hope that Cosmos gets the train somewhat back on the tracks so it can move forward.
There are good and bad execs. I've worked with both. Fox is currently under the management of some great ones, which is why Cosmos is on the air.
Write and direct "Titanic".
Cosmos does not set out to be political. It simply sets out to present what we know in the world of science. In recent years, certain well-supported scientific theories have BECOME politicized, but that has nothing to do with the science itself. As Neil is fond of saying, "The beauty of science is that it's true whether you believe in it or not."
Often I'll record one voice first, leaving pauses for the other character's lines. I'll then play back the first character in my headphones while voicing the second character, so it feels like I'm playing opposite another actor.
I think Dawson's Creek was still on the air.
The Family Guy episodes "Road to the Multiverse" or "The Big Bang Theory" are your best bets. Neil deGrasse Tyson actually has a consulting credit on the latter, I believe.
A cautionary tale.
All in the Family. Hands down.
We get this a lot. It was always planned this way from the start. Remember, each episode of Family Guy take s a year to produce.
As staggeringly fantastic as this may be to believe… yes.
Nope. Matt G. and I are friends, and we have a number of writers who have worked on the Simpsons writing for Family Guy and Dads. It's all very incestuous over there at Fox.
I'd like to see intelligent life discovered here in Los Angeles. (slowly takes a sip of beverage while never breaking eye contact with you)
It baffles me when I step back and think about it. There should be no reason for the outrage or offense. Evolution is not an affront to religion, it's simply a well-supported reality. In many ways, we understand evolution more thoroughly than we understand gravity. And yet there's no angry opposition to gravity at all. Why?
The one celebrity in this town who's left me completely star-struck is John Williams.
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