Neil deGrasse Tyson, we could listen to you talk forever. Seriously! We were so excited for the premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey that all the monkeys in the office were sporting their Galaxy Leggings.
Okay, maybe not, but WE SHOULD HAVE! Perhaps something can be arranged for this weekend's episode...
Here's just a few of the reasons why we're so excited & what we're looking forward to:
- "We let our daughter stay up past her bedtime to watch Cosmos. She'd been excited for it ever since I showed her the trailer. My favorite part was watching my daughter's eyes go wide as she grasped just how big time is with the Cosmic Calendar. She very much looking forward to more episodes and we've taken to calling each other "star stuff" in our greetings." -- Harrison, Geek Labs Monkey
- "My favorite part (ok, most favorite part) was the Cosmic Calendar. I thought it was well done and really made me think. I also think Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the perfect successor to Carl Sagan. You can really tell he is passionate about this project. Especially the little snip it at the end when he was showing Carl Sagan's date book and remembering the time they met." -- Marianne, Accounting Monkey
- "Favorite moment: When Neil deGrasse Tyson was going through the Cosmic Calendar and described December 17th as 'quite a day'... and then was joined on the shore by a fake Tiktaalik rising from the water to illustrate how life in the sea 'really took off.' Awesome." -- David, Director Monkey
- "OMG I've been dying to talk Cosmos! My husband and I were able to go to the pre-premiere screening at the National Geographic Society. We ended up in the overflow room, but we were happy with just that. We were so elated to see so many people as excited for the show as we were!
My most favorite part was definitely when Neil Degrasse talked about his first time meeting Carl Sagan. Some tears may have made a brief appearance. Most excited for more mustache in the coming episodes. I was so desperately hoping for a reaction like Delilah's from my 6 year old son, but instead got some hesitation and whining at first. Then he couldn't stop watching and was asking questions and ended up loving it by the end. It made my night. I want him to love science as much as we do, so that was a great win for us." -- Ela, Paralegal Monkey
D'aww, we are over the moon hearing the number of geeklings just as excited about space. Building a new geek generation FTW!