Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a follow-up to the TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Cosmos takes the world of space and time and makes it understandable and enjoyable to the public. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist is the presenter of the show. He has been a sort of public face for science these past few years.
Cosmos is something I would never consider watching, however, after catching 10 minutes of one episode, I was hooked. The show takes an extensive view at the universe and how the universe works. The viewer travels from microscopic life on Earth, to exploring the possibility of life in other parts of the planets. It is a journey that made me stop and think about how tiny we are, and how much we still have to discover.
The show seemed to catch on with the general public very quickly. It was discussed daily on Reddit.com and other websites. One of the shows executive producers is Seth MacFarlane, which I believe also contributed to the shows success. Through the usage of mass media, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is quickly becoming a great example of science and popular culture today.