Sunday March 9 saw the first episodes of a reboot of a classic science show and an adaptation of a fantasy novel. Which did you watch?

(The Walking Dead, of course, will be reviewed Monday.)

High Points

No one can truly replace Carl Sagan, but new Cosmos has a worthy host, impressive effects, and the twisted joy of seeing Neil de Grasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, Brannon Braga, and Seth MacFarlane in the same credits.

Tyson refers to Giordano Bruno’s persecution and execution by the Inquisition as “martyrdom.” The term reveals an obvious bias– and thank the cosmos for that! In a society sick with anti-science, we need more media in defense of reason and inquiry. I am a young teen again, eyes wide as Cosmos explores the mysteries of the universe.

Low Point

What were the networks thinking? Even in the age of the PVR, what inspired anyone to schedule Resurrection opposite The Walking Dead and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey?