When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey
," in 1980, it soon become most widely watched PBS show in the world, and still holds a legendary place in the hearts of many. Now, more than three decades later, the series is being brought back, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
as cosmic guide. Tyson, who also spoke with Popular Science
for our March issue, chatted with us about the show.
Popular Science: What was it like picking up where Carl Sagan left off?
Neil deGrasse Tyson: It would be weird to try and be Carl, but I'm just trying to be myself, and luckily I already have a following and a comfort level reaching the public and bringing the universe down to Earth. I think that's what Cosmos is about. Some people think it's a remake, but it's not--it's a continuation.