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Well, all I know is if I see a hot green alien like the one that seduced Cap'n Kirk, I'll know what to do.
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Well, all I know is if I see a hot green alien like the one that seduced Cap'n Kirk, I'll know what to do.

But what if there are...uh...biological...ummm....complications?

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I'm surprised that there's a new season here, I thought it was a limited run series just like most others on Science. I'll have to setup the SP on my Tivo again, thanks for the heads up. Certainly worth a watch based on the originals I saw a couple of years ago.

As RussB said, that episode is going to be followed by a slew of repeats. According to wiki (Sean Carroll), they were shooting a season 3, but who knows when we'll see the rest of it.

Actually, just checked his twitter and he says he's taped 2 episodes, so hopefully we get to see them soon.
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Click the following link for more information on shows associated with Science's "Are We Alone" initiative:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4#post21730744

Also, next Tuesday, "Are We Alone?" airs on Science at 7 pm CT.
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Click the following link for more information on shows associated with Science's "Are We Alone" initiative:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4#post21730744

Also, next Tuesday, "Are We Alone?" airs on Science at 7 pm CT.

Thanks for the posting.

I watched half of this last night and I enjoyed it. Will watch the other half tonight or later this weekend.


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Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman returns Wednesday June 6, 10 ET/PT on the Science Channel. The Oscar-winning actor returns for a third season of hosting this expansive tour of the mysteries of the universe.
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Tonight!

Two new episodes too? eek.gif
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What does everybody think about the current season?

I find it too much, hard to follow. Some of the topics does not "relate" to the Galaxy, etc. It's more in-depth about scientific things. "How The Universe Works" on Discovery deals with more of the subject matter I like. It's pertaining to the universe, planets, stars, etc.
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My problem with the show is that it follows the same format as all the "unsolved cases" and "24 hour mystery" shows. They follow the teaching method of "tell'em what yer gonna tell'em, tell'em then (commercial) tell'em what you told-em". It takes far to long to get between interesting bits. And once redundancy, transitional monologues and introductions are removed, there is very little information. The entire "are we alone" show could be written in two paragraphs. I just don't have the patience for it.
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I guess it's more difficult than ever to try and pound through the ever decreasing attention span of the modern televiewer with real science. That's why so many of these shows seem so repetitive and feature the same "celebrity" scientists saying the same things. There's only so many ways you can make a show about supermassive black holes, killer asteroids, and quantum time-travel - the only things that seem to be exciting enough to capture the attention of enough viewers to pay for them. The days of a super-scientist like Carl Sagan actually teaching us something in a show like 'Cosmos' on PBS - with no commercial pressure - are probably lost forever. Thank God 'Nova' is stil alive and kicking (one of the big reasons why I still make my annual contribution to PBS).

Nevertheless, in this era of a "War on Science" being waged by some of our political leaders, any emphasis on science education, no matter if aimed at a 5th grade audience, can only be helpful. Beats shows about cupcakes, deranged hoarders, and people living in swamps doing various disagreeable things to wildlife which seem to fill up an increasing share of the cablenet universe.
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Nevertheless, in this era of a "War on Science" being waged by some of our political leaders, any emphasis on science education, no matter if aimed at a 5th grade audience, can only be helpful. Beats shows about cupcakes, deranged hoarders, and people living in swamps doing various disagreeable things to wildlife which seem to fill up an increasing share of the cablenet universe.
Unfortunately, true.
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I guess it's more difficult than ever to try and pound through the ever decreasing attention span of the modern televiewer with real science. That's why so many of these shows seem so repetitive and feature the same "celebrity" scientists saying the same things. There's only so many ways you can make a show about supermassive black holes, killer asteroids, and quantum time-travel - the only things that seem to be exciting enough to capture the attention of enough viewers to pay for them. The days of a super-scientist like Carl Sagan actually teaching us something in a show like 'Cosmos' on PBS - with no commercial pressure - are probably lost forever. Thank God 'Nova' is stil alive and kicking (one of the big reasons why I still make my annual contribution to PBS).
Nevertheless, in this era of a "War on Science" being waged by some of our political leaders, any emphasis on science education, no matter if aimed at a 5th grade audience, can only be helpful. Beats shows about cupcakes, deranged hoarders, and people living in swamps doing various disagreeable things to wildlife which seem to fill up an increasing share of the cablenet universe.
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To be fair, there are still people driving the high end of education, they just don't get the exposure. The grossly oversimplified version of science that we get dribbled to us on the tube doesn't reflect the world of research at all. So, don't panic too much. The fact that we have 5 million channels, 24 hours a day and social media out the wazzu that ignore actual scientific research doesn't mean astonishing work isn't being done. It just seems that way because of the inundation of the stupid.
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Was there really a new episode a few weeks back? Episode titled "Is There a God Particle?" which originally aired on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

I think it was only a one-episode special due to the recent news about the discovery of the God particle. IMDB states it's the first episode for season 4. Don't think that's accurate though.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1513168/episodes?ref_=tt_ep_epl

Good episode. CERN is so amazing.
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This week's season premier titled "When Does Life Begin?" was very good. Amazing details and information. It really has me thinking.

It may not be the season premier, but the Science Channel's bug indicated so. According to IMDB, Season 4 started on March 20, 2013 with episode titled "Is there a God particle?"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1513168/episodes?season=4&ref_=tt_eps_sn_4

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The summaries on Comcast's guide also listed that disconnected March airing as Season 4, Episode 01, and this past show as Season 4, Episode 2.  Depends on how you want to look at it ...
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Good episode this week, titled "How Do Aliens Think?" It really has you thinking tongue.gif

Hell. We are aliens when you think about it.
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Are Robots The Future Of Human Evolution? Really got me thinking.

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The series "Beyond the Wormhole" premiered last night. It's almost identical to Through the Wormhole. Same intro, and stars Morgan Freeman and is done the same way.

Anybody know anything about this? Is it actually a new series, or are they tricking us?

Episode one was titled "Resurrection" and originally aired on Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 8:00 PM CST.
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They are tricking you. The resurrection episode was part of the last season of "Through the Wormhole"
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Why do they do this!? This happens every 6 month on the a few of the Discovery Network channels. Are they out of original programming so they want to fool people to watch an all-new series? Why not put in for more episodes of true new content?

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This kind of pissed me off also, this showed up as new last week on my dvr. I had a suspicion that it was a repeat because I find out about new season premiers from tvbythenumbers.com. So I did a episode google search and found it that it aired already. Very frustrating!
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New episode tomorrow night? Episode titled "Is God an Alien Concept?"

May be apart of the Science Channel's "Are We Alone?" week.
The EPG indicates it's a season premier but I have my doubts. Probably just a single new episode catered to the special week.
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Looks like tonight is the start of the new season.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1513168/episodes?season=5&ref_=tt_eps_sn_5
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So there is a new season after all! (I think)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Through...mhole#Season_5

I'll have to check out last night's episode titled "Is There a Shadow Universe?"
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Since it is a Discovery owned channel I guess it has a lot of flare transitions and 'could destroy the earth' sentences in the show.
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Surprisingly it doesn't.

Is it just me or has this show lost quite a bit of its appeal? I loved it during the first couple seasons, but now it seems like they're just retreading previously covered topics. It also feels like they're finding really odd ways to try to communicate scientific principles to the masses. I find myself looking for a distraction when this is on.

And of course it doesn't help that their scheduling is all over the place.
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