I've not been a particularly big fan of Seth McFarland, and I sure as hell wasn't expecting him to reboot one of the great TV shows and bring one of this generation's great scientists into the living room.
Wired: And now you’re updating Cosmos, to be hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson—that’s pretty much a 180 from shit jokes.
MacFarlane: I’m dismayed at the rejection of science that’s reemerging in America. There’s nothing out there that glamorizes science the way Cosmos did.
Wired: Science has become politicized.
MacFarlane: It’s absurd. Neil made a great comment on Bill Maher’s show: “The good thing about science is it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” Science doesn’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. It just is.