I'll be skipping it, but it seems like a good idea (Score: 3, Insightful) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-03-08 18:01 (#B5) The cult of personality around Tyson irritates the hell out of me, just as the cult of personality are Sagan did then. Both of them deserve a lot of credit both for their science and their popularization of science; I just wish it were possible for people to do this without developing the kind of aura that causes people to treat everything they say, no matter how banal, as oracular wisdom. But this is a personal objection, and for those who don't share it, I hope the show is informative and entertaining. Re: I'll be skipping it, but it seems like a good idea (Score: 2, Interesting) by email@example.com on 2014-03-08 23:51 (#B9) I agree - I attended a university where Sagan had taught, or taught occasionally, and the aura around the guy was supernatural. In fact, he was rarely around and seldomly seen. Good scientist maybe, but his reputation outpaced his abilities, I think. Re: I'll be skipping it, but it seems like a good idea (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2014-03-10 04:45 (#C0) I don't know if he was a good scientist, but I know his reputation wasn't because of his research. He was a good teacher though, and Cosmos series and his books inspired a great many.