'It is always nice to see you, says the Besalisk at the counter... And instead I pour blue milk...' From "Dex's Diner" by Su-San Vega
Great way to wrap up the SEASON finale. Although, I get the sense that this was, in fact, the end of it.
Tomorrow's the DVD set release day (some extra hours of features, a "new" cosmic calendar... and I'm hoping for collectible Significant Scientists trading cards! ).
Well, in watching some of the DVD, I chose the last episode, the one most fresh in my mind. I seem to NOT recall a brief part about the number of scrolls in the library at Alexandria; maybe that was a Nat Geo part. Looks nice, but seems to mainly just be the shows. Extras: 2013 Comic-Con panel discussion, behind-the-scenes filming/planning/computers, commentary I haven't listened to yet.
Also, I forgot to mention that in the last episode, I (sad to say) FINALLY figured out the reason why they went from the first and last letters of the show's title to spell out "Cosmos"... uh, that's the initials of the dude who did the first TV series. Duh.
I've read a couple of N.G. Tyson's books recently, and if I hadn't seen the series, I am certain I would have had NO idea what some of these terms meant or referred to. There was even a meme I saw online about a cat that can both exist in a box and not; hadn't heard of it before, and now I can laugh along with that hilarity without being out of the loop! Thanks for the literary science allusion, Dr. Tyson!
I would recommend reading some of his stuff, though. It's funny, a little sci-fi geeky, but based in solid fact or scientific possibility and somehow understandable.