There's a new player in the late night talk show game, y'all! The show stars your favorite brainiac astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and its called StarTalk (National Geographic Channel, debuting April 20, 11 pm). It's based on his popular podcast, will be filmed in front of a live audience at NYC's American Museum of Natural History, AND will include pretaped segments starring the also beloved Bill Nye the Science Guy! BUT DON'T SQUEEEEE JUST YET. Save your squeals of excitement for the awesome lineup he's got for the first episode. From CinemaBlend:
The first episode will take on the theme “Star Trek as Inspiration for the Future,” with series star and author George Takei popping by to talk about how the futuristic aspects of the show fit in with today’s society. Next up? None other than director Christopher Nolan, who will talk with Tyson about Insterstellar and how he peppers his films with his love for science. Will Tyson still have his initial opinions on the film, or will they have changed by that point? Comedian and Bob’s Burgers star Eugene Mirman will also be a part of that episode and others.
C'mon, are you kidding me? BUT DON'T SQUEE YET! Check out the lineup for the first 10 episodes!!
Later episodes will feature journalist and fellow podcaster Dan Savage talking about love and science, Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington talking about the Information Age and communication, astronaut Chris Hadfield discussing social media in space, and former president Jimmy Carter talking about eradicating epidemics. Other guests include author and biologist Richard Dawkins, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, NASA administrator Charles Bolden, and iconic TV producer Norman Lear.
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