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‘A little PC crept in’: ‘Rocket Boys’ author Homer Hickam annoyed by politicization in ‘Cosmos’

http://twitter.com/#!/HomerHickam/status/443029342306582531

Like a lot of people, “Rocket Boys” author and former NASA engineer Homer Hickam tuned into last night’s premiere of “Cosmos,” a reboot of Carl Sagan’s 13-part science series. Unfortunately, he wound up being disappointed. The show’s rather inauspicious beginning probably didn’t help:

http://twitter.com/#!/COSMOSonTV/status/442376776778399744

Bleh. We definitely could’ve done without an appearance from The One:

http://twitter.com/#!/HomerHickam/status/442380192997076992

If only.

Things didn’t really improve for Hickam as the show went on:

http://twitter.com/#!/HomerHickam/status/443028208602996736
http://twitter.com/#!/HomerHickam/status/443029944621596672

But it wasn’t just Carl Sagan’s absence that felt wrong to Hickam. It was also the not-so-subtle politics that seeped into the show:

http://twitter.com/#!/HomerHickam/status/443032852997742594
http://twitter.com/#!/HomerHickam/status/443039675792359425

Evidently it’s too much to ask for a science series to focus on, you know, science.

http://twitter.com/#!/HomerHickam/status/443035127271415808

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Update:

More from Hickam:

http://twitter.com/#!/HomerHickam/status/443075406829068288

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/10/a-little-pc-crept-in-rocket-boys-author-homer-hickam-annoyed-by-politicization-in-cosmos/

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