Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and executive produced by Ann Druyan, Seth MacFarlane, Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY features incredible bonus materials including a stunning five-part documentary on the making of this critically-acclaimed ground-breaking event. Fans can also discover what connects us all and see the past, present and future of our galaxy with the interactive “Cosmic Calendar,” exclusive to the Blu-ray release.

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY is the spectacular follow-up to Carl Sagan’s award-winning series that explored the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it. This thrilling, 13-part adventure transports viewers across the universe of space and time, bringing to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and a deeper understanding of nature. With an updated Cosmic Calendar, dazzling visual effects, and the wondrous Ship of the Imagination, fans will experience an unforgettable journey to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest and smallest scale.


When it was announced that “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane would be Executive Producer of an update the the classic Carl Sagan-hosted science documentary series “Cosmos,” it raised a few eyebrows. Even more people were surprised to learn that the funny man was a personal friend of new “Cosmos” host and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

In honor of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’s release on Blu-ray and DVD June 10th, we thought we’d take a look at some of Hollywood’s other unexpected geeks.

Vin Diesel
The beefy action star doesn’t necessarily fit the stereotype of a Dungeon Master, but Diesel has proudly been a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast for over 20 years!

Natalie Portman
The Oscar-winning beauty holds a degree in Psychology from Harvard University, and has twice had her research published in scientific journals.

Angela Bassett
Stella may have needed Taye Diggs to help her get her groove back, but Bassett never lost her academic groove. The acting powerhouse has her Bachelors in African American Studies from Yale and a M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.

John Legend
The “All of Me” singer turned down Harvard in favor of a degree in English and African American Literature from UPenn. He even worked at the prestigious Boston Consulting Group before making a splash on the music scene.

Dolph Lundgren
Before he was Master of the Universe, Dolph Lundgren was a master of science, having earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and a Master’s degree in Chemical engineering as well as a Fullbright Scholarship to MIT.

Rashida Jones
The “Parks and Recreation” actress didn’t rely on the privileges that came with her family name (she’s the daughter of music and producing mogul Quincy Jones). She worked hard and earned a degree from Harvard University. If that isn’t enough geek cred, she’s even created her own comic book series called Frenemy of the State.

Casey Affleck
Being a brother to Ben Affleck, Casey had his fair share of experience with giant stars—something that probably helped him during his programs in astronomy and physics at Columbia University.

Tatyana Ali
We all knew Ashley Banks had a good head on her shoulders. Who knew the performer who played her was so brainy too? When “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” ended its run on television, the actress and singer took a break from acting to get a degree in Politics and African American Studies from Harvard University.

Emma Watson
Hermione Grainger is practically the patron saint of geeky girls everywhere, played to perfection for 10 years by the extremely talented Watson. It made us all proud to see Watson avoid the celebutante lifestyle her fame could have afforded her and choose to pursue a college degree—from Brown University, no less!

Mila Kunis
As if being the voice of Meg Griffin on cult animated series “Family Guy” wasn’t enough to get fanboys drooling, she’s also a known World of Warcraft addict, often playing anonymously with strangers online. Maybe you’ll be a little nicer to that Goblin you come across the next time you play.

Christina Applegate
Applegate may have gotten her start playing ditzy Kelly Bundy on “Married with Children,” but in real life the actress enjoys much nerdier pursuits. She is a hardcore gamer, spending much of her downtime on her Playstation, Xbox, and Wii.

Let your inner geek-flag fly with COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY on Blu-ray and DVD June 10th.


  1. I am not, but I sure am married to one... He has read a couple Carl Sagan books, and we are waiting on another from the library, we are on the wait list. We are PVR the new Cosmos series, and he live tweets along. Pursuit of knowledge is not something I discourage. ;)

  2. Not a geek per se, I think. But i do wear glasses and read a lot, so maybe I am!!

  3. I am a big geek! I love sci-fi, comic books, anything nerdy!!

  4. This would be great for my daughter, who is a big geek

  5. Most definitely. May not look like it but I am.

  6. I'm a huge geek, yep I'm geeky

  7. I don't consider myself to be a geek. I do geeky things from time to time. BWallace1980(at)Hotmail(d0t)com

  8. I finally ended my sub to a certain MMO that shall not be named to lessen my geek status just a teeny bit...

  9. Yup. I am a self-professed geek!
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  10. Yes, kind of...not that there's anything wrong with that.

  11. I'm a super geek!!! lol

  12. I am a geek. Bookworm, gamer, tv addict and so on.

  13. yes,I like computers and the internet.

  14. To a certain extent, I'd say yes.

  15. I'd have to say yes, I am a geek

  16. No, I don't think I am a geek... Maybe sometimes....

  17. I'm willing to admit it, I'm a geek.

  18. I am very much a geek and proud of it. I am about to start my own new geeky blogging venture.

  19. I am sort of,but my oldest son seems to be the

  20. I am a geek to love,,,,lol..... not sure if i am a geek or not.....maybe

  21. Always have been and always will be a geek.

  22. I have Geek in my blood, although I do not label myself as such. I have many traits that are considered geeky so I guess if ya want to say I am - I am a geek. :) My sweety is extremely geeky and I love him.(Video games, comic books, movies, and so much more) I just recently found myself in the beginning stages of a Pathfinder game...I guess I have always been drawn to the geeky lifestyle- it works for me.! :)

  23. I'm not sure but I love to read a lot!