I don't think Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett can call themselves Mystery Science Theater guys anymore for legal reasons, but that's not stopping me. These days they tend to go by a their more recent and entirely laudable efforts as the Rifftrax guys. But if they're going to be riffing on nature videos for National Geographic, I hold out hope that there will be at least one huge slam on anteaters out of nowhere.
Not even nature is safe from biting sarcasm.
Mystery Science Theater 3,000 was one of the greatest shows in television history, and the show's stars, Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), and Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), are still making movies fun in RiffTrax. Now, RiffTrax is coming to television and adding comedy to nature on National Geographic Channel.
Want to Watch ISS Astronauts Live in Space? Then Watch the Appropriately Titled Live From Space Tonight
If only all television show titles were this informative.
Right now, there are highly-trained astronauts whizzing around 240 miles above us eating freeze-dried food out of packets and just being cooler than us. Tonight on the Nat Geo Channel, we'll be able to see just how much cooler they are first-hand with their unprecedented 2-hour Live from Space special.
"We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!" (Wrong President?)
Cosmos is premiering tonight, and we here at Geekosystem are ridiculously excited about it. We've had the chance to screen the first episode, and it's truly incredible. But just when we thought we couldn't be any more excited about this show, we found out that President Obama was going to be adding an introduction to the series before it airs.
You will not be disappointed.
We'll admit, you probably expected writers from a site with "Geek" in the title to be excited about Cosmos just from the trailers. However, we also got the chance to watch the first episode already, so trust us when we say it really is going to be incredible. We don't know how else to convince you to watch, but by God, we're gonna to try.
Check Back Here Tonight at 9PM EST for a Live Q+A Feed with the Creators Of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Got questions? Use the hashtag #cosmoslive.
It's no secret that we're major fans of the upcoming Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on Fox and National Geographic. If you're as pumped as we are for the premiere on Sunday night at 9pm EST, then you should definitely park yourself in front of your computer at 9pm EST tonight to catch a livestream with the series' creators.
All it took was true love's kiss.
If you like the word "indestructible" combined with "virus," then I'm assuming you're a supervillain with a great collection of Hazmat suits. National Geographic is reporting that scientists have just revived a large, ancient virus from permafrost in Siberia. Oh yes, another upside to global warming: increased risk of exposure to dormant pathogens.
incredibly jealous ofvery happy for Victoria.
Right now a team of journalists are spacing it up at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama to promote Cosmos and a Life in Space with National Geographic Channel. Among them is our own Victoria McNally, and she's posting pics to our Instagram account. Space Camp looks fun.
In the wilds of Australia and New Guinea, there is a dinosaur-like bird that probably wants to hurt you. It's probably thinking about it right now, in fact. To be fair, it's only because it assumes you want to tangle with it -- which you totally don't. But in the name of conservation, some are willing to. Photographer Christian Ziegler risked life and limb to photograph the Southern cassowary in Black Mountain Road, Australia. It's even won him the top award in the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year.
If you're a student between the ages of 13 and 18 with an interest in science, then grab your lab coat and get to work. Google is taking submissions for their third annual Google Science Fair as of today. They've partnered up with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic, and Scientific American to offer some truly amazing prizes that include scholarships, an expedition to the Galapagos, and a week shadowing a particle physicist at Fermilab.