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Phil Plait’s Bad Universe!

My hilarious and brilliant friend Phil Plait, aka, @badastronomer, has a SUPER kick-ass series coming to a Discovery Channel near you hopefully very soon.

Holy shits, Phil! I can’t wait to watch this!!!

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  1. Deltus says:

    I will definitely watch.

  2. Ray says:

    This looks so cool. I can’t wait for it to come out.

  3. Maybe this will finally be the push Phil needs to get that illusive Nerdist Podcast booking *hint*hint*

  4. Nathaniel says:

    I have been aware of Bad Astronomy for a while (the website was recommended to me ages ago at… Space Camp!), so it is awesome to see someone finally giving the dude his own show instead of just a guest spot on another series.

    Fun fact: I once ran into Phil Plait at a small Dragon*Con party. I was rather drunk and I complimented him on his “I heart heliocentrism” shirt (seen here: and wtf? Scalzi was there that year and I didn’t know?). I only realized who it was I had met a few weeks later while looking at photos from the party. Obviously I’ll know who he is the next time I meet him.

  5. SK says:

    Yay! I recently became aware of Phil Plait (either through your twitter or the Bad Science blog…I can’t remember…) and he is all kinds of awesome. I will be watching the shit outta this show when it airs.

    And…he will come on the podcast, yes?

  6. Patti says:

    Chris, did you edit that made-up word that really was there, and change it to just “shits”? Now people are gonna be all “wtf is she talking about?” Or not. Of course, I’m a fan of nerds, including you, so maybe it’s par for the course…Still think this new tv show is gonna be cool.

  7. Isaiah says:

    That does look really cool. I’ll be sure to check it out when it comes on.

  8. the_nether says:

    Discovery Channel… is there any other channel?

    No. No there is not…

    Except for AMC…

    oh and HBO and Showtime… but otherwise no.

  9. Bryn says:

    That looks freakin’ brilliant! When will this air?

  10. Aleksei says:

    AWESOME!!! can’t wait to watch!!!

  11. Patti says:

    That looks pretty amazing! Btw, wtf is a shitrope? Obviously one I wouldn’t want to grab in an emergency. Gotta love the crazy words you come up with, Chris!