When I was asked if I would be interested in making a fun video interviewing my son about space to help celebrate the release of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on DVD and Blu-Ray, you can bet I jumped at that chance.
You see, my 5 year old son, Tucker, really really wants to be an astronaut. This isn’t new by any stretch! He has been set on that future career for as long as he has had an opinion at all about what he “wants to do when he grows up.”
When the brand new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey began several months ago on FOX, I suspected it was something he would love.
And thankfully, I was right.
Certainly plenty of elements of the show went way over his head — and mine! — but it was so well done, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson such a good host, that even extremely complex histories, ideas, processes and theories were made not only easier to understand but also fascinating and beautiful.
Tucker has learned a lot about his favorite subject, and been inspired to discover there is so much about the universe he has yet to know. Frankly, so have I. Like Carl Sagan’s series before it was to a younger generation, I really think this is something we will continue to watch together, and we will both get more out of it each time.
And so, Tucker and I sat for almost an hour talking about the show, and what he’s learned about space and time and light and planets and rainbows and the Hubble Telescope. You can imagine how hard it was to trim it all down to 5 minutes! In the end I even decided to cut out my own voice entirely and just let him be the star.
I hope you like it. I hope you speak preschooler. 🙂
And when you’re done watching Tucker wax poetic about his love of the cosmos, do yourself a favor and pick it up a copy of the series here: http://bit.ly/ownthecosmos.
Disclosure: Fox Home Entertainment has sponsored the creation of this video and compensated me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.