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On "Star Talk," Internet hero Tyson will discuss time and space with celebrity guests.

World-class astrophysicist and all-around Internet superhero Neil DeGrasse Tyson debuted a new YouTube series Thursday afternoon, one set up as an on-the-dot reproduction of his popular podcast series "Star Talk."

Hosted by Chris Hardwick's Nerdist network, the weekly show will do what Dr. Tyson does best and explore all elements of space and time and the ways in which the two entities coincide.

Though the large majority of the show's episodes will take place in a studio, "Star Talk"'s premiere episode was filmed on location at Brooklyn's Bell House, a cool little lodge just north of the Gowanus Canal.

Joining the good doctor on stage are comedian Eugene Mirman, astronaut Mike Massamino, 30 Rock actress Kristen Schaal, and "PC Guy" John Hodgman. The potent combination of geeks and comedians helps lead to one wild discussion about all the quirky space mistakes we mere mortals rarely hear about.

It's funny, it's fresh, and it should hold Tyson fans over until the reboot of Carl Sagan’s critically-acclaimed space series Cosmos—hosted by Tyson and produced by Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane—arrives in 2013. 

Photo via Neil DeGrasse Tyson/Facebook

 

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