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The late-night show, which will air on National Geographic, is a continuation of Dr. Tyson’s podcast series StarTalk. Taped in front of a live audience at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City, StarTalk will see Tyson discuss science-related topics with celebrity guests.
The move to National Geographic has already brought in a whole host of high-profile guests, including former president Jimmy Carter/, director Christopher Nolan, actor George Takei, astronaut Chris Hadfield, and scientist Richard Dawkins.
In other words, Tyson has a dynamite lineup for what could be called “science fandom,” the many people who follow Takei and Hadfield on social media and enjoy watching Neil deGrasse Tyson criticize sci-fi movies like Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
Oh, and Bill Nye the Science Guy will make weekly appearances on the show, because nothing gets between the Nye/Tyson partnership.
StarTalk will air on Mondays at 11PM. Try to stay clear-headed on its 4/20 premiere night—you wouldn’t want to miss out.
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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor