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Bad Universe episode 2 airs October 6!

By Phil Plait | September 16, 2010 1:07 pm

baduniverse_logoCool news: Episode 2 of what has been said* to be the greatest TV show ever made, "Phil Plait’s Bad Universe", will air on Discovery Channel on Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern!

W00t!

Episode 2 is called "Alien Attack!", and is my take on whether aliens are out there and whether we should worry about being invaded. If you’ve read my book you have an idea about this already, but there’re some very cool things we did in this episode, including one or two I’m still rather amazed by.

I’m also thrilled to note that the lead-in for BU will be the season premiere of MythBusters! I mean, it’s cool they’re having their season premiere and all that, but wow, I couldn’t ask for a better show to be after. It’ll make for a very fun night for TV. MythBusters airs at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Check your local listings.

In the coming week or two I’ll set up another Twitter giveaway contest; I have some more fun stuff from the show to give to a winner. In a few days there should be clips available, and I’ll tell you a bit more about the show, too.

As far as other ways of watching BU, Discovery Canada has made it official (there’s also some news here) that they’ll be running the first episode on October 3! I also heard that Discovery Asia will be running Episode 1 on November 17th. But that’s all the info I have. I don’t know if it’ll run on Hulu or iTunes or at Omicron Persei 8. If you want to see it and you live somewhere that’s not the US, then please send a (nice!) email to your local flavor of Discovery and see if they’ll run it. Those channels are all separate from DSC here in the States, so they make their own decisions. The Twitter tweeps got Discovery Canada to run it, so the power really is with the tweeple.

So: yay! I think this episode is even better than the first one, and I think you guys will really like it. Don’t forget to tell everyone you know, send out email, tweet, plant hypnogogic suggestions, txt msg ur BFF, and get into a relationship with it on Facebook.



* I just said it.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Bad Universe, Cool stuff

Bad Universe coming to a Discovery Channel near you

By Phil Plait | July 27, 2010 7:00 am

[I know I already posted this, but the video of the trailer had to be taken down, fixed, and put back up, so I'm reposting to give everyone a chance to actually watch it. Everything works now. Yay! Also, it's up on reddit (actually twice) and Fark, too.]

Finally, at last, after many months, I can now officially reveal the Sooper Sekrit Project that has kept me so busy over all this time. I think you’re gonna like this… so why not just jump right in to the teaser trailer posted online by a small TV network you may have heard of called THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL!

[evil laugh]

How ’bout that?

I’ve been working with the Discovery Channel on hosting a new TV science show called "Phil Plait’s Bad Universe". It’s a three-part program where I dissect issues in astronomy and science, putting claims to the test. There’s no air date yet, but I’m hoping it’ll be on your TV sets this fall.
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My Sooper Sekrit Project: REVEALED!

By Phil Plait | July 23, 2010 11:00 am

Yes, you read that right.

Finally, at last, after many months, I can now officially reveal the project that has kept me so busy over all this time. I think you’re gonna like this… so why not just jump right in to the teaser trailer posted online by a small TV network you may have heard of called THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL!

[evil laugh]

[UPDATE: D'oh! There was a problem with the video, and Discovery is in the process of fixing it. It should be back up soon.]

[UPDATE: We're back, baby!]

How ’bout that?

I’ve been working with the Discovery Channel on hosting a new TV science show called "Phil Plait’s Bad Universe". It’s a three-part program where I dissect issues in astronomy and science, putting claims to the test. There’s no air date yet, but I’m hoping it’ll be on your TV sets this fall.
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