Putting the “Grass” in Neil deGrasse Tyson
Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 09:46
Written by theglasshousetx
Friday, 30 May 2014 09:45
“Hi. I’m Neil deGrasse Tyson. And I’m here to tell you how fuckin’ rad space is.”
Planet Earth. Life. Blue Planet. Into the Universe. Cosmos.
The mysteries of the universe are absolutely incredible, and while you don’t need drugs to appreciate them, there’s obviously something extra fascinating about watching these scientific, visually stunning documentary TV series after toking up. (Where it’s legal…of course.) The phrase “documentary TV series” doesn’t SOUND cool, but we promise it is. Is it because ganja connects us with the universe, and allows us to better understand and appreciate our role in the grand scheme of life? Who knows?
Planet Earth is the first of its kind in a way, as it’s the first documentary series to ever be filmed in high definition. Planet Earth is 11 episodes of Emmy-award winning content that took 5 years to make. Each episode features a different type of habitat on Earth, so you get to transport yourself to the arctic, the mountains, and even some creepy caves.
Life covers wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. Basically, you get to see animals live, kill each other, and mate. This is the Bloodhound Gang’s favorite. There’s also a deep sea episode that is super cool. Get the David Attenborough version, though. Oprah’s cool and all, but she’s no sexy scientific Brit.
Blue Planet is called Blue Planet because it’s about THE OCEANS. Obviously. Like Planet Earth, this series took 5 years to make and covers life in every possible nook and cranny of the ocean. And, it’s finally on blu ray. Hurray!
Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking will completely blow your mind and make you feel like a puny little speck in an infinite universe. Stephen Hawking will take you from the Big Bang to the end of time, covering topics like aliens and time travel in the middle. What’s not to love about aliens and time travel?
Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey literally just aired this year. In it, our favorite pothead astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It is as mind-blowing as it sounds. And, to top it all off, Nacho Punch created this hilarious video to describe EXACTLY how it feels like to watch Cosmos absolutely baked.
Which is your favorite?