In the wake of the June 29 premiere of Ted, the summer fluffernutter featuring a raunchy talking teddy bear, Seth MacFarlane 95 FAV stepped outside the media blitz surrounding the release of his much-talked-about movie – which he wrote, directed, co-produced and voiced (he plays the weed-smoking bear).
This time Seth was talking science with Wired, ready to think about his next big project (beyond his day-to-day stuff as executive producer of Family Guy). He’s producing a new, 13-episode version of Carl Sagan’s classic PBS science series Cosmos, slated to air on Fox in 2013.
“I’m dismayed at the rejection of science that’s reemerging in America,” he said in the interview. “There’s nothing out there that glamorizes science the way Cosmos did.”
When Wired noted how politicized science has become in the US, Seth agreed: “It’s absurd…. Science doesn’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican. It just is.”