Cosmos Recap: 99 Problems But A Hypernova Ain't One
This week, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is determined to get cute with its episode title: "Sisters of the Sun" is about our sun's stellar sisters -- all the other types of stars out there -- but the episode is also about the women at Harvard who, in the early decades of the 20th century, made key discoveries about those stars, what they're made of, and how they'll eventually die. Also, this week's episode reprises a line of old-school Carl Sagan narration that has become something of a nerd touchstone -- which we'll get to later.
Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.