But I want you to know something… you and me, it’s not gonna be a one-way street. ‘Cause I don’t believe in one-way streets. Not between people, and not while I’m driving. So, here’s some advice I wish I woulda got when I was your age: Live every week like it’s Shark Week. -Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock
There’s also an episode about Terraforming Mars, which is balanced and scientifically accurate, plus it has Robert Zubrin, whom I met back in 1999 and really respect his views on Mars exploration and colonization.
The treatment of these subjects is entirely different from what I’ve come to expect from, say, the History Channel. The expeditions are riveting because the questions they’re asking are riveting, and you get to journey along with the researchers, watching some of the science unfold as it unfolds. It gives me a tremendous appreciation for the level of specialization of knowledge in our society, as well as providing an accurate picture of scientific investigation.
It’s something that’s very rare on television these days, and I’ve found this to be an excellent program. So if you can watch it, enjoy it, and have a great weekend!