In 2014, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a revival of the late Carl Sagan's beloved TV series called Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Next year, Tyson will return to host a new edition called Cosmos: Possible Worlds on Fox and National Geographic. To celebrate the new season, Tyson and the creators of Cosmos: Possible Worlds came to San Diego Comic-Con to show off a taste of what's to come. But when SYFY WIRE caught up with Tyson, he couldn't resist telling us about the film he believed to be the most scientifically accurate of the last five years.
"In terms of how much energy and effort they put into getting details correct, definitely Interstellar," said Tyson. "The science, even when they went science fictiony, they got enough science right so that they earned the science fictiony part. That's what you want. You want it as Mark Twain said, 'first get your facts straight, then distort them at your leisure.'"
Tyson then went on to share his thoughts on how Star Wars: The Force Awakens could have been even better if Starkiller Base truly had the power of a star. And it definitely would have made things a lot harder on the Resistance!
Additionally, Tyson was joined at SDCC by Ann Druyan, the co-author and co-creator of Cosmos, as well as Possible Worlds executive producer Jason Clark, who explained the meaning of the title.
"'Possible Worlds' can mean so many things,” said Clark. "It can also mean those things that are possible for us as people and what we may do if we embrace the truth and work towards it. It doesn't have to be a dark or just topic vision. It can be one of wonder and joy and opportunity."
For more about Cosmos: Possible Worlds, watch our full video below!